Kanchipuram: Vaikuntha Perumal Temple

This is the only Vaishnavite temple from the Pallava era in Kanchipuram. Built in the late-8th c AD, it has three shrines at three levels, one on top of the other (I don’t have photos of the inside though).

Vaikuntha Perumal Temple viewed from the adjacent road

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The mandapa in front of the temple’s walled enclosure is a later addition

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Temple from outside its enclosure wall

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Rearing yalis on the outside of the enclosure walls

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Narrow passageway created between the main temple structure and the colonnade that runs all along the inner face of the enclosure wall

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Sculpture panels run along the walls of the colonnade

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Sculpture work on the main temple structure

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A mosque adjacent to the temple, near the temple tank. I’m not sure how old it is, but possibly from the 18th c?

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