Sunday, 27 January 2013


One of eight UNESCO heritage sites in the southern Indian province of Tamil Nadu, Brihadeeswarar Temple was built in 1010 A.D by Raja Raja Chola I (during the Chola Empire). One of the tallest temples in the world, it rises at its peak at 66 m (216 ft). 

Thanjavur Brihadeeswara Temple -1

Brihadeeswarar Temple, known as "The Big Temple" was the first temple constructed entirely of granite. The completion of this mammoth temple was constructed in a remarkable 5 years time.

I found this photo on Wikimedia Commons and below is the ownership/attribution credits:
By Aravindreddy.d (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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