Month: December 2017

Maratha Royal Palace -Thanjavur

Tamil Nadu

Nayakas (shevappa Nayak) were actual builders of this palace. Though the palace is ordinary compared to Mysore or any other royal palaces yet contains a rich museum of 9th-15th century sculptures and Maratha kingdom artifacts. This palace was captured from Nayakas by Venkoji (Half brother of Veer Shivaji). Maratha general Venkoji was sent by Nawab of Bijapur to resolve the internal dispute of Nayakas but in turn Venkoji captured the Thanjavur region. Henceforh till 1799 AD till British captured it.

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Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur – A pearl of the World

Tamil Nadu

The Brideshwar temple at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu was constructed by Great Chola king Rajaraja-1 about a thousand years ago. There are theories about skill used in building this temple along with theories that Aliens built it and power of secret vedic mantras helped in lifting the tonnes of granite. But there are also some stories that this temple could not be consecrated due to some reasons and therefore King Rajaraja’s son Rajendra Chola constructed its replica at a place called Gangaikonda Chola puram ( 70 KM off Thanjavur). These both temples are pearl to be seen and if you do not see you will miss something…. . THis is incredible India and that is why India was called ” Sone ki Chidiya”……..Just unbelievable about 70,000 people visited this temple on Dec,31,2017.

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