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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thanjavur Palace Art Gallery - 9th-12th Century Natarajas

This is a continuation of my earlier post : Thanjavur Palace Art Gallery
Here I am posting photographs of some of the brilliant dancing Nataraja bronzes on display here. Each of these Natarajas is distinct with its own unique features.(Other bronzes will follow in the next post).
Nata-raja means King of Dancers.It is a depiction of the Lord Siva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the Lord Brahma to start the process of  new creation. If you need more information on Nataraja please see this website: Nataraja - Wikipedia

15 comments:

  1. Excellent capture on the various poses!

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  2. Superb..! Nataraja pose is always enchanting. You will like this ->
    http://sridharan-s.blogspot.in/search/label/Konerirajapuram

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  3. Beautiful pictures! All are different in some way...

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  4. These are fascinating. It seems that many of the gods people worship got fed up with the world they created and destroyed it to start over again. I know the feeling! :)

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  5. Nataraja, I learned about a king of dance for the first time. And how gorgeous that palace!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice day!

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  6. Beautiful displays. Thanks for sharing this.

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  7. i am glad they allowed inside photos... a lot of our museums do not allow cameras...

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  8. Bardzo ciekawe i sliczne. Pozdrawiam.
    Very interesting and very pretty. Yours.

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  9. Beautiful artwork and images from the museum! Have a happy weekend!

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  10. The frames look like discs that go in a corn planter:) Beautiful art.

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  11. The sculpture that has always made me look at it with awe.There is indeed some cosmic inclusiveness in it.

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  12. Beautiful pictures. And I am waiting for your Rann Utsav posts.

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