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  • n. Plural form of gopuram.

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  • The four magnificent gateways, called gopurams, and the lofty laterite wall around the temple quadrangle are an imposing piece of craftsmanship and skill.

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  • Prior to conservation the gopurams were in a bad condition, the sculptured pillars and the roof rafters had been eaten up by termites and the roof copper plates were corroded.

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  • The rafters on the main Sree kovil temple are 30 feet long and those on the gopurams are 20 feet.

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  • The ASI has undertaken the conservation of tidapalli temple kitchen, murals, wood carvings and the south and west gopurams.

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  • This is not the land of giant gopurams and multitudinous sculpture, but of lives dedicated to the acquisition of traditional learning and the daily performance of complicated but inconspicuous rites.

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  • India has stupas and gopurams of pyramidal appearance but still Hindu temples of the normal type, both in the north and south, consist of a number of buildings erected on the same level.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • The temple complex is 6 hectares and has 12 very decorative gopurams (towers) ranging from 45-50 meter tall.

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  • The temple has four Rajagopurams or majestic towers, there are five towers on top of the sanctum sanctorum of the Lord, three on top of the sanctum sanctorum of the Goddess and two golden towers or gopurams, all of which have been exquisitely designed and sculptured.

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  • The gopurams they built bring a distinct flavour of the south to this remote rural setting in Maharashtra.

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