Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Indian 1000 Rupee note with tanjore temple (now known as brihadeeswarar temple) at thanjavur in tamilnadu .
First issued in 1954; demonetized on 16th January 1978 . It had an image of tanjore temple (now known as brihadeeswarar temple) at thanjavur in tamilnadu .Brihadeshwara Temple (locally known as Tanjai Periya Kovil) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as RajaRajeswara Temple Rajarajeswaram and Brihadeshwara Temple.Built by Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 CE, the temple turned 1000 years old in 2010. The vimanam (temple tower) is 100 ft (30 m) high and is the tallest in the world. The Kumbam (the apex or the bulbous structure on the top) weighs around 80 tons. There is a big statue of Nandi (sacred bull), carved out of a single rock measuring about 16 ft (4.9 m) long and 13 ft (4.0 m) high at the entrance.The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples", with the other two being the Brihadeeswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara temple.