Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode – Gopurams

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode – Gopurams
Gigantic Thirumalai Gopuram which faces the north basement was laid (peedam) by Krishna Devarayar in 1512 A.D. During the reign of Sadha-siva Maharaayar the basement (kalkarar) was laid. During 1522 A.D, Thriyambaga Udayar started constructing the building from the basement by using bricks it took 29 years to complete the work.
The Ancient Gopuram was 473 years old. It has unique sculptures which project the artistic skills of the ancient sculptors. It is one of the best examples for ancient architecture. The 84.5 feet tall Majestic Rajagopuram of this hill temple faces north & its five stages contain fine pieces of embossed figures.

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