Archive for May, 2021

JAIN VESTIGES RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN TAMILNADU – PART II

Other Jain Sculpture

A stone image is known as Abhinandana, the fourth Tirthankara, has been located at Kurumpundi in Kandarva Kottai Taluk of Pudukkottai District5. He is seated in Ardhapariyanka asana. The Mukkudai (triple umbrella) and the Priyala tree are seen above the head. On either sid

JAIN VESTIGES RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN TAMILNADU – PART I

Tamilnadu is one of the high yielding states of antiquities such as sculptures, bronzes, copper plates, coins etc. Recently, a few Jain images have been discovered from different parts of Tamilnadu dating from 3rd – 4th centuries A.D. to 13th century A.D.

As far as Tamilnadu is concerned, the sp

WASTE MANAGEMENT – A DILEMMA TODAY

“Mother Nature provides for every man’s need but not for every man’s greed” - Mahatma Gandhi.

Woman and her importance in procreation…

Women and the environment are inseparable since time immemorial. Participation

THE DECORATIVE FEMALE FIGURES ON THE WALLS OF THE SUN TEMPLE AT KONARAK: AN APPRAISAL – PART II

There is a headless figure of a drummer playing on her mridanga, placed between her thighs. In the intensely graceful posture of the jewelled feet, the artist skillfully suggests the rhythmic movements of the dance. Another drummer is playing on the drum with both of her hands. The rapt expression of the face is indicated in the delicate cantons of the chee

THE DECORATIVE FEMALE FIGURES ON THE WALLS OF THE SUN TEMPLE AT KONARAK: AN APPRAISAL – PART I

The Sun temple at Konarak, remarkable for its architecture and building techniques, is magnificent for its immortal sculptures of various types. There is a profusion of sculpture on the outer surface of the temple walls, mostly of a high order. The temple, with all its beautiful carvings and symmetry of design, outnumbers and far excels the sculptural activities of