Brihadeeswara temple at Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, India is the finest temple belonging to the Chola architectural legacy and is made of granite. The Vimana or tower of the temple, which is approximately 70 meters, is the highest of the sort in the world.
The design of this temple is so special that the monolithic tower never casts a shadow at noon at any period of the year. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and there is a gigantic Mahalingam (the symbolic image of Lord Shiva). The huge Nandi image here is the second largest one of the whole country.