Mangalagiri Temple Raja Gopuram (Gali Gopuram)

Mangalagiri Temple Rajagopuram, Gali gopuram

Mangalagiri Temple Rajagopuram, Gali gopuram

Rajagopuram or Galigopuram of Mangalagiri Temple is one of the biggest temple towers in the world. All the Gali Gopurams surrounding the Temple are very big in height and the width.

Thoorpu Gali Gopuram (Tower on East Side) is the main attraction for the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple. Vijayanagara kings constructed three storeys and Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu constructed another 8 storeys. Raja Vasireddy constructed this from 1807 to 1809. Height of this temple is 153 feet and width is 49 feet. It is very rare to find out towers which have less width, and more height like this tower.

Utthara Gali Gopuram (Tower on North Side) is opened on the Vaikunta Ekadasi (Mukkoti) day. It was constructed by Rangapuram Jamindar Madapati Venkateswararao in 1911. When Padamati Gali Gopuram (Tower on West Side) was being constructed, accidentally some stones fell down and some workers died. By this incident, the work was stopped and had not been started till now.

Dhakshina Gali Gopuram (Tower on South Side) was renovated in 1992 for Krishna pushkaras by the initiative of the Executive officer Sri Nootakki Kotaiah.

Mangalagiri Temple Rajagopuram, Gali gopuram

Mangalagiri Temple Rajagopuram, Gali gopuram

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