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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Big Temple - Thanjavur Part 2

This is a continuation of the previous post which you can view here: Big Temple-Thanjavur. I am posting some more pictures of the Big Temple. This was a fabulous trip.Weather was superb with temperatures around 27 degree Celsius.
Devotees stand in queue for offering prayers to "Lord Dakshinamurthy" ( another form of Lord Siva)
View of the Trapezoidal Vimanam as seen from the first floor where the sculptures gallery is located.
View of the Nandi Mandapam in front ( Pavilion of Nandi or the celestial bull) and the Entrance Tower behind ( Raja Raja Tiruvayil) - Picture clicked from the first floor.
Another view of the entrance tower.
Views of the sprawling inner courtyard and pillared pavilions all around
View of the sprawling inner courtyard and pillared pavilions all around
Another View of the sprawling inner courtyard and pillared pavilions all around
Three charming ladies who traveled in our group
Group Photo of the entire team that visited Big Temple ( clicked on the first floor). I am tall guy seated third from left dressed in white dhoti and shirt.
Another group picture - Can you spot me ?

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures..We visited this place a couple of years back..:-)

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  2. I spotted you straight away Ram :) wonderful images from this very splendid temple.

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  3. Yes, I can see you! What a gorgeous trip!!

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  4. We had visited this temple a couple of years back and I did a post on the visit too! But your pictures are superb! We didn't go up to take pictures in these angles! Very nice!

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  5. it would be easy to find you in any crowd... everyone looks so happy in the group photos. I am glad you showed that inner courtyard and the pavilions...

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  6. just amazing. i like the courtyards, too.

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    1. that temple looks even grander than last time

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  8. Big Temple is an apt name! Looks like you traveled with a great group.

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  9. Thank you.The pictures speak loudly of the magnificence of the temple.

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  10. Very beautiful shots!! Lovely place!

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  11. Great pictures of scenery and people. It appears everyone is having a very good time.

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  12. Wow! You got some excellent shots from the upstairs… wonderful views!

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  13. Incredible place Sir and good to see you with your family and friends.

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  14. Such a beautiful place and beautifully shots pictures. Great to see you all enjoying :)

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