Iravatanesvara Temple, Kanchipuram
|Kanchi Iravatanesvara Temple|
Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple
|Location||Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Architectural style(s)||Dravidian architecture (Pallava)|
The Iravatanesvara temple is located in the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It was built by the Pallavas in the early 8th century CE. It is famous for its splendid vimana. This temple was built by Pallava King Narasimhavarman II (Rajasimhan). This temple has been visited by Sage Markandeyan and as per legend, performing Ayush Homa for kids under 5 years will help to increase their life span, The name Iravasthalam means Irava - Immortal, Sthalam - place, a place which gives immortality. This temple is also significant for elders to celebrate their 60th, 70th and 80th birthday to pray for health and life longitivity. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. The temple is classified as one of the minor shrines of Kanchipuram.
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