Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur
temple or the ‘big’ temple in ‘Thanjavur’ is the best example of excellent
workmanship, grandeur and it has stood the testimony of time with its
magnificent central dome which is a great attraction for one and all. The
Brihadeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by King Rajaraja-I
in the 11th century to celebrate a military victory. The temple is a tribute as well as a
reflection of the power of RajaRaja Chola-I.
The temple was
basically constructed by King Rajaraja-I in the 11th century to celebrate a
military victory. The temple is a
tribute as well as a reflection of the power of RajaRaja Chola-I.
The temple is most famous due to its uniqueness as among the greatest glories of the Indian architecture. The complex that houses the main sanctum is known as the 'Periya Kovil'. It is located amidst the fortified walls that were added to the building in the 16th century.
Thanjavur Brihadeeswara temple is one of the most
ancient temples, situated in the city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India. The
Siva Lingam here is gigantic, more than 12 feet tall. Nandi facing the sanctum
is also 12 feet in height and the dwarapalaks (the guardians’ deities of
temple) and deities around the main shrine look elegant.