Thirukurungudi - Part 3 (Tirunelveli - Tamil Nadu)

This is the 3rd & last part of Thirukurungudi. This time is the photo album of the sculptures on the Gopuram itself, that we explored getting onto the 1st floor of the temple! These were extremely minute and intricate and oh yeah, it took a tough time for my friends to pull me out of this place!!!

Rama, Lakshmana with Vanara Sena

Prankster Krishna stealing butter

Meenakshi Sundareshwarar wedding!

An elephant made of parrots!

A horse made of parrots!

How often have you seen a Garuda dancing??!!!

Horse made of women!

Elephant made of women!

Hiranya vadham by Narasimha!

Garuda again...

A hunting lioness??!!!

Bhima trying to move Hanuman's tail and failing miserably!!!

Musicians & dancers!

Kaliya Mardhan... Notice the snake headed wives of Kaliya?!!

Mahishasura Mardhini.

A village scene of milking a cow.

Same Muni we saw at Villianur? Is he Manu?

Again prankster Krishna in Vastrabagaranam (stealing Gopika's clothes)!!!

Check my earlier post

Dedicated to Prof. Swaminathan & Co...


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  1. who's being lustrated there? Not Kumara - not a Saiva temple ??

    1. Could be Kumara or Rama. I don't see any weapons or special icons to figure out...

  2. perhaps the top panel shows Lord Rama sighting with a surveying tool, before beginning to build the causeway.

  3. wow! fabulous sculptures... truly impressive

  4. Fantastic pictures! You made me to visit this place - visiting in July Do they allow photography commonly or do you need to take permission? Any contact person you can kindly give at this temple? Cheers, Vg


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