Like to know Thanjai Periya Kovil History in the Tamil Language? Here you can read its full history in the Tamil language.
The Tanjore temple is a very famous temple in the Thanjai area. This temple stands for many years and not build recently. Thanjai Periya Kovil means big temple in Tamil language and it was one of the tallest temples when it was built. Its English name is Brihadeshwara Temple.
It was built by the king named Raja Raja Chola who ruled the parts of present day India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. He had sailed in the ocean to capture places and had them under his control.
The temple is made for Lord Shiva and the age of the temple is more than 1000 years old. There are more than 60,000 tons of granite is being used to build such a huge structure. There are many paintings on the temple walls which can be still seen today.
The Maha Shivaratiri is the most famous festival of the temple and thousands of people gather at the temple during that day every year. The place is being connected swell with the bus and train service for the tourists to reach the location.
Thiruvarur Temple Timings: 6:00AM to 12:30PM; 4:00PM to 8:30PM
Phone Number: 04362 274 476