THE STORY OF CIRUTTONDAR IN SCULPTURES – PART II

The above touching story is found sculpted from the south western corner of the mantapa with a few variations. In the first panel Venkattunangai and Sandananangai are seen cooking food while Ciruttondar serves food to a sanyasin. Ciruttondar brings another devotee the next day. Siva comes as Bhairavar and enquires if this is the house of Ciruttondar. Tiruvenkattunangai, the wife of Cirut....


THE STORY OF CIRUTTONDAR IN SCULPTURES – PART I

Public have remembered the stories of 63 Saiva Saints either by enacting their life on the stages or by singing the songs while they play kummi and Ammanai. In this respect, the life of Kannappar and Ciruttondar are the best examples. In addition to this, the royal personages appear to have sculpted the stories of Saiva saints on the walls of temples. The best example of this comes from Rajarajes....

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THE IMAGE OF THE INDIAN WOMAN IN THE PAINTINGS OF RAVI VARMA

The beginnings of modern art in India coincided with the freedom movement and, more importantly, the various social movements. From being a colonial import, the idea of modernity was accommodated within the agenda of Indian nationalism. It was the beginning of the movement to improve the status of Indian women, to liberate them from social evils like widowhood and sati. It was also the beginning o....