Friday, April 12, 2013

Replicas of Chola Bronze Statues : Timeless Artistic Treasures of Tamil Nadu, India


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu



Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu




Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu



Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu




Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu
Chola Bronze Sculpture of Tanjore in TamilNadu


Thanjavur has been an art centre of great importance throughout almost the entire history of Tamil Nadu. Today, Thanjavur and its surrounding areas including Kumbakonam and Swamimalai are flourishing centres for bronze sculpture, stonework and paintings. Each sculpture of a Hindu God is a one-of-a-kind piece, created by the artisans who have been perfecting the art of the lost wax method of bronze casting since several generations. The subtle smiles and classic poses of these statues are bound to bring a feeling of serenity & tranquility to any meditation room, home altar or temple.

The earliest bronze statues in India were cast in the Indus Valley about 2300 BC, reaching an artistic peak during South India's Chola Dynasty (9th to 13th centuries AD). The patronage of finearts loving Chola rulers during this period sparked an unprecedented growth in philosophy, poetry, literature, dance, temple architecture and fine art. The imperial Cholas utilized their prodigious wealth earned through their extensive conquests in building immortal stone temples and exquisite bronze sculptures.

These bronze sculptures show classic grace, grandeur and perfect taste. The best example of this can be seen in the form of Nataraja - the Hindu God of destruction & the Cosmic Dancer of Hinduism

Making Process

The lost wax method being an age old technique that has been in existence since Chola Empire of the 12th century and still remains unchanged in the making process of Chola Bronze Idols.


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Large procession idols of Hindu Gods are made for temples as per the orders from both India and abroad. Smaller pieces are made for prayer spaces at home and are also made for display in livingrooms, hotels, offices & malls as art pieces. Most sculptures are copies of those produced in the bygone centuries in India, especially in the Chola era.

Bronze sculptures are an important milestone in the history of metal sculptures of India. As the Bronze sculptures are long lasting, they are created for eternity! The sculpture of Bronzes immensely radiates a sense of immortality and powerfully reflects the fascination and mystery about the ancient cultural heritage of Hinduism.

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