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North Gopuram
* 2006-02-01 oochappan

North Gopuram

India - Tamil Nadu - Madurai

A view on the majestic North Gopuram of the Meenakshi Temple enlightened by spots and streetlights at night. The Temple has 4 of these impressive gates as an entrance. The newer the Temples the higher the Gopurams, compared to the old Temple in Thanjavur the Gopurams there are small but the Sanctuorum is immens.

This Gopuram is by the local people also called 'mottai Gopuram' or bold headed cause this tower was never finished, it has only a few small statues, the other 3 Gopurams has more statues. As you can see between the small pillars on the left side there are no statues.

The Meenakshi Temple is a lively meeting place for pilgrims from all over India.

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sripathy 03-Aug-2006 10:07
Its a reflection of our culture. Great work
Lin Chia-Yi11-Mar-2006 13:43
Amazing photo!!!
Guest 23-Feb-2006 14:00
Lovely Meenakshi Amman Gopuram composition........... Hope one day i could visit Madurai....
Kelly Clark Moncure19-Feb-2006 15:29
what lovely lights- great job of creating this candy colored image!
Priya Shailesh19-Feb-2006 08:54
I am spellbound by the photos you have taken of Southern part India. Never really saw this part our beautiful country from the eyes of a foreigner.
Yi Feng18-Feb-2006 01:12
Amazing shot.
yosi aptekar17-Feb-2006 21:16
excellent shot.
Rick McGee17-Feb-2006 17:35
Very nice colors...
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography17-Feb-2006 17:02
Very nice image :)
betsypdx17-Feb-2006 16:45
NEat shot -- is all that color natural?
Guest 17-Feb-2006 15:08
Guest 17-Feb-2006 15:02
Very colorful photo !!!
Andreas Haible17-Feb-2006 14:55
Impressive picture!