Saturday, December 4, 2010

One of the finest temple structures in the world,built by Raja Raja Chola in 11th century..Many nice sculptures and figures on the tower, including one in which a chinese traveller or diplomat meeting the king. This Shiva temple, dedicated to Brihad -eswara..Lord of the Universe---with a huge Bull or Basava infront facing the deity.The top cap stone is one large soild peace whose shadow would not fall on the ground..... The temple builders used a lond ramp of nearly 2 kilometers to haul the stones up the tower,perhaps using elephants to pull them up.


  1. very interesting... the temples... divine

  2. wow,,i like the did they can make building like that??