Interesting Facts About the Brihadeeshwara Temple of Tanjore
A study in Oriental architecture or history is certainly incomplete without a mention of the Tanjore Brihadeeshwara Temple or the Tanjore Periya Kovil (Big Temple). This imposing structure was built by Raja Raja Cholan and his sister Kundavai, both ardent devotees of Lord Shiva. It was constructed by the King at the height of the Chola reign to signify his power and strength. Here are a few facts not known about this Chola temple of Thanjavur:
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Popular Festivals of Madurai
Not a day goes by in Madurai when some festival or the other is not being celebrated. If there isn’t a festival at the Meenakshi Amman Temple, then there’s probably a festival in Alagar Temple. And if there isn’t a festival at either of these, there could be a festival in one of the many churches in Madurai. Here’s a list of the popular festivals in Madurai:
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History of Trichy
What connects Sir Winston Churchill, Sherlock Homes and our Trichy? It is the humble Trichinopoly Cigar – a mild and fragrant tobacco that was liked by the erstwhile Prime Minister and was mentioned in one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book – A Study in Scarlet. In fact, this has been the city’s main export since the time of Queen Victoria!
The Special nine days Navaratri Celebration brings with them a flavour of their own.We bring to you a mouth watering Navaratri menu observing all the norms.All served in a manner befitting this special feast with well laid out “Navaratri Special Vegetarian Thali”.
Date: 11th October’13 – 13th October’13
Venue: Cascade, Sangam Hotels, Trichy
Time: 19.30 – 22.30 hrs
The art and architecture of a place can never be alienated from the cultural, social and political impact of the place from which the architecture/art form belongs. Thanjavur or Tanjore was the heart of Tamil culture. The history and civilization of this place dates back to the Cholas. It was also an important principality of the Vijayanagara empire. People from far and wide came to Tanjore to showcase their talent. Among the other influences include the Marathas, who besides bringing their own culture and tastes with them.