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Brihadishwara Temple one of the famous
temple in India. It is located at Thanjavur in
Tamilnadu. This temple
was built during the period of Cholas. It shows the brilliants of Cholas in temple architecture and also set good example of architectural conception of pure form of the Dravida type of temple architecture. It is a one of the greatest achievement of Indian architecture. All the credits must goes to Raja Raja Cholan, the great chola king who ruled between 985-1014. During his period only the temple built.
Some of the interesting facts of the temple are, it’s the first complete granite temple in the world. The Temple tower also known as Vimana is 70 meters height. So it’s the tallest of its kind in the world. The kalasha also called as shikara of this temple is made of monolithic granite. This single Monolithic granite weighing 81 tons. At the entrance of the temple a big statue of scared bull known as Nandi measured about 16 feet long and 13 feet high. And it is carved out of single rock. This temple not only famous for its architecture but also for sculpture, paintings and bronze casting. This shows how Much the King Raja Raja chola Interest in Art. This temple is part of the UNESCO world heritage site “ Great living Chola Temple”.

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