Sri Brahadeeswara Temple

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Floohoo Travels offer you the best Sri Brahadeeswara Temple Holiday Tour Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, historian Percy Brown described this thousand year old Shaivite temple as "a landmark in the evolution of building art in South India". Built by the Chola monarch Raja Raja Chola I the temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. The inner walls of the sanctum are covered with exquisite paintings from the Chola and Nayak periods in the region’s history. Visitors are greeted at the temple’s entrance by an enormous monolithic representation of a bull named Nandi, in Hindu mythology the vehicle of the god Shiva. stands at the entrance of the temple. One among the temple's towers looms over the town indicative of the scale of its architecture. 66 meters high - indicating the scale of the Brihadeeshwara structure.

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