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Thanjavur Temple

Thanjavur Temple History

By sivabharath vPublished 7 months ago 3 min read

What is special in Thanjavur Temple?

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The temple has a massive colonnaded prakara (corridor) and one of the largest Shiva lingas in India. It is also famed for the quality of its sculpture, as well as being the location that commissioned the brass Nataraja, Shiva as the lord of dance, in the 11th century.

What is Thanjavur famous for?

Tanjore, a unique painting style is one of the most cherished arts of this place. It is also known for originating a percussion instrument, Thavil used in classical music of India. Known as the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, it is famous for ancient temples and exquisite handicrafts.

Who built Thanjavur Temple?

Rajaraja I

The Brihadeshwara Temple at Thanjavur was built by Rajaraja I in 1009 CE for worshipping Lord Shiva. Many of his achievements are inscribed here. It is the best example of Chola architecture.

Which god is famous in Thanjavur?

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The Thanjavur temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva because the Raja Raja Cholan is the ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.

Which is oldest temple in India?

It is an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga and is considered one of the oldest functional Hindu temples in India.


Mundeshwari Temple


Completed 635 CE Hindu inscriptions dated 4th century AD were found in the temple m.


Temple(s) One

What is the best time to visit Thanjavur?

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The best season to visit Thanjavur is the winters and the onset of summers. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are October, November, December, January, February and March.

Temple Timings & Dress Code

While there is no dress code specified, it is better to be traditionally dressed and avoid modern clothes like mini-skirts, low-wait jeans, shorts, and even sleeveless tops while visiting the temple.

Thanjavur. Typically, 1-2 days is required to explore best Thanjavur tour packages. Also known as the Big Temple, it is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and is considered to be one of the best specimens of South Indian temple architecture.

Thanjavur is synonymous for the famous Pulisadam, (tamarind paste mixed with rice) which has stood the test of time. Other variants of this are the Ellu Sadam, Sambar sadam and thengai sadam, all of which are also served at temples as Prasadams.

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Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

Which caste is more in Thanjavur?

Among Hindus, Paraiyars (310,391), Vanniyars (235,406), Vellalars (212,168), Kallars (188,463), Devendrakula Velalar (159,855), Muthurajas (137,216), and Brahmins (118,882) were the most numerous.

Is Thanjavur hot or cold?

The days are warm, though not humid and nights are cool. Thanjavur has a lush abundance of greenery and winter is the best period to photoshoot the most amazing natural wonders of the region. Temperature averages between 21°C-31°C.

Does Thanjavur have Beach?

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4. Thanjavur Beach. Velankanni Beach, Poompuhar Beach and Silver Beach are some of the popular Thanjavur beaches that you must visit on your road trip. Velankanni Beach is a small and clannish beach to the south of the Velankanni village on the sandy seashores of the Bay of Bengal.

Major cities near Thanjavur, India

49 km to Tiruchirappalli, India.

140 km to Dindigul, India.

143 km to Salem, India.

144 km to Pondicherry, India.

149 km to Madurai, India.

199 km to Tiruppur, India.

236 km to Coimbatore, India.

247 km to Thoothukudi, India.


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