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 namesGangaikonda Cholapuram temple
Geography
Coordinates11°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
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictAriyalur
LocationGangaikonda Cholapuram
Culture
Primary deityShiva
Important festivalsMaha Shivaratri
Architecture
Architectural stylesDravidian Architecture
History and governance
Date built11th century AD
CreatorRajendra 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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