Sri Shivan Koil Gangai Konda Chozhapuram, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India
This place is situated on a small deviated road from the trunk Road between Sethiarthopu and Anaikarai. The place was named in memory of the North Indian Invasion of the Chola King Sri Rajendra who went up to the River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. This temple is also built by Rajendra Chola and is almost a replica of the Periya Koil, Tanjore. However, this temple tower is slightly smaller in height to show respect to his father.
The special feature of this temple is that it is on a raised platform of about 18 or 20 ft and outside the main entrance, in the open space, a huge Nandi made of white stone is installed. Due to the pure white colour, when the sun's rays fall on it, the reflection illuminates the inside of the temple and Sri Shiva's Idol is visible clearly. The sanctum sanatorium is built in such a way that it is cool during the summer and warm in winter. The Siva Lingam is also very big; once a year Anna Abhtshekam is performed with cooked rice brought from each family of the village. After Abhishekam portions are taken back as prasadham. This temple is also of archaeological importance and is maintained by the Archaeological Department of India.