Cultural Heritage

MUSIC IN SCULPTURES AND PAINTING – Part I

 Dr. M.B. Vedavalli Head, Department of Indian Music, University of Madras.

Sculptures and paintings form some of the important sources for the construction of history of Indian Music, especially for the study of various details regarding the musical instruments. Though descriptions about the construction and size of the musical instruments

DANCE AND MUSIC FROM THE PROTO-HISTORIC ROCK PAINTINGS

Dr. S. Gurumurthy Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras and Sairaman Research Scholar, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras

Dance and Music from the Proto-Historic Rock Paintings The aesthetics and the sense of music and dance are instinc

A RARE SCULPTURE FROM PONNUR

Natana Kasinathan Director of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu

A rare sculpture having the characteristics of Lord Siva, Vishnu and Brahma has been found by the Tamilnadu State Department of Archaeology in the year 1989 from a remote village known as Ponnur near Vandavasi in North Arcot Ambedkar District. Ponnur is one of the important J

A Vijayanagar Bronze from Padi

Chandramoorthy Department of Archaeology Government of Tamilnadu.

Padi, a small village situated in the Saidapet taluk of Chenglepet District is about 13 km North West of Chennai. The epigraphs of this place refer to this village as Tiruvalithayam in, Ambatturnadu, which was a sub-division of  Jayangonda Chola Val

A Terracotta from Maniyambadi

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Sugavana Murugan

Maniyambadi is a small village in Dharmapuri District. The village is famous for its Chennakesava Perumal Temple built by the great Jagadeva Raya of the later Vijayanagar period who had successfully fought in the Penukonda war. The ancient site is identified with the hills of Mookanoor Malai

Dance in South Indian Sculpture and Painting

Professor Leela Ganapathy Head of Department of History of Arts Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras

Art is a collaboration between God and man, raising him to the exclusive band of creators and taking him deeply within and around his handiwork. It is a unique result of a unique temperament with its beauty derived

HISTORICAL ANTIQUITIES IN SENDURAI AREA AND A 1300 YEARS OLD PALLAVA INSCRIPTION WITH SRIVATSAM SCULPTURE – A REPORT

M. Amirthalingam

Historical Antiquities in Sendurai Traces of pre-historic man have been found around Sendurai in Perambalur-Tiruvalluvar District of Tamilnadu.  On the bank of a stream beside the road from Sendurai to Nakkambodi, a rge number of urns and bla

THE CONCEPT OF VIRA-SWARGA AS GLEANED FROM THE HERO STONES OF SOUTH INDIA

B. Ranganathan

According to popular belief, soldiers dying on the battle-field are transported to heaven and enjoy heavenly damsels and pleasures. This popular belief is as old as the Rig-Veda. There are numerous references to such concepts in Indian literature belonging to the ancient as well as medieval period. The Mahabharata

SOME EPIGRAPHICAL REFERENCES TO IRON WORKS IN EARLY ORISSA (A.D. 400-1000)

Dr. R.C. Misro

In the rural society of early Orissa, black-smiths seemed to be the most sought after artisans as they manufactured agricultural tools and implements, weapons of war and hunting, and other articles of domestic requirements.  In this paper, an att

‘CHENNAI’ – A CLARIFICATORY NOTE

Dr. G.J. Sudhakar and Mrs. Sudarsana Choudhury

On 30th September 1996, the capital of Tamilnadu and one of the major cities of India, Madras was christened as Chennai. This sudden change of name of Madras, which has been in existing for the past three hundred and fifty-seven years certainly draws o