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Thanjavur is a city in the Indian territory of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is the eleventh greatest city in Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is a significant focal point of South Indian religion, craftsmanship, and design. A large portion of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are situated in and around Thanjavur. The preeminent among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is situated in the focal point of the city. Thanjavur is likewise home to Tanjore painting, a canvas style special to the region.There are no references to Thanjavur in the Sangam time frame (third century BCE to fourth century CE) Tamil records, however a few researchers accept that the city has existed since that time. Kovil Venni, arranged 15 miles (24 km) toward the east of the city, was the site of the Battle of Venni between the Chola lord Karikala and an alliance of the Cheras and the Pandyas. The Cholas appeared to have confronted an attack of the Kalabhras in the third century CE after which the realm blurred into lack of clarity. The locale around present day Thanjavur was vanquished by the Mutharayars during the 6th 100 years, who administered it up to 849.[citation needed]

Thanjavur is the base camp of the Thanjavur District. The city is a significant farming place situated in the Kaveri Delta and is known as the Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is directed by a civil organization covering an area of 128.02 km2 (49.43 sq mi) and had a populace of 290,720 out of 2011. Streets are the significant method for transportation, while the city additionally has rail availability. The closest air terminal is Tiruchirapalli International Airport, found 59.6 km (37.0 mi) away from the city. The closest seaport is Karaikal, which is 94 km (58 mi) away from Thanjavur.

 

The city initially rose to unmistakable quality during the rule of the Cholas when it filled in as the capital of the realm. After the fall of the Cholas, the city was controlled by different administrations like the Mutharaiyar line, the Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Madurai Nayaks, the Thanjavur Nayaks, the Thanjavur Marathas and the British Empire. It has been a piece of free India starting around 1947.

The city's name "Thanjavur" is accepted to be gotten from the name of a Mutharayar lord, "Thananjay" or "Dhananjaya". Thananjaya (Dhananjaya) added to - Oor gives the name Thanjavur. The Kalamalla stone engraving (the primary stone engraving) was made by the Renati Chola lord, Erikal Muthuraju Dhanunjaya Varma of 575 CE[citation needed]. The city's name is likewise accepted to be gotten from the term 'thanjam puguntha oor' which signifies "the town for outcasts", Thanjam puguntha oor-Thanjavur. The term likewise alludes to the neighborliness of the natives.However, as per a nearby legend, the word Thanjavur was gotten from "Tanjan", who was a Demon who was killed on this very spot and that asura requested to make a lovely city there in Hindu folklore and later the asura(giant) was killed in what is currently Thanjavur (previously Tanjore) by the Hindu god Neelamegha Perumal, a type of Vishnu.

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GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM


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SHIVA GANGA GARDEN

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VIJAYANAGAR FORT

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THANJAI MAMANI KOIL

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CHANDRA BAGWAN TEMPLE

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SCHWARTZ CHURCH

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SWAMI MALAI TEMPLE

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SARASWATHI MAHAL LIBRARY

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ALANGUDI GURU TEMPLE

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OUR LADY OF SORROWS CHURCH

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