Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tamil Temple art

The art of Tamils has intimate relation with temples. Be it dance, music, poetry, songs, paintings, murals, stucco, sculptures in stone, bronze and wood all were given great impetus by temple building that started in durable stone material with Pallvas and continued thereafter.
Eroticism is a common thread that runs through temples not only in Tamil land but in rest of India from early times. While the spiritual aspect of gods is emphasized their sensual love is not underplayed in temple narratives.
Stucco: Erotic art Sarangapani Kumbakonam Tamil Nadu
Love is an important part of godliness in Hindu pantheon.

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