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Temple architecture tradition of Kerala comes
within the mainstream of Indian temple building tradition. In the detailed
articulation of its formal structure Kerala temple follows its own indigenous
methods, the basic conceptions are not something different or extraneous from the
total cultural developments of the mainland.
For constructing a temple we can consider different factors that are related
to it. They are:
The site selected for constructing the temple is according to the following
Flow of water through ground
Near the bank of river
Top of the hill
Lot of water during summer
The sites which are not selected for temple constructions are;
The site is in a circular shape
Site is in half moon shape
Places which have three, five, six sides
When we dig got borns, hair, worms etc
Places where bad smell comes out
The concept of place of worship being taller than all other
buildings. So they were in the shape of a pyramid in the case of square temples and
conical in the case of round temples. The main factor of selecting the shapes as
conical or pyramids are;
Conical shapes are stable against wind.
They are stable against seismic effects.
Rain water would drain out quickly and there would be no leakage.
Construction of temple is entirely different from that of the construction
of other buildings. There are many rules and regulations for the construction of
temples. The templeâ„¢s life is very longer than any other buildings. It is because of
the shape and construction of Temples.
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