Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore, is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the centre of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region.
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A fascinating temple, full of history and marvellous architecture, giving a real taste of Hindu India.
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Wonderful ambience, great architecture. Well maintained, but no entry fee. Beauty to watch. Heritage spot. Not over crowded, better to reach in the early morning. Parrots and pigeons all around
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This place is absolutely a beautiful place which I would surely recommend for families.It is in a peaceful place , it takes the form of the place itself, giving peace to your mind an to your doubts in life. The Poojas and the aarthis in this temple mesmerised all the devotees .
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Probably the most important temple to worship Sani baghwan. Even though the place was not very crowded we bought special entrance tickets for Rs. 50 each and were in and out in a jiffy.
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This temple is believed to be the abode of the Lord Guru. According to legend, Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison Alavisham in this place and hence the name Aalangudi.
In this temple the deity faces the South direction as he is the Lord of Dhanusu and Meena Rasi. Thursday is considered to be the most auspicious day here and there special offerings to the Lord on this day. Guru Payirchi, Chitra Pournami, Tai Poosam and Panguni Utharam are the major festivals celebrated here.
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Punnai Nallur Mariamman temple is a Hindu temple located at Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple of goddessMariamman is one of the famous temples around Thanjavur District. There is an important temple at Punnai nallur, 6 miles from Tanjore, dedicated to Mariamman.
The Sthala- Puranam states that, before waging a war with the demon Tanja of Tanjore, Lore Siva stationed the Ashta Saktis (eight powers) one at each of the eight directions, and the one stationed at the eastern direction is now the presiding deity of this temple.
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The former palace is a massive neglected compound with towers and courtyards. The Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of bronze and stone statues.
Impressive building with rooms full of murals & artworks of varying quality and styles. Stone carvings, metal statues are in the palace and there is a requirement for a camera fee as well as entry fee
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Recently, I have visited Thiruvalanchuzhi Swetha Vinayakar / Vellai Vinayakar temple along with my parents & Abi sister (Myladuthurai).
The temple is situated 1 km away from Swamimalai Murugan temple, and is famous for Vellai Vinayagar. This Vinayakar is also called as 'Norai Pillayar', as he is made out of froth from the ocean. The Presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva in the name of 'Sadaimudinathar' and his wife Periya nayaki.
The temple also belongs to 275 Paadal petra stalams, we have offered our prayers and had a good dharshan at the temple.
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Located in Thanjavur city of the Tamil Nadu state, Peruvudaiyar Kovil is one of the most popular temples in South India. Popularly known as as Brihadeeswarar Temple, Rajarajeswaram and RajaRajeshwara Temple, this popular Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Erected by Raja Raja Chola I, this temple is a wonderful example of Tamil architecture. One of the largest and greatest architectures in Indian history.
One of the country’s most prized possession, it stands safe amidst strong walls that were probably added in the 16th century. One of the temple’s tower, 66 m high, known as Vimana, is one of the world’s tallest towers. It is believed that the top part of the temple, called Kumbam, Chikharam or Kalasha, is made out of single stone carving.
Another single rock carving is the Nandi bull statue at the temple’s entrance. This sacred bull temples is 13 feet high and 6 feet long. The temple structure is made from granite. Commissioned by Raja Raja Chola I in 1010 AD, this temple is fondly called the ‘Big Temple’ and turned 1000 years old in the year 2010.
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