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Visit Kailasanathar Temple

The Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu happens to be the oldest building in the city, built from 685-705 AD, under the reign of Pallava Dynasty.

The Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu happens to be the oldest building in the city, built from 685-705 AD, under the reign of Pallava Dynasty. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It contains around 58 sub-shrines, each of which are dedicated to various forms of the deity. The temple boasts of Dravidian style of architecture and is adorned with carvings of half-animal deities and beautiful sculptures and paintings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

The temple becomes a place to visit during the Maha Shivaratri festival. This is when devotees of Lord Shiva flock the temple complex to pay tributes and offer prayers. The temple is most famous for its architecture and historical importance and therefore attracts a significant number of history buffs. The premises remains open for visitors from 5:30am to 9:00pm.

Some useful information related to Kailasanathar Temple are:

  • Photography is allowed inside the premises of the temple,
  • the sanctum and main deity can not be photographed according to the temple authority, and
  • the temple is located in a rustic suburb away from the madness of the city crowd.

Timing

All days of the week 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Nirvana Seekers ,Experience Seekers,God lovers,Spiritual seekers

TIME SPENT

30 minutes to 1 hour

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Pilgrimage Site
  • STD Code

    044
  • Best Season

    Throughout the year
  • State/Code

    /6315xx
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil, English