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Scenic Vistas of Brihadeshwara Temple

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The Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu  is a major example of the amazing Tamil architecture and was constructed during the Chola dynasty. It boasts of Dravidian design and was built by Raja Raja Chola and is the largest temple in India. Also a unique feature about this temple is that it has been built out of a single piece of granite rock which weighed 25 tonnes. Even today it emotes the splendour and grandeur of the bygone days and gives us an insight into the rich culture of the Chola dynasty. Here is pictorial guide to this amazing temple that is presently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The temple is 1000 years old and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Rock Cut Temple

Rock Cut Temple

It is cut out from a single large piece of granite rock.

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Pride of the Chola Dynasty

Pride of the Chola Dynasty

The temple was built by the emperor Raja Raja Chola in the year 1010 A.D.

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Temple of Lord Shiva

Temple of Lord Shiva

The prime deity of the temple is Lord Shiva.

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Shrine for Other Dieties

Shrine for Other Dieties

The temple has many small shrines for other Gods and Goddess.

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Marvellous Architecture

Marvellous Architecture

The temple boasts of having the most magnificent architecture.

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Ancient Inscriptions

Ancient Inscriptions

There are ancient inscriptions carved onto a tablet that can bee seen on the walls of the temple.

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Expressive Sculptures

Expressive Sculptures

The sculpture in this temple are so artistically carved that you would feel they are alive.

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Scenic Beauty

Scenic Beauty

The temple boats of having scenic natural beauty.

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Pride of Thanjavur

Pride of Thanjavur

The Brihadeshwara Temple is the pride of Thanjavur.

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