Definition of Gopuram

1. Noun. A monumental tower, usually ornate, at the entrance of a temple, especially in Southern India. ¹



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Definition of Gopuram

1. gopura [n -S] - See also: gopura

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gopuram

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gopuram (current term)
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Literary usage of Gopuram

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1. Annual Report of the Archaeological Department, Southern Circle, Madras by Archaeological Survey of India (1903)
"Along the south and west sides of the gopuram, and against the lowest course of the basement, runs an open water channel cut in the earth ..."

2. Mackenzie Collection: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts by Colin Mackenzie, Horace Hayman Wilson (1882)
"... gopuram, he hid it in several brass pots which he secured in the midst of the temple, placed a large Chak- ram,* on the top, and by virtue of his ..."

3. Mackenzie Collection: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts by Horace Hayman Wilson, Colin Mackenzie (1828)
"... gopuram he hid it in several brass pots which he secured in the midst of the Temple, placed a large Chakram. t on (he top, and by virtue of ]iis ..."

4. Mackenzie Collection: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts by Horace Hayman Wilson, Colin Mackenzie (1828)
"... gopuram lmt they could itot; at last a Brahmin Priest of the ... gopuram but some time afterwards they were banished to ..."

5. Illustrated Guide to the South Indian Railway: Including the Mayavaram by South Indian Railway Co., Ltd (1900)
"A few yards beyond the gateway, the path leads under a gopuram 90 feet high, a little beyond which is a second gopuram of smaller dimensions (60 feet high) ..."

6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The plan is a large rectangle about 500 X 400 meters, having a gopuram at each cardinal point. These gopu- rams are rectangular truncated pyramids in ..."

7. Lists of the Antiquarian Remains in the Presidency of Madras by Robert Sewell (1882)
"At the northern entrance of the gopuram of the temple of ... On both sides of the wall near the sannidhi gopuram of ..."

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