Great Temple at Thanjavur: One Thousand Years 1010-2010 by George MichellGreat Temple at Thanjavur: One Thousand Years 1010-2010 by George Michell

Great Temple at Thanjavur: One Thousand Years 1010-2010

byGeorge Michell, Indira V. Peterson

Hardcover | February 16, 2011

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  • This publication commemorates 1000 years of an Indian world heritage site
  • High quality photographs of the temple, both new and archival, put together to illustrate a unique volume

The year 2010 marks the 1000th anniversary of the great Shiva Temple at Tanjore (Thanjavur) and this book is Marg's tribute to this world heritage site. The Great Temple at Thanjavur outlines the history of the temple over a period of more than 750 years, spanning the Chola, Nayaka, and Maratha periods in terms of architecture, sculpture, and painting.

George Michellhas been the co-director of the Vijayanagara Research Project. He has worked on a number of Marg volumes as guest editor.Indira V. Petersonis an expert in Tamil history and culture, and a contributor to Marg.
Title:Great Temple at Thanjavur: One Thousand Years 1010-2010Format:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 12.51 × 9.83 × 0.7 inPublished:February 16, 2011Publisher:Marg FoundationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9380581017

ISBN - 13:9789380581019

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Table of Contents

Rajarajesvaram: The Temple of Rajaraja's Lord
Under the Later Cholas, the Pandyas and Nayakas
The Marathas, the British and the Brihadisvara
Architectural Design, Construction and Symbolism
Art Traditions
Description of the Temple
Arched Gateway, Gopuras and Compound Walls
Nandi Pavilion and Dhvaja-Stambha
Main Temple: Architecture
Main Temple: Sculptures
Main Temple: Murals
Nataraja and Brihannayaki Shrines
Chandikeshvara Shrine
Subrahmanya Shrine
Karuvur Devar and Ganapati Shrines
Note on Recent Conservation: Sathyabhama Badhreenath
Summary of Constructional History
Chronology of Thanjavur Rulers