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Great Living Chola Temples- Brihadeeswara temple

The Brihadeeswara temple, one of the finest Dravidian architectural marvels in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, is popularly known as Peruvudiayaar Temple. Built by Rajaraja Chola and sculpted out of granite, Brihadeeswara temple’s Vimana or tower is approximately 70 meters and is the highest of its kind in the world.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site giving expressions to “Great Living Chola Temples”.