Brihadishvara, Bṛhadīśvara: 2 definitions


Brihadishvara means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Bṛhadīśvara can be transliterated into English as Brhadisvara or Brihadishvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Brihadishvara temple (at Tanjavur) is an archaeologically important site containing ancient Indian mural paintings.—The walls on either side of the narrow and dark passage of the inner vimāna, above the sanctum sanctorum, were painted between 1008 and 1012 CE. The paintings celebrate Lord Śiva. Each fresco, 4.5 metres tall and 3 metres wide, depicts Śiva: as Dakṣiṇāmūrti; being worshipped by the Tamil Shaivite saint Sundarar; as Tripurāntaka.

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas (history)

Bṛhadīśvara (बृहदीश्वर) is the name of an ancient Hindu temple at Tanjore.—Some of the oldest temples of India can be found in the south. Rājarājeśvaram or more famously, the Bṛhadīśvara Temple at Tanjore consecrated in 1010 CE, is more than a thousand years old and is a World Heritage Monument.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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