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(Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu)
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"Stunning Architecture"

This temple is a notable tourist attraction in Kanchipuram-the Land of Thousand Temples. Constructed in the ancient Dravidian style of architecture the temple is extensively embellished with beautiful carvings and sculptures of Hindu Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. The temple has 58 smaller shrines that surround the main shrine of Shiva. Facing the Facade is a huge statue of "Nandi" ( a sacred cow for Hindus)

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Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple

The kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. Located in Tamil Nadu, India, it is a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architectural style. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, and is known for its historical importance. The temple was built from 685-705AD by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty. The low-slung sandstone compound contains a large number of carvings, including many half-animal deities which were popular during the early Dravidian architectural period. The structure contains 58 small shrines which are dedicated to various forms of Shiva. These are built into niches on the inner face of the high compound wall of the circumambulatory passage. The temple is one of the most prominent tourist attractions of the city.


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