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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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area before the Chitra Gopuram, the Chitra Gopuram and the inner
At the other extreme, hundreds of statues line the gopuram of the temple at Madurai: not all of the thirty-three million gods `recognized' in the writings are there, of course, but at least their unbelievable abundance gives us a plausible image of them.
There are many temples on the hill but it is the Venkateshwara Temple with its golden gopuram and elaborate complex that attracts the devout from all over.
Kacker's earlier lidded vessels such as the gopuram from South India and the temple jar and chorten, are directly inspired by visual imagery from the upper Himalayan region (especially Ladakh) and a fascination for Buddhist artefacts; the philosophies of Buddhism mingling with his exposure while growing up to the rituals and spiritual traditions embraced in his home.
Often these cowsheds were built abutting the temple tower giving this structure the unique name of gopuram - the "residence of cows".
41 acres site: deities and prayer hall on first floor, kitchen and dining hall accommodating 500 devotees in the basement, pond with lighted fountain for deity immersion, recreational area, tapovan, Gopuram, auditorium, Dhwaja Stambham, zone of silence around the temple with sound barriers, pradakshnapath around the temple, place for performing shraadha ceremony, Ganeshavigraha, Radhostavam pavement, an area for homa, etc.
29 -- The Thanjavur Big Temple (Thanjai Periya Koil) Gopuram (Pyramidal Tower) as suffered damage following a lightning strike during the heavy downpour.
However, about 100 monkeys residing inside the 136- feet, seven- storied Gopuram are feared killed.
Tenders are invited for Improvements to road from cnk road to join singapura via dinesh house 37th dy canal maranayakanahally to join annaiah koppalu via 37th dy canal kariyamma temple to maranayakanahally via gunjevu under the atchkat of hrbcconstruction of cc road and drain thavanandi village limit providing asphalting to road from addihally kerekodi to addihally construction of balance cc road and drain t ankanahally&malali village limit coming under the atchkat of klis construction of gopuram
Built by Rajaraja Chola I more than 1,000 years ago, it is evident that constructing the temple was a mammoth exercise, and is arguably the greatest temple complex with the most imposing gopuram in the South.
Passing through a three-tiered gopuram (entrance tower) that has recently been painted, one enters the temple.