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The Kailasanathar siva temple is located in the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It was built by the Pallavas in the early 8th century CE. It is famous for its splendid vimana. It also contains numerous panels

showing lord Siva as Nataraja in various postures.This temple was built by Pallava King Narasimhavarman II (Rajasimhan).

The Chola King Rajaraja Chola I visited this temple and named this temple as kachipettu periya thirukatrali(Stone Tenple of Kachipettu(ancient name of kanchipuram).It is believed by many archeologists that this kailasanathar temple must be the inspiration for Rajaraja Chola I to built the Tanjore Brihadeeswarar temple.

A huge kneeling Nandi stands in the front facing the temple and a look at it clearly indicates it must have been painted in gorgeous colours once. In those days, all the sculptures were painted brightly. Now only traces are seen; and they are not inferior to those of Ajanta.

Though the construction of the Kailasanathar Temple was started by Rajasimha Pallava, it was his son Mahendra Varma Pallava who completed the construction. Local people believed that the temple Kailasanathar served the purpose of a shelter for the king during the time of the battles. The origin or the legend behind building this temple is lost in the distant past.

video links

http://blip.tv/namasivayam/kailasanathar-temple-kanchipuram-tamilnadu-india-5886354

http://blip.tv/namasivayam/kailasanathar-temple-kanchipuram-part-2-5887015

more pictures available at

http://sivatempleschennai.blogspot.in/

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I wish I could pronounce all those names properly. Don't these murals and carvings remind anyone else of those in Mexico and South America?

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Ahhh,Shiva .....

Trimaklumn,yajah maheeeiii...sugandhim pushti....

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The Kailasanathar siva temple is located in the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It was built by the Pallavas in the early 8th century CE. It is famous for its splendid vimana. It also contains numerous panels

showing lord Siva as Nataraja in various postures.This temple was built by Pallava King Narasimhavarman II (Rajasimhan).

The Chola King Rajaraja Chola I visited this temple and named this temple as kachipettu periya thirukatrali(Stone Tenple of Kachipettu(ancient name of kanchipuram).It is believed by many archeologists that this kailasanathar temple must be the inspiration for Rajaraja Chola I to built the Tanjore Brihadeeswarar temple.

A huge kneeling Nandi stands in the front facing the temple and a look at it clearly indicates it must have been painted in gorgeous colours once. In those days, all the sculptures were painted brightly. Now only traces are seen; and they are not inferior to those of Ajanta.

Though the construction of the Kailasanathar Temple was started by Rajasimha Pallava, it was his son Mahendra Varma Pallava who completed the construction. Local people believed that the temple Kailasanathar served the purpose of a shelter for the king during the time of the battles. The origin or the legend behind building this temple is lost in the distant past.

video links

more pictures available at

http://shivatemplesintamilnadu.blogspot.in/

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The Kailasanathar siva temple is located in the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It was built by the Pallavas in the early 8th century CE. It is famous for its splendid vimana. It also contains numerous panels

showing lord Siva as Nataraja in various postures.This temple was built by Pallava King Narasimhavarman II (Rajasimhan).

The Chola King Rajaraja Chola I visited this temple and named this temple as kachipettu periya thirukatrali(Stone Tenple of Kachipettu(ancient name of kanchipuram).It is believed by many archeologists that this kailasanathar temple must be the inspiration for Rajaraja Chola I to built the Tanjore Brihadeeswarar temple.

A huge kneeling Nandi stands in the front facing the temple and a look at it clearly indicates it must have been painted in gorgeous colours once. In those days, all the sculptures were painted brightly. Now only traces are seen; and they are not inferior to those of Ajanta.

Though the construction of the Kailasanathar Temple was started by Rajasimha Pallava, it was his son Mahendra Varma Pallava who completed the construction. Local people believed that the temple Kailasanathar served the purpose of a shelter for the king during the time of the battles. The origin or the legend behind building this temple is lost in the distant past.

video links

http://blip.tv/namas...u-india-5886354

http://blip.tv/namas...-part-2-5887015

more pictures available at

http://sivatempleschennai.blogspot.in/

the above mentioned video links and the blog links are closed

i have given the new links in the following post. thanks

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Ahhh,Shiva .....

Trimaklumn,yajah maheeeiii...sugandhim pushti....

Mrityunjaya mantra is

om trayambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushthivardhanam

urvarukmiv vandhanat mrityurmukshiye mamritat :)

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