Kailasanathar Kovil

Here are the few of the photographs taken at Kailasanathar Kovil at Kanchipuram. It was built by Pallavas in the early 8th century CE it is famous for its splendid vimnaha and contails numerous panels showing lord siva as Natarajar in numerous postures (from Wikipedia)

The temple is now under ASI and it is being renovated. Painful to see cement plasting over infinite beauty of sand stone sculptures. Even more painful is to see the graffiti like Kumar etc scribbled..



Here is engraving of this temple by J.Storer after a picture by H.Salt, published in George Viscount Vaentia’s voyages and Travels. 1811. Copper engraved print with recent hand colour.


More photos can be found at Sathiyan’s Flickr photo stream


2 Responses to “Kailasanathar Kovil”

  1. 1 S.Karthikeyan December 6, 2006 at 4:11 pm

    Yes, I think that is true!

  2. 2 gp December 6, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    majestic. even the illustration is excellent.
    Did the past people have better imagination than us? look at those curved works.

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