It means the temple of the Lord of Mt.Kailash dedicated to Shiva. Lord Shiva, the supreme ascetic and god of the Hindu pantheon, is worshipped all across India. His temples can be located in every part of the country but nowhere more than Tamil Nadu would you get a chance to see them in number. The land of temples, Tamil Nadu boasts of housing around 2,500 Shiv Temples that hold great importance for the Hindus.
Amongst all the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu, Kailasanathar temple in Kanchipuram is the oldest one. The stone carvings with intricate and dedicated workings present here are beyond words and will surpass all your expectations.