Quick Answer: Who were the great temple builders in South India?

Who built the biggest temple of South India?

The temple now stands amidst fortified walls that were added after the 16th century. Built out of granite, the vimana tower above the shrine is one of the tallest in South India.

Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur
Creator Raja Raja Chola I
Completed 1010 AD
Inscriptions Tamil
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)

Who built Dravidian temple?

The Dravidian style of temple architecture of South India was pioneered by the Pallavas who reigned in parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and northern Tamil Nadu until the ninth century. During the Pallava rule, rock-cut architecture was the most popular construction methodology.

Who built Thanjavur temple?

Who built Thanjavur?

Built in the 11th century by the Chola king Raja Raja Chola I (985–1014), the temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Who built Thanjavur temple Class 7?

Vijayalaya, one of the Cholas from Uraiyur, captured the Kaveri delta which was under control of the Muttaraiyar (subordinate to the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram), in the middle of 9th century. He built the town of Thanjavur and a temple for goddess Nishumbhasudeni there.

When was the first temple built in India?

Some consider the Mundeshwari temple as the oldest temple in India which is located in Kaimur District of Bihar. This is the oldest temple in India which is still functioning. Archeological Survey of India has restored it and its construction probably dated back tom108 AD.

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Who built ancient temples?

Temples of Hampi, Karnataka

The Virupaksha Temple at Hampi was built in the seventh century by the Chalukya rulers. We are an ancient nation and our monuments and architectural wonders antiquities.

When were temples built in India?

History. Temple construction in India started nearly 2000 years ago. The oldest temples that were built of brick and wood no longer exist. Stone later became the preferred material.