Sculptor’s Choice… TAMILNADU • My way to the ROYAL ARCHITECTURE

Protrainy | Aug. 4, 2023, 12:36 p.m.

Tamil Nadu is a state in southern India that is famous for its rich cultural heritage and ancient architecture. The state is home to some of the most impressive architectural feats in the country. Stories of reality and the skills in the designing will be displayed /sculpted in a grand way. Tamil Nadu's architecture is known for its intricate carvings, grandiose structures, and unique design elements. The temples of Tamil Nadu, in particular, are famous for their Dravidian style architecture, which is characterized by towering gopurams, intricate sculptures, and ornate pillars. ARCHITECTURE…….world of realistic HISTORY There are many historic ancient places which displays the proofs of lifestyles of people and their cultures in centuries before,lets see some of famous architecture… One of the most impressive examples of Tamil Nadu's architecture is the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur. Built in the 11th century, this temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Dravidian architecture. The temple is famous for its towering vimana, which is over 60 meters tall, and its intricate murals and carvings. Another important example of Tamil Nadu's architecture is the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai. This temple dates back to the 16th century and is dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi. The temple features four large gopurams that are adorned with elaborate sculptures and carvings of gods and goddesses. Overall, Tamil Nadu's architecture is a testament to the state's rich cultural heritage and impressive artistic legacy. From towering temples to ornate palaces, the architecture of Tamil Nadu is a feast for the eyes and a source of inspiration for architects, designers, and enthusiasts around the world. Beyond architecture…. There are two pavilions on the rock, one of which is for Swami Vivekananda. It comprises a meditation and an assembly hall built in traditional Indian temple style. There is also a beautiful statue of him inside . As photography is in the Vivekananda memorial we had to be content taking photos of the exterior and the seascape....We returned at dusk to watch the sun setting on the waves. It was dramatic: the entire sky seemed to be ablaze with colour. The temperature dropped and a cool wind swept our faces. Mesmerised, we watched as the colours quietened eventually and the big round red ball dipped peacefully below the horizon bathing the soft waves of the three seas with a mellow glow. Then the moon took centre stage and the waves turned silver! Suddenly there was clapping. We came out of our trance to see that thousands of people had gathered around us to watch this wonderful sunset too! With such natural grandeur around, no wonder Tamil Nadu’s ancient kings and architects had been inspired to think on a grand scale too! In this way ,Nearly 33,000 ancient temples, many at least 800 to 2000 years old, are found scattered all over Tamil Nadu. As per Tamil Nadu Hindu Endowments Board, there are 38,615 temples . Hence ,there is no doubt to call tamilnadu as a hub of architecture.. While we are visiting each and every place in tamilnadu feels like it’s a mini INDIA ” ARCHITECTURE’S VOICE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ANYOTHER’S ” -VISHNUVARDHANsREDDY