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Thanjavur Brihadeeswara, the most ancient temple positioned in the city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India. Brihadeeswara temple is the best if you love to appreciate architecture; its magnificent central dome is the major point of attraction for everyone and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Just because of the captivating architecture, the temple is known across the nation and this architectural masterpiece has been noted in the UNESCO world heritage site. On its walls, various beautiful paintings can be viewed belong to Chola and Nayak period.

Top attractions of Brihadeeswara temple

Shadow Disappears at noon

The most surprising thing you would experience over here is that shadow of the temple doesn’t fall on its floor at noon. Brihadeeswara temple stands among the tallest temple across the globe and it becomes a reason shadow doesn’t reach to the floor of the temple during any part of the year.

First All Granite Temple

The first granite temple in the world is Brihadeeswara temple, granite is not available in the close by locations and it is unknown from where the Granite carried from. Granite is not available up to 100 km. radius of the temple and the great Chola was looking for a temple covered with the most complicated layout, like a pyramid and should have the exceptional dimensions.

Tallest temple in the world

The temple took 7 years to complete, 50 tons of rock was placed and moved every day. The Brihadeeswara temple was constructed in 1002 CE, and has a height of 216 ft., the tallest temple across the nation. At the evening time, the topmost light over the dome seems like a planet coming closer to the earth.

Musical pillars

Close to the entryway of the sanctum sanctorum, the two idols of Ganesha in the corridor can be observed. One can feel the sound passing through the stone in one idol and through metal on the other. The main hall of the temple is used by the dancers and musicians performing in service to Shiva. Other musical pillars are also there that produce sounds when tapped.

Things to do in Brihadeeswara temple

  • Appreciate special pooja at the time of Thiruvathirai, Aadipuram, Karthigai.
  • Watch special function organizes at the time of Deepavali, Pongal, and New year.
  • Click pictures of the paintings on the passage walls.

Best time to visit Brihadeeswara temple

May month is the best time to visit where you can explore the annual festival of the temple.

How to reach Brihadeeswara temple?

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