Day trip to Brihadisvara temple
Trip Start Mar 10, 2007
153Trip End Jan 01, 2007
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Thanjavurs main sight is the Brihadisvara temple, or the big temple as it is so eloquently known. Quite an impressive temple, it is from the early Chola period apparently and features amongst other things a rather enormous Nandi, which one a fortnight they wash with milk, water and tumeric in front of large local crowds. Sadly this was not happening during our visit. The temple has many impressive and intricate carvings, and the largest Vimana in India (OOOOHHHH!). :p Joseph talked to a a guy in the compound about some sort of meditation he had learnt a little about and i watched as they tried to pronounce 'Ohm' correctly
The palace in Thanjavur was very, very disappointing and apart from the view from the tower it was completely not worth it, especially the 'exhibits/exhibitions entry included, which might as well have been empty rooms.
Deciding there was little else to see in town, we bused it back to Trichy, from where we would it to the cool hills