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Re: painted gopurams

From: Balaji Ramanujam (balaji7_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Aug 16 1999 - 12:03:23 PDT

Mani,
     Thank you for raising this topic. Ive always
complained about it and have felt very bad about the
new fashion that has caught up with all the temples in
Tamil Nadu. But even when the Raja Gopuram was
re-constructed (or expanded), it had this new
coloring.
What is very obsene about his is the use of OIL
PAINTS....and it wouldnt have looked that bad if it
was atleast the Chunam.

Is there a way to stop this...nothing to beat the old
traditional architecture and their original forms. Why
dont people just stick to renovating it by cleaning it
and removing the extra layer of dirt...
Please someone help..!!

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