Brihadeeswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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Brihadeeswarar Temple
View of the entire temple complex.
Brihadeeswarar Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Brihadeeswarar Temple
Brihadeeswarar Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Name
Other names Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple
Geography
Coordinates 11°12′22″N 79°27′05″E / 11.20611°N 79.45139°E / 11.20611; 79.45139Coordinates: 11°12′22″N 79°27′05″E / 11.20611°N 79.45139°E / 11.20611; 79.45139
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Ariyalur
Location Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Culture
Primary deity Shiva
Important festivals Maha Shivaratri
Architecture
Architectural styles Dravidian Architecture
History and governance
Date built 11th century AD
Creator Rajendra Chola I

Brihadeshwara Temple (also called Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple and Gangaikondacholeeswaram) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Ariyalur district, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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