“Journey Back in Time with Maniesh Paul as ‘History Hunter’ Reveals the Chola Dynasty’s Hidden Marvels at Brihadeeswara Temple!
Episode 3 Premieres December 4th, 9:00 PM on Discovery Channel and discovery+!
Chennai-30.11.2023-Embark on an enthralling voyage through time with Maniesh Paul in the captivating eight-part docuseries ‘History Hunter.’ In the upcoming third episode, the spotlight turns to the Brihadeeswara Temple, an ancient sanctuary steeped in secrets from the Chola dynasty era, nestled in the heart of Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district.
Maniesh Paul shares insights into the creation of the Brihadeeswara Temple, revealing the collaborative efforts of highly skilled craftsmen from across India. The temple boasts 108 Karanas sculptures, showcasing the artistry of Bharatnatyams, Nandi, Shiva Bronz, Statue Vimana, Griha, and Shivaling.
Highlighting the structural marvels, Maniesh unveils the temple’s grandeur—standing at an impressive 216 feet, crowned by an 80-ton granite capstone, known as the “Stupi.” The temple’s construction involved 27,000 cubic meters of granite, with the Shri Vimana alone comprising 17,000 cubic meters, featuring a unique granite not found in Thanjavur.
Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural splendor of the Brihadeeswara Temple. Join the exploration in the third episode of ‘History Hunter’ airing on December 4th at 9:00 PM, exclusively on Discovery Channel and discovery+.