Brihadeeswarar Temple

Why to visit?
•One of the largest temples in India dedicated to Lord Shiva.
•Fine example of Tamizh architecture during the Chola period.
•UNESCO World Heritage Site.
•Statue of Nandi at the entrance of the temple is carved out of a single stone
•Depictions of nartakis or dancers showing 81 of 108 karanas in Bharata Natyam are carved here – 1st of their kind.
•Long associated myth with this temple is that the shadow of the main structure does not fall on the ground. However, this has been proven wrong by scientists.
•Visit a historic 16th century Vijayanagar Fort nearby.
  • 1 km from Thanjavur Railway Junction
Entrance Fees:
  • FREE Entry
  • 6 am – 12: 30 pm, 4 pm – 8: 30 pm (All days of the week)
Restaurants Nearby:
•Sathars Restaurant
•Vasantha Bhawan
•Prasatham Shop
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