Peruvudaiyar Kovil is another name of the
Brihadeeswara temple. And also known as the Raja Rajeswara Temple and
Rajarajeswaram. The temple is belongs to the hindu region located in the state
of tamilnadu in India at Thanjavur district.
Name : Brihadeeswara temple
Deity : Lord siva
Festival : Maha Shivaratri
Architecture stylish : Dravidian Architecture
Age of temple : Above 1000years
Date of built : 11th century AD
Country : India
State : Tamilnadu
District : Thanjavur
Properitor : Raja Raja Chola I
The temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva talk about the architecture styles in 11th century art of the Tamil architecture work achieved by the Cholas.
The temple have different structures in the buildings the stands amidst fortified walls that was created in the 16th century .It is also part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The entire temple is made up of granite inside the temple and the largest temple in India. Kumbam is tamil name (Kalasha or Chikharam) at the top of the temple is made up of single stone and the weight of the single stone is nearly 80 tons . The 80 tons stone is moved to the top with the help of Elephants. Raja Raja chola I emperor he used the 1000 Elephants for building this temple.
The temple was built per ancient texts popularly call as Vaastu Shastras and Agamas. At ancient days the great architecture kunjara Mallan Raja Raja Perunthachan as stated inscriptions of the temple. It was built to grace the throne of the chola Empire. The building of the temple with measure of 1 3/8 inch as angular as equal to (24 units equaling 33 inches )called as Hasta,Muzam and Kishku. It is the first largest and greatest foundations laid by the tamil Raja Raja Chola I (ARULMOZHIVARMAN).