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The districts of Thanjavur,Kumbhakonam and Nagappattinam (constituting the erstwhile Thanjauvr district) boast of hundreds of ancient temples. The town of Thanjavur was the seat of the glorious Chola Empire of Tamilnadu, and was later on the seat of the Nayaks and the Marathas. True to art historian Fergusson, the Chola artists conceived like giants and finished like jewellers.

Thanjavur periya kovil

Templenet focuses this week on the glorious temples attributed to the region of Raja Raja Chola and his successors in the Thanjavur Cauvery belt of South India.

Thanjavur Town is Located in the center of Cauvery Delta region, an agricultural land surrounding the town. This town is located at a distance of 351 kms away from the state capital of Chennai and 50 kms from the regional growth foci of Tiruchirapalli. It is situated in 10’ 47” latitude. 19” 08’ longitude and 57m above mean sea level. The location of Thanjavur town serves as a transit point that is connected with adjoining towns by excellent road network systems. Vadavar and Vennar River drain Thanjavur town in the north, which flows from northeast to the western direction. This has helped for development of agriculture based activity around the town.

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