Who Built Rajarajeshwara Temple at Thanjavur and When?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 5th, 2022

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

Special Features of Rajajrajeshwara Temple

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

  • It 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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  • The Rajarajeshwara temple was built by Raja Raja Chola I in around 1009 AD. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the tallest temples in India.

  • Yes, the Rajarajeshwara temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was added in the list in 1987.

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