Thanjavur -The Big Temple against the sky

The 216 feet high Vimana (tower )of the Big Brihadeshwara Temple seems to be touching the sky in Thanjavur in interior Tamil Nadu. Built in the 11th century, by Raja Raja Chola 1 of the Chola Dynasty , this temple is one of its kind in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site called The Great Living Chola temples .

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  1. Anemone 7 November, 2008 at 12:01 Reply

    My eyes got to the building, and I forgot he sky. Never seen this is my live, ande never heard of it eather. So this was ineresting reading, thank you.

    Happy weekend from Anne in Norway.

  2. MumbaiiteAnu 7 November, 2008 at 13:06 Reply

    Magnificient temple architecture.
    I’ve always wanted to go south and visit all the temples there.
    Great shot of the temple structure with the clouded sky.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Jeevan 7 November, 2008 at 19:03 Reply

    That’s a great site must visit ones. To me this temple is a wonder man made in history, and amazing the story said behind its construction! Nice shot.

  4. Deborah Godin 7 November, 2008 at 19:07 Reply

    Really beautiful – the carvings are amazing and the sky looks like rain. Very nice “composition” with the diagonal line dividing the temple and sky. and then that one little bird. Great SWF! And thanks for your visit to mine.

  5. Dewdrop 7 November, 2008 at 20:20 Reply

    I have never, in my life, seen anything like it. What an amazing capture of this very interesting, Vimana. Such amazing structure! Thanks so much for enlightening me.

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