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Ramar Pattabishekam (Ram Darbar) Tanjore Paintings - the story and various models

Welcome to Chola Impressions Blog section. In addition to making authentic and beautiful tanjore paintings, this is our attempt to highlight to importance of each tanjore painting and the story behind it. 

In this article, we will discuss about the Ramar Pattabishegam painting, the characte…

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The story of Kamadenu - the Divine Cow

Every Tanjore Painting has a story to tell. And so is this painting of Kamadenu and the sage Jamadagni.

Kamadenu, the divine Cow emerged when Asuras and Devas churned the Ocean of milk - Kshira Sagar. The churni…

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Tanjore Paintings emboss muck design work Live illustration by our Founder

While making Tanjore Paintings, muck design work is done once the muck flour is laid on the stone. The muck flour will act as the basement for the muck DESIGN work



There are many ways to do the DESIGN work. The following youtube video shows one of the methods - a bit advanced vers…

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Where to buy Tanjore Paintings?

Where to buy Tanjore Paintings?



This is a pertinent question in the minds of many art lovers. In this post, we will elucidate you as much as we can on the various quality aspects of Tanjore Paintings which will serve you as a guiding mechanism while purchasing Tanjore paintings. …

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Dhasavatharam Tanjore Painting by Chola Impressions


Dhasavatharam is a core theme in Hindu culture that teaches us countless things if observed closely. 

For some, it is the origin of species, which Darwin discovered hardly 100 years ago. And for some, it is partly the evolution of Humans from animal-like and uncultured to a civilised man, an…

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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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How to assemble a Tanjore Dancing doll - Illustration

We have seen many art enthusiasts struggle while assembling a Tanjore Dancing doll. 

So, we have made this illustration which highlights various parts of a Tanjore Dancing doll and how effectively one can assemble this doll. Watch the video and subscribe to our Youtube Channel for more art …

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Eight Massive 11 ft Ashtalakshmi Tanjore Paintings made by us in record 18 days

At Chola Impressions, we strive to achieve excellence by doing things that were never done before.

20 different artists worked together for 18 days tirelessly to make Eight Lakshmi Paintings of size 11 feet each.

A feat that was never achieved before. No one thought it was even remotely …

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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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The uniqueness of Balaji Tanjore Paintings


"Whatever actions I perform, by body, mind, senses or intellect. I surrender them at the feet of Sri Narayana."


Balaji Tanjore Painting is one of the finest art works one would ever encounter, but rarely appreciated.


It highlights the level of craftsmanship involved in …

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