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Visit of Vineeth Sreenivasan to Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple in Tamil Nadu | To travel

The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple in Kanchipuram is one of the most famous temples in Tamil Nadu. There are so many specialties in this temple. Whether its construction or beliefs. The intricately carved galaxy of Hindu art that dates back to the Tamil tradition of the 7th and 8th centuries is a specialty. Vineeth Sreenivasan recently shared photos of his visit to the temple on social media.

There are also adorable photos with her children. Whether singing, acting, directing, scripting or producing, Vineeth has dabbled in various fields of filmmaking. After a long hiatus, he is back with his next director, Hridayam, starring Pranav Mohanlal and Kalyani Priyadarshan. Looks like it was a well deserved time with his family.

Fascinating construction
The temple is under the Archaeological Survey of India today. The temple is visited by believers and non-believers. This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in the western part of the city on the banks of the Vedavathi River. Although most of the themes are related to Shaivism, there are also ideas of Vaishnavism, Shaktism and Vedic deities. The wall paintings found in this temple are found in the Ajanta Caves. The earliest example of the Pallava building style can be seen here. It is also a favorite destination for history buffs.

There will be no rebirth if you pray here
The temple is also one that has great religious significance. It is widely believed that if someone prays in this temple, they will not go through the process of rebirth. The area surrounding the temple is also very special. Shiva’s lingam should be circled by a narrow path on the right side of Shiva’s lingam.

The exit is just as short. When doing the pradakshinam (going around the temple), you have to bend slightly to go up, then go around and finally come out in the same way by bending slightly. This is considered the three stages of youth, adolescence and old age. Devotees believe that Lord Shiva will not torture them by offering them reincarnation if they go through this.

Part of the story
There is an ancient story behind this grand temple, which was built by order of King Pallava Narasimhan. This temple reflects the history of Kanchipuram. It is said that the construction of the temple which started during the reign of Narasimha, who was a devotee of Lord Siva, was completed by Mahendra Varman. Built after two centuries of hard work, the temple is famous for its carvings. It is said that the temple was a safe haven for the Pallava rulers during the war.

There are carvings on the walls of the enclosure wall and on the sides of the shrine. The temple which was designed in the form of a pyramid is built in the Dravidian architectural style. There is a space up to the door between the carvings carved around the walls of the temple. The walkway leading from the stone steps to the temple courtyard and Nandi idol is remarkable.