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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chennai Government Museum - Nataraja Bronzes

Here is an exquisite collection of bronzes of dancing Natarajas - collected from various locations and belonging to different centuries. Since all the bronzes were inside glass cabinets & due to illumination there are some reflections appearing in the photographs. Sorry I have been unable to remove the same.

25 comments:

  1. thanks for these exclusive pics..
    they are beautiful...
    regards.

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  2. Nice Natarajas! We bought a small one sometime ago.

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  3. they all stand on the right leg and swing their left leg to the right. wonder why.

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  4. another great collection..nice clicks..

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  5. @Gigihawaii: For significance of the dance pose of Nataraja please read this website: http://www.lotussculpture.com/nataraja1.htm

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  6. In most Nataraja bronzes the statue is shown standing on right leg with left leg raised. In some rare bronzes the statue is shown standing on left leg - as depicted in the first picture.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this good collection with nice images!

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  8. I love Nataraj Himself, and the snaps are very good.

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  9. Thanks for the link, Ram.

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  10. Nataraja is always enchanting..Loved seeing so many of Him.. Great collection of photos..Sure, your post will be a catalyst for my visit to the museum soon...!

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  11. Interesting! The statues look beautiful - each and every one!

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  12. Yes, yes, I remember all these. This room was lovely except for the security guard who was smoking and most disinterested.

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  13. Nataraja is always beautiful whatever the statue is made of!

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  14. @Radha: Looks like the previous security guard has been sacked :) The guards were quite courteous this time & not smoking !

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  15. @Sridharan: Thanks for your appreciative comments. They are even more awesome when you see the bronzes at the museum !

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  16. @Injamaven:Yes I agree. You can see these beautiful bronzes again & again and every time you get a wonderful feeling.

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  17. The dancing figures in bronze are fantastic.

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  18. Natarajas are exceptional. There is one in the previous post which is exquisite.

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  19. @P.N.Subramanian: Thanks. Next time I am in Chennai I shall give you a call.If you are also there we can plan to meet.

    Rgds
    Ramakrishnan

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  20. Beautiful collection.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mette

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