Brihadisvara Temple Information:

Bideshwar or Brihadeeswara Temple is a Hindu temple located in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu (India), which was built in the beginning of the 11th century. It is known in the Tamil language as the Brihadeeswar. The Brihadhevara Temple is fully granite built. This is the first and only temple of its kind in the world that is made of granite. It attracts people with its grandeur, architectural and central dome. This temple has been declared as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Brihadisvara Temple History:

Brihadevar Temple is a classic example of Chola architecture, which was constructed during the reign of Chola ruler Maharaja Rajaraj I, during the period of 5 years (1004 AD and 1009 AD). It is named in the name of Raj Rajeshwar Temple itself. Rajaraja was the ultimate devotee of Lord Shiva first, due to which he had constructed many Shiva temples, one of which is the Brihadheshwar Temple. It is said that Rajaraj Chola built this temple to build his empire to bless God. This huge temple was counted among the largest structures of its time.

Quick info about the Brihadisvara Temple:

Place Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Height 66 Meter
Architects Raja Raja Chola I
Built By Raja Raja Chola I

Important Facts about Brihadisvara Temple:

  1. The main temple is entirely built of granite. More than 130,000 tons of granite is said to have been used to build it.
  2. The Brihadeeswarar Temple is located in the city of Thanjavur, about 350 kilometres (220 mi) southwest of Chennai.
  3. It is said the creator of this temple is was Raja Raja Chola I.
  4. Brihadisvara is a Hindu temple which was built in the beginning of the 11th century. It is known in the Tamil language as the Brihadeeswar.
  5. A long associated myth with this temple temple is that the shadow of the main structure does not fall on the ground. However, this has been proven wrong by scientists.
  6. The statue of Nandi at the entrance of the temple is carved out of a single stone.
  7. The temple is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Great Living Chola Temples”, along with the Chola dynasty era Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple and Airavatesvara temple.
  8. On entering the temple there is a square pavilion within Gopuram. Nandi Ji is sitting on the terrace there. This statue of Nandi Ji is 6 meters long, 2.6 meters wide and 3.7 meters high.
  9. The temple is said to have a huge cap stone on top of it, and the weight of the stone is said to be 80 tonnes.
  10. The big Tanjore temple is said to have more than hundred underground passages that connects to various other places.
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
AssamDispurAssamese1975
BiharPatnaHindi1912
ChhattisgarhRaipurHindi2000
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
GujaratGandhinagarGujarati1970
HaryanaChandigarhHindi1966
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
Mizoram
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
JharkhandRanchiHindi2000
KarnatakaBangaloreKannda1956
KeralaTrivandrumMalayalam1956
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MaharashtraBombayMarathi1818
ManipurImphalManipuri1947
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
Nagaland
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
Orissa
BhubaneswarOriya1948
PunjabChandigarhPunjabi1966
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
Lakshadweep1956
Chandigarh1966
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Pondicherry1954
Daman and Diu1987
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