Got a glimpse of the great Lingam at Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur, India. An amazing sight because the Lingam is over 13 feet tall from the ground above. There is another 13 feet of Lingam buried under the ground to make a strong foundation. The temple, also called as Peruvudaiyar Kovil, is an architectural masterpiece built by Raja Raja Chola I .
It is interesting to note that the Sanctum Sanctorum’s doorway is smaller than the Lingam. This has spawned theories that the Lingam was built first and the tower (Vimana) was built around it. However, my research shows a simple technique that the Lingam was placed inside after the construction of the temple.
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Thanks to free music from Teknoaxe, I added the track “cathedral of light”