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Thanjavur (or Tanjavur, Tanjore or Thanjai) is especially famous for its magnificent temple of Brihadesvara and its fort of Vijayanagara.


about the place, Thanjavur:

Thanjavur is a very important center of religion in South India. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples are in or around Thanjavur. These are large Hindu shrines built in the 11th and 12th centuries and are still in operation. These temples were built by the Chola dynasty and are classified as World Heritage by Unesco.



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Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. India.