Kailasamundaiyar Temple is located in Cholamadevi, about 12 Kms away from Trichy City. The Kailasamundaiyar Temple built in 1605 Ad is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is undeniable that the ruins of the temple carry an immense historical importance. Kailasamundaiyar Temple is a treasure trove of historic information pertaining to the Cholas.
Apart from the importance of the inscription, the temple itself is rated as an architectural marvel and built as per specifications of the Silpa Shasthra. The Siva temple consists of a central shrine, ardha and Mahamandapas. The presiding deity, the Linga has a square base. The four-pillared ardhamandapa has exquisite in the front. Two dwarapala sculpture adorn the entrance of the ardhamandapa.
A unique feature of the temple is the innumerable panel sculptures on almost every stone, which has gone into its construction. Among the most eye catching carving are an image of Bhikshatana, a figure of a lady holding a ladle and a row of pots, Ganesha, D
akshinamurthy and a sculpture of Krishna caught in the act of stealing butter.
How to Reach Kailasamundaiyar Temple
By Air : The nearest airport, Tiruchirapalli, is 58 km away and connects important cities of Tamilnadu and neighboring states.
By Road : The nearest town, Thanjavur has road links to all the major cities in Tamil Nadu and neighboring states.
By Rail : Connected by rail with Trichy, Madurai and Chennai directly.