Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We all woke up in the morning at Ambi's residence and spent sometime playing in and around the house. We had some breakfast. Athan from Kollam arrived and Vijaay athan went and picked him up. Soon Kollam athan had to leave for Trichy to meet his new tenant.
We all then got ready and traveled to Brihadeeswarar temple (Big temple, aka பெரிய கோயில், Peruvudayar Koil, ). . We parked our car outside the temple in the parking lot. We spent about 1 ½ hours. We saw the Lingam, the koil exhibition, the devi, and nandi. We learned about additions to the original structures by various rulers like Nayaks. We took some pictures.
The day was slightly cloudy but humid and bright. Then we went to Sivaganga Gardens. There we took joy train ride and kids went played in the play area. Then around 4 PM we left for home. All of us had shower since it was sweaty and hot.