Brihadeeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is an example of Dravidian architecture during the Chola period. Built by Raja Raja Chola I, the temple turned 1000 years old. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples". The vimanam (temple tower) is 198 ft (60 m) high and is one of the tallest in the world. The Kumbam (the structure on the top) weighs around 80 tons. The entire temple structure is made out of granite.
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