South indian temples deserve to b better known and more widely understood than they are. I usually don't like active temple,but this great temple at tanjore was my exception.the temple was named as rajarajewsaram after the name of the king rajaraj.its in rectangular shape with flag staff which stands in front of it. Many of the motifs on the gopuras are drawn from vaishnavite legends, there are some scenes from buddha's life as well.my superb genius guide who happened to be the president of tamil nadu guide; k.raj, pointed out all the main figures on the wall,such as laxmi with her lotus, four god like faces, dvrapalaka at the main gopura,and nataraja. Very interesting panel is the marriage of scene of sundara. My guide told me once in a year they usually held the performing art like dance in the temple.couple years ago a thousand girls were perfoming local dances in front of the temple. Thing that shud u think abt to see when u visit this temple. One has to enjoy the beauty of this masterpiece of chola period. Neither words nor photographs reveal the architectural,sculptural beauty of it.I'm lucky to ve visitted them as my closure of all my unesco heritage trips in india
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