Thanjavur is a city in Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state. Among its numerous temples is the 11th-century Brihadeeswarar Temple, a sprawling Chola dynasty-era complex with frescoed interiors. The Thanjavur Maratha Palace houses the centuries-old Saraswathi Mahal Library, which houses palm-leaf manuscripts, as well as the Thanjavur Art Gallery, which houses bronze statues. Coins, folk artefacts, and musical instruments are on display at the Tamil University Museum.

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