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Real Facts are available at most of the Monuments, here at the entrance of the Temple a Description written in English and Hindi is available for public, request all to please go through such kind of information and then contribute[edit]

Nandi[edit]

The Nandi weighs 27 tonnes and is probably the largest in the world and said to be installed later in the 16th Century.

is awsome

I think the Nandi in Mysore is bigger than this one. --202.141.25.92 05:18, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Nandi in Gangaikondacholapuram is said to bigger than Tanjore nandi. Praveen 20:44, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

The Nandi in Gagaikondacholapuram is not the original one as it was constructed later. Nandi in Thanjavur is bigger than the Nandi in Mysore. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.60.17.158 (talk) 02:57, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanjavur Temple for Featured Picture[edit]

I'll be happy if someone could second my entry for 'featured picture':-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Picture_peer_review/Thanjavur_Big_Temple

-Ravichandar84 03:19, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Crown[edit]

In the wikipedia site the following is said

"The 'Shikharam' (crown) of Brihadeswara temple is itself very large and heavy (81.25 tons) and has been carved out of a single stone"

According to the Archaelogocal society of India (ASI), this is not true. They have evidence that suggest the crown was made from many stones. We need somebody from ASI to contribute to this site

 "It is very clearly mentioned in writing at the entrance of the temple that the Crown is made up of 8 pieces"


At one place in the article:

"The Kalash or 'Chikharam' (apex or the bulbous structure on the top) of the temple is not carved out of a single stone as widely believed"

And at another place in the same article:

"The apex of the tower is the octagonal single stone granite piece of 81.25 tons"

No the above statement is wrong. It was not made of single stone. It is made of several stones resembling the top view of orange. The statement regarding that "the shadow will not touch the ground is also wrong". only the Shadow of Kalash will not fall down on earth — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.174.118.3 (talk) 06:00, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

This is self-contradictory.. please clarify. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 135.245.168.33 (talk) 16:23, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

First temple built of granite[edit]

The lead section says that Brihadeeswarar is the world's "first complete granite temple". The claim is sourced to an Indian government website, but it's a list of trivial facts with no detail, and I don't think the fact-checking was very careful. (The page says, for instance, that Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, which is a contentious issue that depends on how one measures "continuous".) More seriously, the UNESCO site about these Chola temples says that Brihadeeswarar is built partly of brick. And The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt, by Richard H. Wilkinson, says (pp. 104–105) that Behbeit el-Hagar, which is in ruins now but was built in the second or third century BC, was made entirely of granite. Therefore, I am removing the problematic passage. A. Parrot (talk) 05:06, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

The temple diety is one of the tallest Shiva lingam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.234.97.114 (talk) 09:12, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Largest Temple[edit]

The lead section claims that Brihadeeswar temple is the largest temple in the world. The claimed source is not in public domain and the fact cannot be verified. However, it is a well known fact that larger temples exist, or in other words, Brihadeeswar temple is not the largest of the temples. For reference, see the article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_large_Hindu_temples, with legitimate sources.

98.222.193.118 (talk) 14:00, 22 November 2012 (UTC)