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Brihadeeswara temple consecration

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Architecture

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The four Main Streets leading to the Sri Brahadeeswarar Temple in the Old Town area are ready to celebrate consecration ceremony.

 

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Brahadeeswara temple

  • Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiy?r K?vil, is a temple dedicated to Shiva located in South bank of Kaveri river in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

  • It is one of the largest South Indian temples and an exemplary example of a fully realized Dravidian architecture.  It is called as Dhakshina Meru (Meru of south). 

  • Built by Tamil king 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.

  • The temple complex includes gopura, the main temple, its massive tower, inscriptions, frescoes and sculptures predominantly related to Shaivism, but also of Vaishnavism and Shaktism traditions of Hinduism.

  • Built out of granite, the vimana tower above the sanctum is one of the tallest in South India.

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