Two of the intricately carved and painted entrance gateways, or Gopurams, at the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam at Trichy in Tamil Nadu

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Two of the intricately carved and painted entrance gateways, or Gopurams, at the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam at Trichy in Tamil Nadu Stock Photo
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Two of the intricately carved and painted entrance gateways, or Gopurams, at the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam at Trichy in Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu is renowned for its temple structures, and for the local fashion for painting gopuram carvings with vivid colours, a trend which has only developed over the last century. The temple is dedicated to Ranganatha, an avatar of Vishnu, and is the largest Hindu temple compound in India containing 50 shrines and 21 towers
Location: Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India