Friday, April 23, 2010


Sri Meenakshi Temple (built 1623-59 onward)
Sri Meenakshi is Hindu temple constructed in the early 17th century for Shiva and his wife, Parvathi (also known as Sundareshwara and Meenakshi, respectively). In a typical style for this area, the temple's precincts are defined by a square outer wall pierced by 12 gopuras (gates), with one major gopura facing each of the four directions.

This is one of the most incredible structures I've ever encountered.

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