Tanjore was established by mighty Chozhas. small village between Chidamabaram and Kumbakonam with nothing more than a few houses now, served as the capital of the mighty Chozhas for over 250 years, a lot more than Tanjore. The city, established by the great Rajendra Chozha in 1025 AD, in memory of his conquests upto the river Ganges in the northern parts of India, has seen it's share of riches, treachery, assassinations, conquests and even complete annihilation. All that remains now indicative of its past glory is this magnificent Brihadeeswara Temple. True, the temple and the city are left with no riches in terms of gold, but the treasures this temple stores in terms of its sculptures is one that cannot be measured. Read on for a virtual tour of the great temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram.