Kailasanathar Temple is Kanchipuram’s oldest temple, built from 685-705AD by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty. The temple was also known as Kachipettu Periya Thirukatrali (Stone Temple of Kachipettu).
The main shrine has a 16 sided Shivalinga in black granite stone.
p style=”text-align: justify;”>The walls and Vimaanam of this temple are filled with great sculptures, and fragments of 8th century paintings. There are 58 small shrines situated around the main shrine.