Two great Chola Temples of the 11th and 12th centuries have been added to the 11th century Brihadisvara temple of Thanjavur, inscribed in 1987. The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of South India and the neighbouring islands.
The Great Living Chola Temples in Tamil Nadu include the Brihadisvara temple in Thanjavur, Brihadisvara temple in Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavateswara temple in Darasuram. These are UNESCO World Heritage sites - indiamike.com These Chola temples are fine examples of the spectacular Dravidian Race art and architecture and the glorious reign of the Chola Dynasty in South India, and have been classified as World Heritage monuments by UNESCO.
Darasuram Shiva temple The Great Living Chola Temples are the group of 3 major Hindu Kovils located in south India and together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The three major temples are the Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur also known as the Big Temple,Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara Temple of Darasuram. Brihadeeswarar Temple display the greatest glory,Power and reflection of Raja Raja