Thanjavur was at the height of its glory during the Chola period between the 10th and the 14th century and became a great centre of learning and culture. The important landmark in Thanjavur is the great Brahadeeswara Temple
The temple is also known as the Big Temple, it was built by Raja Raja Chola - I. It is one of the most magnificent piece of South Indian temple architecture. Established in 1011 AD in celebration of victory of Chola kingdom that extended till Ceylon and some parts of the Malaya archipelago. Now it is a world heritage site. Even today Thanjavur is not only considered as the rice bowl of tamil nadu but also as a cultural headquarters. Though the Thanjavur district is dominated by agriculture, the town is diverse in its own, Having a literacy percentage of more than 75% and a homogenous mix of population of all religions.
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