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The epic Brihadeeswarar Temple lies in the heart of Thanjavur city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ㅤ The city attained prominence under the Cholas, who used it as one of their principal capitals in 10th–12th centuries. Thanjavur appears to have been the preferred residence of Rajaraja I (985-1012 CE), who is considered one of the greatest of the Chola monarchs. ㅤ The temple stands in the middle of a spacious rectangular court, which is entered through two gateways to the east. These are hugely impressive structures in themselves, dominated by vaulted roofs adorned with plaster sculptures, a later addition. Outsized guardian figures protect the east doorway to the inner gate, with smaller carvings on the basement illustrating Shiva legends. ㅤㅤ A 16 columned pavilion in front of the main temple shelters a monolithic Nandi dating to the late 16th century. ㅤ The main temple itself consists of a square linga sanctuary adjoining an anti-chamber and a long columned hall to the east. Unfortunately photography was not allowed inside, but the whole space was so congested with visitors and devotees that quite frankly it wasn’t a viable thing to attempt to photograph anyway ! ㅤ Back outside, the steeply pyramidal tower rises to a height of 66m, with 13 diminishing levels with plastered walls. This ascends dramatically to an octagonal domical roof, with Rajaraja’s original gilded finial pot still in situ. ㅤ Around the perimeter wall of the temple complex are a number of interesting shrines, paintings, and items used during festival times. It’s well worth taking time out away from the crowds to explore these lesser visited areas of the temple complex. ㅤ Subsidiary buildings dating from the chola era stand freely in the temple enclosure. The south-facing Chandeshvara Shrine imitates details of the main temple but on a much smaller scale. Additions of the Nayaka and Maratha periods include the intricately worked Subrahmanya Shrine, assigned to the period of Raghunatha Nayaka. ㅤ #Brihadeeswarar #Brihadeeswarartemple #tamilnadutemples #thanjavur #templearchitecture #discovertamilnadu #heritageofindia #shivatemple #tamilnadutourism #indiantemples #incredibleindia
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Murgan Shrine ,Brihadeeshwara Temple Brihadeeshwara Temple (Peruvudaiyar Kovil) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Periya Kovil, Raja Rajeswara Temple and Rajarajesvaram. It is one of the largest temples in India and is an example of Dravidian architecture during the Chola period. Built by emperor Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 AD, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE: Great Living Chola Temples #thanjavur #thanjaiperiyakovil #thanjai #omnamashivaya #shivatemple #thanjavurbigtemple #harharmahadev #lordshiva #tamilnadutourism #shutters _of_tamilnadu #indiantemples #templesofindia #tamilnadutemples #templesofsouthindia #hindutemples #templephotography #secrettemples #storiesofindia #temples #incredibleindia #shutterhubindia #templephotography #travelindia #madrasphotobloggers
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Temple: Sri Lalithampigai Sametha Meganaatha Swamy Thirukoil, Thirumeyachur, kumbakkonam, Tamilnadu, India. 🌻 ✨ Lalitha Sahasranama is said to have taught to Sage Agastya at his request by Hayagriva. The historic temple at Thirumeyachur known as Lalithambigai Temple which is around 2000 years old, near Kumbakonam, is said to be where Agastya was initiated into this sahasranama. 🌻 ✨ This is the birth place of Garuda, Aruna the charioteer of Sun, Vali, Sugriva, Yama and Saneeswara. Hence, people perform Ayush Homa and Mrutyunjaya Homa in this temple for longevity. They also offer Pirandai Rice nivedhana placed on a lotus leaf to Lord and eat it for cure from diseases. Sun worshipped in the temple for relief from a curse and got back His glittering power. Sage Kashyapa had two wives Vinatha and Karthru.They prayed to Lord Shiva seeking child boon. 🌻 ✨ Garuda was born from the egg of Vinatha. Later Garuda became the Vahan of Lord Vishnu. As nothing came out from her egg, Karthru hurriedly broke it only to find a disfigured child. She sought the pardon of Lord Shiva for her hasty action. Lord Shiva not only pardoned her and blessed the child to become the charioteer of Sun bearing the name Aruna and the Sun rise would be called Arunodhaya. 🌻 ✨ Aruna became a Shiva devotee and performed severe penance for His darshan. Sun mocked at Aruna that one with physical defects cannot reach Kailash for Darshan. Lord Shiva granting darshan to Aruna, cursed Sun too to lose his shining. Shocked Sun placed Lord Parameswara and Mother Parvathi on an elephant, worshipped them and got back his shining power.That Lord Shiva is Lord Meganatha in this temple under the Gajabrushta Vimana designed as the back part of an elephant. 🌻 ✨📷 PC: @srimathrenamaha , Please do follow and support this page @templerunsanti . 🌻 🌻 #maadurga #durga #tamilnadu #durgapuja #kumbakonam #karumariamman #templerunsanti #alankaram #tripurasundari #Thirumeyachur #mata #omsakthi #jaimatadi #jaimahakali #mahakali #ambaji #mariamman #lalithambigai #templesoftamilnadu🙏🙏 #mahakaali #adishakti #durgamaa #shakti #maakali #mahakali #jaimatadi🙏 #kalimaa #kali #lalithasahasranamam #jaimatadi❤ #jaimaakali
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