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About Thanjavur

The history, geography, location, demography, weather and culture of the native population speak volumes about Thanjavur. Situated in the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur has a rich architectural, cultural and social history. Also known as Tanjore, the ancient city of Thanjavur has been the cradle of civilization of many dynasties during the ancient times.

Thanjavur rose to prominence under the able administration of the rulers of the Chola dynasty. The rulers of the Chola dynasty had constructed several splendid monuments that portray the unique artistic caliber and architectural imagination of the local craftsmen of the ancient times.

The ancient city of Thanjavur was ruled by the mighty rulers of the Pandya dynasty for a short while. After the downfall of the empire of Pandya rulers, the administration of the city went to the Maratta rulers. Thanjavur was ultimately taken over by the British soldiers who ruled the place till independence.

Thanjavur is located besides (This mistake has been seen in all the pages of the writer. e.g. Geography of Thanjavur. Please explain to the writer the difference between 'beside' and 'besides.') the swift flowing River Cauveri that makes the area suitable to grow several agricultural crops of rice, paddy, sugar cane and coconut. Thanjavur is also commonly referred to as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. The region experiences a tropical climate with moderate summers and mild winters. Winter rainfall is a common feature of Thanjavur due to the north eastern monsoonal winds.

The culturally enriched local indigenous inhabitants of Thanjavur specialize in the various performing arts of classical music and dance of the region. Almost all the people of Thanjavur are masters of Carnatic music. Bharatnatyam dance is famous among the native population of the ancient city of Thanjavur.

Last Updated on 10/12/2011