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Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [temple_cleaners] Fwd: The Chola Paintings of Brihadisvara Temple - Two talks by Thiru PS Sriraman of ASI
Is it possible for someone who plans to attend to videotape these talks and post them on Youtube so that those of us who are unable to attend can watch these.
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Subject: [temple_cleaners] Fwd: The Chola Paintings of Brihadisvara Temple - Two talks by Thiru PS Sriraman of ASI [1 Attachment]
The Tamil Heritage Group is proud to present two talks on the
The Chola Paintings in the Brihadisvara Temple in Tanjavur
By Thiru PS Sriraman
Talk 1: In appreciation of Chola murals - Commingling of emotions
On 2-5-09 (Saturday) at 5 PM
Talk 2 : In appreciation of Chola mural: A close look at the panel of
Episodes from Sundarar's Life
On 6-6-09 (Saturday) at 5 PM
Both talks would be for about 60 minutes.
You and your friends are cordially invited.
*On the talks*
*Talk 1: In appreciation of Chola murals - Commingling of emotions*
Calambur Siavaramamurthi, succinctly captures the greatness of the Chola
murals. “If expression has to be taken as the criterion, by which a great
art has to be judged, it is here in abundance in these Chola paintings..".
If Chola art is to be accepted as a great work of art, it needs to be seen
by all. How many of us had the privilege to be allowed into the dark
circumambulatory passage around the sanctum of the Brihadisvara temple,
where the paintings are found? Perhaps very few. Of course, all could not be
allowed in there due to paucity of space and delicate condition of the
murals. Therefore, ASI launched a documentation project to photograph these
murals so that an exact photographic reproductions can be kept on view. The
task turned out to be a tough one with many challenges to surmount. This
presentation will highlight how the task was accomplished and how now we are
in a position to realise Sivaramaurthi's words are true.
*Talk 2 In appreciation of Chola mural: A close look at the panel of
Episodes from Sundarar's Life*
This lecture will closely look at a panel which must have been cherished by
the king himself. The choice reflects the desire of the king to be treated
on par with Sundarar who is the cherished friend of the God. Even otherwise
this panel throws out a plethora of information on the contemporary life. We
will be looking cl0sely at this panel.
*About the speaker:*
Thiru Sriraman has a post-graduation in Ancient History and Archaeology and
a PG Diploma in Archaeology, and is presently an Assistant Superintending
Archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of India. He has rich
experience in his field. He has conducted several excavations at Banahalli,
a proto-historic site in Karnataka, Gingee, a medieval site and
Mahabalipuram, an early historical site. He has explored several regions in
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu leading to the discoveries of several important
archaeological sites. He was instrumental in the reorganization of the sites
museum at Lothal, a Harappa Civilization site, the Fort Museum, Fort St
George Chennai including the new gallery on Prints.
He has conceived, designed and organised the Interpretation Centre at the
Brihadisvara temple, Tanjavur and conceived, co-ordinated the Documentation
of Chola Murals at Brihadisvara temple at Tanjavur and the Surface features
at Kailasanatha temple, Kanchipuram.
Thiru Sriraman has published a number research papers in reputed journals,
has designed and conceived several brochures and handouts for monuments of
South India and is currently enganed in writing a book on Chola murals.
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