Temple architecture

Anand Mahindra impressed by the architecture of the Brihadeeswara temple; share an informative video

Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra is known for sharing interesting videos and posts with his followers through his social media accounts. This time around, the industrialist has shared an informative video clip about Brihadeeswara Temple in Tamil Nadu featuring interior designer Sravanya Rao Pittie.

The clip shared by Anand Mahindra shows the founder of Soka Design Studio, showing her viewers around the temple built during the reign of the Chola Dynasty and talking about its features and significance.

Hailing the technologically advanced construction of the structure, Mahindra tweeted: “An informative and inspiring clip from the talented designer Sravaya Rao Pittie. I don’t think we really understood how accomplished, powerful and technologically advanced the Chola Empire was. We have also not sufficiently conveyed its historical significance to the rest of the world.

The Heart of Brihadeeswara Temple

Brihadeeswara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the Dravidian style, the temple is also known as Thanjai Periya Kovil and Peruvudaiyar Kovil and is located on the south bank of the Cauvery River in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The Brihadeeswara Temple was built by King Rajaraja-I of the Chola Dynasty in 1009 CE.

The video further informs viewers that the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the video, Sravaya Rao Pittie claims that King Rajaraja-I had more stones moved for the construction of the temple than was the case during the construction of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Netizens say “the temple is brilliant”

Since being posted on Wednesday, the clip has garnered 38,400 Likes and over 7,800 Retweets. People in the comments section seemed to agree with the tweet quoted by Anand Mahindra.

One user wrote: “The temple is awesome! Another said: “Yes sir, it’s amazing. Last month I visited the Brihadeshwara temple. We will be surprised how mighty Cholas built this temple. Another user replied to Anand Mahindra’s Tweet: “Let’s continue to raise awareness among the masses. Due to 200 years of English/British rule, we have forgotten our history. This is the right time to take back our old culture and history.