Kailasanatha Temple in Kanchipuram

Kailasanatha Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Kailasanatha Temple in Kanchipuram

Kailasanatha temple lies in town which is called as the town of temples, Kanchipuram. This place is famous for its Kanchi puram sarees. Kailasanatha temple is designed in the new south Indian style with a gopuram, a pyramidal shikhara and the walls are plastered. The king Rajasimla was a very talented king during his time. This temple is mostly made up of Limestone. The Vimaanam of the temple is filled with the sculptures and painting.

This temple is considered as one of the earliest temples built by the Pallavas. This temple has its main entrance from the east as very few temples have the sanctum which is facing this side. This is seen in the temple built by the Pallavas in the ancient time. There is a 16 sided large 'Shiv linga' in the temple. The surrounding of the temple is so calm and quite that visitors love to stay at this palace for hours.

This temple is so beautiful that tourists have to spend hours to see the sculpture and the carving of the pillars and walls. This temple is a combination of culture and architecture which gives wonderful look to the temple. At the entrance of the temple are the shrines of lions as the lion Motif is the symbol of the Pallavas.

There are altogether 4 Nandis in the temple. There is an attractive sculpture of the lord dancing on the outer wall of the temple. Paintings done on the inner walls of the temple are made-up of Fresco-style. There is an amazing panel where it shows the most attractive sculpture of the Lord Shiva and Parvati standing in a dance competition. The carvings of the sculpture are so mind blowing that it takes a whole day to see this temple.

There are some sculptures of the temple that tell a lot of information on the history of the Pallavas. There are elephant's sculptures on the top of the temple; light is thrown on the elephants which gives an awesome view of the temple. This temple is about 1500 years old.


There are many hotels and resorts that range from luxury to budget class. The service provided by theses hotels and resorts are with all the amenities and good service. There are properly ventilated and well-furnished rooms in these hotels.

Getting there

  • Airways:

    Nearest airport is the Chennai which is at a distance of about 75 kilometers away from Kailasanatha temple.

  • Railways:

    Nearest railway station is the Kanchipuram station it s self there are many trains from Kanchipuram to all the major cities of India.

  • Road ways:

    There are state transport buses and luxury buses from Kanchipuram to all the major cities of India.