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Lepakshi Hanging Pillar Demonstration.

A woman demonstrates the air gap between the pillar and floor of the temple by putting her dupatta through it.

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Cool story:

"The hanging pillar is one of the 70 pillars – is hanging well almost on its edge .There is a story about it – a British engineer who wanted to know how the temple was supported by the pillars tried to displace one of it, and it caused the movement of as many as 10 pillars around to maintain the balance. The temple as well as the pillars in the temple was designed to withstand even earthquakes.

 

There is another story about the pillars - the pillars was originally hanging, but the Britishers thought it may falldown and tried to pull it down. But they could succeed only partially on one side, which caused the roof to bend to that side."

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Taken on July 11, 2010