The big temple is big in all aspects. Here the Sculptor himself has played with Art. Nobody can even imagine to build such a massive structure even today. Thanjavur was once the great capital of the cholas. It was Raja Raja Chola, the empire builder, who also erected the most spectacular of the Tanjavur temples, whole structure is a tribute to the genius of Chola architects and builders.
Brihadishware Temple is the crowing glory of Chola temple architecture. The superb and fascinating monument is one of only a handful in india with world Heritage Listing and is worth a couple of visits.
It is next door to gallery. Established around 170AD the library contains a collection of over 30,000 plam leaf, and paper manuscripts In Indian European Languages.