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Brihadeeswara Temple

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The Great Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola built this famous Brihadeeswara temple or the Big Temple. The sculptures who built this temple are Kunjaramalian and Raja Raja Perunthachan. This temple showcases the Indian architectural brilliance and is a favorite pilgrimage spot for many visitors visiting Tanjore. The Brihadeeswara Temple is protected by deep trenches filled with water on two sides and the Grand Anaicut River on the other side.

Brihadeeswara temple is a unique one that has 216 feet tall tower over the inner shrine. The Chola and the Nayak periods wall paintings adorn the walls of the sanctum. A gigantic statue of Nandi the Bull is placed at the entrance of the sanctum sanctorum.
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6 am to 8.30 pm daily
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