India as housed millions of temples, in this many temple, there is temple with tallest Nataraja bronze idol in one of this.
NATARAJA is a depiction of lord shiva (Hindu god), it symbols agni, the sculpture is symbolic of shiva in the form of dance and dramatic arts, the classical form of the depiction appears in stone reliefs, as at the Ellora and Badami caves around 6th century.
From 10th century it emerged in Tamil Nadu in its mature and best-known expression in Chola bronzes.
TALLEST NATARAJA LOCATION AND ABOUT
The tallest NATARAJA is found in Uma Maheswara temple located in Konerirajapuram village, Mayiladuthurai district Tamil nadu.
Temple was constructed by sembiyan Madeviyar, the grand mother of King Raja Raja Chola, in the name of her husband Gandaraditya devar.
It is more taller then the Nataraja found in Chidambaram, it is around 8-9 feet tall made of bronze.
This temple will show the art of paintings in its roofs and walls. Which shows the social behavior during cholla period.
Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with Four hands.
BRONZE-Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12–12.5% tin and often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminum, manganese, nickel or zinc) and sometimes non-metals, such as phosphorus, or metalloids such as arsenic, or silicon.
About Chola dynasty
Chola dynasty administration is centralized which means it followed monarch system of administration, King was at the top of the administration.
They had capital cities at Tanjore and Gangaikondacholapuram, officials were called perundanam and sirudanam.
Art And Architecture Under The Chola Dynasty
- Dravidian style
- The chief feature is Vimana
- Siva temple at Gangaikondacholapuram built by Rajendra I.
- The bronze of the Chola period was world-famous, the Nataraja or dancing Siva.
- The painting of Chola was found on the Narthamalai and Tanjore temple
- Ashtapradhan was a council of ministers