Brihadisvara Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram

an 11th century Chola Hindu temple, UNESCO world heritage site

Brihadeshwara Temple (also called Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple and Gangaikondacholeeswaram) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Ariyalur district, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Gangaikonda Cholapuram Brihadeeswarar Temple
View of the entire temple complex.
Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple
Geography
Coordinates11°12′22.44″N 79°26′56″E / 11.2062333°N 79.44889°E / 11.2062333; 79.44889Coordinates: 11°12′22.44″N 79°26′56″E / 11.2062333°N 79.44889°E / 11.2062333; 79.44889
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictAriyalur district
Architecture
Architectural stylesDravidian Architecture
InscriptionsTamil and Grantha
History and governance
CreatorRajendra Chola I

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