I went to a temple recently and i felt like sharing it to everyone…. The Brihadishwara Temple at Thanjavur which is near my hometown is the world’s first Granite Temple. It remains as one of the greatest glories of the Indian architecture. This temple is a part of great UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its built by the king Rajaraja Chola-I and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Its built on 11th century AD. The “temple tower” is 66m (216 ft) high. The “Shikhara” of the structure at the top is a monolithic granite which weighs 81.25 tons. When my guide said about these figures I was speechless. I still cant understand how the Shikhara was taken to the top! The is considered to be the tallest temple in the world. The entire temple is made of hard granite stones. Just imagine how many days’ work it should have been…. I have learnt about its greatness right from my school days.. but I never know this will be so majestic. So I grabbed the camera and started to take pictures in every possible angle.