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A detail of an entrance of this fanous huge temple.

Gangaikondacholapuram gets world heritage status, July 2004 - "The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

"..The temple to Lord Siva was built in the11th century, to commemorate Rajendra I - the Chola King's conquest upto the Gangetic plain. It has beautiful stone sculptures including a dancing Ganesha, a lion headed well and a freeze depicting Rajendra being crowned by Siva and Parvathi. The temple is noted for its massiveness and richly carved sculptures. It also houses some of the bronzes of the Chola age. Cholapuram was the capital city of the Cholas till their fall in the 13th century. .."

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