Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gangai Konda Cholapuram: An architectural marvel

Most people have seen the Brihadeeswara Thanjavur Temple. This temple about 60 kms off Kumbakonam near Jayamkondam is a very similar, well maintained and huge! The shadow never falls on the ground. Here are a few pics. It was built by Rajendra Cholan (son of Rajaraja Chholan)

It is maintained by Archeological survey of India and hence this is very well kept. It is also a UNESCO monument.

Being outside the towns it is not much visited , but if you have a day in Kumbakonam, please do make it a point to visit


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