http://www.varalaaru.com

A Monthly Web Magazine for
South Asian History
 
[143 Issues]
[1515 Articles]
Home About US Temples Facebook
Issue No. 57

இதழ் 57
[ மார்ச் 24 - ஏப்ரல் 15, 2009 ]


இந்த இதழில்..
In this Issue..

அழிவின் விளிம்பில் தொல்லோவியங்கள்
Killing - with a difference
திருமுன் நிற்கும் திருமலை
திரும்பிப்பார்க்கிறோம் - 29
Thirumeyyam - 4
கங்கையின் மறுவீட்டில் - 3
கழுகுமலை பயணக் கடிதம் - 2
அவர் - பகுதி 9
Silpi's Corner-09
தாமிர சாஸனம்
வடமொழிக் கல்வெட்டுக்கள் – 2
எரிகிறதடி நெஞ்சம்! எங்கே அவர்?
Issue No. 57 > Travellogues
Thirumeyyam - 4
S.Sumitha

This passage leads us to the inner mandapa. The elevated inner mandapa is a pillared hall with closed enclosure. The enclosure wall of the mandapa in the south has an aperture in the middle and a flight of five steps arranged in front of it leads us to this mandapa. Both on the eastern and the western side the enclosure wall extends towards north and ends adjoining the mother rock. On all the three sides the wall is shown with the features of a padabanda adhisthana, bhitti sectioned by pilasters and prastara.



THE PASSAGE LEADING TO THE INNER MANDAPA



THE INNER MANDAPA WITH PILLARS



RELIEF SCULPTURES IN MANDAPA PILLARS


Coming to the inner side of the mandapa, comparing to the east the mandapa extends more on west. On the western side in the middle a shrine for Goddess Venuvaneswari facing east is seen. Both on the north eastern and south eastern corners a small structural cells are seen facing each other. The south western side of the mandapa is enclosed with iron gates as a provision for bronze icons. The western side of the mandapa has a raised platform. The pillars of this mandapa are massive as like that of the outer mandapa. The pillars have three squares and kattu in between them. They have a upapitha base. The squares are adorned with either scrolls or miniatures. Two pillars arranged in the second row in front of the Goddess shrine are noteworthy. These pillars possess the sculptures of Vilakkupavai or the Lady with lamp. The sculptures of the ladies are very decorative with their hairs arranged as a knotted bundle, wearing only a lower garment to which the gatherings are arranged in stride in the front. Both are fully decked with ornaments and elegantly holding a lamp on their palms with a smiling face.



LADY WITH LAMP SCULPTURES IN FRONT OF THE SHRINE


The Venuvaneswari Shrine consists of a sanctum and mukhamandapa with an adhisthana, bhitti and prastara, which adjoin the roof of the mandapa. Vargabedha adhisthana is followed, in which, the karna sections have padabandha basement and the sala sections have kapotabandha basement. The bhitti is cantoned by ornate pilasters. In between the bhitti and adhisthana is shown the vedika component.



THE FRONT VIEW OF THE VENUVANESWARI SHRINE


The pilasters are very decorative which have a upapitha base and above it raises the usual pillar with a square base and nagabandas adorning the corners and vishnukanta shaft with usual upper elements. The squares are decked with miniatures of gods, goddesses, animal figures, rishis ect. The pilasters in the sala sections are multi ridged. The recessions in between the sala and karna sections are shown with kumbapanjara. The kapota is decked with kudu arches but miniatures are seen only in the kudus above the entrance. Above the kapota is the bhumidesa with makara heads. The bhumidesa adjoins the roof of the mandapa.



THE KUMBAPANJARA











MINIATURES IN THE PILASTERS OF SHRINE WALL


In front of the mandapa two dvarapalikas are seen guarding the shrine. Both standing in sama with their inner hand resting on the plank and their outer hand holding the sword in upright position. Both are clad in jatamakuta, ornaments and lower garment but are formidable with their spew out eyes and side tusks.



DWARAPALAKAS


The entrance to the shrine is very decorative with twin pilasters flanking the entrance and the door frames are ornamentally carved. The miniature of Gajalakshmi is shown above the entrance in the lintel. The sanctum houses Goddess Venuvaneswari in samapada posture with the back hands holding flower and the front hands in abaya and varada. The deity is clad in silk dress, jatamakuta and ornaments.

Thank you, bye for now. In the next episode we see the Sathyagiriswara rock cut cave.
this is txt file
       
இப்படைப்பு குறித்த தங்கள் கருத்துக்கள் வரவேற்கப்படுகின்றன. கீழுள்ள படிவத்தில் தமிழிலோ ஆங்கிலத்திலோ பின்னூட்டமிடலாம். தமிழில் பின்னூட்டமிட ஏதேனும் ஒரு தமிழ்ச் செயலி பின்னணி செயல்பாட்டில் இருக்க வேண்டும்.
We welcome your Feedbacks on this Article. Please use the Form below to provide your Feedbacks.
 
தங்கள் பெயர்/ Your Name
மின்னஞ்சல்/ E-Mail
பின்னூட்டம்/ Feedback
வீடியோ தொகுப்பு
Video Channel


நிகழ்வுகள்
Events

சேரர் கோட்டை
செம்மொழி மாநாடு
ஐராவதி
முப்பெரும் விழா

சிறப்பிதழ்கள்
Special Issues

நூறாவது இதழ்
சேரர் கோட்டை
எஸ்.ராஜம்
இராஜேந்திர சோழர்
மா.ரா.அரசு
ஐராவதம் மகாதேவன்
இரா.கலைக்கோவன்
வரலாறு.காம் வாசகர்
இறையருள் ஓவியர்
மகேந்திர பல்லவர்
குடவாயில்
மா.இராசமாணிக்கனார்
காஞ்சி கைலாசநாதர்
தஞ்சை பெரியகோயில்

புகைப்படத் தொகுப்பு
Photo Gallery

தளவானூர்
சேரர் கோட்டை
பத்மநாபபுரம்
கங்கை கொண்ட சோழபுரம்
கழுகுமலை
மா.ரா.அரசு
ஐராவதி
வாழ்வே வரலாறாக..
இராஜசிம்ம பல்லவர்
(C) 2004, varalaaru.com. All articles are copyrighted to respective authors. Unauthorized reproduction of any article, image or audio/video contents published here, without the prior approval of the authors or varalaaru.com are strictly prohibited.