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Photos of Srirangam

Srirangam Gopuram

Resting on an island in the Kaveri River in Tamil Nadu, South India, is the city of Sri Rangam and the famous Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Lord Vishnu is worshiped there in a reclining form along with His consort, the Goddess Laxmi. The temple complex, occupying 156 acres, was conceived as a cosmic mandala with seven concentric walled enclosures. Each enclosure is entered though magnificent, intricately decorated gates (gopurams).

I recently discovered an online travel log [rammesh.kaaninilam.com] with photos of Srirangam. What is unique about this site is the way the photos are layed out corresponding with the actual layout of the temple complex. There are over 100 high resolution photos. The site also includes great photos of the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore.

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