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Thanjavur

(tənjä`vo͞or), formerly

Tanjore

(tănjôr`), city (1991 pop. 202,013), Tamil Nadu state, SE India. It is a district administrative headquarters and a rice-milling center on the Kaveri River delta, known as the "rice bowl" of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is also a center of craftsmanship noted especially for its silks and bronzeware and is a leading S Indian music and dance center. Among the city's many Hindu temples, the most famous is the Brahadeswara temple, one of the greatest examples of Dravidian architecture, which dates to the 11th cent., when Thanjavur was capital of the Hindu CholaChola
, S Indian dynasty, whose kingdom was in what is now Tamil Nadu. Its chief capitals were at Kanchi (Kanchipuram) and Thanjavur (Tanjore). The Chola kingdom was one of the three of ancient Tamil tradition, but the dynasty had been virtually submerged for centuries when at
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 kingdom. The city passed under British rule in 1799.

Thanjavur

 

(also Tanjore), a city in southern India, in the state of Tamil Nadu; situated on the delta of the Cauvery River. Population, 140,500 (1971). Thanjavur has enterprises of the silk, cotton, and metallurgy industries. There is also handicraft production of jewelry, carpets, and embroidery.

Thanjavur

a city in SE India, in E Tamil Nadu: headquarters of the earliest Protestant missions in India. Pop.: 215 725 (2001)
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