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This 8th-century sandstone temple has a sanctuary that only one worshipper can enter at a time, through a tight tunnel.
Kanchipuram Village, Kanchipuram, India
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All reviews archaeological survey of india pallava dynasty narrow passage main shrine black granite various forms dedicated to lord shiva dravidian architecture simple layout mount kailash small hole entry and exit worth a visit sanctum sanctorum stone carvings large number century ad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built app a century after the shore temple in Mahabalipuram was built, this replica is very awe inspiring, maintained quite well by ASI and not very crowded as most of the tourists do not flock this temple. A must visit place in Kanchi.....

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Makarandshastri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temple Name : Sri Kailasanathar temple (Architectural beauty) Deity : Lord Kailasanathar (Shiva) About : This is one of the architecturally rich temples in the Pallava kingdom. The sandstone temple and sculptures are so popular for the amazing intricacies they have. The place is absolutely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karthik R
Reviewed March 5, 2019

This is a lovely outdoor temple with carving covered walls and meditation cells. It does get very hot so be careful with bare feet as there is little shade. We managed to see a jungle owl, which apparently are not only rare to see but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit here on a festival day so could see it in a different light to usual. Another impressive temple on a grand scale with wide passages held up on granite pillars. Offerings in the form of ghee lamps everywhere, sacrifices...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Likesmifood
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Seventh century construction by pallava king Rajasimhan.The main deity is shivalingam.It is 16 sided.Outer prakaram has got 58 small temples.This temple is maintained by ASI.Every tamilan should visit this temple.Admirable architecture.It is said that one other, like temple Vaigundaperumal temple in Kanchipuram , was also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kothandaraman P
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The Kailasanathar temple is the oldest temple in Kanchipuram. It is 75 KMs from chennai. The architecture of this temple has been a model not only to many of the south indian temples,but also to temples in cambodia including the Angkorwat. It was perhaps the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

This is a amazingly sculpted and designed ancient siva temple. One of the striking feature is the intense paranormal activity probably of godly spirits. Iam not sure if experts are aware of it, any beautiful place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Manoj T
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Built in early 8th century,under the patronisation of Pallava king Narasimhavarman II , Kailasnathar temple is the oldest temple in Kanchi. Archaeological survey of India is doing a praiseworthy job in restoring the temple art and sculpture. The temple is ornate with majestic rock curved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moumi45963
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

The temple is very ancient and built by the pallava King Rajasimha. It is in Kancheepuram where one shall visit hundreds of Saiva and Vaishnava temples. The main deity is Kailasa naathar. There are some 58 small shrines surrounding the sanctum sanctorum. Stunning architecture all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chithracb
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Kailasanatha perumal Said to be built 3500 yrs ago or even earlier, made of sand glued together by an yet to be known substance. The shivalingam has 16 faces similar to the one in mount kailash. Hence going round the linagm is equivalent to parikrama...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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janki s
December 6, 2018|
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Response from omega132857 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we had to get there early as it indeed shuts at 12 for a few hours.
Sujit V
December 5, 2017|
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Response from MushnKit | Reviewed this property |
The advice you have received is correct. In general, as LeenaGS has stated, when you visit any religious monument or temple (be it Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Moslem or anything) always dress modestly and decently. We also... More
February 24, 2017|
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Response from vandana1111 | Reviewed this property |
Morning from sunrise till the evening at sunset as it is a ASI protected monument.