Category:Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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Gangaikonda Cholapuram (it); Gangaikondacholapuram (fr); Gangaikonda Cholapuram (hr); Gangaikondapuram (ca); Gangaikonda Cholapuram (de); Gangaikonda Cholapuram神廟 (zh); განგაიკონდა-ჩოლაპურამი (ka); ガンガイコンダチョーラプラム (ja); جانجايكوندا شولابورام (arz); Ґанґайконда-Чолапурам (uk); Gangaikonda Cholapuram (nl); Templo Gangaikondacholisvaram (es); गंगैकोण्ड चोलपुरम् (hi); గంగైకొండ చోళాపురం (te); Gangakondacholapuram (cy); Gangaikonda Cholapuram (en); غانغايكوندا شولابورام (ar); Templo Gangaikondaĉolapuramo (eo); கங்கைகொண்ட சோழபுரம் (ta) Tempio (it); bâtiment en Inde (fr); kuil di India (id); tempel in India (nl); मंदिर (hi); ఆలయం (te); temple (en); معبد هندوسي في ضاحية ثانجافور، الهند (ar); Tempel in Indien (de) Gangaikandapur, Gangakandapuram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram (ca); Gangaikondacholapuram (de); Gangaikondacholisvaram (hr); 甘加貢達喬拉普蘭 (zh); கங்கை கொண்ட சோழபுரம், கங்கைகொண்டச் சோழபுரம், கங்கைகொண்டசோழபுரம் (ta)
Gangaikonda Cholapuram 
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Instance ofHindu temple
Part ofGreat Living Chola Temples
Location Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India
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  • UNESCO World Heritage Site record modification (2004)
11° 12′ 18.86″ N, 79° 27′ 10.01″ E
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Gangaikonda Cholapuram (Tamil: கங்கைகொண்ட சோழபுரம்|கங்கைகொண்ட சோழபுரம்) was erected as the capital of the Cholas by Rajendra Chola I, the son and successor of Rajaraja Chola. Kadaram (Kedah in Malaysia) as the capital of the Cholas from about 1025 A.D. for about 250 years, the city controlled the affairs of entire southern India, from the Tungabhadra River at Hampi in the north to Ceylon in the south and other south east Asian countries. The great temple of Siva at this place is next only to the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur in its monumental nature and surpasses it in sculptural quality. The Gangaikondaan Temple is an architectural and engineering marvel because the shadow of the main tower never falls on the ground throughout the year.


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