BHŪTA GAṆAS

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            We have seen So many Gaṇas in the sculptures accompanying Lord Śiva and other some deities. They are often seen in the Valabhi portion which is termed as “Bhūtamālā”. They are seen doing mischievous actions and with several shapes and heads. Shall we see the purāṇic details behind them?             While explaining the creation…

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NEW INSCRIPTION OF RĀJASIṀHA PALLAVA FROM KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE, KĀÑCĪPURAM

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Found this inscription along with Sri. Swaminatha sthapati, from the steps adjacent to Baṅgāru amman shrine at śrī Kāmākṣi temple who resides at the heart of Kāñcīpuram. I astonished by this discovery since this is the first inscription of Rājasiṁha pallava found in a non-pallava period temple at Kāñcīpuram. The inscription is fragmentary and in…

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A PEEP INTO THE KARAṆAS OF TAÑJĀVŪR – PART I

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          Karaṇas, the most fascinating subject in the field of Indian dramaturgy, enjoy the attention of scholars. A karaṇa is described as the joined motion of hands and legs. (Hasta-pāda-samāyogaḥ Nṛttasya Karaṇam Bhavet) Such karaṇas are enlisted in the fourth chapter of Nāṭyaśāstra written by Bharatamuni and the chapter itself is named as Tāṇḍava lakṣaṇa….

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NEW AND IMPORTANT INSCRIPTION FROM KĀÑCĪ KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE

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I have already posted two unpublished Sanskrit inscription of Sundara Pāṇḍya and a fragmentary inscription of Parāntaka I from Kāñcī kāmāṣi amman temple. The following new inscription is found near the Vināyaka shrine of the Ṛṣi gopura. By seeing the lines I was excited. Because the term “Priya Nāccuyār” is found in this Pre-Vijayanagara inscription….

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