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Thanjavur - The Land of Knowledge
Thanjavur is a little town placed among the lush rice fields of the Cauvery delta, which is why it is called 'The Rice Bowl of India'. Formerly known as Tanjore, the city is situated some 55 km east of Trichy.
From 9th to 13th century, Thanjavur served as the capital of the powerful Chola dynasty which was spread in most of south India. Museums in Thanjavur, Museums in Thanjavur Tamil Nadu, Museums of Thanjavur, Museum in Thanjavur, Thanjavur Museums, Tours to Museums Of Thanjavur The 8th largest city of Tamil Nadu with a population of around 250,000, the people normally speak only Tamil with only a few citizens who are well versed in English. The splendorous temples are the perfect example of Chola's architecture.
The most important temple in Thanjavur is the Brahadeeswarar temple which is now a UNESCO world heritage site built by the great King Rajaraja I. The Thanjavur Palace is another masterpiece worth a visit.
There are museums and galleries for artifacts and ancient paintings inside the palace apart from a library named Saraswati Mahal which has an extensive collection of over 40,000 manuscript, palm leaf inscriptions and books of times gone by.
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Thanjavur district holds an eminent position in the history of Tamil Nadu. The green paddy field and Cauvery river with her blessing make the land affluent with vegetation and harvests.Museums in Thanjavur, Museums in Thanjavur Tamil Nadu, Museums of Thanjavur, Museum in Thanjavur, Thanjavur Museums, Tours to Museums Of Thanjavur The place is ideal for a trip in the past days of history.
Thanjavur was once the main destination of Chola dynasty. The old buildings and the monuments depict old tales of the Chola dynasty. The finest specimens of architecture can be seen in this town. The ancient art and culture of the place make the town distinct from other places.
The history of Thanjavur dates about thousand years. The old temples and the monuments are the evidences of rich old times of Thanjavur. The antique items of Chola period, the stone work, paintings, bronze sculptures are kept in the museum of Thanjavur.
This is the best place where all the antiques and the old items are kept in the display for the tourists. Thanjavur museum offers the tourists to experience the glorious past of the Chola Dynasty and the places near by.
The ancient town is the center for classical art and music that create a special position in the cultural heritage of the Thanjavur. The mythological tales of the city make the place an important tourist destination. The city with her rich historical background attracts thousands of visitors to the town of art and culture. Apart from the museum of Thanjavur, Saraswati library and the age old university bears a significance part in Thanjavur.
The former palace of the Nayaks of Thanjavur, once viceroys of the Vijayanagara rulers and later hereditary rulers, is a wonderful and extravagant piece of architecture, built in 1600. The huge enclosed compound encompasses a complex which includes the Art Gallery, the Saraswati Library and the Sangeetha Sabha or Music Hall.
A gigantic tower, (the arsenal, decorated vith bands of arches forms the external acade. One enters into a hall which is the sculpture gallery where examples of iuth Indian stone sculpture dating from le Pallava to the Nayak period are exhibited. Some of the unique pieces are Gaja Samhara, the slayer of demons (Chola), a Tirupurantarar, Shiva who slayed three demons, an early Pallava Brahma and a huge Buddha from the Vijayanagara period.
Frescoes, painted a hundred years ago in the glass painting style of Tanjore adorn the walls of the Durbar Hall, while on a stage stands the marble statue of the Maratha King, Serfogi, From a magnificent bronze collection the earliest and smallest date to the Pallava period while the most important are Chola. Sixteen great Natarajas depict the various stages of the cosmic dance.
An outstanding piece is a 12th century Nataraja from Tiruviddaimandin, in which an absence of ornamentation highlights its clean and perfect lines.
Other remarkable pieces are Sundaramurthi Narayan (10th - llth century), Parvati (14th century), a Somaskundar from Pattiswaram, the static but calm Mahavishnu (llth century), a rusted but beautiful Venugopal, Krishna playing the flute and Rukmini (16th century), two fine statues of Vinadhara Dakshinamurthi, Shiva after the destruction playing the veena (7th-8th century), Kalyansundaram (llth century) Bhikshatanar or Shiva as a beggar, a snake coiled around his waist holding a begging bowl and damru with a Rajapaliyan hound at his heels, dating to the 13th regnal year ofRajaraja Chola (1040) and Parvati and Rishabhavahana, Shiva reclining on a "bull, from his 26th regnal year.