Thanjavur‘s famous Brahadishwara Temple also popularly known as the ‘Big Temple’ has turned 1000 years and to mark the 1000th year of existence of the grand structure, the state government and the town is all set to hold many cultural events . Standing tall at over 200 ft, this architectural marvel is now part of UNESCOs Great Living Chola Temples, one of the few Indian landmarks to have made it to the UNESCO list.
While Thanjavur will turn into a cultural hub for 2 days starting September 26th, the state government will organize a massive dance show. Further, to boost the infrastructure of the ancient town, the state government will be spending an estimated amount of Rs 25.19 crore for upgrading various facilities.
The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) that has launched a virtual tour of the key destinations of the state will pay special focus on the ‘Big Temple’ to enable the locals especially the international tourists to get a slice of real Tamil Nadu.
The temple that is considered to be the world’s first complete granite temple houses India’s largest 'Nandi', the bull which Lord Shiva rides, located in front of the temple tower.