Great Living Chola Temples World Heritage Site

10th to 12th century Shaivism Hindu temples, a UNESCO world heritage site

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Great Living Chola Temples
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Scenes from the three temples
LocationTamil Nadu, India
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii)
Inscription1987 (11th session)
Area21.88 ha (54.1 acres)
Buffer zone16.715 ha (41.30 acres)
Coordinates10°46′59″N 79°07′57″E / 10.78306°N 79.13250°E / 10.78306; 79.13250Coordinates: 10°46′59″N 79°07′57″E / 10.78306°N 79.13250°E / 10.78306; 79.13250
Great Living Chola Temples is located in India
Great Living Chola Temples
Location of Great Living Chola Temples in India

The Great Living Chola Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for a group of Chola dynasty era Hindu temples in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[1][2] Completed between early 11th and the 12th century CE, the monuments include the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram. The Brihadisvara Temple was recognised in 1987; the Temple of Gangaikondacholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple were added as extensions to the site in 2004.

  1. ^ "Great Living Chola Temples". World Heritage: Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Great Living Chola Temples" (pdf). Unesco. Retrieved 6 November 2010.

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