August 23, 2015

Temple Towers of South India - Gopura Darisanam Kodi Punniyam - Temple Tower Darshan


Yes, you get to see most of the Temple Towers of South India in this blog post. I am planning to cover all the temple towers as I visit in future. So you shall keep checking for the updates on this blog.


Update History
  1. Latest update: 6th July 2016 with 10 new locations and 18 different Towers .
  2. First update : 33 Temples and it's Towers and updated on 23rd August 2015.
In Tamil "கோபுர தரிசனம் கோடி புண்ணியம்" and in English  "Sight of a Temple tower is worth 10 million pious activities". Each temple has its own magnificent tower in front with lots of colourful sculptures in it.  Some are tallest and some are simple. But each one is so unique and don't forget to carry a binocular to check the tower so close. Here you find photos of many of the temple towers I have visited so far.

Read more about Gopuram from Wiki here. List of Tallest Gopurams in Wiki is here to check.

Let me start with the unique temple tower of Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temple.

Read also my other blog which you might be interested:

Temple Vahanas                                                 Kumbakonam and Navagraha Temples
                          

Note: Click on the numbered title with links to visit the respective blog to get more details on those temples. 


1. Trichy Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple

Trichy Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple Tower
237 feet high and 5700+ sqft base, very big tower in Trichy - Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple Tower

Trichy Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple Tower
Inner Towers - Trichy Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple

Trichy Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple Tower
Inner Tower - Trichy Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple

 2. Trichy Thayumanaswamy Temple

Trichy Thayumanaswamy Temple Tower
At the entance of Trichy Rockfort

 3. Trichy Thiruvellarai Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple

Trichy Thiruvellarai Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple Tower
Trichy Thiruvellarai Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple Tower


4. Sandur Kumarasamy Temple



Sandur Kumaraswamy Temple Tower
Sandur Kumarasamy Temple

5. Hampi Temples


Hampi Virupaksha Temple Tower
160 feet high, the Majestic Virupaksha Temple Tower

Hampi Virupaksha Temple Tower
Side view of Hampi Virupaksha Temple Tower

Hampi Vitthala Temple Tower
Ancient Hampi Vitthala Temple Tower

Hampi Krishna Temple Tower
Ancient Hampi Krishna Temple Tower

6. Badami Bhootnath Temple

Badami Bhootnath Temple Tower
Ancient Badami Bhootnath Temple Tower

7. Pattadakal Temples

Pattadakal Kasi Visvesvara Temple Tower
Pattadakal Kasi Visvesvara Temple Tower

Pattadakal Virupaksha Temple Tower
Pattadakal Virupaksha Temple Tower
Pattadakal Sangameshwara Temple Tower

8. Andhra Pradesh Temples - Gandikota, Mahanandi and Yaganti

Gandikota Madavaraya swamy Temple Tower
Ancient Gandikota Madavaraya swamy Temple Tower

Mahanandi Mahanandeeswara Swamy Temple Tower
Mahanandi (Andhra Pradesh) Mahanandeeswara Swamy Temple Tower
Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple Tower
Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy TempleTower and Caves around

9. Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple

Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple Tower


Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple Tower
Another Tower at Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple 

Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple Tower
Star shaped Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple Tower

10. Jaipur Temples

Jagat Shiromani Temple Tower Jaipur
Jagat Shiromani Temple Tower near Amer Fort Jaipur



Note: Content below are the previously updated towers.

Old update on 23rd August 2015 - 33 Temples. Click the numbered titles to read respective blog with all details and more photos on the place.

1. Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temple Towers (Click this link to goto the blogpost on this temple)















2. Thiruvanaikoil  Jambukeshwarar Temple Towers (Blog in progress, so no link now)





3. Thiruppanandal Aruna Jadeswarar Temple Towers



4. Belur Chennakesava Temple Towers (Karnataka)





5. Kumbakonam Adi Kumbeswarar Temple Towers





7. Kumbakonam Chakrapani Temple Towers





8. Kumbakonam Ramaswamy Temple Towers




9.  Kumbakonam Nageswara swamy Temple Tower


10. Kumbakonam Sarangapani Temple Tower



11. Kumbakonam Someshwara Swamy Temple Tower



12. Bangalore Meenakshi Amman Temple Tower



13. Trichy Ujjeevanadha swamy Temple Tower (Blog in progress, so no link now)




14. Trichy Vayalur Murugan Temple Towers (Blog in progress, so no link now)



15. Tiruvaiyaru Aiyarappar Temple Towers 








16. Thillaisthanam Temple Tower


17.  Pateeswaram Durga Temple Towers





18. Murudeswar Temple Towers



19. Melukote Yoganarasimha Temple Tower




20. Melukote Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple Tower


21. Thiruvannamalai Temple Towers




22. Vellore Jalakanteshwara Temple Towers



23. Rathinagiri Murugan Temple Towers




24. Chikballapur Anjaneyaswamy Temple Tower


25. Rangasthala Temple Tower (Near Bangalore)


26. Thirukkadaiyur Temple Towers




27. Devarayanadurga Temple Towers




28. Nanjangud Temple Towers




29. Himad Gopalaswamy Betta Temple Towers



30. Thirumoorthy Hills Amanalingeswarar Temple Tower


31. Tirunelveli Nellaiappar Temple Tower (Blog in progress, so no link as of now)


32. Uthirakosamangai Temple Tower (Blog in progress, so no link as of now)


33. Gangaikonda Cholapuram Peruvudaiyar Temple Towers







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