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Thanjavur Collection

Discover the ancient marvels of Thanjavur, a city steeped in rich history and cultural heritage

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara

Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara (Brihadisvara), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur

Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Pagoda of Brihadeeswarar Temple or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, Thanjavur, India

Pagoda of Brihadeeswarar Temple or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, Thanjavur, India. Handcoloured copperplate drawn
FLO4623830 Pagoda of Brihadeeswarar Temple or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, Thanjavur, India. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Religious Couples

Religious Couples
2911054 Religious Couples; (add.info.: 1830 Watercolour on English Paper titled Religious Couples from Thanjavur, Southern India. Dated 1830.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Royal Procession with Raja Amar Singh (Reigned 1787-1798) of Thanjavur (image 1 of 6), c1790

Royal Procession with Raja Amar Singh (Reigned 1787-1798) of Thanjavur (image 1 of 6), c1790. Creator: Unknown
Royal Procession with Raja Amar Singh (Reigned 1787-1798) of Thanjavur (image 1 of 6), c1790

Background imageThanjavur Collection: A Wayside Refreshment Stall, between 1750 and 1775. Creator: Unknown

A Wayside Refreshment Stall, between 1750 and 1775. Creator: Unknown
A Wayside Refreshment Stall, between 1750 and 1775

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Acrobats, c1850. Creator: Unknown

Acrobats, c1850. Creator: Unknown
Acrobats, c1850

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Brihadishvara temple (The Big Temple), Thanjavur (Tanjore), UNESCO World Heritage Site

Brihadishvara temple (The Big Temple), Thanjavur (Tanjore), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageThanjavur Collection: India - Thanjavur Car of Jagannath early 1900s

India - Thanjavur Car of Jagannath early 1900s

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Shaiva Saint Appar, Holding a Spade, 14th century. Creator: Unknown

Shaiva Saint Appar, Holding a Spade, 14th century. Creator: Unknown
Shaiva Saint Appar, Holding a Spade, 14th century

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Four-Armed God Vishnu Holding Discus and Conch, Vijayanagar period, 15th century

Four-Armed God Vishnu Holding Discus and Conch, Vijayanagar period, 15th century

Background imageThanjavur Collection: The Great Pagoda, Tanjore, plate XXIV from Oriental Scenery

The Great Pagoda, Tanjore, plate XXIV from Oriental Scenery
STC195039 The Great Pagoda, Tanjore, plate XXIV from Oriental Scenery, published 1798 (coloured aquatint) by Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Pagoda of Brihadeeswarar Temple or Peruvudaiyar

Pagoda of Brihadeeswarar Temple or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, Thanjavur, India. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Raja Shivaji, last Raja of Thanjavur (Tanjore)

Raja Shivaji, last Raja of Thanjavur (Tanjore), Bhonsie dynasty. Seated on a carpet, waited on by courtiers and servants. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Bonatti after Francois Solvyns

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Shrine to the sacred bull Nandi, Brihadisvara Temple, Tanjore, India (b / w photo)

Shrine to the sacred bull Nandi, Brihadisvara Temple, Tanjore, India (b / w photo)
5996601 Shrine to the sacred bull Nandi, Brihadisvara Temple, Tanjore, India (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shrine to the sacred bull Nandi)

Background imageThanjavur Collection: The Great Pagoda of Tanjore, pub. C. 1812 (engraving)

The Great Pagoda of Tanjore, pub. C. 1812 (engraving)
2958358 The Great Pagoda of Tanjore, pub. C. 1812 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Brihadishvara Temple to Shiva)

Background imageThanjavur Collection: A sadhu (glue, dye & gold)

A sadhu (glue, dye & gold)
LIT389191 A sadhu (glue, dye & gold) by Indian School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tanjore school of miniature painting; ); Photo eLuca Tettoni; Indian, out of copyright

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Palace of Tanjore (engraving)

Palace of Tanjore (engraving)
1619234 Palace of Tanjore (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Palace of Tanjore. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 14 August 1858)

Background imageThanjavur Collection: A man with his ox, c. 1825 (pencil, pen, black ink, w / c, on Whatman paper)

A man with his ox, c. 1825 (pencil, pen, black ink, w / c, on Whatman paper)
1196920 A man with his ox, c. 1825 (pencil, pen, black ink, w/c, on Whatman paper) by Indian School, (19th century); 38.7x25.4 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Indian, out of copyright

Background imageThanjavur Collection: The sacred cow of Tanjore, India (chromolitho)

The sacred cow of Tanjore, India (chromolitho)
2788723 The sacred cow of Tanjore, India (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The sacred cow of Tanjore, India)

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Temple at Thanjavur (chromolitho)

Temple at Thanjavur (chromolitho)
735327 Temple at Thanjavur (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Temple at Thanjavur)

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Pagoda at Ramisseram, 1803 (colour aquatint)

Pagoda at Ramisseram, 1803 (colour aquatint)
1196945 Pagoda at Ramisseram, 1803 (colour aquatint) by Salt, Henry (1780-1827) (after); 48x68 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116245

EyeUbiquitous_20116245
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Bags of paint powder to be used to celebrate the Holi festival

Background imageThanjavur Collection: Asia; Asian; Ethnic; Horizontal; India; Indian; Market; Tamil Nadu; Tanjore; Thanjavur

Asia; Asian; Ethnic; Horizontal; India; Indian; Market; Tamil Nadu; Tanjore; Thanjavur
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Bags of paint powder to be used to celebrate the Holi festival

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116235

EyeUbiquitous_20116235
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Detail of the gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116238
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116237
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116234

EyeUbiquitous_20116234
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116236
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116239

EyeUbiquitous_20116239
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Portrait of a pilgrim at the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116233
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116232
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Pilgrims at the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116230
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116229
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116228
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116227
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116244
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116241

EyeUbiquitous_20116241
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Detail of the script engraved into the walls of the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116240
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116226
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116225

EyeUbiquitous_20116225
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116224

EyeUbiquitous_20116224
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116223

EyeUbiquitous_20116223
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

Background imageThanjavur Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20116222

EyeUbiquitous_20116222
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116221
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, The gopuram at the entrance to the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Statue of a hindu god at the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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EyeUbiquitous_20116219
India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Pilgrims at the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore

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India, Tamil Nadu, Tanjore, Thanjavur, Pilgrims at the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjore




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Discover the ancient marvels of Thanjavur, a city steeped in rich history and cultural heritage. Marvel at the majestic Shiva lingam housed within the 10th century Sri Brihadeswara temple, a testament to exquisite craftsmanship. This iconic Brihadishwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands proudly in Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India - an architectural masterpiece that leaves visitors awe-inspired. Step back in time as you witness the grandeur of the early 1900s with the India-Thanjavur Car of Jagannath, showcasing the city's vibrant past. Explore further and encounter the legendary Monster Gun of Tanjore, an intriguing relic that tells tales of battles fought long ago. Immerse yourself in spirituality as you come across depictions of revered figures like Shaiva Saint Appar holding a spade from the 14th century and Vishnu adorned with four arms holding a discus and conch from Vijayanagar period in the 15th century. Capture breathtaking moments at The Great Pagoda or Peruvudaiyar Pagoda within Brihadeeswarar Temple complex; its intricate architecture will leave you spellbound. And let us not forget Raja Shivaji, who was once hailed as Thanjavur's last ruler - his legacy still resonates throughout this captivating city. Indulge your senses in this enchanting destination where every corner reveals stories etched into stone. Experience Thanjavur's timeless charm and immerse yourself in its glorious past.