Incredible India: Brihadeeswarar Temple, Tamil Nadu

Thanjavur Big Temple

Brihadeeswarar Temple is located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, South India. Constructed in the early 11th Century, this Temple is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site “Great Living Chola Temples”. The Temple Tower/Vimana is 66 meter high and the Kalasha (topmost part) built using a single 80 Tonne stone, was taken up using an inclined slope starting from 3 miles away! The entire Temple was built using 1,80,000 Tonnes of granite by the famous Chola emperor – Rajaraja Chola I.

Photo credit: By Alagu (Flickr: Thanjavur Big Temple) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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