Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thanjavur Brahadiswara Temple

Thanjavur lies 322 Km to the southwest of Chennai in Tamilnadu.
Thanjavur Brahadiswara temple is one of the famous Siva temples in India.
The main temple consists of towers called srivimana.
The Brahadisvara temple was built by the great Chola king, Rajajraja Cholan.
This grand temple is also known as the Big Temple.
The great Vimana of this temple is of the Dravidian style of architecture.
It has a height of about 216 feet.
The Royal- Brahadisvara Temple(#0001)

Srivimana(#0002)

flag staff and Srivimana(#0003)

Srivimana side view(#0004)

The inner & Outer gateways(#0005)

Nandhikesan(#0006)

Front view of Temple(#0007)

Writings on the 2nd gate way(#0008)

Srivimana and Mahamandapa (#0009)

Wall of outer gateway(#0010)

Srivimana a long view(#0011)

Siva lingas(#0012)

Srivimana (#0013)

Offering to God(#0014)

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Pillers at the back of temple(#0016)

Sikhara of Temple(#0017)

Srivimana and Mahamandapa.View from 2nd gate way(#0018)

Subrahmanya Shrine(#0019)

Temple View(#0020)

Temple side view-close(#0021)

Sri vimana view from Big nandhi mandapam(#0022)

Srivimana and Mahamandapa (#0023)

Sivalingas(#0024)

Temple long view(#0025)


First gate way[Keralanthakan Tiruvayil](#0026)

Two gate ways and Srivimana(#0027)

Temple front view(#0028)

1st gate way(#0029)

Sri vimana(#0030)

Temple view(#0031)

Karuvurdevar Shrine(#0032)

Srivimana & Mahamandapa(#0033)

2nd and 1st gate ways(#0034)


Brahadisvara Temple long view(#0035)


1st and 2nd gate ways(#0036)

Shrine,Mahamandapa and two gate ways(#0037)

Long view of Brahadisvara Temple(#0038)


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