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Tañjāvūr


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A major South Indian temple complex in Tamil Nadu, close to the Kāverī river. Once the capital of the Cōḻa kings, it is the site of one of the largest temples in India, the Rājarājeśvara, or Bṛhadīśvara (consecrated 1009/10), built by King Rājrāja, and dedicated to Śiva.

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