Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Kanchipuram: Kailasanatha Temple: Photo 8
The porch was connected to the mountainous vimana at a late date. The entrance to the main shrine is in this connecting addition. Longhurst didn't mince words when he wrote that "immediately in front of the Rajasimhesvara temple is an ancient pillared hall or mandapa, connected with the former by an unsightly modern apartment with an entrance on the south side" (pt. 3, p. 11, 1930).
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