GANGAIKONDA CHOLAPURAM TEMPLE IS A COMPOSITIONAL WORK OF VIRTUOSO. SITUATED AT
THANJAVUR (TANJORE) IN TAMIL NADU, GANGAIKONDA CHOLAPURAM CAN BE ACHIEVED
EFFECTIVELY THROUGH STANDARD TRANSPORTS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE FROM THE PRINCIPLE
TOWNS AND URBAN AREAS OF TAMIL NADU. IN THE MID ELEVENTH CENTURY, THE SANCTUARY
GOT WORKED BY RAJENDRA CHOLA, WHO WAS THE CHILD AND SUCCESSOR OF RAJARAJA CHOLA.
The shapely sanctuary remains by the well known Brihadisvara sanctuary at Tanjore.
Gangaikonda Cholapuram is viewed as the generation of Brihadisvara Temple that was
worked by Rajaraja Chola, father of Rajendra Chola. Gangai Konda Cholapuram was raised
to surpass the sanctuary made by the father. The sanctuary is prestigious for having the
greatest Shivalingam in the Southern piece of India.
The wonderful design of the sanctuary gloats of a 9 story vimanam that reaches out to the
stature of 185 feet. Confronting the east heading, Gangai Konda Cholapuram grasps
mind blowing models and carvings. At least 54.86m in tallness, the sanctuary structure
takes after the style of Brihadisvara Temple. The entire sanctuary is flourished with rich
and mind boggling carvings that are restrictive to Chola style of masterfulness. Known to
contain a little northern style, the structure grasps unpredictable carvings in the
Chola group led over a substantial piece of South India. In those circumstances, the Chola line
was at its pinnacle and vanquished numerous a sections of the northern region. The riches was
overflowing because of the result of their blasting war operations. On one of the undertakings,
Rajendra Chola brought Ganga water in a brilliant pot and sanctified the store ‘Ponneri or
Cholaganga’. Thusly, Rajendra was titled as “Gangaikondan” (the person who brought the
Ganges). The ruler needed to erect an ‘overwhelming’ sanctuary journalist to the Brihadeeswara
Temple. Amid 1020 – 29 AD, Gangaikondacholapuram saw its development.