Brihadeeswarar Temple(Periya Kovil) at Thanjavur - A world heritage site photos
Brihadeeshwarar Temple at Thanjavur is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is build by Raja Raja Chola I in 1010 AD. As in the case of the South Indian dynasties such as the Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagara, Hoysala etc dynasties no part of the temple walls or columns are left blank but are filled with carvings of intricate and fascinating details. There are thousands of such statues in the Thanjavur Brihadeeshwarar temple. This temple is commonly called as Thanjavur Peruvudaiyar Kovil or Thanjavur Periya Kovil in Tamil. This place is recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
Shiva as Lingothbahava. In this form Shiva is shown standing inside a "Lingam" or a "Phallic" symbol. Shiva is generally represented in temples in a Phallic symbol form. It is not easy to carve out a statue with intricate details and in a tight fit from a stone that also depicted to represent a Lingam.
© Copyright notice: All images and materials are copyright protected and are the property of respective owners. Do not copy or reproduce in any form. Please contact us for more information.