Thanjavur is a place in India state of Tamil Nadu located at the longitude of 79.1310775 and the latitude of 10.7825841.
The name Thanjavur is derived from "Tanjan", a legendary asura in Hindu mythology. Thanjavur is one of the oldest cities in India and has a long and varied history dating back to Sangam period. The city rose into prominence during the rule of the Later Cholas when it served as the capital of the Chola empire. After the fall of the Cholas, the city was ruled by the Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, the Madurai Nayaks, the Thanjavur Nayaks, the Thanjavur Marathas and the British. It has been a part of independent India since 1947.
Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, an UNESCO World Heritage Monument are located in an around Thanjavur. The foremost among the Great Living Chola temples, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the center of the town. Thanjavur is also the home of the Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region. The town is an important agricultural center located at the heart of the region, known as the "rice bowl of Tamil Nadu". South Zone Culture Centre in Thanjavur is one of many regional cultural centres established by Indian Government to preserve and promote traditional cultural heritage of India.
Thanjavur is well-connected by roads and railways with other parts of India and with cities and towns in Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli located at a distance of 56 kilometres and the nearest seaport in Nagapattinam which is 84 kilometres from Thanjavur.bangalore
Astrologers say the Thanjavur temple was not built as per aagama vidhi prescribed in the vedas. It is also believed that the temple stands on an accursed battlefield where thousands died. Apparently, Raja Raja Chola died four years after the temple was constructed. Writen by : Priya.D , Date :Sunday - 30 January 2011 Report / Delete
தஞ்சை பெரிய கோவில் சிறப்பு நாணயம் Writen by : SivaNadimai , Date :Sunday - 18 April 2010 Report / Delete
I am J.Rangasamy from coimbatore, I am studying multimedia course in ARENA ANIMATION in coimbatore, in my course i am studying 2D and 3D modeling and animation, for that we have a project,so i and my friends are plan to do some historical temple models, last week we went to Tanjavur Big temple,and see the miracle of the great Raja Raja Cholan, So we decide to do project about rajaraja cholan and tanjavur big temple,so that we need permission and necessary information about temple and rajarajan.
we are eagerly waiting for your replay sir.
Writen by : Rangasamy , Date :Monday - 02 January 2012 Report / Delete
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