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Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara

Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara


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Size: 3696 x 5555 (2.4MB)

Date: 1st August 2008

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Credit: Occidor Ltd/Robert Harding

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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

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Art Work East Indian Fresco Frescoe Hindu Hinduism Indian Culture Mural Paintings Symbol Symbolic Tamil Nadu Tanjore Thanjavur Wall Painting Lingam Phallic Symbol


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This print showcases the magnificent Shiva lingam housed within the 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple stands as a testament to the rich cultural and architectural heritage of South Asia. The image captures the intricate details and symbolism associated with Hinduism. The Shiva lingam, an iconic representation of Lord Shiva, is prominently displayed at the center of the frame. Its phallic shape represents creation and fertility while serving as a powerful symbol for worshippers. The temple's interior is adorned with stunning frescoes and murals that depict various aspects of Indian mythology and religious narratives. These vibrant wall paintings add depth and beauty to this sacred space, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its spiritual ambiance. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are transported to a world where artistry meets divinity. The vertical composition emphasizes the grandeur of both the architecture and its symbolic elements. It serves as a reminder that travel can be transformative when exploring destinations steeped in history and spirituality. Occidor Ltd/Robert Harding has skillfully captured not just an image but also an experience - one that invites us to appreciate Indian culture through its artistic expressions within places of worship like Sri Brihadeswara Temple.

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