Towers of temples through which, from the four directions, the entrances lead to the
HIMALAYAS: The highest mountain of the world whereon
he Mount Everest and Mount Kailas, the abode of Lord Siva. Hima means in Sanskrit snow.
Alaya means abode. The mountain is always snow-clad. Considered the most sacred mountain
in Hindu mythology, being the abode of Lord Siva; a place for meditation for the sages.
Being highest, it is considered to be nearest to God.
IKSHVAKU: A king of the Solar dynasty who brought Ranga Vimanam to earth.
INDRA: The king of Devas,
INDRANI: The wife of Indra.
ISHTA DEVATA: Particular Deity chosen for personal worship.
ISWARA: God-mostly used for Siva.
IYARPAKAI NAYANAR: One of the Nayanmars connected with Chayavaneswara temple.