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Pillars of India today


Hindu Gods & Goddesses

Images of Gods

Images of 108 Ganesha - paintings in traditional styles

Glass paintings & Sketches of Ganesha by Rajan

Digital art pictures from puranic and tantric scriptures by Rajesh Srivatsa

The Vedic Gods

Brahma - The God of Creation
 
Vishnu - The God of Maintenance
Dasavataram

Matsyavataram (Form of a fish)

Kurmavataram (Form of a tortoise)

Varahavataram (Form of a boar)

Narasimhavataram (Form of a lion headed man)

Vamanavataram (Form of a dwarf)

Parasuramavataram
 
Ramavataram
 
Balaramavataram
 
Krishnavataram
 
Kalkiavataram (on a horse)

Siva - The God of Destruction
 
Saraswathi - Goddess of Wisdom - Consort of Lord Brahma

Lakshmi - Goddess of Wealth - Consort of Lord Vishnu

Parvathi - Goddess Sakthi - Consort of Lord Shiva

Ganesha - Son of Shiva & Parvathi

Stories on Lord Ganesha
 
Story of Gajamugasuran

Story of Agasthyar - Cauvery

Story of Ravana - Aathma Lingam
 
Story-Vinayagar wrote the Bharatham

Story of Vakradhunda Vinayagar

Muruga - Son of Shiva & Parvathi

Anjaneya - Amsam of Shiva


Navagrahams

Surya Bhagavan
 
Chandra Bhagavan

Chevvai Bhagavan
 
Buda Bhagavan

Guru Bhagavan

Sukra Bhagavan

Sani Bhagavan

Rahu Bhagavan
 
Kethu Bhagavan

 
Rudraksham

Hinduism - Introduction - Article by Venkat

English rendering of Aaditya Hridayam by Venkat

HINDUISM - Article by M.P. Bhattathiry

HAPPINESS - Article by M.P. Bhattathiry



Gurus

Periyavar Arul Uraigal (In Tamil)

Links to information, sites on Mahaa Periyavaa, sage of Kanchi

"DASOPADESAM" (The Ten Commandments) by Paramacharya


Slokams

on Lord Ganesha

on Goddess Lakshmi

on Ambal

Durgaiamman Potri (108) in Tamil

on Lord Anjaneya

Gayatris

Navagraha Gayatris

Dhanvantri

For good health

General


Temples
 
Classification of Hindu Temples

North Indian Style

Western Indian & the Deccan Style

South Indian Style


Temple listing regionwise
Temples in Tamilnadu

Temples in Karnataka

Temples in Kerala


Siva Temples
Jyotir Linga Sthalams

Somanath - Somanathar, Gujarat

Sri Sailam - Mallikarjuna, Andhra Pradesh

Ujjain Mahaakaaleshwar, Madhya Pradesh

Omkareshwar - Omkaareshwar, Madhya Pradesh

Vaidyanatham - Vaidyanathar, Bihar

Bhimashankaram - Bhimashankar, Maharashtra

Rameswaram - Ramalingeswarar, Tamilnadu

Nagesam - Nageshwar, Gujarat

Viswanatham - Viswanathar, Uttar Pradesh

Triyambagam - Triyambageshwar, Maharashtra

Kedaram - Kedareswar, Uttar Pradesh

Kusmesam - Kusmeswara, Maharashtra

Pancha Bootha Sthalangal, Tamilnadu

Aadi Kumbeshwara temple - Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Mahaamaham festival in Kumbakonam

Airavateshwara Temple - Darasuram near Kumbakonam,Tamilnadu

Annamalaiyar temple - Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu

Ardhanaareeswarar Koil - Thiruchengodu, Tamilnadu

Brihadeeswarar Koil - Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

Brihadeeswarar Koil - Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Tamilnadu

Photographs of the Gangaikonda Cholapuram Brihadeeswarar Temple

Dhaathreeswarar Koil, Thirumanam village, Sidharkadu, Tamilnadu

Jambukeswar temple - Thiruvaanaikaaval, Tamilnadu

Kadambavaneswarar temple - Kulithalai, Tamilnadu

Kampahareswarar temple - Tribhuvanam, Tamilnadu

Kapaleeswarar temple - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Kapaleeswarar temple Panguni Thiruvizhaa, March 27 - April 5, 2004
 
Kowpeeneswara Swamy Temple - Thane, Maharashtra

Mahalingam temple - Thiruvidaimarudur, Tamilnadu

Mahendeshwar Mahadev temple - Hisar, Haryana

Malleeswarar Koil - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Nageswara temple - Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Natarajar temple - Chidambaram, Tamilnadu
Images carved on the temple chariot, Chidambaram.....1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4
 
Panchalingams - Talakadu, Karnataka

and Mallikarjuna temples

Sahasralingam, Skandhashramam - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Sattanathaswamy temple - Sirkali, Tamilnadu

Swarnapureeswarar (Padikaasunaadar Koil) - Azhagaaputhur, Tamilnadu

Thirukannaar Koil - near Mylaaduthurai, Tamilnadu

Vaanchinaathar temple - Sri Vaanchiyam, Tamilnadu

Vaideeswaran temple - Vaideeswaran Koil, Tamilnadu

Vedagiriswarar temple - Thirukazhukundram, Tamilnadu


Vishnu Temples
108 Vaishnava Divya Desangal
The Divya Sthalangal in Chola Naadu - 40
Srirangam(Thiruvarangam)
Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram
Thiru Anbil
Thiru Aadhanur
Thiru Indhallur
Thiru Kandiyur
Thirukkannangudi
Thirukkannappuram
Thirukkannamangai
Thirukkarambanur
Thirukkavithalam
Thirukkaavalambadi
Thirukkkaazhicheeraama Vinnagaram (Sirgazhi)
Thirukkudandhai(Kumbakonam)
Thirukkoodalur
Thirukkozhi
Thiruchitrakoodam(Chidambaram)
Thiruchirupuliyur
Thiruchembonsei Koil
Thiruchaerai
Thiru Thanjai Maamanikkoil
Thiruthalaichanga Naanmadhiyam (Thalaichangadu)
Thiruthetriyambalam
Thiruthevanaar Thogai
Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram
Thiru Naraiyur
Thiru Naagai (Naagapatinam)
Thiru Paarthanpalli
Thiruppullamboodhangudi
Thiruppaer Nagar
Thirumanikkoodam
Thirumanimaadakkoil
Thiruvannpurudothamam(Thiru Nangur)
ThiruVazhundhur (Thaerezhundhur)
Thiru Vaaliyum Thiru Nagariyum
Thiru Vinnagar (Uppiliyappan Koil)
Thiru Vellakkulam
Thiru Vellarai
Thiru Velliyangudi
Thiru Vaigundha Vinnagaram
The Divya Sthalangal in Nadu Naadu - 2
Thirukkovalur
Thiruvaheendrapuram
The Divya Sthalangal in Thondai Naadu - 22
Thiru Ashtapuyagaram (Kancheepuram)
Thiru Idavendhai (Thiruvadandhai)
Thiru Ooragam (Kancheepuram)
Thiru Evvull (Thiruvallur)
Thirukkachi - Atthigiri (Kancheepuram)
Thirukkadalmallai (Mahabalipuram)
Thirukkadigai
Thirukkallvanur (Kancheepuram)
Thirukkaragam (Kancheepuram)
Thirukkaarvanam (Kancheepuram)
Thiruthankaa (Thoopul - Kancheepuram)
Thirunilaathingal Thundam (Kancheepuram)
Thiru Ninravur (Thinnanur)
Thiru Neeragam (Kancheepuram)
Thiruneermalai
Thiru Parameshwara Vinnagaram (Kancheepuram)
Thiru Pavala Vannam (Kancheepuram)
Thiruppadagam (Kancheepuram)
Thirupputkuzhi
Thiruvallikeni
Thiruvekha (Kancheepuram)
Thiruvaelukkai (Kancheepuram
The Divya Sthalangal in Vada Naadu - 11
Thirukkandamennum Kadinagar (Devapprayaagai)
Thirusaalakraamam
Thirusingavel Kundram
Thirudwarakai
Thiru Naimisaaranyam
Thirupirudhi (Joshi Mutt)
Thiruvadamadurai (Mathura)
Thiruvadhariyaashramam (Badrinath)
Thiruvayodhi (Ayodhya)
Thiruvaayppadi (Gokulam)
Thiruvengadam
The Divya Sthalangal in Malai Naadu - 13
Thirukkadithaanam
Thirukaatkarai
Thiruchenkundrur
Thiru Naavaai
Thirupuliyur (Kuttanaadu)
Thirumoozhikkalam
Thiruvannparisaaram
Thiruvanvandur (Thiruvamundur)
Thiruvallavazh (Thiruvalla)
Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvattaru
Thiruvaaranvilai (Aarammula)
Thiruvittuhvakkodu
The Divya Sthalangal in Pandya Naadu - 18
Thirukurugur (Alwar Thirunagari)
Thirukulandhai (Perungulam)
Thirukurungudi
Thirukoodal (Madurai)
Thirukkotiyur
Thirukkolur
Thiruchirivaramangai
Thiruthankaal
Thirutholaivilimangalam
Thiruppullani
Thiruppulingudi
Thirupaerai
Thirumaaliruncholai
Thirumeyyam
Thirumogur
Thiruvaragunamangai
Thiruvilliputhur (Sri Villiputhur)
Thiru Vaigundam (Sri Vaigundam)
Celestial Divya Sthalangal (Not to be seen in our world) - 2
Thiru Paramapadam
Thiru Paarkadal

Chakrapani temple - Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Jaganmohini Kesavaswami temple - Ryali, Andhra Pradesh

Naachiyaarkovil - Thirunaraiyur, 10 km from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Narasimha temple, Penukonda, Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh

Parthasarathy Swamy Temple - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Ramaswamy temple - Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Sarangapani temple - Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Sri Boomi Neela Devi sametha Sri Sundaraja Perumal kovil - Pachapperumalpatti, Thuraiyur taluk, Trichy, Tamilnadu

Sri Prasanna Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Hari-Hara Kshethram - Devuni Gutta near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati - Chitoor district, Andhra Pradesh

Ulagalanda Perumal temple - Tirukkoilur, Tamilnadu

Uppiliyappan Koil - Thiruvinnagaram, 6 kms from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu


Temples for Goddesses
Aadi Parasakthi temple - Melmaruvathur, Tamilnadu

Annapoorneshwari temple - Horanadu, Karnataka

Ashta Lakshmi temple - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Bramaraambigai, Durga Parameswari temple - Kateel, Karnataka

Kamakshi Amman Temple Utsavam, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu

Mahalakshmi Temple, Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Meenakshi Amman Temple - Madurai, Tamilnadu

Photographs of sculptures in 1000 pillared Hall, Meenakshi Temple

Nemili Sri Bala Peetam, Vellore, Tamilnadu

Shree Baleshwari Devi temple, New Delhi

Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple near Vellore, Tamilnadu

Sri Oushadha Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari, Sreepeedam, Sembakkam (Village), Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu

The three Sakthi Temples - Chennai, Tamilnadu (Thiruvudai Naayagi, Vadivudai Naayagi, Kodiyidai Naayagi)


Murugar Temples
Aru Padai Veedu - Chennai, Tamilnadu

Balasubramania Swami temple, Siruvapuri, Tamilnadu

Sri Kumara Subramanyar temple, Odimalai, near Kovai, Tamilnadu

Murals in the Swamimalai temple near Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu


Temples for other deities
Navagraham Temples - Tamilnadu

Thirukollikaadu Agneeswarar temple (Pongu Sani sthalam) - Tamilnadu

Basavangudi Nandi temple - Karnataka


Temple Murals

Sketches of temple idols, sculptures by Sumathi



Festivals
 
The twelve months in the Hindu Lunar Calendar

Baisaakhi, Gudi Padva, Naba Barsha, Ugaadi, Varusha Pirappu, Vishu

Navarathiri

Golu displays by
2011
Suchitra Subramanyam, USA

2010
Sumukhi Foundation - The Mylapore Trio at the Parthasarathy temple, Chennai

Jaishree Venkat, Chennai

Jayalakshmi Balasubramaniam, Chennai

Lakshmi Vasan, Chennai

Meena Ramamurthy, Chennai

Suchitra Subramanyam, USA

Usha Venkatramani, Chennai

Viji Vijayaraghavan, Michigan, USA



Heritage study by Prof.Subramaniam Swaminathan

Ajanta murals

Sittannavasal (html) pdf format

Lalitankura Pallava Griham (html slide show) ; pdf format

Jaina vestiges in Pudukkottai (html slide show)

An Overview of Early Tamil Epigraphyby Iravatham Mahadevan (html slide show) ; powerpoint
presentation

Oral Tradition of Sanskrit ; powerpoint presentation



Articles

Hinduism
 
Hindu religion, faith, philosophy, medicine, treatment
Therapy by Raghavendrachar (Yoga shikshak & sujok acupuncturist), Bangalore
- Get up early in the morning

- Want to learn Yoga?

- How to meditate?

- What is Acupuncture?

- Acupuncture in Hindu Philosophy

- Acupuncture in Sri Gayatri Mantra

- Live in the Present - what does it mean?

- Acupuncture is a therapy of Time - Past, present & future

- Acupuncture in Hindu "ghalige"

- Time acupuncture - a concept of ancient hindu 'kaala-chakra'

- Acupuncture is Jain therapy

- Acupuncture in Bhagawan Sri Krishna

- Acupuncture in 'Hari Sarvottama' ....

- Ancient Indians saw acupuncture in 'Rain'

- Acupuncture asks  -  from which nostril are you breathing?

- Acupuncture in "Satapatha Brahmana" - Sapta-dhatu

- Acupuncture in Navagraha

- Acupuncture in two fingers of Sri Madhwacharya

- Acupuncture in yogic Tri-bandha

- Acupuncture is an ancient hindu therapy - Prana in fingers & toes

- Acupuncture in "Sri Chakra"  -  Taste

- Acupuncture in Soorya namaskar

- Mudra Therapy based on Numerology

- Swara-akshara therapy


Harikatha Kalakshepa by Dr. BM Sundaram

Features of Saivism by Padmaja Suresh

Some gems of Universal Value from 'I AM THAT', Dialogues with Swami Nisargadatta Maharaj by Padmaja Suresh

Kapala Moksha by C.R. Kaushik,Texas, USA

"DASOPADESAM" ("The Ten Commandments") by Paramacharya Maha Swamigal, Jagad Guru Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati

The Art of Hindu Religious Discourses by C.R. Kaushik,Texas, USA

HAPPINESS by M.P. Bhattathiry

HINDUISM by M.P. Bhattathiry

English rendering of Aaditya Hridayam – the Mantra for Victory in life by Venkat

Hinduism - Introduction by Venkat


Music

Karnatic Music, Tradition and Enlightenment by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Bangalore

Nada Vision-Nada Satchatkaram and Brahmananda by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Bangalore

Response to T.M.Krihna’s article "Poetics of Performance" by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Bangalore

Dharma'Sankatam' - Response to Lec-Demo of Vijay Siva on raga lakshanasby Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Bangalore

Economics of Chennai Music and Dance Season Letters to the Editor, The Hindu by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Bangalore

Silence and Pause in Indian Classical Music by Sandhyavandanam Madhva Muni Rao, Bangalore

Musings on Music by S.Rajam

Saint Tyagaraja 'Fragrant Gold of Carnatic Music' from A Garland by Shri.N. Rajagopalan

Dikshitar the Genius Article by by Smt.Sulochana Pattabhiraman

Jayadeva
 
Geetagovinda
 
Brahmasri Paruthiyur Krishna Sastri by C.R. Kaushik,Texas, USA

Taala Vendargal : Thiru Gnanasambandar and Sri Shyama Sastry by Dr.K.R.SeethaLakshmi

"Maniyaana Mridangam" by Karaikudi R.Mani (from Shri Karaikudi Mani's Layamani Layam)

South Indian (Carnatic) Music by Ludwig Pesch

The long haul - Vocalist Loveleena Kumar pays tribute to her mentor, Anup Jalota - veena Indian Arts Review.

Hazrat Inayat Khan: From Maestro to Master - veena Indian Arts Review.


Dance

Excerpts of Articles by V.P.Dhananjayan

Ouchityam (Propriety) in Choreography

Varnam in Bharatanaatyam repertoire

Bharatanaatyam - Salient features

Vadivelu and Vazhuvurar Centenaries by A Seshan
 
Dancing figures from the temple cars of South India by Dr. Susil Pani, Pondicherry

Odissi Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra

"A Dancer on Dance" by V.P.Dhananjayan


History

History of India by Padma Mohan Kumar
Conquests of Akbar

Akbar the Scion of the Mughal Dynasty

Humayun, the Second Mughal Emperor

Babar, the Founder of the Mughal Dynasty

The Sayyids and the Lodhis

The Tughlaq dynasty

The Khilji Dynasty

Medieval Indian history - the Slave dynasty

Ancient Indian History in a Nutshell


Traditions/Customs / Rituals

Kalamezhuthu: A ritual performance - Padma Jayaraj

Kalam, ritual ground paintings of Kerala - Chantal Jumel

Kaisiki Natakam

Arayer Sevai


Folk/Rural performing arts

The Kummaatti, a colourful pageant by Padma Jayaraj

The Kuttu Festival 2005
 

Tamil Literature
Introduction and listing by Philomena

Pazhamozhi 615 - compiled by Gyaana Vettiyaan, Dindigul



General / Other topics

The Lotus - Arangham

Significance of Number 5 - Arangham (doc file)

Links to Blast from the past" by Randor Guy in the The Hindu


Paintings
 
Ajanta murals

The many-splendoured delights of Ajanta, compiled by Swaminathan

Kerala murals

Temple murals

Brihadeeswarar Koil - Thanjavur, Tamilnadu

Thyagarajaswamy temple - Thiruvarur, Tamilnadu

Panchanadeeswarar temple - Thiruvarur, Tamilnadu

Swamimalai temple near Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Ekambareshwarar temple - Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu

Tanjore Painting

Creating a tanjavur painting - Step by step instructions

Raja Ravi Varma's paintings

Miniature Paintings

Madhubani Painting - Bihar

Kalamkari Painting - Kalahasti, Masulipatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Kalamkari Unit in Kalakshetra

Pithoro Painting - Gujarat

Illustrations in Tamil publications


Gallery of Traditional / Folk Works / Craft
Aparna Rajagopalan - Art / Craft

K Balaji - Illustrations / Cartoons

Kalaa Viruksha  - Paintings by LP

Kamlesh - Madhubani paintings

Naveen - Kerala Murals

Nayak Handicrafts, Orissa - Patachitra paintings

Nitu Sinha - Madhubani paintings

Priyanka Mishra - Traditional Patachitra from Orissa

Rajalakshmi Narayanan - Tanjore paintings & other work

Rajan - Glass paintings & Sketches of Ganesha

Sadanandan - Kerala Murals
 
Shalini, Delhi - Miniature paintings

Sankaranarayanan, Chennai - Oil paintings

Sujith, Bhavm Arts - Kerala Murals
 
Sumathi - Images of 108 Ganeshas - paintings in traditional styles
 
................Art & Craft in traditional/folk Indian styles

Vel Murugan - Ganesha


Gallery of Contemporary Works
Anand Swaroop Manchiraju, Uttaranchal

Anant - Oil Paintings

Apet Pramod Mahadev, Pune - Acrylic on Canvas

Biju Mathew - landscapes, nature, stilllife

Dharshana Bajaj - Oil Paintings

Gagan Nandwana - Peepal Tree Worship

Jayesh Kansara, Baroda, India - Visuals of paintings on the theme,"The Supreme power AUM"

Kailash Chandra Meher, Bolangir Odisha - Oil paintings

Kanchan Bagari, India - Sculptures reproduced in Oil

Kanthan, India - Pen & Ink drawings

Kavita Gupta, Bangalore, India - Abstract contemporary Paintings

Kishore Pratim Biswas - Steam Locomotives
 
Rajesh Srivatsa - Digital art pictures from puranic and tantric scriptures

S.Rajam - evolved technique of water-wash

Savita Singh, an artist based in Bhopal

Swapna Malvade, an artist based in Pune

works of A.Sharma, Subroto Mondal, Shishir Bhatt, Chirayu Kumar Sinha, Sneh Basin

works of R.K.Yadav, Arun Kumar, Mukhesh Mandal, Ram Khiladi, Miniatures, Alka Trivedi Pathak, Kamini

Neon Artifakts - Mother of pearl hand made handicrafts art paintigs / art frames

JinHua JianLi 3 Dimensions Co Ltd.- 3d prints of Hindu Gods & Gurus



Arts / Crafts
Designs / Patterns for
Kutch work ; Kantha work ; (finished works) ; lazydaisy stitch ; (finished works) ; chain stitch (finished works) ; Floral designs ; Bird designs ; Border designs ; Mango designs ; General ; Figures ; From sculptures ; kamalkadai finished works ; Bullion Stitch (rose) finished works

Embroidery stitches
Stem stitch ; Running stitch (kantha) ; Herringbone border stitch ; Lazydaisy stitch ; Chain stitch ; Back stitch ; Kamal (kadai) stitch ; Laced running stitch ; Twisted chain stitch ; Knotted cable chain stitch ; Heavy chain stitch ; Pekinese stitch ; Bullion stitch rose  ; Kutch work

EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA-2010 - a thematic exhibition cum sale of over 15 artisans from different parts of the country organised by The Crafts Council of India
Chamba Rumal, Himachal Pradesh by Prikshit Sharma, Masto

Kashmiri embroidery by Altaf

Zari bags and panels from Agra by Sameer, Hafiz Bhai

Phulkari from Punjab by Satinder Pal Singh

Chikan embroidery from Lucknow by Rehana Begum

Convent embroidery from Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu

Kutch embroidery from Gujarat by Saanskrutie

Toda embroidery from Nilgris, Tamilnadu

Kasuti embroidery from Karnataka by Tejaswini, S.Ajjewadeyarnath Shubhas Chouk

Kanta embroidery from West Bengal by Ahoke Kumar Das

Kutchi embroidery from Gujarat by Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan

Bimba the art hut

KUMBHAM MURALS - Contemporary Terracotta



Sculptures

Rock-cut architecture

Sculptural details - Natarajar temple chariot, Chidambaram ..... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4
 
Sculptural details - Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur

Sculptures in 1000 pillared Hall, Meenakshi Temple

Metal Sculptures

Contemporary sculptures, Mahabalipuram

INTERNATIONAL SAND ART FESTIVAL 2011 Organised by Odisha Tourism

Sand sculptures by Ranjan Kumar Ganguly



Photo Galleries Photo Festival on Dalai Lama and Tibetan Civilization held at All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi in April 2016

Kapaleeswarar temple Panguni Thiruvizhaa, March 27 - April 5, 2004 by Sumathi



Traditional Customs

Traditional beauty treatments - Besan ; Green gram Flour ; Shikakai ; Chandanam ; Sambraani ; Mehndi ; Castor Oil ; Coconut Oil ; Kajal ; Kumkumam ; Turmeric
Mark on the forehead, application of mehendi



Kolams / Rangoli

Introduction

Step by step instructions to draw kolams - indian-heritage.org collection

Kolams & rangoli
by Lakshmi Raghu & Bharathi Bhaskar

by Chantal Jumel

Kalam, ritual ground paintings of Kerala

by Preethi Rajaganesh

by Aishwarya

by Sumathi

by Bhavani, Nandini, Sivakami

Kolams reproduced on paper
by Saroja

by Vasantha Jayaraman & Jayalakshmi Kumaravel

Entries in the The Sundaram Finance - Mylapore Festival Kolam contest 2005

Entries in the The Sundaram Finance - Mylapore Festival Kolam contest 2011



Textiles

Introduction

Heritage of the Loom - from "Homage to Rukmini Devi"

Kalakshetra - Weaving Centre

Traditional motifs used as a base design in weaving of South Indian textiles

Designs & motifs used in Indian printed and woven textiles

Textile specialities by region

Jayanth Kalamkari designs



Music
 
Carnatic Music

Dictionary of Musical Terms - Some Prominent Terms in Musical Parlance

Lakshanagrandhas - A listing of literature on music and dance
 
Profiles of Artistes, Composers, Musicologists

Profiles of practising artistes

Articles on Music

Lyrics
 
Compositions of K.N.Dandayudapani Pillai
 
Compositions of Ghanam Krishna Iyer
 
Compositions of Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar
 
Compositions of Muthiah Bhagavathar also available at
saigan.com/harikesanjali/compstns.html

Thyagaraja Aradhana
 
Saint Tyagaraja; 'Fragrant Gold of Carnatic Music' from A Garland by Shri.N. Rajagopalan
 
The Pancharatna Kritis

BANGALORE NAGARATHINAMMAL - THYAGA SEVA SAKTHA
 
Guruguhanjali - Annual Series

Dikshitar the Genius Article by by Smt.Sulochana Pattabhiraman

MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITAR - Architect of Raga forms by Shri S.Rajam

Jayadeva

Taala Vendargal : Thiru Gnanasambandar and Sri Shyama Sastry by Dr.K.R.SeethaLakshmi

A confluence of art and music on 72 Melakarta Ragas- 12 chakras of music, the mind, body and soul (pdf)

Chart of the 72 Melakarta Ragas (pdf)

Musings on Music, a publication by Shri S.Rajam Origin & Classification ; Saptha Swaras ; Composers ; Terms in musical parlance ; Melakarta chart ; Shri S Rajam - vocalist, musicologist & painter

Music Instruments
 
Introduction, Classification

String Instruments

Percussion Instruments

Wind Instruments

"Maniyaana" Mridangam by Shri Karaikudi R.Mani

Learning Carnatic Music by TN.Chitra - Introduction ; Swaravali, Jantai Varisai, Dhatu Varisai, Melsthayi Varisai ; Alankaram, Gitam & Swarajathis, Varnams ; Tala ; Structure ; Angams & Jaathis ; Maarga Thalams ; Gamakas South Indian (Carnatic) Music - Ludwig Pesch



Dance
 
Various dance forms of India

Lyrics - Compositions of K.N.Dandayudapani Pillai ; Compositions of Ghanam Krishna Iyer

Gestures used in Bharatanatyam
 
Names of Head, Neck, Eyes & Hand Gestures used in Bharatanatyam

Dance in Sculptures

Dance costumes

Jewels & other items for decoration

Dance Institutions

Dance Festivals

Dance Photography


"A Dancer on Dance" by V.P.Dhananjayan

About the Dhananjayans
 
Natya The Essence of Hyndhava - Dharma

Salient Features of Dance

Rasas
 
Elaboration of the Rasas

The Concept of the Male Dancer

Kathakali - Origin & background

Classical technique in Kathakali
 
Costume & Make-up in Kathakali

Excerpts of Articles by VP Dhananjayan from his book "beyond Performing: Art and Culture"


OCEAN "an excellence group of art" - an organisation involved in promoting Indian culture and arts

Book ‘Shishu Sadhana - a child friendly Bharata Natya repertoire’ with a DVD by Mamata Niyogi-Nakra

Architecture
 
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Chaityas & Viharas - Buddhist rock-cut structures

Jaina & Hindu rock-cut architecture
 
Classification of Hindu Temples
 
Gopurams / vimanams in South Indian Hindu temples

Hoysala Architecture

Taj Mahal - Mughal architecture

Dakshin Chitra - a unique Heritage Centre


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Fairs & Festivals in Rajastan

My Visit to Rajasthan - photographs by Anku

An Episode at Chitorgarh by Mrs. & Mr. Ramakrishnan
 

Trip to Mahabalipuram, Tamilnadu on December 5, 2007 - text and photographs by Sumathi



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Periyavar Arul Uraigal (In Tamil)



Old Tamil film songs

Singers

AL Raghavan ; A M Raja ; Chidambaram Jayaraman ; D Sunderarajan ; GN Balasubramaniam ; Ghantasala ; JP Chandrababu ; Kovai Sundarajan ; KR Ramasami ; Master Maharajan ; M K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar ; M S Viswanathan ; NS Krishnan ; PB Srinivas ; Ponnusami ; PU Chinappa ; SC Krishnan ; SP Balasubramaniam ; SV Subbiah Bhagavathar ; Seergazhi Govindarajan ; TM Sounderarajan ; TR Mahalingam ; TS Durairaj ; Tiruchy Loganathan ; Yesudas ; AP Komala ; Baby Kasturi ; Balasaraswathi R ; Bhanumathi P ; Jamuna Rani ; J.Jayalalitha ; Jikki ; KB Sunderambal ; K Rani ; L R Easwari ; M L Vasantha Kumari ; MS Rajeswari ; MS Subbalakshmi ; NC Vasanthakokilam ; PA Periyanayaki ; P Leela ; P Madhuri ; P Susheela ; (Radha) Jayalakshmi ; Rajalakshmi ; Rathnamala ; S Janaki ; S Varalakshmi ; Sulamangalam R Rajalakshmi ; TK Kala ; TS Bhagavathy ; TV Rathnam ; Vani Jayaram ; Vasantha

Music Directors

Adi Narayana Rao P ; AM Raja ; Aswathama ; CN Pandurangan ; CR Subbaraman ; CS Jayaraman ; Dakshina Moorthy ; G Devarajan ; ; G Govindarajulu Naidu ; G Ramanathan ; Ghantasala ; KV Mahadevan ; Kunnakudi Vaidhyanathan ; Kunnakudi Venkatrama Iyer ; MS Viswanathan, TK Ramamurthy ; MS Viswanathan ; Naushad ; Papanasam Sivan ; Pendyala Nageswara Rao ; R.Govardhanam ; R.Parthasarathy ; R Sudarsanam ; S Rajeswara Rao ; SM Subbiah Naidu ; SV Venkataraman ; Shankar Ganesh ; Thuraiyur Rajagopala Sharma ; T Chalapathi Rao ; TG Lingappa ; TM Ibrahim ; TR Pappa ; V Kumar ; Vedpal Verma ; Master Venu

Lyricists
Aathmanadhan ; Alangudi Somu ; Avinasi Mani ; Ayyasami ; C A Lakshmanadas ; C S Roya Sundaram ; E Ra Pazhani Sami ; EkalaivanJanakam Kavi KunjaramKD Santhanam ; KP Kamakshi ; KS Balakrishnan ; Ka Mu Sheriff ; Ku Ma Balasubramaniam ; Kambhadasan ; Kannadasan ; Kusa Krishnamurthy ; Kuyilan ; M S Subramaniam ; Mu Karunanidhi ; Malliam RajagopalMaruthakasi A ; Mayavanathan ; Muhavai Rajamanickam ; Muthulingam ; MP Sivam ; PK Muthusamy ; Na Kamarasan ; Nellai Arulmani ; NM Muthukoothan ; Panju Arunachalam ; Papanasam Sivan ; Pattukkotai Kalyanasundaram ; Poonguyilan ; Poovai Senguttuvan ; Pulamaipithan ; Rajagopalaiyer ; Roshnara Begum ; K Sarangapani ; Seetharaman ; SD Sundaram ; Sundara Vadyaar ; Suradha ; TN Rajappa ; Thamizh Mannan ; Thanjai Ramaiah Das ; Udumalai Narayanakavi ; Ulundurpettai Shanmugam ; Vaali ; Vichitra ; V Lakshman

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