The Peruvudaiyar Koyil or Brihadeeswarar Temple (Tamil: பெருவுடையார் கோயில், peruvuḍaiyār kōyil ?), also known as Rajarajeswaram, at Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world's first complete granite temple and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas kingdom Vishwakarmas in temple architecture. It is a tribute and a reflection of the power of its patron RajaRaja Chola I. It remains as one of the greatest glories of Indian architecture. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples".
It is the huge statue of Nandi (the holy bull vehicle of Lord Shiva) at Brihadeeswara temple, Tanjore. With a length of 6 and height of 3.7 meters, this giant statue is is the second largest one of the whole country. The statue is carved out of a single stone.
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Budapestman (82620) 2011-07-07 3:32
a beautiful photo of this interesting temple with very nice details, the composition is attractive, I like the full of life atmosphere and the warm lights too, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
danyy (0) 2011-07-07 3:59
une photo dans des teintes chaudes qui montre l'engouement touristique pour ces lieux du culte. Tu as profité des belles lumičres d'un soleil bas.
Une photo qui penche un peu vers la gauche.
jacquest (17773) 2011-07-07 4:11
Rich colors and a good DOF on the statue and the colorful people. I like the tones the sun is giving to the image.
Have a nice day
rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-07 5:50
Nice presnetation of this interesting architectur. The good managment of light give an image rich in warm colors in a pleasanat harmony. The many peoples give life to the scene.
Nicou (111328) 2011-07-07 7:41
quelle belle couleur et iamge, sueprbe compo quel temple et captage avec ces personnage, la viviacité la couleur, superbe.
Braov et amitié
Fis2 (79798) 2011-07-07 8:20
A very interesting place,
wonderful old object.
Good frame and colours.
Very impressive building.
pajaran (45522) 2011-07-07 15:05
Lepo mesto i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka mesta sa ljudima i starom arhitekturom, lepe boje i fotografija.
Dobra kompozicija i svetlo koje je dalo senke i naglasilo lepotu stare arhitekture.
Nice place and time ...
Recording of a good time with people and old architecture, beautiful colors and images.
Good composition and light provided by the shadows and highlighted the beauty of old architecture.
All the best.
ikeharel (48330) 2011-07-08 1:18
This image transmits well the ambiance usualy surrounds temples in India and elsewhere - gethering tourists with locals, stroolling about.
I measured an exact 1 degree tilt to the left - easily can be corrected.
Nice afternoon orange tone.
kordinator (14829) 2011-07-09 1:47
Great capture of this interesting architecture.
Perfect light managment give an image rich in warm colors.
Nice peoples make a fine atmospere.
All is in a pleasanat harmony.
Schnappilic (9682) 2011-07-09 7:16
TFS this beautiful place into a splendid light. Fine colours ang good quality.
All the best,
jmdias (50355) 2011-07-09 7:20
very interesting and curious buildings, the architectonic style is very unusual for me. good light. I liked the people enjoying the place, anyway I guess this compo would be better if you had let some people more in the foreground, waiting a little more of time to get this. anyway I liked the image a lot.
s_lush (16128) 2011-07-09 12:49
In your shot we can see a very interesting statue, unique temple and picturesque square around them. A favorable point of view, good light, and perfect quality in this postcard-like picture!
photoray (8440) 2011-07-09 18:55
An impressive temple, I have not seen before and hope to see more of.
have a fine weekend,
Angshu (53982) 2011-07-10 0:41
This picture gives a wide overview of this very impressive temple! Its an amazing place in my opinion. The huge statue of Nandi is hidden behind the pillars. Nice warm colours in good light!