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Pyramidal tower temples in India

14 Jun

VimanaVimana as temple and are shaped buildings pyramidal tower that protect the most sacred place within a religious complex. But also, are “guarded” by doors tower ( Gopuram ) of similar appearance, marking the boundaries of sacred space. In southern India, some religious complexes acquire monumental proportions, including some of the largest Hindu temples in continuous activity, curiously wonder, are hardly known. We look at three resorts in remarkable images:-

1. Temple Sri Ranganathaswamy
Sri Ranganathaswamy
Srirangam Located on the island, part of the city of Tiruchirapalli (or Trichy), Sri Ranganathaswamy is part of Hindu religious complex in the world’s largest operation (only surpassed by Angkor Wat). In fact, rises 72 meters above ground level in a staggered manner. In the photos, we can see the Srirangam temple with his gopuram or tower-gates also adorned with painted sculptures representing gods and divine beings and heavenly:
2. Virupaksha Temple-Hampi
Shiva temple
Located 350 kilometers from Bangalore (Hampi) in southern India, Virupaksha Temple is part of a group of monuments designated as World Heritage. Dedicated to Shiva, the supreme deity Brahma and Vishnu together form the Tri-murti, the three gods of Hindu mythology, the temple is the main center of pilgrimage in the region for over 13 centuries.
3. Ammam Meenakshi Temple-Madurai
Meenakshi Temple
Located south of the River Vaigai in Madurai, Meenakshi ammam is a monumental and complex, adding 14 gorpurams up to 40 or 50 feet high. There are up to 33,000 sculptures in the temple and was included in the list of new Seven Wonders of the World . At its most appealing in a religious festival attracts over ten days to 1 million visitors.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Historical, Mysterious

 

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