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“Must visit this big temple”

Brihadeeshwara Temple
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Private Full-Day Tour of Trichy and Thanjavur from Madurai
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in Thanjavur
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hong Kong, China
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“Must visit this big temple”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Having been temples in Chennai, and Kanchipuram, we still found impressed when we were in this temple. This was indeed very huge.

We arrived at around 6pm. We ran from one place to another to take photo before it turned dark. We enjoyed every moment. The architecture is so beautiful.

There were 2-3 musicans playing instruments.

THe lights, sounds made us just good memory.

Visited February 2013
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“amazing spiritual experience”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

get a qualified guide, we did and can't imagine touring this beautiful, historic temple complex without one. Women, cover your shoulders and knees...other than that, go morning and evening and enjoy

Visited February 2013
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“Magnificent temple”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Magnificent temple. Built by Raja Raja cholan 1000 years back. The high gopura is designed with many beautifully carved statues. The main deity is a huge Linga. The biggest I have seen. The temple complex is spread over 10 acres. There is a moat all around. Definitely worth a visit.

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“10th wonder of India”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

this is the most spectacular temple built on vast land. This is the first temple where there is no entry fee & Pujaries do not ask for money for Puja. Most other Pujarees in other temples ask for donations & the more you donate better puja they will do. This is very unfair.

Visited February 2013
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“Time machine”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Visited the Temple on 17th Feb. Mesmerized by the beauty of the Shivalingam and the size of the Temple complex. Thanks to Archeological Survey of India, surroundings are well maintained. The first look at the Temple itself takes us back into history and reminds the magnanimity of mighty Cholas, and the humility they had towards Almighty God.

Made me wonder from where and how they gathered such huge rocks? The planning and execution behind it. I was told, they might have Planned the block sizes Assemled it row by row, created ramps by filling sand, worked from top and exposed it. Quite a challenging job.

Followed by the add ons done by The Nayakas and Sarfoji kings. I was told the entire temple was covered with gold and the invaders looted and destroyed it partly, later repaired by the Nayakas. We can make out Why Tanjavur is called Cradle of Indian Classical Art.

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