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.
In the evening sunset light the 216 feet tall tower was so beautiful and breath-taking.
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.
You will find many old scriptures in Tamil all around the temple complex
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.
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)