Faith Travel Review

My trip to Tanjore-Part 4

This is the fourth part in my series on my visit to Tanjore in January 2012 – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. I am writing about my visit to the historic Tanjore Big Temple – Brihadisvara Temple. This is a living temple with poojas being offered daily for last thousand years.

We went to the temple in the evening few hours before sunset and could get some lovely photos taken.

தஞ்சைப் பெரியக்கோயில்

தஞ்சைப் பெரியக்கோயில்

Gopuram of Thanjavur Big Temple

Gopuram of Thanjavur Big Temple

Thanjavur Big Temple

Thanjavur Big Temple

Nandi in Thanjavur Big Temple

Nandi in Thanjavur Big Temple

Venkatarangan at Thanjavur Big Temple

Venkatarangan at Thanjavur Big Temple

View of Thanjavur Big Temple

View of Thanjavur Big Temple

In the evening sunset light, the 216 feet tall tower was so beautiful and breath-taking.

Rear view of Thanjavur Big Temple

Rear view of Thanjavur Big Temple

We went inside and had a good darshan at the main sanctum-Santorum (no photos allowed there). The below lingam is one of the many in the complex.

Lingam - Tanjore Big temple

Lingam – Tanjore Big temple

You will find many old scriptures in Tamil all around the temple complex

THANJAVUR BIG TEMPLE (62)

Finally, by the time we came out, it was night time and there was buzzing activity in the night bazaar set up opposite the temple complex.

THANJAVUR BIG TEMPLE (1)

The above photographs were taken before my Photography training, so many will not make the cut for clean pro version).