Puhar is a town of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Kaveripatnam. It was founded by Chola King Karikala Puhar served as the capital of the early Chola kings. Karikala was a Tamil Chola king who ruled southern India. He is attributed to the conquest of the whole of India up to the Himalayas and the construction of the flood banks of the river Kaveri. He is recognised as the greatest of the Early Cholas.
Where is the Brihadeshwar temple built during the Chola period located?
Brihadeshwar temple is located Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Periya Kovil, RajaRajeswara Temple and Rajarajeswaram. It is one of the largest temples in India. Brihadeshwara is an example of Hindu architecture from South India from the Chola period.
The Uttaramerur inscription provides information of the administration of the
The Chola kings followed a highly efficient system of' administration. The most important feature of the Chola administration was the local administration at districts, towns and villages level. Uttaramerur inscriptions speak much about the Chola administration.
During the Sangam Age brisk and nourishing foreign trade was conducted from the south Indian ports of Muziris, Kaveripattnam or Poom-Puhar and Arikamedu to
The Cholas also encouraged plastic art; the metal and stone images cast during the period are exquisitely executed and display a wonderful vigour, diginity and grace. The masterpiece of Chola sculpture is the famous Natraja or the Dancing Shiva image at the great temple of Chidambaram. The Nataraja has been described as the "cutura epitome" of the Chola period.