A Gopuram or Gopura, is a structure set in stone and usually brightly painted placed either at the entrance of any temple, or over the deity’s shrine mostly in temples in Southern India or from south Indian origins. Temples in south India are called Koils, and the gopuram structures can be traced back to the times of Tamil kings Pallavas and the Pandya rulers. Since the temple usually has four walls, the pyramid-shaped gopuras feature four gopura-vimanas, for each side. Many gopuras are painted in bright colors, as a way to invite (or lure) God to rest at the temple. This small and recently pained temple gopuram is on the way to my house and the temple houses a Goddess of reputed faith (I will fill in the name later). Even if the temple is shut, my grand mother and mother usually say that gopura darshan is equal to worshiping of God himself!