Saturday, May 23, 2015

Murals of Sankaran Koil (Tirunelveli - Tamil Nadu)

You saw my post on Sankaran Koil in the last post. Here's a visual gallery of the murals in the Maha Mandapam of Sankara Narayanar Sanctum Sanctorum!

The gorgeous blues & majestic elephants! 


Old man & old lady!


Charkas, the man....


...and his lady!!!


Notice the camera???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Markandeya!!!




Every little space is painted! Can't help but wonder how all our temples would have looked like, painted like this, in subdued colors!!!








Floral Borders...


Anantha Sayana Perumal!!!



TO GET THERE:

Refer my earlier post

Dedicated to Prof. Swaminathan & Co.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Thirukurungudi - Part 3 (Tirunelveli - Tamil Nadu)

This is the 3rd & last part of Thirukurungudi. This time is the photo album of the sculptures on the Gopuram itself, that we explored getting onto the 1st floor of the temple! These were extremely minute and intricate and oh yeah, it took a tough time for my friends to pull me out of this place!!!

Rama, Lakshmana with Vanara Sena

Prankster Krishna stealing butter

Meenakshi Sundareshwarar wedding!

An elephant made of parrots!

A horse made of parrots!

How often have you seen a Garuda dancing??!!!

Horse made of women!

Elephant made of women!

Hiranya vadham by Narasimha!

Garuda again...

A hunting lioness??!!!

Bhima trying to move Hanuman's tail and failing miserably!!!

Musicians & dancers!


Kaliya Mardhan... Notice the snake headed wives of Kaliya?!!

Mahishasura Mardhini.

A village scene of milking a cow.


Same Muni we saw at Villianur? Is he Manu?





Again prankster Krishna in Vastrabagaranam (stealing Gopika's clothes)!!!

TO GET THERE:
Check my earlier post

Dedicated to Prof. Swaminathan & Co...

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Thirukurungudi - Part 2 (Tirunelveli - Tamil Nadu)

Here's the 2nd part of Tirukurungudi, dedicated to the sculptural marvel of the place. Just below the Gopuram, at the entrance, on the ceiling and walls are the these gorgeous sculptures & panels!!! This post is just a photo post on those!!!















TO GET THERE:
Check my previous post.

Dedicated to Prof. Swaminathan & Co...
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