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Address: Trichy High road, Thanjavur 613001, India
Phone Number: 919003947425
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We were very fortunate to arrive at the start if a festival ceremony, The Cleansing of the Nandi. Fascinating and we stayed for several hours entranced

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very fortunate to arrive at the start if a festival ceremony, The Cleansing of the Nandi. Fascinating and we stayed for several hours entranced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no mention of Thanjavur in the records until the 4th century. The name is thought to have been derived from an asura by the name of Tanjan who was killed by Neelamegha Perumal, a local deity considered an avatara of Vishnu. Another theory is that the original name was Thanseioor, meaning something to the effect of ‘rice paddy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must see in Tamil Nadu. The architecture is stunning, the vibe very peaceful, the shrines beautiful and unusually for Indian temples, all of it was accessible for Westerners. If you are anywhere close make the trip here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Living Chola Temples are temples built during the Chola rule in the south of India and neighboring islands. These sites includes 3 temples of 11th and 12th century.[1] These 3 temples are the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram. The Brihadisvara Temple was declared by UNESCO as a World... More 

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Kovilpatti, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has history and mystery to it. The shadow of the tower never touches the ground. The rock on the top is huge and is supposed to have been dragged by elephants. A pure architectural marvel.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is best visited with a guide who can explain the various events that occured during the construction. Worth visiting and a proud south indian landmark

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent, beautiful temple. Clean and well cared for. A must see if you are anywhere near the Thanjavur area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place where the heritage wonder of the Indian nation could be found you can't able to hide your awesomeness some of the example like art and architecture, scripture, spiritual feeling, landscape, etc... It would be worth of your valuable time

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brihadeeshwara Temple (Big Temple) is the heart of Tanjavur. The city revolves around this temple. It is no surprise because the zest it carries is phenomenal. It is a Shiva temple build by the great Chola king. The temple is open to all irrespective of religion or caste. But it is expected that you remove your footwear before entering the... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our one month trip to Southern India we visited many temples but this is the one that I would rate at the top along with the main temple in Madurai. Unlike Madurai which is so popular as a pilgrimage destination which in itself gives a sense of vibrancy the Thanjavur temple was on our visit extremely quiet thus allowing... More 

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