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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Great Living Chola Temples

Card # 4These postcard sent to me by my friend Mr.Kasinath.

World's first granite temple and also known as Rajarajeswaram. The temple is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.Temple tower or 'Vimana' is 216ft(66m) among the tallest in the world. The 16 feet and 13 feet high big statue of Nandi carved out of single rock at the entrance. The entire temple structure is made out of hard granite stones. The temple was built by the Chola King RajaRajeswar in compliance of a command given to him in his dream.

The Big Nandi
Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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