Sri Brihadeeswarar temple

Temple Name  Sri Brihadeeswarar temple
God   Shiva
History Name Peruvudayar Koil
Timings 06.00am to 09.00am
06.00pm to 08.30pm
City  Tanjore, Thanjavur
District  Thanjavur , Tamil Nadu
Moolavar  Bragadeeswarar
Urchavar   Lord Shiva
Amman Periya Nayaki
Thalavirutcham  Pinnai, Vanni
Theertham Simma Kinaru
Pooja  Maha Shivaratri
Special God Lord Shiva


People treat Day of Ruling star or satabhishag as one festival day in every month during a year, as it symbolizes a ruling star when Raja Raja was born.


It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Great Living Chola Temples”.


The altar located at the entrance of the temple has two idols of Lord Ganesha. When one taps any one of the idol, it produces a sound that travels towards the other idol traversing through the stone at one end while metal towards the other end. The dancers and musicians performed for Lord Shiva in m


The premises witness a lot of devotees who start waiting from as early as 5am. Purchasing a special darshan ticket for Rs 5/- during Sundays, when the


The construction of the temple took almost a time of seven years that also included the movement of


Arulmozhivarman, a Tamil emperor who was popular as Rajaraja Chola I laid out foundations of Brihadeeswarar Temple during 1002 CE. It was first among other great building projects by Tamil Chola. Main purpose of building this temple was to grace throne of Chola Empire with compliance of one command Rajaraja Chola I receive in a dream. Grandeur and scale is in Chola tradition. A symmetrical and axial geometry rules layout of this temple. Temples from same period and two following centuries are expressions of Tamils Chola power, artistic expertise and wealth. Emergence of these types of features, such as multifaceted columns along with projecting signals of square capitals signifies arrival of Chola style, which was new at that time. Brihadeeswarar Temple’s build was like one royal temple for displaying emperor’s vision for relationship and power to universal order. This temple was one site of primary royal ceremonies, such as anointing emperor and to link emperor with Shiva, its dei

Address Membalam Road, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Phone 04362 274 476
Location  Membalam Road, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Bus   Near Old Bus Stand,Thanjavur
Train 8 Kms from narnaul railway station Junction
Airport  106 km from indira gandhi intl airport
Hotel  Parisutham Hotel,Gnanam Hotel, Sangam Hotel

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