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Brihadeeswara Temple

Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur

Peruvudaiyar Kovil, which is also famous as Brihadeeswara Temple, Rajarajeswara and RajaRajeshwara Temple, is located at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu state of India. It is one Hindu temple, which they dedicate towards Lord Shiva. It is one luminous example of major heights, which Cholas achieves within Tamil architecture. This temple is one tribute and one reflection of power of its supporter Raja Raja Chola I. this temple remains as India’s largest and Indian architecture’s one of greatest glories. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Great Living Chola Temples”.
This great temple is India’s one of most prized site for its architecture. It stands in middle of fortified walls added probably in sixteenth century.

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Tamil Nadu, India
Best time to visit Thanjavur: 
Time Needed:
2.5 hours
79.1317095°N, 10.7827881°E
Distance from Thanjavur to Brihadeeswara Temple
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Opening Timings:

Monday: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 8:30 PM

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Overall Rating:4.7

  '5' out of 5
"This is such a historical temple and breathtaking. I cant imagine this beinh built in 10 century without the modern technology and the fact that it is mesmerising. This is my favourite place in all of south india."
  '5' out of 5
"Kaalathal aliyadha arumaiyana sivalayam"
  '5' out of 5
"Built by Rajaraja Chozhan...stands majestically even after centuries...destroyed many times by malik kafur..but stands tall...built in various stages in different rules including Nayaks, Saraboji etc...spend almost a day but could learn a little...."
  '5' out of 5
"i am lucky to born in thanjavur. my home is nearer to big temple...superb construction...especially in Maha Shivaratri day you will definitely enjoy alot. ...must visit .."
  '5' out of 5
"I have no words. I just speak lees after seen this Big shiva mandir. I like lot. And i never see such a big Nandi maharaj"

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