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  1. Shilpa Sharma
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    I am looking for information and architectural drawings of the Chidambaram Temple. My special are of interest is the nat mandapa. Please let me know if you can make available any resources for the same.

  2. kiruthika
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    hi ,,,,i am an architecture student…and i did my dissertation on madurai meenakshi temple…with great difficult i had to find documentation on the heritage and temple architecture.it would be great if we get the madurai mennakshi temple also documented and digitalised extensively for future reference.

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