கலை, பண்பாட்டுத் தளத்தில் சோமேசுவரர் திருக்கோயில்

Art and Culture of Someswarar temple (Kalai, Panbaattu Thalathil Someswarar Thirukkoyil)

Keywords: Tamil History, Inscriptions, Temple History, Temple Structure, Tamil Heritage Architecture, Sculpture

Abstract

The temples have existed since the Sangam period, although they were built of perishable soil and wood and did not last long. But instead the Pallavas were the first to build cave temples and stone temples. It was later followed by the Pandya and Chola dynasties. This article describes the history, architecture and sculpture of the Someswarar Temple in Anthakudi, in the Keezhvellore taluk, Nagapattinam District, based on the evidence obtained through a field study. Along with these, the information known through the medieval Chola inscriptions here, the ancient Tamil people Architecture technique, structure of the temple and Chola sculptures have been studied historically. Therefore, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the ancient temples are not only places of worship but also treasures of art, history and culture.

Published
2020-07-01
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