Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

What is speciality of the roof of a south Indian temple?

Tags: south indian, politics & government, arts & culture
Asked by Rahul Gandhi, 11 Mar '13 08:31 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (7)

 
1.

Generally the South Indian temples are hvng square or rectangular goparams.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 11 Mar '13 08:45 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

The Southern or Dravidian style has the tower usually in the shape of a rectangular truncated pyramid. The construction of temples whether in the north in the south essentially followed a similar pattern. There is the sanctuary or the vimana of which the upper and outer pyramidal and tapering portion is called the shikhara, or pinnacle.
Answered by Snigdha G, 12 Mar '13 03:11 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

Its masterpiece of Dravidian architecture having much more height called gumbad (dome) in d shape of pyramid and d center point of d pyramid is adjectly head of the deity installed in the temple
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 12 Mar '13 02:10 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

The roof of the South Indian temples is topped by a dome-shaped cupola and a crowning pot and finial...!
Answered by Dil Se, 11 Mar '13 08:52 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

The stone carvings
Answered by conviction, 11 Mar '13 08:45 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
6.

The gopurams,sometimes of gold
Answered by tanuja, 11 Mar '13 08:40 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
7.

Mangalore tiled with Wooden / RC rafters
Pyramidal roofing
Answered by sigma, 11 Mar '13 08:33 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining