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One of the twelve towers on Sri Meenakshi Temple. It is a mound of statutes. The temple was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. This was roughly the Baroque Period in Europe and somehow the towers seemed not that distant from Versailles - just switch gods for cherubs. Of course the towers also seemed reminiscent of Notre Dame's facade and the bright colors reminded us of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.

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