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The beauty of the temples seems that can not be understood without the inner strength of those who built them. Best if you can see the black background. Thanks for your support and kindness. Have a good evening! Tanjore Brihadiswara

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PHOTOS: Stunningly Beautiful Hindu Temples

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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

PHOTOS: Stunningly Beautiful Hindu Temples

The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of south India and the neighbouring islands.

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The Tamil Nadu temples were mostly square or rectangular (the shastras list 16 different shapes). Most importantly, these temples were repositories of art, music and dance. THE CHOLAS AND THEIR MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION The Iratheswara Swami temple in Darasuram Photo: M. Srinath

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