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Brihadeeswara Temple – India


India post today issued a postage stamp featuring The Brihadeeswara temple of Thanjavur. An Indian monuments listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list of historical sites and monuments.

The Brihadeeswara temple is the major center of tourist attraction at Thanjavur. This temple is one of India’s most prized architectural sites.The ‘Vimana’ – or the temple tower – is 216 ft (66 m) high and is among the tallest of its kind in the world.

Thanjavur is the ancient capital of the Chola kings. King Rajaraja Chola constructed the Brihadeeswara Temple in 10th century AD and the architect Sama Varma designed it. Thanjavur was the center of learning during 10th to 14th century AD. The Brihadeeswara temple is one of the few great Indian monuments listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list of historical sites and monuments.

Title: Brihadeeswara Temple – India
Date of Issue: 27 August 2010
Country: India
Denominations: 500 p

Source: www.indiapost.gov.in

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