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What are the best things to do on weekends in Thanjavur?

We are including off-beat locations in Tanjore. You can do the following in a sequential manner.

  1. Start off the morning visiting Hotel Coffee Palace (near Kaasu kadai street) as early as 6:30 am for a hot coffee and breakfast. Don't go to the one near the bus stand
  2. Head to the Palace - v…

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What is the unique feature of Tanjore paintings?

This question was posted on Quora (link here). This article is a reproduction of the answer given by our founder.

  1. The unique feature of Tanjore Painting is its 3-D property. Let us explain it further. Tanjore Painting is the only painting to have EMBOSS on it. That is, the painting has areas…

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Nataraja Tanjore Art Shield - An age old Art form thriving till date

Nataraja Tanjore Art shield/ Art Plate:

Nataraja  is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic ecstatic dancer. His dance is called Tandavam or Nadanta, depending on the context of the dance


The shield is made of pure Silver, Brass and Copper. The central subject (Nataraja here) is m…

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How Tanjore Paintings evolved over time & contribution of Chola Impressions

Necessity is the mother of invention. And that's what exactly the modern day artists have effected changes to the age old Tanjore Painting. The methodologies have evolved over time. Find out how:


Thanjavur paintings that are made in the present day is not with the …

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