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The module takes us through the Chola period, 'one of the most creative and formative' in Tamil culture. This was when some of India's finest temples were built, whose inspiration endured for later Nayaka and Maratha rulers of the region.
The Great Chola Temples: Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram On 22nd April 1010, the 25th regnal year of the Chola king Arunmolivarman—better known by his title Rajaraja, ‘the King of Kings’—installed a gold-plated pot-finial on the summit of a monumental new temple in the city of…