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Sathya (Chennai, India) on 9 April 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Brihadeeswara Temple also called as "Thanjavur Periya Kovil" in local language (Tamil) is located at Tanjore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is an important example of Tamil architecture achieved during the Great Chola kingdom. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".

This is one of the largest temples in India and one of India's most prized architectural sites. Built by emperor Raja Raja Chola 'I' and completed in 1010 AD, the Brihadeeswara Temple, also popularly known as the 'Big Temple', turned 1000 years old in 2010.

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saghar-photo from karaj, Iran

Oh superb

9 Apr 2014 7:55am

@saghar-photo: Thanks Saghar

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

excellent framing of this very special documentary photo, BRAVOOOO

9 Apr 2014 9:00am

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This building has such incredible detail.

9 Apr 2014 10:44am

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks Julie.

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture..
I love this Temple :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

9 Apr 2014 11:52am

@Devi: Thanks Devi.

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

A great panoramic view of majestic temple! i like the wide Dof here!

9 Apr 2014 1:27pm

@mohkum: Thanks Mohkum.

Don from Spokane, United States

It has an amazing design. It's hard to imagine anything man-made 1,000 years old. Fine shot.

9 Apr 2014 3:18pm

@Don: Thanks Don.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a magnificent image - the light and colors are rich. The architectural details are amazing.

9 Apr 2014 4:47pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks Ruthiebear.

Ram from Chennai, India

Awesome and Magnificent. Both image and the Architecture. :)

9 Apr 2014 4:58pm

@Ram: Thanks Ram.

Marie-France from Angers, France

Vraiment splendide ! *****

9 Apr 2014 5:56pm

@Marie-France: Thanks Marie.

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. A beautiful view of the magnificent Big Temple. Love your composition. Superb. :)

9 Apr 2014 6:36pm

@Sam: Thanks Sam.

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Wow!!! A wonderful place, you took a good shot for it. Love it.

10 Apr 2014 2:00am

@Diana: Thanks Diana.

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant temple

10 Apr 2014 11:32am

@L'angevine: Thanks L'angevine.