Thursday, 13 December 2012

BRIHADISVARA TEMPLE-KARNATAKA

 Brihadisvara Temple - Thanjavur
Main Entry

About Brihadisvara Temple

This celebrated Saiva temple, appropriately called Brihadisvara and Daksinameru, is the grandest creation of the Chola emperor Rajaraja (AD 985-1012). It was inaugurated by the king himself in his 19th regnal year (AD 1009-10) and named it after himself as Rajesvara Peruvudaiyar. Architecturally, it is the most ambitious structural temple built of granite. The temple is within a spacious inner prakara of 240.90m long (east-west) and 122m broad (north-south), with a gopura at the east and three other ordinary torana entrances on at each lateral sides and the third at rear. The prakara is surrounded by a double-storeyed malika and parivaralayas.
Front View

Murti View

Another Side View

Side View

gopuram front view

gopuram another view

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