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gopuram

In Indian architecture, a monumental gateway tower to a Hindu temple, usually highly decorative. See also: Gate

gopuram

In Hindu architecture, a tall monumental gateway.
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These gopuras are in reality mandapas where the gods of the family of Shiva (parivara devata) are depicted.
Nevada (US), Feb 09 (ANI): "Very serious" damage has been caused to four gopuras (towered gateways found at the entrances to temples) of landmark Preah Vihear Shiva temple, according to a Cambodian Government communique.
The small Dashavatara panel on the ceiling beam of the gopura mandapam in Kandiyur Shiva temple in Alappuzha district has a similar form of Kalki but in standing posture.
Besides, there was a photo show that demonstrated the history of Mysore, and it displayed wide-ranging pictures staring from the overflowing Gopura tank by Doddakere to the swarming Nehru?
The paintings are treated by subject alone and so, without visiting the site, it is difficult to understand the overall program within the four stories of the gopura, located in dimly lit and progressively smaller ascending chambers.
Why, for example, are these paintings inside a gopura, a dark, relatively inaccessible space with no clear purpose and thus no known audience?
This book will be of value for researchers of the art of this period who, like the reviewer, found the gopura locked when they last visited the temple, and indeed those who lack the good lighting and equipment necessary to see these vibrant paintings in all their colorful splendour.
A painting of the scene, where a pair of books figures prominently, is found in the Shankara Mutt, located near the eastern gopura of the Rameshwaram temple.
The rajagopura, facing the rocky slopes of the hill, is impressive with its height of 30 m, while the other three gopuras which form the entrances towards the south, west, and north are each 17 m high.
All other parts of the building except for the superstructure of the gopuras have been carved from a shining greyish-white stone which is available locally.
Their contents served for the anointment and thus the divine embodiment (pranapratishtha) of the Five Deities (11) as well as the other major foci of worship: the nine finials of the rajagopura, the five finials on each of the three lower gopuras, and the single finials of the three shrines (vimanas).