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The Brihadeeswara temple in Tanjore

Brihadeeswara temple is the finest temple belonging to the Chola architectural legacy. Made of granite, this temple is located at Tanjore in Tamil Nadu. 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. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site giving expressions to “Great Living Chola Temples”.