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This temple is located in the town of Tiruvannamalai in the south Indian state of Tamilnadu.

Structure of the Temple :

It has seven prakaras and Nine great Towers. The Eastern tower was built by the King Krishnadevaraya in the Fifteenth Centuary. This tower is called 'Raja Gopuram' it is 217 feet high and was built with stone.

The area of the Temple is 25 acres. It has two big tanks, one as 'Brhamma Theertam' and 'Siva Ganga Theertam'. It has also the 'Thousand Pillar Mantapam' which has thousand pillars in it.

Builders and Contributers :

The temple was built by many kings on several periods. The first two prakaras was the oldest one and built by the oldest and first Pandiyan Kings. Then the Chola Kingsand Pandiyan Kings built the other prakaras. Later in the Thirteenth centuary the 'Hoysala Kings' from Karnataka built some small sannadhis and prakaras in the temple.

The Eastern tower was built by the King 'Krishnadevaraya'. So the temple has 'Stone Scripts' of olden Tamil,Telugu and Kannada. But most of the 'Stone Scripts' were in 'Grantha'-a form of sanskrit language.




















 

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