Zed appeals for more funding for upkeep of Thanjavur Temple on its 1000th birthday

September 27th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Nevada (US), Sep 27 (ANI): Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent greetings on the 1,000th birthday celebrations of landmark Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu, India), described as one of the grandest temples of the subcontinent.

It was a moment of pride for the one billion strong worldwide Hindu community, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stated in Nevada (USA) today.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, also known as Big Temple, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and consists of 13 tiers with main tower about 200 feet high (one of the tallest structures of the time and about 40 times bigger than contemporary temples). It has survived six earthquakes and a major fire and is currently maintained by Government of India’s Archaeological Survey of India.

Rajan Zed urged Governments of India and Tamil Nadu to dedicate more funds for the upkeep of this Temple and other such temples presenting glories of Hindu architecture and make more efforts to preserve it for generations to come. (ANI)

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