Lord Perumal, Tanjore Painting, 22K Gold, Size 37 x 45.5cm (With Frame)
Lord Perumal : Perumal or Thirumal ,’the sacred one’ is a Hindu deity primarily considered to be a form of Narayana. Perumal is worshipped mainly among Tamil Hindus in South India, Sri Lanka and the Tamil diaspora, who consider Perumal to be the true name of Vishnu.He is a popular Hindu deity particularly among Tamils in Tamil Nadu and the Tamil diaspora, and in Vaishnava temples. One of the richest and largest Hindu temples complexes dedicated to Perumal is the Venkateshvara temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Other significant institutions include Srirangam’s Ranganathaswamy temple, Kanchipuram’s Varadaraja Perumal temple, and Thiruvandrum’s Padmanabha Perumal temple.
Tanjore Painting: Origin: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu India
Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian art developed in the late 16th century in Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state.The paintings consist of a well-rounded figure, a deity with almond-shaped eyes. The figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains, etc.In this Indian folk art, gold leaves & sparkling stones are used as highlights for accents of the painting like ornaments, dresses, etc.It’s been said that Thanjavur’s paintings are brightly colored and beautiful. In a dark room, the paintings have a potent glow that’s reminiscent of a presence. Most Thanjavur paintings are made on wooden canvasses while some use glass and walls as well.