Brihadeeswara Temple Thanjavur by R PRASANA VENKATESH

Brihadeeswara Temple Thanjavur

A holy man meditates deeply at the Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur with stone inscriptions in the background. King Raja Raja Chola I who built the temple in 1010AD has meticulously recorded on stone inscriptions about the daily happenings in the temple, the wealth and the inscriptions even speak about the temple's cleaners, sweepers, carriers of flags and parasols, torch-bearers for processions at night and festivals, cooks, dancers, musicians and singers of Tamil and Sanskrit verses.