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The myths and mysteries of the Big Temple, Thanjavur | Episode 2

The mighty Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur is a 1000 year-old engineering marvel and one of the tallest structures of its time. It is considered Rajaraja Chola’s magnum opus. Join us on this podcast by Storytrails, as we explore the rich history and the many myths that surround this famous temple.

The mighty Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur is a 1000 year-old engineering marvel and one of the tallest structures of its time. It is considered Rajaraja Chola’s magnum opus. Join us on this podcast by Storytrails, as we explore the rich history and the many myths that surround this famous temple.

Is it true that this tall temple casts no shadow? How did they get the massive cupola to the very top of the tower? Is the temple entrance really cursed?

On this episode, we’re joined by the articulate Madhusudhanan Kalaiselvan, a conservation architect who specialises in Tamil literature, heritage and architectural research.

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