The Big temple of Thanjavur was called as Rajarajeeswaram , abode of the Lord of Rajaraja Chola or the Temple for Lord Iswara built by Raja Raja Chola the great. With the fall of the Cholas, Thanjavur was resurrected by the Nayaks and Marathas during that time frame the name was sanskritised and called Brahadeeswara temple.
Today the world knows Rajarajeeswaram as the big temple or Brahadeswara temple, an UNESCO world heritage monument, but what the world does not know is about the all round skills of its builder Rajaraja Chola the Great, The architectural intricacies of the temple and the sculptures and arts which have lasted a millennium.
We strive to bring to light the way of life a thousand years ago and the way the big temple was built and how it has changed though the last thousand years and its state today.
What we have endeavoured to start with the big temple will continue to other South Indian monuments to show the wonders of ancient arts and architectures of South India.