Had been to Kancheepuram as a part of a tour organized by the Approved Tourist Guides Association.
The tour was led by Dr. Suresh an acclaimed Archeologist, Historian and Scholar.
The tour covered the famous Vaikuntanatha Temple (dedicated to God Vishnu), the Kailasanatha Temple (dedicated to God Shiva) and the Varadarajaswamy Perumal Temple (dedicated to God Vishnu).
The purpose of this tour was to get to know the details on the various panels at these temples and especially the wall panels of the Vaikuntanatha Temple.
One of the salient features of this tour was the opportunity given to us to climb up to the first tier of this temple which enabled us to see many a splendid "Ashtabhuja" (with six hands) sculptures of many Gods.
The narration by Dr. Suresh was clear and crisp and demonstrated his complete mastery over the subject.