Srirangam the tallest Gopurams 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 amman 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 Gopurams 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 Tamil Nadu.
as the tallest Gopurams during the Madurai Nayakas, the Gopurams 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 Gopurams is an 11 storied structure.
Pin Kettu of the Irumudi of Sabarimala Temple There are 2 coconuts in the pin Kettu (back end pouch). One of it is to be broken at the Pampa River. Another coconut is to offer to the Malikapurathamma (Bhagavathi). Here the coconut is not to be broken. It is to be rolled on the ground in front of the deity of the Bhagavathi.
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