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Shiva Temples

Discussion in 'Religious places & Spiritual people' started by Mythraeyi, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Mythraeyi

    Mythraeyi Silver IL'ite

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    Hello,

    This time during my visit to India, I had the good fortune to visit a number of temples and the Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur (tamil nadu) was one of them. This is truly a geat temple built over a 1000 years ago by the chola kings. The size and the grandeur of this temple has to be seen to be believed. It is built of stone and has two carved gates. The main temple has a tall gopuram and is built so the shadow of the crown of the gopuram never falls on the ground. The lingam of Lord Shiva is awe inspiring. The walls and roof of the temple are filled with carvings and ancient paintings. It is a world heritage site, as designated by the UN and well worth visiting. There are numerous other temples in the Thanjavur area - two other chola temples in the area are at Darasuram and Gangaikondachola puram.
     

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    Re: Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

    What a beautiful carvings on temples. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Induslady Administrator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

    Hi Mythraeyi,

    Thanjavur periya koil is a feast to eyes. Thank you for posting the pics and sharing info about the koil.

    Looks like you had an awesome religious time during your vacation in India.

    Malathy
     
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    Re: Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

    dear maithreyi,
    wonderful pictures, yes all south indians have this aspirations to visit all temples i have also been here many times, and never satisfied...thanks for sharing..sunkan
     
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    Re: Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

    Hi

    The pictures were a real feast to eyes. Thanks for sharing them.

    Regards
    Priya
     
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    Re: Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

    Hi Mythraeyi,

    Beautiful pictures... I am planning to visit these temples soon..
     
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    Re: Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

    Hi,
    Thanks for sending wonderful pictures.
    Meenakshi Rajan
     
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    manjumnair Silver IL'ite

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    Tanjore temple

    Tanjore Big Temple Views:
    Photos :

    1. Entrance
    2. Second Entrance
    3. Inner View - old
    4. Inner View - Now
    5. Nandhi




     

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    Re: Tanjore temple

    6. Nandhi Mandapam
    7. Full Inner View of Big Temple
    8. Rare Photo of LORD Brahadeeswarar - Lord Shiva form - Thanjavur or Tanjore
     

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    Re: Brihadeeswar temple in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

    Thanks for sharing the information and the pictures....
     

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