Friday, November 6, 2009
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple - Stunning Virtual Tour
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
(Please click the above link)
This is a Fantastic work from 'view360' team. A 360 degree vision of one of the most famous temples in India.
You can click on the mentioned link to have a virtual tour. It takes a while depending on system. There is a layout on top left corner with pointers. You can click on any of that pointer to visit that particular part of the temple. Once the page appears, just click and drag up, down, right, left wherever. Don't miss the roof where you can see century old amazing wall paintings, the sculptures on the pillars and 1000 pillar hall.
The date of original diety is still unknown and the temple is mentioned in many Tamil literary works as early as 7th century A.D. This temple is believed to be ransacked by Muslim Invaders in early 1300's and almost destroyed. The structure was re-built and got the present form after many Hindu Kings, Patrons and Rulers took initiative in the 1500's and thereafter....
A brilliant testimony of ancient architecture!!
Thanks to Mr.Partha Partha's Blog, a blogger friend who has shared this info.
The designers View360