Like I had mentioned last week, here are a few details of the carvings at the Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram. This pic is a view of the walkway, `prakaram,' surrounding the temple. It is lined with niches each with it own carving.
An interesting feature in this temple is the inner most prakaram around the `sanctum sanctorum.' Very few try going around it. You enter it crounching, go around the ss (there is enough space inside to walk erect) and exit by wriggling out through a small crawl space at floor level. The concept is based on the cycle of birth, death and rebirth -- you are reborn so you have left your sins behind you.