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Gangaikonda cholapuram: Photo essaay on an ancient and amazing temple.

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Gangaikonda cholapuram is an ancient Chola temple located in Tamilnadu which has been recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site as a group of  “Great living Chola temples” . To know more about it, read my article in Safari plus here.

Magnificient temple which catches your eye from the distance.
Tall and heavy sculpture at the entrance
Tall and heavy sculpture at the entrance
The grand Nandi statue
The grand Nandi statue
185ft Vimana
185ft Vimana

Gangaikonda cholapuram

Me eating, see how small I look with the statue behind
Me eating, see how small I look with the statue behind
Sculpture with very intricate craft work
Sculpture with very intricate craft work

Gangaikonda cholapuramentrance from the side

Unknown inscriptions
Unknown inscriptions
Small shrine on side
Small shrine on side
Mandapa on one side
Mandapa on one side

Gangaikonda cholapuramGangaikonda cholapuram

Excavated sulptures
Excavated sculptures

Gangaikonda Cholapuram

From behind
From behind
Gnana Saraswathi Devi
Gnana Saraswathi Devi

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  1. Indrani
    April 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    A grand temple!
    The Nandi there impressed me beyond words.
    Great pics.

    • sadhvi mythili
      April 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Magnificient…. fell in love with it. Thanks for stopping by Indrani

  2. Anjali Sengar
    April 13, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Amazing pictures.. Thanks for sharing

    • sadhvi mythili
      April 13, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      thanks dear…

  3. VJ Sharma
    April 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Nice compilation of photographs !

    • sadhvi mythili
      April 13, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      thank you so much…

  4. Steps Together
    April 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Beautiful temple..

    • sadhvi mythili
      April 13, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      it is indeed

  5. Mridula
    April 13, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    The temple looks amazing through your lens!

    • sadhvi mythili
      April 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks dear…

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