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Re: painted gopurams

From: Venkat Iyengar S. (rsvenkat_at_aero.iitkgp.ernet.in)
Date: Wed Aug 11 1999 - 10:19:14 PDT

Yes Mani I agree with you.The gopurams should be left as it is in the
orginal grey color with that light shade.In the name of renovation
lot of things are being changed.But i also feel that temple administrators
and kainkaryaparals must be having a say in all this renovation.Then
why don't they intervene.Even in Srivi at the Andal temple I recently
saw a couple of paintings on the wall that were erased off in the
renovation work.Now i do not know whether they will repaint that
area or not .But still the original art is gone and it's beauty 
and feel cannot be replaced.Then gopuram is also being renovated
and they have strengthned the base with a concrete matrix.The grey shade
has also been darkened slightly (i feel so) and i do not know what
more they will do

Venkat