On the occasion of #EngineersDay i am writing a short thread on one of the greatest engineering marvels ever i.e Brihadisvara Mandir

-It is built using interlock method where no cement, plaster or adhesive was used between the stones. It has survived 1000 yrs and 6 earthquakes
-The Mandir tower at 216 feet was likely the tallest in the world at the time.
-The other structures built using this method Big Ben and Leaning Tower of Pisa are tilting with time. The temple which is way older has zero degree inclination.
- 1.3 lakh ton of granite was used to build the temple which was transported by 3000 elephants from 60 kms away.
-The temple was constructed without digging the earth
-The Kumbham at the top of the temple tower weighs 81 tons and is carved from a single piece of granite
No world wonder ever comes close to the level of engineering used to construct the Brihadisvara Mandir. There is nothing quite like it and there will never be something quite like it. Raja Raja Chola was a visionary. We must treasure this timeless marvel
~Om Namah Shivaay~

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