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Cloister and mandapas in the Kailasanatha Temple, Taramangalam

Photograph of the Kailasanatha Temple at
Taramangalam in Tamil Nadu, taken by an unknown photographer in
c.1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This
temple, dedicated to Shiva, bears inscriptions from the Hoysala,
Pandya and Vijayanagar periods. Part of the temple existed as early
as 1260 but the majority was built in the first half of the 17th
century. The temple consists of…