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The big temples of Thanjavur and Gangaikondacholapuram were built by

A

Raja and Ram

B

Rajaraja and Rajendra

C

Rajendra and Ravendra

D

None of these

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Rajaraja and Rajendra

The big temples of Thanjavur and Gangaikondacholapuram were built by Rajaraja I and Rajendra Chola .
The Brihadeswara temple at Thanjavur was built about 1000 AD by Chola ruler Rajendra I in honour of Lord Shiva.
Rajendra Chola laid the foundation of a new city Gangaikondacholapuram. The temple at Gangaikondacholapuram is built with elaborate stone sculptures. This is also dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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