Indian culture is directly linked to rich temples which are considered an integral part of society. Many shrines are devoted to divine Hindu gods and goddesses, adorning distinct corners of the country with their architectural designs and captivating stories. One such exciting holy shrine known for its rich history and fascinating craftsmanship is the Brihadisvara Temple of Tamil Nadu in Thanjavur. The Dravidian Hindu style temple is locally known as Periya Kovil and also called Peruvudaiyar Kovil.
Recently, a video depicting the ancient beauty and mysteries of the temple has gone viral on social media platforms. The clip featured the founder of Soka Design Studio, Sravaya Pittie, who explained in detail the supreme brilliance of the architecture of the temple. It was widely shared by many people including the prominent industrialist Anand Mahindra. Viral video of Brihadisvara Temple by Sravaya Pittie, founder of design studio Soka, shows off the shrine’s famous size, grand history and archaeological beauty.
Here is the viral video of Brihadisvara temple by Sravanya Pittie
Viral video of Brihadisvara temple tweeted by Anand Mahindra:
An informative and inspiring clip from 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. pic.twitter.com/bRMg0aViU8
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 28, 2022
According to historical texts, the Brihadeeswarar Temple was built during the Chola Empire by Rajaraja I between 1003 and 1010 CE. Interestingly, for non-historian moviegoers, this temple has an interesting connection to this September 30’s major release, Ponniyin Selvan I.
It’s time to see the technical architect of #tanjore Big shrine.. #ChiyaanVikram reference.. ❤@chiyaan @trishtrashers #PonniyanSelvan1 #TrishaKrishnan #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #jayamravi #ManiRatnam #karthik#PS1From September 30 pic.twitter.com/YYz1HW1zLo
— ᴄɪɴᴇᴍᴀ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ 🎥 (@Cinemaw_) September 25, 2022
In case you missed it, Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus is based on the Chola Empire, with Tamil star Jayam Ravi playing the role of Arulmozhi Varman, better known as Rajaraja I. Chiyaan Vikram plays his older brother in the film, Aditha Karikalan, who is introduced as the crown prince in the film. The upcoming Indian Tamil epic also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R. Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman, R Parthiban and Lal. The historical drama will give you a glimpse of the Chola era temple and focuses on the early days of Rajaraja I as depicted in the reel above.
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The Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur is dedicated to Lord Shiva, which attracts devotees and pilgrims from all over the world. The ostentatious architectural marvel is a perfect illustration of the giant heights achieved in the architectural profession by the Chola rulers.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on September 28, 2022 at 6:27 PM IST. For more news and updates on Politics, World, Sports, Entertainment and Lifestyle , log in to our website latestly.com).