Incredibly Tall Temple Towers of India

7. Meenakshi Amman Temple
170 ft

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple, devoted to Parvathi(known as Meenakshi) and Shiva, is situated on the banks of river Vaigai, in Madurai. 14 gateway towers, more popular as gopurams, ranging from 45-50m in height can be found in the temple complex. It is one of the most prominent landmarks in the temple city of Madurai, drawing 15,000 visitors a day and around 25,000 on Fridays. There are 33,000 sculptures in the temple and the shrine also made it to the list of top 30 nominees of the ''New Seven Wonders of the World''.
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1: wow.....
Posted by: priya - 14 Dec, 2012
2: The Tanjai big temple is missed in this list
ANBALAGAN replied to: priya post - 16 Dec, 2012