Correspondence should be addressed to Ruwan Gopura
(7) This open wooden hall, in front of the eastern gopura
and sanctuary BY55, composed the final approach to the central sanctuary of the temple.
LLC, 919 Kruse Way; replace damaged light-pole base; $5,000.
Pictures of the Preah Vihear Shiva temple were also attached, indicating damages to Gopura
(towered gateway found at the entrances to temples) I, II, III, IV, and V resulting from Thai-Cambodia border clashes.
Inside the Front Gopura
of the Virinchipuram Temple, Second Inscription to the Right.
Equally arresting is the 20-storied Raja Gopura
, which is known to protect a piece of the 'atmalinga' and a popular destination for Shiva devotees.
The communique from the Cambodian Government's National Committee for the World Heritage mentions about: very serious damages to the Gopura
I, III, IV, and V of the Temple of Preah Vihear.
The Bayon alone, in its pristine state, had some 6,250 of these challenging goddesses on the pillars and gopura
that led to its sacred spaces, according to my calculations at the site.
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.
Battalions of them, all clapping and singing, filling the stone courtyards and corridors to bursting, milled under the soaring, painted gopura
, a pyramid of sacred sculpture rising over 30 metres high, typical of Tamil Nadu's older temples.
The final chapters present the procedures for the priest's private worship of giva; installation of the temple's gopura
and pillared hall; and rules for a special monthly ritual.