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Raghu Aug 11, 2006 4:35 AM

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Been to Madurai recently. This is the West entrance tower of the famous Meenakshi temple. Everything in Madurai is centered around this temple and so there is very heavy commercial exploitation of all available space, as can be seen from the sign-boards and criss-cross wires seen in this photograph. Despite the obstructions, the tower still offers a majestic view.

Raghu Aug 11, 2006 4:39 AM

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These sculptures are at a remote temple near Madurai. This one hasbeautiful carving..

Raghu Aug 11, 2006 4:44 AM

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while this one is adorned with lotus plucked from the nearby pond and other flowers/garlands.

D.Ann Aug 11, 2006 7:19 AM

Raghu, The temple 's carvings are unbelievable! Thanks for sharing your photos, that's as close as I will ever get to India. Donna

d-sr Aug 11, 2006 7:31 AM

Nice pictures Raghu. All are done well and very interesting. I like Donna will never be able to see your beautiful country. More shots of India would be appreciated and enjoyed.


LadyhawkVA Aug 11, 2006 9:56 AM

Lovely photos.

One of the things I love about this forum is the opportunity to see photos from different parts of the world. The tourist and history books have a relatively small selection. It's great to see what ordinary people get to see close up.

bayourebel Aug 11, 2006 8:31 PM

Very beautiful. I had never heard of this temple. Looked it up on Google. Ancient indeed, and quite interesting. My wife has a friend in India, that is an adopted daughter of her aunt. Her aunt was a missionary in India for many years. We are still in contact with her.


Macnite Aug 11, 2006 9:23 PM

Nice series Raghu. The temple looks amazing.


Bootneck3 Aug 11, 2006 10:14 PM

Great presentation Raghu....I follow the others and hope to see more pictures of your country


suze Aug 12, 2006 9:38 AM

Fabulous - I can't even imagine the man hours that went into the creation of the temple. :cool:

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