Indian Architecture has evolved through various ages in different regions of the country. The temple architecture is one of them. The hand carved detailed design work is still spoken about because of its elegance even after decades passing by! Check out how architecture played an important role during those days and how it still inspires the budding designers.
Madurai Meenakshi templeIt is constructed in the early 17th century and is one of the largest and oldest of its kind. Its one of the master piece of Dravidian Architecture.
Architectural Details: The temple design is based on human body. That is the five main entrances are based on the five senses and the nine small entrances denotes the orifices of a human body!
The location is constructed in concentric circle,with the temple in center.This is also know as the "Lotus Formation".
It covers an area of 65000 square meter.
Note: Meenakshi temple - one of the biggest and oldest Indian temples on March 3, 2013 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. The 14 gateway towers called gopura ranging from 45 to 50m.