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In the previous post, we had seen the top row …many friends, even regular visitors to the Tanjore temple confessed that they have missed that row. So we rub it in a bit more, by featuring the bottom row as well. ( Thanks again to Satheesh for his excellent observation, use of props!! and photography)

Lets see if you can spot them first.

can you spot the second row of miniature yaalis
spot them in this frame
try in this
spot in this

Hmm, let me make this easier for you all

can you spot the second row of miniature yaalis
can you spot them now
look towards the floor
spotted them

next set

now can you spot them
spot in this
the bottom yaali row

next set

try in this
notice the lovely magara thorana on the rail and the yaali row below

next set

spot them in this frame
spot them in this frame now

So, lets take a closer look at these beautiful Vyalaas, aren’t they Gorgeous.

vyaalas or yaalis

The corners of these already miniature Vyalaas are even more spectacular. They have their own emerging rider similar to their bigger cousins on the top row. For good measure they have thrown an even smaller sculpture on top!

its got its own version of the emerging rider - what that black thing
the black thing is a ball pen cap
the corner of the yaali row are special
what that black thing
who is that to the right of the frame

The ball pen cover provides us with an idea of scale.

To top all this, we also see a splendid miniature of Shiva as Gajasamharamurhty - Yaaniuri porthiya murthy.

whats this below the yaali row
our ball pen cap once again
shiva as gajasamhara murthy in miniature

So next time you visit the big temple, don’t just stop in amazement at its massiveness, take time to appreciate the smaller and subtle beauties as well.

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தமிழ்த்தேனீ
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சமீபத்தில் நான் தஞ்சை சென்றிருந்த போது நின்று நிதானித்துப் பார்த்துவிட்டு வந்தேன்

படங்களும் விளக்கங்களும் அருமை

அன்புடன்
தமிழ்த்தேனீ

June 3rd, 2009 at 10:52
Sivaram Kannan
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Makes me wonder whether I have been to Big Temple. Have to be careful to catch these things next time

June 3rd, 2009 at 14:37
Rajeswari
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Now i think that i have wasted my 3 times trip to Big Temple while seeing all these sculptures.I am in US now,when i return to india my first thing is to visit the temple to see all the gifts of Raja Raja Cholan.

June 3rd, 2009 at 19:46
Prasad
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Almost a virtual tour of the Temple. Compile your posts on Big temple and then we can have a “A Guide to the Big temple” . Most of the visitors hardly pay attention to such things… Next time around I am sure people will pay more attention.

June 3rd, 2009 at 20:40
Thanga. Jagadeesan.
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keenly noticed pics and posts. snaps r really good. comments r nice to read.

October 5th, 2009 at 13:09
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Tks Mr Jagadesan. Will try to cover a few more such specials shortly

vj

October 9th, 2009 at 14:42
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thanks mr Jagadeesan. will try and cover more of such beauties shortly

vj

October 9th, 2009 at 14:42
கிருஷ்ணன்,சிங்கை
  8  

அற்புதமான தொகுப்பு. யாளி என்றால் பலரும் தலையை பியித்துக்கொள்வார்கள். புகைப்படங்களுடன் விளக்கம் தந்தமைக்கு நன்றி. தொடர்க

November 19th, 2009 at 6:16
  9  

my tanjore is great tanjore

November 19th, 2009 at 21:40
T. JAYASEELAN
  10  

once up on a time not JCP & Other Heavy Vechicle But How Can Made the Tanjore Big Temple so i will asking the Big Temple is 1st World wounder

Thanks
T. Jayaseelan

February 22nd, 2010 at 8:39
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TANJORE TEMPLE IS THE GOLDEN MINES OF CULTURE,FINE ARTS,SCULPTURE AND UNDESCRIBABLE WONDER OF TAMIL CIVILIZATION.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION.
M.CHITRARASAN.

August 21st, 2010 at 20:06
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dear Chitrarasan

Thanks for the nice words. Please keep visiting and recommend to your friends

rgds
vj

August 25th, 2010 at 7:20
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தஞ்சையின் பெருமை பெரிய கோவில்.

அதன் பெருமைகளை அறிய உங்கள் வலைப்பூதான் உதவியது.

சகோதரன் வலைப்பூவில் தனி இடுகை இட்டுள்ளேன். நன்றி!.

September 23rd, 2010 at 1:45
vasanth kumar
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அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது சிற்பங்களை ரசிக்க கிடைத்த ஒரு அருமையான வாய்ப்பு கிடைத்துள்ளது.. எனக்கு எல்லா பதிவுகளும் கிடைக்குமாறு செய்யுங்கள்…

April 29th, 2012 at 1:12
தென்காசி சுப்பிரமணியன்
  15  

உங்களுக்குத் தெரிந்ததில் தமிழகத்தின் பழமையான யாழி எது?

May 27th, 2012 at 12:20
udhayakumar
  16  

wow

February 17th, 2015 at 12:43
K LAKSHMIKANTHAN
  17  

Photos of Gaja samkara Moorthy is superb, next time i will note all small sculptures also, wonderful articles and Photos

April 8th, 2015 at 16:19

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