• Thanjavur Big Temple
    Thanjavur Big Temple

Thanjavur

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu...


This city is termed as the "Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu". In the 10th century, this place was the capital city of the grand Chola dynasty. The city is well known for its dancing dolls, bronze making through the method of "lost wax" and Tanjore paintings. This area is a prism of ancient as well as the modern South Indian civilizations and has been one of the chief political, cultural and religious centres of South India. Thanjavur has been the cradle of arts for India across several centuries. Be it painting, music, dance, drama, crafts and cuisine, Thanjavur has exemplified the best and perfected the art of fine living. There is a Tamil University which offers many research programmes in Tamil Literature for the development of the Tamil Language. In this city, the tourism department conducts an annual cultural extravaganza in the month of December and January. Nearby the temple, there are many artisans who make the traditional musical instruments like Veena, Miruthangam etc.



Sights at a Glance:


Thanjavur Big Temple, Thanjavur Art Gallery





Brihadeeswara Temple



The Big Temple...


Lord Brahadeeshwarar Temple, Thanjavur built in between 985 AD - 1013 AD by the Great King Raja Raja Chola is a World Heritage Monument. Later rulers of the region Pandiyas, Nayaks and Marathas have contributed to the development of the temple. Brihadeshwara Temple (Tamil:Peruvudaiyar Kovil) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It is located in Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Periya Kovil, RajaRajeswara Temple and Rajarajeswaram.It is one of the largest temples in India. Brihadeshwara is an example of Hindu architecture from South India from the Chola period. It was built by Raja (Tirupur) and emperor Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 AD. The temple turned 1000 years old in 2010.The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples", along with Brihadeeswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara temple


Name of Deity : Lord Brahadeeshwarar / Goddess Peruvudayar


Name of Mother : Lord Brahan Nayagi Amman / Goddess Periyanayagi


Pooja Kalams : Four Kalams


Pooja Time From : 6.00 am -12.30 Noon & 4.00 pm - 8.30 pm


Sacred Tree : Vanni Tree

Thanjavur Art Gallery



Storehouse of Stone Sculptures...


The Art Gallery was housed in the palace area of Maratha Dynasty. Formerly, the construction of this palace was originated by the Nayaka dynasty in the 17th century. Later, the area was expanded and lot of developments was undertaken by the Maratha rulers between 18th and19th century. The palace depicts the Indo-Islamic Architecture. Even today, the generations of the Maratha rulers are still living in the residential area controlling the activities of the Palace. In front of the palace, there is a bell tower in which you can experience the moghul influence. The Art Gallery in the Palace consists of variety of collections of stone sculptures and bronze statues that belongs to different periods and regions. These sculptures were brought from many ancient temples for the conservation by the department of Archeology.


Quick Glimpses:


Timings: 09:00 am to 12:45 pm and 03:00 pm to 05:30 pm, Entrance ticket: Indian is Rs.7/-, Foreigner is Rs.60/-,

Camera and Video ticket: is Rs.100/-

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