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‘Place of Interest’ Articles

Sivaganga Tank

Sivaganga tank a millennium old tank

Sivaganga tank lies beyond the north west compound of Big temple, it is surrounded by large walls and is also known for its sweet water.

Rajagopala beerangi or Cannon

Beerangi Medu, where a 17th century forge-welded iron cannon is mounted at Keela Alankam in Thanjavur.

The cannon is said to be one of the biggest in the world. It is of amazing size and speaks volumes of the metallurgical skill of the people in 17th century. The cannon has been made using Danish technical skills, 26-foot-long cannon weighs 22 tones. It is forge-welded and has not been made by casting, nearly 400-year-old cannon. It was mounted in 1620 when Ragunatha Nayak was the King of Thanjavur (1600-1645 A.D.).

The Beerangi is the biggest in India.

Rajarajan Mani Mandapam

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Rajarajan Mani Mandapam was built during the 8th World Tamil Conference . It is having a beautiful garden.

Rajarajan Site Museum-Thanjavur

Rajarajan Site Museum was established in the year 1984 as part of the celebration of Rajarajan’s 1000th birth centenary.

Antiquities on Display
Stone sculptures viz. Yoga Dhakshinamoorthy, Nataraj, Jyeshta, Gajalakshmi, Vishnu, Brahma, Muruga, Bairava, Vinayaga, Surya, Rishi Agasthya and Nandi.

The Museum is functioning in the Rajarajan Manimandapam
http://www.tnarch.gov.in/sitemus/mus9.htm

Siva Gangai Garden

The Siva Gangai Garden is located near the famous Brahadeshwara Temple (Big Temple),garden with a collection of flowering as well as non-flowering plants, variety of birds and animals.

A square tank in the Siva Gangai Garden built by the 16th century rulers for providing water to the Thanjavur Palace is still in use and is well known for its sweet tasting water.

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