ancient temple of Kailasanatha is situated in the end of Kanchi. The presiding
deity of this temple, Lord Kailasanatha, is in the form of a Lingam with 16
facial band. In this shrine, there is another lingam worshipped by Narada. The
sculptural beauty of the churning of the milky-ocean and the idols of
Bikshatanar, Gangadharar, Tirupuranatakar Somaskamidar, Vishnu, Durga,
Dakshinamurthy, Parasakthi in manifold forms and Kalasamharamoorthy on the
walls in and around the Garbhagriha is striking. These walls also protray the
scenes of Lord Siva's consmic dance.
While circumambulating the deity around the
Garbhagriha, we have to negotiate a very narrow entrance and exit only by
crawling. This unique circumambulation, called "Swargapradakshinam" is believed
to confer liberation from rebirth.
temple is under the control of HR & CE Board of replica watches the Government of Tamilnadu and
is protected as an ancient monument by the Archeological Department of the
Government of India. Number of Pilgrims from all over the country and
foreigners visit this temple everyday. Mahasivarathri festival is celebrated
grandly at this temple.
To the left of the road leading to this temple, there
is a shrine called Anekathankavatham worshipped by Lord Vinayaka and sung by
Sri Sundaramoorthy Swamigal.
To the south of this temple, there is the temple of Tirumetralinathar in
The temple of Sri Kailasanathar built by sand stone stands to-day as an ancient
monument and a holy place of worship.
"SIVAYA NAMA OM, NAMAH SIVAYA"