Vimana (architectural feature)
In Agash (Sky)Vannam(Tamil)The Huge Power with all Graha`s including Nathstra`s wind power assorted in our Poorna Kumba (Vimanam Top Copper Kumbham)get Sakthi and give ground Gods Statue,Statue will give Agarshna Sakthi to All People Without any Cost. A typical Hindu temple in Dravidian style may have multiple gopurams, typically constructed into multiple walls in tiers around the main shrine. The temple's walls are typically square with the outer most wall having four gopuras, one each on every side, situated exactly in the center of each wall. The sanctum sanctorum and its towering roof (the central deity's shrine) are also called the Vimana. Generally, these do not assume as much significance as the outer gopurams, with the exception of a few temples where the sanctum sanctorum's roofs are as famous as the temple complex itself.
The kanka-sabai (Golden stage) at Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram is another example. This particular shrine is entirely covered with golden plates but is different in its structure when compared to most other Vimanas. Historical evidence states that Parantaka Chola I funded to cover this Vimana with ornamental gold.
The Vimana of the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Tanjore is another example, with a very exaggerated height. This form is not very common.
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