Thanjavur

The edifice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is exceptional concerning grandeur, scale and detailing. Considered during the heyday of Chola rule by the royal Rajaraja Chola I, the Brihadeeswara temple for centenaries has dragged fascinated artists, curious historians, sociologists, and travelers who delight in its wealth of sculptures, exquis...

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The edifice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is exceptional concerning grandeur, scale and detailing. Considered during the heyday of Chola rule by the royal Rajaraja Chola I, the Brihadeeswara temple for centenaries has dragged fascinated artists, curious historians, sociologists, and travelers who delight in its wealth of sculptures, exquisite calligraphy, frescoes, and above a hundred engravings on the walls. This artistic tradition was righteously carried ahead by the Nayak and Maratha kings, and one can get a glimpse of it in achievements such as Serfoji Mahal Library and Tanjore Palace to name a few.
Thanjavur was once the metropolis of the Chola regime and later of the Thanjavur Nayak and the Maratha rulers. The Cholas built most significant of the 93 different temples here. Although they were great patrons of arts and lavished their wealth on raising temples, they also revitalized the practice of donating part of one’s wealth to the temples for religious gain.

One of the biggest of the Chola emperors was Raja Raja (985 – 1014), who built the Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur’s main fascination. His son Rajendra I (1014 – 1044) struggled the Arabs for controller overhead the Indian Ocean trade roads.

Set on a lush delta, agriculture is a significant industry here. Thanjavur is also renowned for its silk, carpets, jewelry and musical tools. In 1995 Thanjavur entertained the World Tamil Congress. It converted the center of Tamil lore and culture. It became the inspiring home of the Dravidian art and architecture besides staying the center of Tamil classical dance which is now kenned as Bharathnatyam all over the world. Even today, the teachers of Bharatha Natyam hail from Thanjavur. Its new beauty is the Carnatic music which is essence is nothing but traditional Tamil music. The only remains of its first past are the beautiful temples that created by the Cholas known for their incredible structural wonder, and not fewer than 74 of them are around Thanjavur itself. The Pandyas, the Nayaks, and the Marathas ruled the city after the later Cholas, and finally the British made it a region. So hurry up and don't miss the opportunity and plan a trip with your family and capture that moment as it will never come again.

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