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Old Jan 13, 2007, 8:16 AM   #1
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This is still not the full size, I had to crop to avoid showing some distractions. I was there around noon. The picture would have been much better had it been an hour or so earlier.
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 9:29 AM   #2
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neat photo Raghu!!! is it possible to have some of the images zoomed in and enlarged so we could see the true beauty a bit closer up? I would also love an explanation as to what the small statues are and what they represent!!! it is fascinating!!
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 10:34 AM   #3
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Beautiful Templeand photo Raghu. I'm with Annie, it's very interestings but is that all hand carved and what does it represent?

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Old Jan 13, 2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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Beautifully done, Raghu.Is itof modern day, or to what century doesit belong? I also wondered if there is explanations for each carving or if statues set in place.

Thanks for any info you can share.
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 12:09 PM   #5
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WOW!!!! no make that a double WOW!!!!

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Old Jan 13, 2007, 2:28 PM   #6
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Unbelieveable architecture! Donna
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Wow Raghu, I would love to see that it's really something. Well done!!!
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 7:45 PM   #8
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Impressive Raghu and nicely captured

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Old Jan 13, 2007, 8:46 PM   #9
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Thank you so much foryour interest. This is the east entrance tower of Kapaleeshwar temple in Chennai (Madras), India. Architecture and other physical evidence shows that the temple is at least 400 years old, but there are records in scriptures, poems and prayer songsmentioning its presence from the 7th century. The tower, like most South Indian temple towers, is built on the Dravidian style of architecture, pyramidal in structure on a wide base. Usually the tower storeys are odd numbered - this tower has, as you may observe, seven storeys. The eleborate sculptures are all hand crafted and represent events / tales around the main deity of the temple - in this case, Shiva. I will need to take close-up shots (as Annie has suggested) of each storey and explain whatthe sculptures tell. I need to learn before telling you. I will try and do that as early as possible.
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Great shot

How tall is it:?

Are those windows on various floor or vent windows for letting hot air and smoke out

from oil lamps or incense burners:?



Any interior shots:?



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