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Gopurams of Tamilnadu which is known for its architecture

Gopurams of Tamilnadu which is known for its architecture
Gopurams of Tamilnadu which is known for its architecture
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Srirangam the tallest gopuram in India is the one at Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam. Situated on the island of river Cauvery, this temple has 21 gopurams. The Rajagopuram or the main gateway is a staggering 236ft tall and has 13 kalasams made of heavy copper on the top.



Meenakshi temple at Madurai has the most magnificent of all gopurams. With intricate carvings and imposing height, there are ten gopurams mostly built in block granite. The oldest gopuram lying to the East was built by the Sundara Pandyas. It was with them and the construction of this temple that temple towns became popular in Tamilnadu.

Gopurams of Tamilnadu which is known for its architecture

Reigning as the tallest gopuram during the Madurai Nayakas, the gopuram of Thiruvilliputhoor Divya Desam in Srivilliputhur is the emblem of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The temple is 2000 years old and one of the most popular of Vishnu temples. The 59m tall gopuram is an 11storied structure. 


Gopurams of Tamilnadu which is known for its architecture
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