Kalishanath Temple at Kanchipuram – A Gem of Pallava Architecture

A couple of years back I had visited Kalilashnath Temple at Ellora, a monolithic rock-cut wonder and the northern most historical temple of Dravidian style built by the Rashtrakuta King Krishna in the 8th century CE. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, however according to some scholars the temple’s architecture was influenced by Kalishnath Temple at…

Sex for Liberation – Bhubaneswar’s Vaital Deula

On a busy road in the heritage district of Bhubaneswar is located Vaital Deula to what the Bhubaneswarias call Tinimundia Mandira because of its three amalaka crowns placed in a straight line over a boat shaped mastaka. The temple breaks the convention of Odiya style. Built in the style of a Buddhist chaitya, the temple…