Uttiramerur: Kailasanatha Temple (and others)

This is the other temple in Uttiramerur that has parts from the Pallava period, the other being the Sundara Varadaraja Perumal temple. Both are from the early-9th c AD. The plain lower portion of the sanctuary is Pallava. The sanctuary tower and columns in the front mandapa are from the 11th c Chola period.

 

Kailasanatha Temple at Uttiramerur

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Another temple, adjacent to the bus stand, is the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple. Within its compound is a smart colonial-era building which houses many inscriptions found at Uttiramerur, from the Pallava and Chola period.

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Building housing the inscriptions

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A couple of desi deco structures in Uttiramerur

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