Notes on the Geography of Great Mirror: Photo 7
The east gopura or entrance tower to the Virupaksha or Pampapati Swami Temple was built in the 1400s but rebuilt about 1800, perhaps by the same British officers in Bellary who are known to have repaired another part of the complex, the northern tower. The gopura form comes from farther south--a Tamil inscription on this gopura reinforces that point--as does the construction method, with a granite and but a brick and plaster pyramid. Another standard element of the form is the open window on each level.
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