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Built in 1010 AD by Raja Raja Chola in Thanjavur, Brihadishwara Temple turned 1000 years old in 2010.
It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas in Tamil architecture. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples". It is a picture of the entrance gate of the temple. There is a white face elephant standing there to give blessings to the visitors. White face elephants are believed to be holy animals, symbol of power, strenght, luck and prosperity.

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