Who Built Rajarajeshwara Temple at Thanjavur and When?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Rajajarajeshwara temple in Thanjavur was built by Raja Raja Chola I in about 1009 AD. It is also known as Brihadeshwara Temple. It is a grand Shiva temple which is the largest and tallest among all the Indian temples in Tamil Nadu. The architecture of the temple is one of the best examples of the Dravidian style.

Rajarajeshwara Temple at Thanjavur was built by?

It is a Shiva temple located at Taliparamba in the Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. The temple occupies a prominent place among many Shiva temples in South India as it is considered to be one of the existing 108 ancient Shiva temples of ancient Kerala.

The Rajajarajeshwara temple had the highest peak among the temples of its time. Its peak weight is about 90 tons. Devotees seek solutions in this temple through a Prayyam, a traditional method of astrological decision-making when there is a problem in other temples of South India.

Features of Rajajrajeshwara Temple

The special features of Brihadeshwara temple or Rajajrajeshwara temple are given below:

  • Rajajrajeshwara Temple is one of the tallest temples in India.
  • Its engineering is still a mystery because it is completely made of huge pieces of granite.
  • Its structure is like a stepped pyramid that rises up geometrically.

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