Thanjai Periya Kovil - Brihadishvara Temple

Thanjai Periya Kovil ("Thanjavur Big Temple") also called Brihadishvara Temple, Rajarajeshwaram and Peruvudaiyar Kovil, is a Shaivite Hindu temple built by King Raja Raja Cholan. 

History:
The Temple was built in a Chola architectural style on the south bank of the Cauvery river in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the largest Hindu temples and a Pride of Tamil architecture.

Location:
The Temple is located in the city of Thanjavur, about 350 kilometers (220 mi) southwest of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The city is connected daily to other major cities by the network of Indian Railways, Tamil Nadu bus services, and the National Highways 67, 45C, 226, and 226 Extn. The nearest airport with regular services is Tiruchirappalli International Airport (IATA: TRZ), about 55 kilometers (34 mi) away.

Address:
Membalam Rd, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613007

Style:
Chola architecture

Elevation:
66 m (217 ft)

Completed:
1010 CE

Deity:
Shiva 

Kripa Saravanan
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