Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram. Built by the Pallavas, this temple is one of the most beautiful temples, though quite small. Unfortunately, it is not on the regular tourist circuit so not many people get a chance to visit this place. This, and the following pics give an view of the temple from the outside. Next week will try to post a few pics of the intricate carvings here. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

ashok said...

wow..its really a beautiful temple...

R. Balaji said...

Yes, Ashok. Every inch of space is covered with sculptures.

sathish said...

wow. great looking. looks like it is also being maintained well - with all that green grass around.

visithra said...

i just visited that temple - but it was inaccesible for a few years until they cleaned it up - extremly beautiful

R. Balaji said...

Sathish - Yes, the ASI recently did extensive restoration work at that place. These pics were taken earlier - about 3 years - than that.
Visithra - only the sanctum sanctorum was shut while the work was going on. People could visit the outer prakaram, which has most of the sculptures.

visithra said...

ah it was huh - im glad someone cleaned it up

Ravages said...

Great shot again Balaji.