Srirangam……intricately carved pillars ……..exquisite architecture…..traditions….festivity

Srirangam, first of Vaishnavite’s 108 Divya Desam location in Tamil Nadu of India speaks volumes of expertise of those unique traditions of music, art, sculpture, paintings and festivity.

In a calendar year on 322 days Srirangam Hindu temple is filled with celebrations of colorful festivals and indeed each and every festival is of great significance. Moreover its exquisite architecture, paintings and exclusive sculpture style attracts tourists from across globe.

This uniqueness is due to the fact that various dynasties of kings (the Cholas, the Pandyas, the Nayakas, the Hoysalas, the Pallavas and the Vijayanagara) ruled this place and each era of their rules saw the introduction different architectural styles and system beliefs.

I traveled to this unique place on 9th March of 2019. Indeed a fascinating destination for pillar architecture and stone sculpture. At some places inside the temple renovation work was going on.

I share here some of the pictures of sculptures that I liked and clicked very much which speak volumes of rich architecture styles and sculpture perfection.

(You may click the following links in the context of the above to  know more about Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam – Srirangam.org ,Divya Desam –
Srirangam – books on bhooloka vaikuntam srirangam )

Superfine pillar sculpture at Seshagiri Rayar mandapam constructed by Vijayanagara kings
Famous sculpture of a girl looking at herself in the mirror..a Hoysala tradition of architecture

 


while returning after a wonderful visit to Srirangam Hindu temple I was recollecting how true the words of Michelangelo
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection”. Michelangelo


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51 Comments

  1. R Venkataraman says:

    Beautiful photographs of sculptures and paintings at Srirangam temple. Congratulations to you Mr Jayaraman.
    Venkataraman R

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  2. Krishna says:

    Thank you so much sir for posting about Sriranga natha 😊🙏

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  3. Sudha says:

    Beautiful pictures. I had heard photography is not allowed in Sri rangam. Is it allowed? Planning to visit in future, that’s why I am asking.

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    1. ThanksD:) Photography is not allowed inside the garbagraha.Otherwise you will get plenty of scope to click your camera. All the best for your trip💐

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  4. Amazing ancient sculptures. Very much magical scientific and soothing. Only in 🇮🇳. Love those amazing carvings. Cheers

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  5. Jyo says:

    Beautifully captured 👍

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  6. Indira says:

    Wonderful pictures!

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  7. Muntazir says:

    Subhanallah! This is beyond beautiful

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    1. Muntazir says:

      Most welcome

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  8. yaasotaa says:

    Well explained

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    1. Thanks for ferrying into my blog.

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    2. yaasotaa says:

      You’re most welcome✨💝😊

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  9. anne leueen says:

    Stunning structures and carving!

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  10. Wow, excellent pictures and explanation.
    The fine art you show us is exquisite.
    Congrats and thanks

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  11. When I see architecture like this, I’m amazed how there’s barely a square inch of unchiseled space. And I try to imagine the number of artisans working together on these huge structures… and for how long to complete there works. Many thanx for sharing.

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    1. I fully agree with you.Thanks for ferrying into my blog.👍

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  12. Aphadolie says:

    Bonjour,

    Le pl simple serait peut-être de s’abonner l’un à l’autre, ainsi nous pourrions suivre nos publications. Je vous laisse y réfléchir… Cordialement.

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  13. Ravisingh says:

    superb photos! loved them!

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  14. tidalscribe says:

    Thank you for your amazing photographs, a glimpse of the awe one must feel to see in real life.

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  15. Nika says:

    Wow! It’s amazing!

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  16. Beautiful photographs. I visited India for years ago this month. I am still relieve memories. I found it wonderful, educational and the people very warm towards me. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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    1. Thanks for ferrying into my blog and for your heartfelt observations.You are always welcome to India to appreciate our diverse culture and rich history.Cheers.

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    2. Thank you ❤️

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  17. AboutMnimi says:

    Absolutely amazing!!!

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  18. cat9984 says:

    Your pictures are beautiful. I always want to visit after I see them.

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    1. Thanks for your observations. You are always welcome to India.

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  20. Valuable insights and what lovely images💜

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