It became the capital of the Chola dynasty in c. As of , the ancient city exists as a heritage town in the Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu, India. The great temple of Brihadeeswarar Temple at this place is next only to the Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur in its monumental nature and surpasses it in sculptural quality. The name means The town of the chola who took over Ganga water from Ganga or who defeated the kings near Ganga.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Gangai Konda Chozhan, authored by Balakumaran, is a historical novel about the kingdom of Cholas and their king Rajendra Chola.
Summary of the Book With an engaging narration of the genius writer Balakumaran, this novel offers an unputdownable read for history lovers. The author tries to be subjective about the ruler Rajendra Chola, who is often misunderstood as an unkind em Gangai Konda Chozhan, authored by Balakumaran, is a historical novel about the kingdom of Cholas and their king Rajendra Chola.
The author tries to be subjective about the ruler Rajendra Chola, who is often misunderstood as an unkind emperor. Chola's wife Veerama Devi was a courageous woman too and this book details on her and how she did justice to her name by living with honour and valour. GangaiKonda Chozhan is a must read for those who want to know more comprehensively about the Cholas. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published October 11th by Thirumagal Nilayam first published January 1st More Details Original Title.
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If GOD is everywhere, where is the need that he needs water only from Ganga or a temple? Each part is a thrilling read. The last part brings us close to tears, making us wonder at he sheer scale of the reach of such a wonderful ruler who spread our glory far and wide. Ashok rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Dwarkanathan rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Arunpandian rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Ragupathy rated it it was amazing May 05, Schenthil Kumar rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Chandrasekaran Venkatasan rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Radhakrishnan rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Biju Ganesh rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Murugavelavan rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Swaminathan Nagarajan rated it really liked it Oct 31, Balaji Srinivasan rated it liked it Oct 20, Rajesh Kumar rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Vickey rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Vijay rated it liked it Nov 06, Manish Chandrasekaran rated it really liked it May 25, Sivaguru Jambulingam rated it it was ok Apr 08, Srinivasan Sadhasivam rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Bharathan Kumaran rated it really liked it Jan 01, Anto Jose rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Thiru rated it it was ok May 22, Elankumaran rated it it was amazing May 31, Bavya Dinesh rated it really liked it Mar 19, Premanand Velu rated it really liked it May 10, Arun rated it liked it Feb 14, Ramalakshmi shanmugavel rated it really liked it Apr 22, Aishwarya rated it it was amazing Sep 25, M rated it it was amazing Nov 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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கங்கை கொண்ட சோழன் பாகம் 1 [Gangai Konda Cholan #1]
The temple was built by Rajendra Chola-I A. D son of the Rajaraja-I. It is said that he established this to commemorate his victorious march to river Ganga. The temple was actually built in and is in good shape with numerous sculptures that depict the various mythologies related to Shiva and Vishnu. The place is slightly deviated from the road to Chidambaram from Kumbhakonam. There is another Cholapuram and people should not confuse with that. Like all other temples in Tamil Nadu the garbha griha is closed between noon and 4 pm.
Brihadisvara Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram
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