We just planned to visit all three UNESCO World heritage temples, Mathemetician Ramanujam house and so we planned the below itinerary. It is a total of 3 nights and four days to spend […]
The Airavatesvara temple, a UNESCO World Heritage at Darasuram, 6 KM from Kumbakonam railway station was built by Raja Raja II (1150 A.D.). Airavat was name of elephant chariot of Lord Indra. As […]
Comparatively less known but it was second capital of great Chola kingdom in 1000 AD for 250 years. This was built by Rajendra Chola-I, son of Rajaraja-I who built Thanjavur Brihdishwara temple. Both temples 70 KM apart are named as Bridheswara temple. This is UNESCO World Heritage declared in 2004.
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.
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.
” Hardy stated that a ‘single look’ was enough to show they could only have been written by a mathematician of the highest calibre, comparing Ramanujan to other mathematical geniuses such as Euler and Jacobi.”