Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mysore and around Part 16 - Melkote Rayar Gopuram


Raya gopura, which is also known as Gopalaraya entrance, is an incomplete structure leading to the hill. It has four tall pillars and has no tower above it. This looks to be an exact replica of Mamallapuram Rayar Gopuram.
This is also understood to be a famous film shooting spot. Scenes of the  popular Rajini hit Padayappa is said to be shot here.




Beautiful carvings and the slabs placed at the top evokes amazement..!


Exquisite carvings ..!




There are steps to get to the top..






This is how it is on the top..!





One can get a great view from the top..

Narasimhaswamy temple from the Raya Gopura

Trying to lure me on a hot day with Cucumber has worked and I just came down..!




Interesting place to spend an hour at least, if not more ..!

Some VIDEOS from above and at the Raya Gopura..!


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