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Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Part of a World Heritage Site, Brihadeeshwara Temple boasts a 66 m (216 ft) tall structure dating back to the 10th century. The attraction holds the title as the world's tallest temple tower and features numerous murals, frescos, and statues, which add to the overall visual appeal of this elaborately decorated site. Consider visiting with a guide who can help you better understand the history of the temple and its works of art. Plan your Brihadeeshwara Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Thanjavur using our Thanjavur itinerary builder.
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  • Without visiting this temple the visit to Chidambaram is not complete. Please visit and you will be flooded with BHAKTI RASA 
  • Its a historical place and must visit if you are history jeek. Must make 2 hours at least to enjoy the premises. They have mentioned the history of the temple and the timeline in which each temple bui...  read more »
  • It is a marvel of temple that is active, there is no pay only 1 rupee for leave your shoes and the truth that impresses its architecture, is a temple in honour of Shiva. Hence the giant Bull who is the vehicle that carried shiva. It is an authentic past and you can visit day and night. I visit it first night and I loved it.
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  • Such a beautiful Construction, Shows the Power of Raja Raja Cholan! (^_^)
  • A temple which shows the beauty and reflection of power of raja raja should be added to the wonders of the world because raja raja Cholan built it in just 6yrs which is impossible even in today's modern history
  • An Architecture which portraits the chozha's knowledge and excellence to world for more than 1000 years...Next to Chitambaram, big temple is platform for dancers, who excel in Bharatnatyam.
  • This is a place to experience the rich cultural heritage of 10th Century AD. No matter how many times we visit this beautiful place we don't feel like getting off from this temple. The efforts to erect the main Gopuram is impeccable.
  • When I saw this temple several years ago I was so thrilled which I haven't felt ever before or with any other temple.What an engineering?Unbelievable geometry and symmetry of the tower. I understand the top piece is about 80 tons weight. Erecting that much weight at that height is a challenge even today wimodern cranes though it is possible today. It is really incredible with the available resources at that time to achieve this fete. It is an engineering master piece which should make every Indian proud. It is rather unfortunate it's not getting its share of glory compared to a burrial place in north India.
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