Kanchipuram: Irawataneshwar Temple

The sanctum structure and tower of this small temple is contemporaneous with the Kailasanatha Temple at Kanchipuram and Shore Temple at Mamallapuram (early-8th c AD), placing it among the earliest Pallava-era structural temples. The mandapam in front of the sanctum seems to be a later addition.

 

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A small Pallava-era shrine located close to the temple

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