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Published on Mar 8, 2016
Raja Raja Cholan built the Brihadeeswarar temple thanjavur also known as tanjavur periya kovil. Tanjore temple is a architectural masterpiece.
Brihadeeswarar temple shadow never falls on the ground and it is one of the biggest thanjavur temple secrets. Thanjavur big temple which is built in banks of Kaveri river is 216 feet or 66 meters high.
Tanjore temple is marked as UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Great Living Chola Temples". To this day brihadeshwara temple is one of the major tourist attractions in the state and even in the country. People from all over the world come to India just to see this wondrous work of architecture.
Raja Raja Cholan is undoubtedly the most renowned king of the Cholan dynasty. Raja Raja chozhan history and fame as one of the greatest warrior of those times is well known.
It is indeed very saddening therefore to know know that the Great King who built the temple is not properly honored with a proper tombstone on Raja Raja Chola death place.