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Elephant shows scale. The Peruvudaiyar Kovil, also known as Brihadeeswara Temple, RajaRajeswara Temple and Rajarajeswaram at Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and an art of the work achieved by Cholas in Tamil architecture. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples"

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The beauty of the temples seems that can not be understood without the inner strength of those who built them. Best if you can see the black background. Thanks for your support and kindness. Have a good evening! Tanjore Brihadiswara

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Brihadeswara temple in Tanjore is the world's first complete granite temple and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas kingdom Vishwakarmas in temple architecture. It was built dedicated to Nandi- the Bull. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples"

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MEENAKSHI SUNDARESWARAR TEMPLE, INDIATHE GREAT TEMPLES OF THE CHOLA DYNASTY UTTERLY DOMINATE MOST MAJOR TOWNS IN TAMIL NADU. FOR SHEER SCALE AND INTENSITY, THOUGH, NONE OUTSTRIPS THE ONE DEDICATED TO THE FISH-EYED GODDESS, SHRI MEENAKSHI, AND HER CONSORT, SUNDARESHWARA, IN MADURAI. PEAKING AT 46M, THE TOWERS TAPER SKYWARDS LIKE ELONGATED, STEPPED PYRAMIDS, THEIR SURFACES WRITHING WITH AN ANARCHIC JUMBLE OF DEITIES, DEMONS, WARRIORS, CURVACEOUS MAIDENS, POT-BELLIED DWARVES AND SPRITES – ALL…

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The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of south India and the neighbouring islands.

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The great Chola Temples are ‘living’ monuments collectively inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 1000 years of continuing tradition of daily worship and observance of Vedic rituals have kept the temples alive till date. http://www.rustiktravel.com/Experiences/the-chola-dynasty-splendour/

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