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Brihadeeshwara Temple

Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
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Ranked #1 of 46 Attractions in Thanjavur
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The temple is a symbol of great architexure.. The premises of the temple is clean. some of the ancient paintings are still intact. generally the pandits are not greedy like other temples

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

On visit to trichy for official work, i just dashed down to visit this beautiful Brihadeeshwara temple at thanjavur, on Trichy high road. Its an amazing piece of architect. The pictures below will speak for themselves, the fantastic architectural work, done during Chola regime. The gopuram, itself is so wonderful, followed by 4 more entrances. The huge Nandi is another... More

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Noida, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This is a must see place. It is huge in size and extremely beautiful. It must be visited in day time to appreciate its beauty.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Thanjai Periya Kovil as it is informally called.. is a architectural masterpiece, marvelously sculpted in granite stone. Everything about this temple is special - fact that it is a living temple which is 1000 years old, the height of Nandi, the main deity (Lingam) - everything is special. The Government has also taken steps to describe the architectural marvel, each... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

a temple which didnt give a temple feel, it gave more of a museum feel. ancient temple with fantastic architexture. its amazing to see how great the ancient architects were....clean and beautiful. really very nice.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This 1000+ year old temple is a visitors delight. The intricate carvings and the superb architecture of the temple are mesmerizing. It is said, that the height of the 'Nandi' keeps increasing every year. It touching the ceiling will mark the end of the world. There are nice paintings all around the 108 lingas and also on the ceiling above... More

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Fairfield. Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most memorable temples in my 3 week tour of South India. I arrived in the evening of Shiva Pradosh and Abhishek of Nandi was in full swing. To see the statue bathed in buckets of milk and water from high scaffolding by at least 10 priests was an unforgettable experience. The darshan of the world's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Once you step in you can feel the vibration, each of the carving will amaze you and each will tell you its story. Camera are allowed here.

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have visited this temple several times and the temple is really marvalous.The great architecture is a treat to watch.Even my young daughter who is not very fond of temples was impressed by this temple and I had to take her twice.Not to be missed on a tour to tamil nadu

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The architecture of the temple is awe inspiring. The entire experience of being in the temple was mesmerizing. A must visit place if anyone is travelling in and around Tanjavur.

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