Monday, April 6, 2009

Cholas in South had lot to do with scale of happening architecture

Shrirangam plan of temple complex by Cholas sets a new order in the Dravadian architecture:

[a] Concentric ring of wall enclosures with lofty gopurams.

[b] Inverted scale of structures in the temple complex; the gateway structures stood taller than main shrine in centre.

[c] In addition to the main structures are connecting corridors network, rectangular tanks, many pillared halls and other shrines to gods.

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