The Chola royalty zealously built many stone temples all over their kingdom. The Rajarajesvaram is the grandest of all Chola temples. The exact year in which Rajaraja I (AD 985-1014) commenced the massive exercise of constructing Rajarajesvaram is not recorded anywhere. Apart from conceptualizing…
1. Brihadisvara Legends
Fig. 1: Brihadisvara temple (Image taken by Debhashish Bannerjee)
There are a number of legends associated with the temple. The two given below are the most well-known ones.
1. Karuvur Devar…
Balasaraswati's Presidential Address at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Tamil lsai Sangam, Madras, December 21, 1975, translated from the Tamil by S. Guhan.
in Library Artifacts