There are holy places widely recognized for their ancient legends, beauty and miracles, just like the popular Brihadisvara Temple (also spelled as Brihadeeswara Temple) in South East India, which has been among the main tourist pages for its architectural mysteries, its size and its history. Originally known as Peruvudaiyar Kovil, the temple is a Dravidian-style Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the south bank of the Cauvery River in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The giant walls of Tamil architectural style and the ancient past of the place dating back to the Chola dynasty make it a pious and unique site to visit. Recently, an Instagram video of Sravaya Pittie, the founder of Soka Design Studio went viral on social media. The reel details the ancient techniques and epic ideas behind the construction of the Chola era temple. Bhadrachalam temple in Telangana, Ramchaura Mandir in Bihar and other famous temples in India dedicated to Lord Ram which you must visit once in your lifetime.
Watch the fascinating history of Brihadisvara Temple:
The structure and architecture built in Brihadisvara temple also called Brihadeeswarar temple reflects the captivating craftsmanship of the builders. The temple is one of the largest Hindu shrines and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is known as one of the “great living Chola temples”. Sometimes referred to as the “Great Temple of Thanjavur”, the site was built following the inventiveness of the Chola Emperor Rajaraja I, who laid the initial foundations of the temple around 1002 CE and it was completed in 1010 AD. What sets the religious place apart is the interesting fact that the grand structure will steadfastly withstand natural disasters and foreign invasions for years to come. Touching the skyline of the city of Thanjavur, the vast Vimanam Temple tower stands 216 feet tall, making it the tallest temple tower in the world.
This informative video by Sravaya Pittie has received a lot of praise online
The Brihadisvara temple has stored many mysterious innovations under each of its bricks for many years. During the restoration work, it was found that Emperor Raja Raja Cholan had made sure that many pebbles found in the foundations of Peruvudaiyar temple had engraved the name of all stone donors and all other people who were part of the legendary construction project. What amazed world experts was the certainty that the shadow of Thanjai Periya Kovil will never fall on the ground because it is created perpendicular to the Earth without tilting one degree. Finally, for a 360-degree view of the historic site, check out the viral reel featuring all the other wonders of the temple, which has also been shared on social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn.
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