Built on the banks of the Vedavathi River, the Kailasanathar Temple is the oldest structure in the Tamil Nadu city of Kanchipuram in South India. Built by the Pallava King Rajasimha also known as Narasimhavarman II, in the Dravidian style of architecture, it is carved and sculpted mostly out of sandstone. It was built between 685 and 705 AD and is dedicated to the god Shiva. Photo shot in the afternoon sunlight; horizontal format. No people.