Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, TamilNadu, India

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Ancient Brihadishwara Temple

Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Koyil, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.Brihadishvara Temple is one of the largest South Indian temples and an exemplary example of a fully realized Dravidian architecture. It is called as Dhakshina Meru.

Brihadishvara Temple is one of the largest South Indian temples and an exemplary example of a fully realised Dravidian architecture. It was being called as Dakshina Meru(Meru of south). Built by Raja Raja Chola I between 1003 and 1010 AD, the temple is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Great Living Chola Temples”, along with the Chola dynasty era Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple and Airavatesvara temple that are about 70 kilometres (43 mi) and 40 kilometres (25 mi) to its northeast respectively. 

Brihadishwara Temple

There aren’t enough pictures in this world to capture the magnificence that is Brihadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur.

This time I bring you two of the entrances: Keralandhagan vayil and Rajarajan thiruvayil.

Brihadishvara Temple

Raja Raja Cholan assumed the title “Keralandhagan” after his victory over the King of Kerala Bhaskara Ravivarma.

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