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Making of a Temple - 23

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 24 January 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

You can see the Vimana- the top of the main sanctum here. The topmost portion is called the Kalasa- which in Sanskrit mean water pot or jug. Now this and the similar ones - made of copper - that are found on top of the entrance gate towers will be filled with finger millet - eleusine coracana- which prevents damage to the Temple from lightning and thunder. Our ancients had a wealth of knowledge which science is proving the " God Particle" ..sourced from my very own Cosmic Dancer :-)

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Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France


24 Jan 2013 5:29am

@Sophie: Thank you Sophie :-))))

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is interesting to explore the culture. Those temples show that they are important to you.

24 Jan 2013 5:33am

@Jypyä Pop: Yes Jypya...Our lives revolve around temples :-))

thami from Morocco

On suit pas à pas l'avancée des travaux dans ce temple!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

24 Jan 2013 6:43am

@thami: Merci Thami :-))

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful and we learn so much from your information too Devi

24 Jan 2013 6:52am

@Doug: Thank you Doug.Explanations are a must when one talks about his or her culture :-))

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magnificent shot and thanks for the information!

24 Jan 2013 7:12am

@Stephen: Thank you Stephen :-) I appreciate .

Marilla from Turku, Finland

This is a good angle to look at the temple. Your story is also very interesting...

24 Jan 2013 7:58am

@Marilla: Thank you Marilla. In ancient days, people followed the maxim " Don't settle down in a place where there is no Temple" because, the village with a Temple would protect them from lightning strike !!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Nice & amazing!

24 Jan 2013 8:18am

@omid: Thank you Omid :-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Thanks so much for your reply yesterday. This truly is one amazing project.

24 Jan 2013 8:26am

@Nigel: Yes Nigel and it is indeed...More than 100 artisans working with a passion , is a sight to see !!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition !

24 Jan 2013 10:04am

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Thanks for the info.. I am learning

24 Jan 2013 10:18am

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito...All of are learning here in AM3 about so many things about the countries, culture and customs :-):-)))

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

Great angle, interesting facts.

24 Jan 2013 10:29am

@Spright: Thank you Spright :-)))

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

This is fascinating, thanks for your explanation yesterday, I also read Nigel's and I didn't realise it was already 15 years since the first photos we saw, this is truly amazing Devi, a rare insight Thank you x

24 Jan 2013 11:13am

@Kate: I am grateful Kate for your continued comments and support :-))))

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

impressive frame

24 Jan 2013 11:19am

@Jules: Thank you Jules :-))

tataray from france, France

Quel magnifique travail.
Bel angle de prise.)

24 Jan 2013 12:31pm

@tataray: Merci Tatar@y

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe construction!!!! beau cadrage!

24 Jan 2013 1:00pm

@Martine: Merci mille fois Martine :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


24 Jan 2013 1:35pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve :-))

Mandar from Kudal, India


24 Jan 2013 3:01pm

@Mandar: Thank you for visiting Mandar :-)

helys from Paris, France

So majestic
Great artwork

24 Jan 2013 4:24pm

@helys: Thank you helys :-)

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

It is wonderful to follow step by step the construction of this temple, and wuth the explanations, we learn a lot, this is very interesting, I like it.
Have a good evening, and thank you for sharing.

24 Jan 2013 5:44pm

@gerard1948: It's my fortune and pleasure gerard...Have a great weekend:-))

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

So beautiful and interesting trip to your misterious country. Thank you !

24 Jan 2013 5:52pm

@Gheorghe: Thank you Gheoghe...I am sure every country has it's own charm and mysteries !!!!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

sueprbe ce temple avec la forme et cette architecture.

24 Jan 2013 6:52pm

@Nicou: Merci mille fois Nicou :-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Another great shot, Devi.
Beautiful view of the Temple here. Vimanam looks so majestic. Wonderful frame.
Excellent series and detailed explanation. Very well done. :)

24 Jan 2013 6:56pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam..for the continued encouragement and accolades:-) Aw ! Had I been a man ( or younger) , I would have climbed - like a monkey :) -on those granite blocks and taken one shot of the complete Temple !!!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Encore une superbe vue de ce splendide temple, magnifique série. Bonne journée.

24 Jan 2013 8:27pm

@Tede: Merci merci mille fois Tede :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

Ahh, the temple is, every day, more and more beautiful. The series is very interesting.

25 Jan 2013 4:24am

@outsidersworld: Thank you outsidersworld for the continued visits and appreciation :-)))

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressante architecture

25 Jan 2013 9:45am

@L'Angevine: Merci mille fois :-)))

Christi from Annapolis, United States

Superd framing.

29 Jan 2013 11:04pm

@Christi: Thank you Christi :-))

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38 mm (35mm equiv.)