Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Kanchipuram: Kailasanatha Temple: Photo 2
The bull parked just to the east of the temple is Nandi, Shiva's vehicle, so this is a Shiva temple. Nothing could be commoner than another Shiva temple, but this one has a plethora of small Shiva temples built into its periphery. Several are visible here, lined up to the right of the entrance. They constitute a unique visual dictionary of Shiva's many forms.
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