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Publisher:The Director General, Archaeological Survey of India
Published In:2007
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:0.50 lbs
Pages:pp. 96, Illus. (Col.), 2 Maps (Col.), Glossary, Appendices, Biblio.

The Title "The Great Chola Temples Thanjavur Gangaikondacholapuram Darasuram" is written by C. Sivaramamurti. This book was published in the year 2007. The ISBN number 8187780444|9788187780441 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 96 (Pages). The publisher of this title is The Director General, Archaeological Survey of India. We have about 131 other great books from this publisher. The Great Chola Temples Thanjavur Gangaikondacholapuram Darasuram is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

This guide Book on the three great Chola temples, built between the eleventh and twelfth centuries in Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram, along The Magnificent Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu, is part of the World Heritage Series published by the Archaeological Survey of India.

All three temples are dedicated to Siva; and each represents the culmination of architectural and aesthetic achievements that came to form the Dravida style. From the imposing strength and exquisite paintings of 'Thanjavur's Brihadisvara, built by the great ruler and conqueror Rajaraja I, to the lavishly sculpted complex at Ciangaikondacholapuram, built by Rajaraja's equally valiant successor, Rajendra I, and the somewhat more delicately crafted Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram-these temples offer a tour of an ancient and splendid history.

This volume also provides An Introduction to the History and Architecture of those times; it is illustrated with over 80 evocative photographs as well as detailed site plans and sketches; and its exhaustive bibliography will aid those who wish to delve deeper into the vast Chola empire that produced these three outstanding edifices.


General Information

1. Brihadisvara Temple : Thanjavur
2. Brihadisvara Temple : Gangaikondacholapuram
3. Airavatesvara Temple : Darasuram