Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mamallapuram Part 6 : Rayar Gopuram & Ramanuja Mandapam

This unfinished structure of Rayar Gopuram is simply breath taking..! What would it have been, had it been completed..! Somehow, this captured my attention better than anything else. 




I couldn't photograph it in its entirety..I was too lethargic to get down to ground level..Split into two..What a fantastic art , this pillar is.. where Maha Vishnu's Dhasavataras  are sculpted..!






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Ramanuja Mandapam











Ramanuja Mandapam near Rayar Gopuram is simply superb too..!

It was originally dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was given shape in 640 - 674 AD. Six coloumns laced with stone slabs make the front of the temple really stunning. The followers of Lord Vishnu destroyed the relica and set up Vishnu temple during the reign of Vijayanagara Empire...!.

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Musical Slide show of Rayar Gopuram and Ramanuja Mandapam


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