The Sannidhis (place where the deity prosides) of Sri Meenakshi Amman and Sri Sundareswarar are situated separately. The sanctum sanctorums, the Vimanas and the structures built over them are very beautiful .
The Vimana over Swamy Sannidhi which is ancient and renowned, is called Indira Vimana. This Vimana appears to be held over 8 Nos of Elephants and 32 lions (made up of lime mortar and sand).
Including the two golden vimanas, there are 14 towers in total. There are four towers on the four directions and two towers on each side of these making a total of 14 gopuras.
It has 9 stratums and 1011 figures of Sudhai (mortor) and 1613 feet high. It has a wooden door of 35 feet adding beauty to it.
It has 9 stratums & 1124 figures of Sudhai & 1633 feet high.
This is called Mottai Gopuram (incomplete tower) having a larger height and less number of mortar figures and in 9 stratums. At the bottom of this Tower there are 22 separate shafts carved in stones & 5 musical shafts making it a special construction.
It is higher than the other towers (1706 feet) having 9 stratums and 1511 lime mortar figures.
The period and the builders