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TANJORE - BRIHADISWARAR TIRUKKOVIL

It is one of the most holiest and largely visited temples of Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to Lord Siva, the most compassionate among the Trio of the Hindu gods. It has several names testifying to the enormity of its dimensions and immensity of sanctity. It is called Rajarajeswaram Perivudayar Tirukkovil, Peria Tirukkovil, Adavallan Tirukkovil, the Tanjore Tirukkovil, besides Brihadeeswarar Tirukkovil to mention only a few; all but tell that it is a big temple enshrining a, very big linga in it. It is appropriately called the Dhakshina Meru, suggesting thereby its gigantic size, imposing vastness and high tower. Its spectacular appearance and awe-inspiring eminence keep us exclaiming. "Sure, it is not wrought by mortals, but it is the work of superhuman beings". Credit goes to Rajaraja I, the master builder, whose magnitude of patronage and enormity of expenditure materialized this super monument; mark it, in a very short period of six years only. Another colorful feather to his glittering cap; for the craftsmanship of the sculptor touched the meridian of excellence, and it can be said without any trace of doubt that it is the touch-stone of Dravidian style of architecture and sculptural arts. And a splendid relic of their genius. Hence the unqualified praise by exert critics like Ferguson, who said, "It is a perfect gem of carved stone work, the tooling of the stone in the most elaborate patterns, remaining as clear and sharp as the day it left the sculptor's hands". Let us visit and avail the Darshan of the deities' and sculptural marvels, the temple embodying, one by one.

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