Thanjavur Big temple In South India?

Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Koyil, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. 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. Wikipedia

AddressMembalam Rd, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613007

Height66 m
Architectural styleDravidian architecture
Did you knowBrihadeeswarar Temple is the seventh-largest Hindu temple by area (102,400 m²) in the

Brihadeeswarar Temple also called The Big Temple was built by Raja Raja Chola I in 1010 CE and is dedicated to Shiva.

The Big Temple is not only a magnificent edifice with its majestic vimana, sculptures, architecture and frescoes, but also has a wealth and richness of Tamil inscriptions engraved on stone in superb calligraphy.

The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

. One wonders of how such a big temple could be built in flat 6 years taking into account the amount stone and soil to be moved and the lack of powered machinery available in those days.

The massive sized main Vimanam (Tower) is 200 feet high, possibly the highest in the world when it was built.

The Vimanam has 16 elaborately articulated stories, and dominates the main quadrangle.

It has a monolithic Nandhi weighing about 25 tonnes, and is about 12 feet high and 20 feet long.

The presiding deity of lingam is 12 feet tall.[11]

You must and should visit this temple to find out if it is true or not.

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