Thanjavur is also known as Tanjore or the city of temples. Thanjavur is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located around Thanjavur. The city is an important agricultural center located in the Kaveri Delta. Thanjavur is world-famous for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, textiles and saris, its Carnatic music and musical instruments, and of course the temples. Thanjavur enjoys a rich historical heritage. The city holds a very important position in the molding of ancient as well as modern south Indian civilization.

Visiting place in Thanjavur

Brihadisvara Temple

Brihadisvara Temple

Brihadishwara temple is also called Rajarajeswaram or Peruvadair Kavil. Brihadishwara Temple is located on the south bank of the Kaveri River in Thanjavur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is one of the largest temples in South India. This temple was built by Tamil king Raja Raja Chola I Built between 1003 and 1010 AD. These temples are known as the Great Living Chola Temples. The temple has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The original monuments of this 11th-century temple were built around a moat. The Gopura, the main temple, its huge towers, inscriptions, murals, and sculptures are mainly related to Shaivism.

Saraswathi Mahal Library

Saraswati Mahal Library is one of the oldest libraries in Asia. The Saraswati Mahal Library was founded in the 16th century by a hero from Thanjavur. A rare collection of palm leaf manuscripts and papers written in Tamil and Sanskrit and some other indigenous languages of India are on display here. During 1918 the Saraswati Mahal Library was open to the public.

Schwartz Church

Schwartz Church was built in 1779 by Danish missionary Christian Friedrich Schwartz. The length and width of this church are 90×50. The church has a marble installation that attracts visitors. When the Marathas ruled Thanjavur, he came in contact with the Prussian Lutheran missionary Rev. Frederick Schwartz and became his disciple. The carvings here depict Schwartz’s death.

Sivaganga Park

The park connects the Brihadeshwara Temple, a popular tourist destination. Shiv Ganga Garden is located inside Vijayanagar Fort. Sivaganga Park was established by Tanjore Municipality in 1871-72 as a People’s Park. There is a tank in the park that was built by the medieval Chola king Raja Raja Chola. As part of the renovation work up to the 1994 World Tamil Conference, a motorboating facility was started in the Sivaganga tank.

Chandra Bhagwan Temple

Chandra Bhagwan Temple

Chandra temple is also known as the Kailasanath temple. The Chandra temple is dedicated to the deity Soma i.e. the moon god. This temple is considered to be one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu. The original complex of this floor is built by Cholas. While the current construction was built during the Nayak during the 16th century. The temple is famous for the first feeding of rice to infant children

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