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.

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

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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.

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

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

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You can see the entire set of photographs I took of Big Temple here (these were taken before my Photography training, so many will not make the cut for clean pro version)