Raja Gopuram

Rajagopuram

A Rajagopuram is a monumental entrance tower usually ornate, built at the entrance of a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architecture of Southern India. Many South Indian temples were surrounded by a series of concentric protective walls called ‘Prakaras”. Towers erected at the entrance gateways were called Gopurams and the Main entrance tower was called Rajagopuram.

Gopurams are built to receive the positive energy from the Universe. Cosmic rays will be absorbed by the Rajagopuram and will be transmitted to the deities in the main temple. In ancient times, older people who could not have darshan of deities inside the temple, could have a “Gopura Darshana” as an equivalent act. There is a Sanskrit saying – “Gopura Darshanam Koti Papa Vinashanam” , meaning - the darshan of the Gopuram is enough to destroy a crore sins.

It was the will of Sri Gopala Krishna Swamy to build a beautifully designed Rajagopuram for the Ashram. The preliminary designs have been architected. It is proposed to take up this project in 2021. By His divine grace, the same will be completed and inaugurated at the earliest.

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Guru Mantra

Swamy Ashtottara

Quotes

“Be Kind to Animals. You are their caretaker. Their well-being is your responsibility.”

-Gopala Krishna Swamy

“Do your duty properly, Duty is God. Work is Worship.”

-Gopala Krishna Swamy

“Help society in each and every possible way. Be God’s instrument to serve society.”

-Gopala Krishna Swamy

“Don’t just listen to the teachings of Saints, put them into practice.”

-Gopala Krishna Swamy

“ Be Good. Do Good. It is the only path to reach God. There is no other path. ”

-Gopala Krishna Swamy

“ If you look after your parents well, then you don’t have to go to any temples, the Gods will come to your home. ”

-Gopala Krishna Swamy

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