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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thanjavur – Thanjai - Tanjore

Thanjavur also known as Thanjai is situated in the Eastern Part of Tamil Nadu and Southeastern Part of India, properly situated in the Cauvery delta known as the rice – bowl of Tami Nadu. It is one of the oldest cities in India, which has a long and varied history. Thanjavur is an important Town for South Indian arts and Architectures. The famous Thanjavur Doll which is very famous named ( “Thanjavur Thalayatti Pommai” in Tamil)

The Big Temple ( “Thanjai Periya Kovil” in Tamil) which is situated in Thanjavur is announced as World Heritage Monument by UNESCO. Thanjavur Town is surrounded by agricultural lands. Thanjavur is connected by roads and railways with other cities in Tamil Nadu. The Airport which is nearest to Thanjavur is situated in Tiruchirapalli is about 56 kms from Thanjavur and The Harbor which is nearest to Thanjavur is situated in Nagapattinam is about 85 kms from Thanjavur.

The Name Thanjavur is derived from the Word Tanjan and also has been derived from the Word Than-sei-oor, it means that the place is surrounded by green paddy fields and rivers. There are 90 temples situated in the Thanjavur Town, which is favored by the Chola rulers. The Big Temple which also known as Brihadeeswara Temple, built by Rajaraja Chola was completed around 1010 A.D. Thanjavur is located in the center of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu also located in the center of the Cauvery Delta about 350 kms from Chennai which is the State Capital of Tamil Nadu.

The Sarawasthi Mahal Library is situated in the Center part of the Town, in that Library over 30,000 Indian and European written on palm leaf and papers are available. Thanjavur economy is mainly based on agro. Major crops of Thanjavur are Paddy, Banana, Coconut, Ragi, Sugarcane, Black Gram, Green Gram and Red Gram.

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