Where is the Brihadeshwara or Rajarajeshwara temple situated?
Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu
Brihadeshwara temple is situated in the city of Thanjavur in the southern state of India Tamilnadu. It is dedicated to Shiva. Brihadeshwara is also known as Periya kovil, RajaRajeshwara Temple and Rajarajeshwaram, one of the largest temple of India.
The original name of the deity was Rajarajeshwar. it was the Marathas who gave it the name Brihadeeshwara or the Gret Ishwara.
The main Vimanam, which is at about 200 feet is often called Dakshin Meru or Southern Meru.
The Statue of Nandi at the entrance of the temple is carved out of a single stone.
Tanjavur between the Grand anicut canal and the Vadavar river.