KHAṆḌA HARMYAS OF RĀJASIṂHA

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          Rājasiṃha pallava, embodiment of innovative ideas encouraged sculptors to introduce innovative structures in the shrines built during his period. Kailāsanātha temple at Kāñcīpuram and Tālagirīśvara temple at Paṉaimalai are the excellent examples of innovative structural wonders. Kaṇḍa harmyas are the components introduced in these temples which are not seen in any of the temple….

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TWO INSCRIPTIONS FROM KAILĀSANĀTHA TEMPLE, KANCHIPURAM

New inscription from Kailāsanātha temple

            Inscriptions starting from Pallavas, Coḹas and Vijayanagara period were copied from the Kailāsanātha temple Kāñcīpuram. Still there are two inscriptions which are not recorded in the S.I.I Volume I. INSCRIPTION I             This inscription is inscribed inside a Devakulikā which is at the corner right to the temple. Since this is inscribed inside wall,…

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