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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Big Temple-Thanjavur

The Big Temple continues to fascinate me ever since I first visited (in the year 2008) this 1000 years old temple  built by Raja Raja Chola during the 9th-10th century AD. I was in Thanjavur (Tamilnadu,India) once again last Sunday and witnessed this amazing temple all over again. Here are some breathtaking views clicked on a fairly bright and sunny day with gentle white fluffy passing clouds and blue sky :
The Nandi Mandapam (the pillared pavilion housing the celestial bull Nandi) and two entrance gopurams (entrance towers)
Breathtaking views of the trapezoidal Vimanan or tower
For detailed history, statistics,information and more pictures about this temple please log onto: http://sankriti.blogspot.in/2013/09/brihadeeswara-temple-thanjavur-numero.html

22 comments:

  1. Widok takich wspaniałych budowli zapiera dech w piersiach, jest cudowny. Pozdrawiam.
    View these magnificent buildings is breathtaking, is wonderful. Yours.

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  2. its a magnificent temple....i saw it in 1979 when i was 11 :-)
    but still i remember it faintly....
    thanks for lovely shots !!

    regards
    anu

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  3. Namaste....
    wow can you imagine the labor it took to build that thing.

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  4. Lovely shots of the beautiful temple! They are amazing sights to see! Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

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  5. the details on that tower are truly amazing and the thought that they did all that 1000 years ago is amazing.... i can't even imagine how many people it took and how long it took to build it.

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  6. We had visited this temple last year. This temple is an example of the rich past we had in our country. Never get bored of visiting this temple. I had gone there thrice!

    Your pictures are superb!

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  7. I don't think I want to travel and the you show fascinating places like this and I feel such a pull to venture out.

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  8. What a great tour!!! Love these photos.

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  9. Ancient temples are always fascinating. Nice post on Tanjavur temples.

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  10. This is one rich architectural piece we have!

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  11. What a beautiful architecture Ram . Lovely pictures ! Hope you are having a great weekend :)

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  12. This is a marvelous temple with such a wonderful craftsmanship.

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  13. The pictures do justice to the great and magnificent temple.Thank you

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  14. This is a stunning temple with its spectacular chisel work. Lovely captures. Should visit soon. :)

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  15. Marvelous capture on the majestic tower, as well beautiful complex!

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  16. One of those places that I was awe struck. I guess the pics would be lovelier if snapped at dusk or early morning.

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  17. I think it's amazing that the temple is 1,000 years old and still in such good condition. Wonderful photos.

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  18. It's maintained so well. Beautiful shots, Sir.

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