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The largest Chola temple is the Brihadesvara Temple at Thanjavur. Who built it and when?

Asked by joyoti sen, 18 Nov '08 01:00 pm
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This is the most amazing temple that I have ever seen. What was the technology used to make this temple app 1,000 years ago. It is the greatest creation of Raja Chola I (985-1012) & was consecrated for worship in 1010 a.d. The Linga is 13 feet in height. It shines beautifully in the light of oil lamps. It is made up of one stone. King Raja Raja brought it from the river Narmada. To perform Abhisheka for this linga, there are steps on both sides. If we look down from the gopuram (tower) we can see a big fort wall and a deep moat around the temple. Only on the eastern & western sides, water flows in the moat. The southern part of the moat was linked with Kallanai canal when it was constructed. There are atleast three fort type walls. One is the main fort, then when we cross gate one see photo and another around the main temple (30 feet). The sub-shrine of Chandikeshwara on the northern side is contemporary. Others like Ganesha & Ammam shrines are post chola. Of the sub-shrin ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 18 Nov '08 07:52 pm

 
  
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Brihadeeswara Temple was built by Rajaraja Chola I. It was completed around 1010 AD
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 18 Nov '08 05:09 pm

 
  
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The temple had its foundations laid out by the ambitious emperor Chola king Rajaraja Chola I in 1002 CE, as the first of the great Chola building projects. Although there were later modifications by the Chalukyan and Pallavas.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 18 Nov '08 09:40 pm

 
  
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Built by the Great Chola King RAJA RAJA1 in the 10th Century AD is an outstanding example of Chola Architecture.
Answered by bnramachandran, 18 Nov '08 01:06 pm

 
  
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