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Kailasanatha Temple

Kanchipuram Village, Kanchipuram, India
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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.
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Kanchipuram Village, Kanchipuram, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A first glimpse at the Kailasanath temple from outside itself mesmerizes us. The Temple has Siva as the main deity and is worshiped as Kailasanatha. The temple is away from city buzz and is one of the important temples categorized under Sivakanchi. This is one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Partially restored this is a great place to visit. Whether your interest is spiritual or purely tourist interest/ photography based - this is a nice place. Dedicated to Shiva it tells many stories depicted through reliefs and stone figures throughout. Very clean place too.... well...More

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small temple is very beautyful and has many carvings. Build in the 8th century AD. It was build in the Pallava style with a pyramidal tower, a pillared hall and a surrounding wall. There are 58 small shrines around the main shrine. You need...More

Thank sigzag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kanchipuram is a treasure trove of beautiful ,stunning temples . Ancient , spiritual places have a story to tell. This temple ,built in 8th century AD , in remembrance of Lord Siva whose abode is in Kailash , is superbly crafted with life like images...More

Thank Vipin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's dedicated to lord siva presents as lord of mount kailash.its an pallava architecture in south India. Most beautiful temple.

Thank jaga1997reddy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kailasanathar Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva, who presents himself in this shrine as Lord of Mount Kailash, his abode in the Himalayas. Kailasanatha is one of the earliest temples and oldest structures in Kanchipuram (Kancheepuram). It could easily be described as the finest example...More

Thank akhilchandu
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We reached this temple @ 5:30 PM IST; this is not a big temple and not many deities are here, only one shiva linga - in mesmerizing form :). The priest charged 10/- INR per person to go through narrow passage (there is some religious...More

Thank Puneet S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is the oldest temple in Kanchi dating back to the Pallava dynasty in the 8th century and is dedicated to Shiva. It is made of sandstone and there are 58 alcove shrines set in to the surrounding wall with intricate carvings, which were originally...More

Thank bella c
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We were glad we decided to visit this temple. Though it is not a renowned holy place the architecture was stunning and well maintained.

Thank Prema_C
Reviewed 19 December 2017

This is the oldest temple in the Kanchipuram area - maintained by ASI - worth a visit for the architecture and design of the temple. The place does have good qualified guides...

Thank Neadansu
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Sujit V
5 December 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
25 February 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.
5 March 2015|
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Response from JayantSathe | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dress code but one must visit the place with reasonably good dress if possible with removable head cover ("Odhani")