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The rain continued to fall!

From the shelter of the 100-pillared hall, I took some photographs of the large and open courtyard in front of the gopuram. From the centre of the photograph to the left in order, the objects are: (1) an elevated mandapa of which there are two - this used, most likely in festivals, to support the divine murti in a swing so all may view; (2) a deepa sthamba - light post (column); (3) bali pratha, a sacrificial stone used in ritual sacrifice (usually these days, a goat); and (4) a brass-coated garuda sthamba - light standard representing the eagle as Lord Vishnu's vahana.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 484] (1509)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-11-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-20 3:40
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