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Thanjavur Temple

The Brihadishwara Temple, at Thanjavur is a brilliant example of the temple architecture achieved by Cholas. This temple is enlisted in the World Heritage List and is one of the most prized architectural sites in India. The temple is surrounded by fortified walls and the temple tower is 216 ft high, one of the tallest in the world. The entire structure of the temple is made out of hard granite stones.
The temple of Thanjavur is an outstanding example of the architectural conception of the Dravidian type of temple architecture and Chola Empire ideology and the Tamil civilisation in Southern India. The temple is a brilliant achievement of the Chola in architecture, painting, sculpture and bronze casting.
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