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This is the huge statue of Nandi from Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar (Lord Shiva) Temple, measuring 6 meter length and 3.7 meter in height faces the inner sanctum (Garvagruham). The statue of Nandi was created from a single rock piece and weighs 25 tonnes. It is in fact one of the largest monolithic statues of Nandi in India.

Thanjavur is the ancient capital of the Chola emperors & the Cholas rulers were great patrons of art. Emperor Rajaraja Chola constructed the Brihadeeswara Temple in 10th century AD and the architect Sama Varma designed it.

The Brihadeeswarar temple is one of the few great Indian monuments listed in UNESCO's World Heritage list of historical sites and monuments.

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