Darasuram Shiva temple The Great Living Chola Temples are the group of 3 major Hindu Kovils located in south India and together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The three major temples are the Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur also known as the Big Temple,Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara Temple of Darasuram. Brihadeeswarar Temple display the greatest glory,Power and reflection of Raja Raja
Two great Chola Temples of the 11th and 12th centuries have been added to the 11th century Brihadisvara temple of Thanjavur, inscribed in 1987. The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of South India and the neighbouring islands.
Brihadeeswarar Temple (Periya Koyil) -- Great Living Chola TemplesOne of the three Great Living Chola Temples designated as a World Heritage Site in 1987, the Peruvudaiyar Koyil is located in Thanjavur, India. It was built by Rajaraja Chola I in the 11th century in the Dravidian style of architecture.