My fascination for Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram started after I attended a course on South Indian Temple Architecture by Chithra Madhavan at Dakshinachitra. A couple of friends and I visited the temple and stayed there for hours completely mesmerised.
I got to know Amar Ramesh recently and in a few months have become fond of his work and his unique style of storytelling. After months of painstaking effort his photographs on the Kailasanathar temple is exhibited at the Art Houz gallery in Chennai.
The photographs are magnificent, proud, arrogant, and truly portray the splendour of the temple. Somehow I am reminded of this verse in “Nirvana Shatakam” by Adi Shankara,
“I have no hatred or dislike,
nor affiliation or liking,
nor greed, nor delusion,
nor pride or haughtiness,
nor feelings of envy or jealousy.
I have no duty, nor any money,
nor any desire, nor even moksha.
I am that eternal knowing and bliss,
love and pure consciousness.
I am Shiva.”
Please do take the time to visit. The exhibition is open till the 2nd of March at the ART HOUZ,Chennai.