The walls of this Indian temple consist of thousands of sculpturesPictolic
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India is an amazing country: for centuries its people created such palaces and temples, what not to find in any corner of the earth. That is the Meenakshi temple, located in the heart of the ancient city of Madurai. The temple is dedicated to goddess Parvati and her husband Shiva, and on its walls in the dance froze colorful figures of Hindu gods and heroes, the Rakshasa and apsaras.
We are amazed at the grandeur and beauty of Meenakshi. I'd like to see the wall live!
The temple complex is huge, the locals here all the holidays. He gourami crowned with 14 towers with a height up to 50 m. The highest (51.8 m) — southern tower built in 1559. And the ancient tower — East appeared in 1216. (© flickr / Peter Barker)
All the walls of the temple complex with thousands of thousands of stone sculptures of animals, gods and demons of Hindu tradition. Therein lies the sacred meaning: there are countless statues, a symbol of abundance, glory and honor the ancient religion and culture. (© flickr / strudelt)
All pieces are carved from stone and painted by hand for centuries. (© flickr / ttarvind)
Meenakshi towers — the highest buildings in the city, you can see them over all the roofs. At night the tower is illuminated by bright lights. (© flickr / Pablo Neco)
Among the countless statues easy to get lost man. By the way, can you see him? (© flickr / VinothChandar)
Inside the temple is equally impressive. In the photo — hall of Thousand pillars. (© flickr / Tom Bradnock)
And that's what you see, if you look up. (© flickr / MarcinWichery)
Yes, this is India, so you're always ready to say Hello to the elephant. (© flickr / VinothChandar)
In the temple there is a patio with a pool where you can relax. The fish here is not usual, but water is an interesting legend associated: if the writer will bring his manuscript to the pond, drop the page into the water and they will not drown, the book is worthy to remain for centuries. If the paper falls to the bottom, then the book needs more work. (© Surajram / Wikimedia Commons)
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