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Brihadeshvara Temple (11th century)
A grand temple built by Chola ruler Rajaraja "King of Kings".
Thanjavur is a major city in Tamil Nadu province in the South of India. The city was once capital of the Chola dynasty, which ruled parts of southern India from the 9th to 13th centuries.
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