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“WORLD HERITAGE BIG TEMPLE”

Brihadeeshwara Temple
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Private Full-Day Tour of Trichy and Thanjavur from Madurai
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Thanjavur
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 May 2014

One of the best recommended temple to visit. The art crafted in temple wall tell us the story of one well known Indian emperor and the dynasty. The big boulders were used in building the temple. The will be no shadow of the tomb falls on the ground. It is believed that once the Tanjavur have been the capital for most countries in Asia during that dynasty. Also believed that the stones have been taken to build the temple from some Asia countries.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Briadeeswar temple in Tanjavur ,as the name indicates, is a big shiva temple. Not only the temple, the sculptures inside as well as outside the temple, are unusually big. The size of the Linga inside is well comparable to that in Kailasanatha temple in Ellora.(may be 15 feet high).The temple is near the main bus stand and is walkable.You can get some budget hotels near the bus stand and some ok type veg. restaurats are available.
take care not to select a room facing the bus stand side so as to avoid the bus noise.The Tanjavur palace is at about 1.5 km. from the bus stand and you can take an auto.There is a museum inside the palace and it closes for the lunch break in the noontime and you will be asked to come out.I think one day is good enough to cover both.
Ganapati hegde

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Brihadeeshwara temple is also called as "Thanjai Periya Kovil", I have visited this temple recently with my parents. Was really stunned to see the wonderful built of the monumental towers. Infront of the temple, there was a big Nandhi placed, inside the temple was the deity - 'Brihadeeshwara', the entire view of the temple was awesome.

It's a real wonder at Tanjore, whoever visits the temple will be astonished to see such a beautiful archaeological temple. The atmosphere was extremely pleasant. It's a pride for Tamil Nadu, Must visit temple.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

One of the historical temple in Tamil Nadu. We should definitely shocked when we heard the news, as the top of the temple is builded with a single stone. At the year of 1010 they definitely not heard about the latest technologies but they did it. It is a nice historical place to reveal the importance and Indian architectures and the great king Raja Raja Chozha.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This is a world famous big temple & is apt to its name. Its huge and takes a good enough of time before you realize that you have covered the entire temple; but the best part is you don't get tired of time or place. Its an example of indian historical architecture. The temple still looks natural as it was built. The huge Nandi adds to its speciality. Place is simply clean. Certain parts of the temple is broken and need to be maintained well... because this temple is the pride of our history & its architecture. Overall, its a must see place & worth spending time.

Thank rajshek
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