Sri Brahadeeswarar Temple

Sri Brahadeeswarar Temple

Sri Brahadeeswarar Temple

The Brahadeeswarar Temple, called the big temple is dedicated Lord Shiva. It is an outstanding example of Chola architecture. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Monument. The 64.8 mts. tall tower over the sanctum is testimony to the engineering skill of the Chola. In keeping with the size of the temple, it has a gigantic “Mahalingam” in the shrine, measuring 4 mts. in height. Beautiful Choal fresco paintings adorn the inner walls of the temple. The Chola architects conceptualized the construction in such a way that the shadow of the cupola never falls on the ground.

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