After reading the previous post on the Big temple Vimana Nandhi, lot of friends wrote in on the very popular `myth’ of the big temple vimana shadow not falling on the ground. The cholas are known for their meikeerthi - in tamil - mei - true, keerthi - fame, kind of invocation address ( prasithi in sanskrit) - so lets look at the Big temple - its needs no Poi Keerthi ( Poi - lie) to keep its fame. Its by itself a marvel of construction and ingenuity. So for good order sake I am using more of Sri Kudavoil Balasurbramaniam sir’s pictures to put to rest this popular misconception.
There are many versions of this myth, from the shadow of the whole Vimana doesn’t fall, shadow of the top copola doesn’t fall, the top Kalasam ( pot/spire) doesn’t fall etc.
It does fall.
For further reading below newspaper articles.
Read this in தமிழ்