Faith Travel Review

My trip to Tanjore-Part 4

This is the fourth part of my series on my visit to Tanjore in January 2012 – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Here, 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 the last thousand years.

We went to the temple in the evening a 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)

In 2016, I visited Tanjore again and wrote about that trip here.