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The Main Shrine
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aediculae Aihole alignment Amman antarala axial axis base Brhadisvara temple Candikesvara shrine centimetres centre century Chalukya Chola architecture Chola temples circumambulatory corridor constructed corbels corner aediculae corner bays cornice courtyard Darasuram dimensions door east eastern face enclosure gallery enclosure wall epigraphy exterior facade figure forepart Gangai temple ground floor height India inner gateway intercolumniation interior intermediary projections Kailasa Kailasanatha Kanchipuram Kollidam lateral stairways layout lihga lion frieze located Mahabalipuram main body main shrine mandapa median subshrine Meister-Dhaky 1983 metres modules mouldings Nataraja niche northern octagonal outer gateway Pallava Pattadakal peripheral subshrines pilasters pillared hall plan of ground plate plinth Rajendra recesses rectangle rectangular row of aediculae Samarlakota sanctuary sanctuary-tower sculpted side socle south face South Kailasas southern spout square sanctums stone Subrahmanya shrine superposed superstructures surbase Tamil country Tanjavur and Gangai tiers Tirupattur tower tower-storeys Tribhuvanam upper storey Vaikuntha Vengi vertical vestibule width