Brihadeshwar Temple


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Ranked 10 of 29 sightseeing in Trichy

Brihadeshwar temple is the popular destination of tourists visiting Tiruchirapalli, which is situated at Thanjavur at a distance of 100 km away. Brihadeshwar temple was built in the Early Chola period of 1st century by Rajaraja Chola I. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is noted for its unique artistic excellence and traditional Dravidian style of architecture.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Minakshi majumder

Minakshi majumder4.3/5

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Big temple.

From the central bus stand it will take 1hr 30min journey more less. Nice entrance with artistic work. In cloak room I deposited my shoe and lagauge. First we saw Lord Shiva temple. It's big linga. Then we visi murugan temple. Infront of the temple there is big idol of nandi I. E. Bahana of Lord Shiva. It's great architectural value.

Ajay Sharda

Ajay Sharda5.0/5

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Huge temple with architectural accomplishment

The Big Temple at Thanjavur was built in 1010 CE but looking at it today you can not say that it's a 1000 year old temple. The hugeness of the temple is seen to be believed. The 80 tonne cupola was placed on the top of the temple by creating a 6km long inclined road. It is a standing testimony of the Chola era architectural accomplishment. I must say that the temple stands at par, if not better, with Taj Mahal on architectural brilliance.

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Brihadeshwar Temple , Trichy

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Ajay Sharda

Side view of the temple
Brihadeshwar Temple , Trichy

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Ajay Sharda

Front view of the temple

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