Archive for ‘Pictures’

January 11, 2012

Colorful 2012 Calendar – Panduranga Rukmini – from Thennangur Trust.

Please see attached 4 pdf files.

Calendar 2012 from Thennangur Gnianananda Peetam.

See sample picture below.

1.pdf
2.pdf
3.pdf
4.pdf

December 28, 2011

Tanjore Paintings – Excellent collection of Hindu Gods

Tanjore painting (Tamil: தஞ்சாவூர் ஓவியம், Thanjavur Oviyam) is an important form of classical South Indian painting native to the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu, India. The art form dates back to about 1600 AD, a period when the Nayakas of Tanjavur encouraged art—chiefly, classical dance and music—as well as literature, both in Telugu and Tamil.

Tanjore paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colours and compact composition. Essentially serving as devotional icons, the themes of most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses, as well as saints. Episodes from Hindu tradition are drawn upon as elaborations of the main figure or figures placed in the central section of the picture.

Tanjore paintings are panel paintings done on solid wood planks, and hence referred to as palagai padam (palagai = “wooden plank”; padam = “picture”) in local parlance. In modern times, these paintings have become souvenirs of festive occasions in South India, pieces to decorate walls, and collectors’ items for art lovers.

Here is a collection of Tangore paintings from Google images.

November 4, 2011

Rare Kanchi Mahaperiyava pictures – donot miss

Hundreds of rare and unknown Mahaperiyava pictures can be found here.

https://picasaweb.google.com/105107909125939575383/Mahaperiyava

A 3d view of the pictures from above link can be found here

http://www.cooliris.com/yoursite/express/builder/gallery.php?z=7NZeTDxOAtSV

Thanks to Shri Mahesh and KKSF from mahaperiyavaa.wordpress.com for creating this album.

Namaste
Hari

August 24, 2010

Excellent pictures from Holi & Meaning of Holi Festival

Excellent pictures from Holi
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/03/holi_festival_of_colors.html

Significance of Holi – Poster by Hinduism Today Magazine and Santana Dharma Foundation.

http://www.bharatmediawatch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96%3Aholi-&catid=50%3Ahindu-festivals&Itemid=83

July 24, 2010

Excellent Book: What is Hinduism – Free online by Himalayan academy

This book is a must-read even if we are devout Hindu.

This book is very visual with lots of pictures, packed with the right information and history about Sanathana Dharma.

Keeping it in our living area will let everyone including kids to glance over it atleast once.

You can read the full book online from Google books. If people have questions on Hinduism, this is a great resource.

http://books.google.com/books?id=9XC9bwMMPcwC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=thumbnail&q=&f=true

The pdf file is free while the print version is 35$ in amazon bookstore.

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/wfchannel/index.php?wfc_cid=21

Another great resource for authentic history instead of British written derogatory history about India is this history lessons booklets from Hinduism today. This history lesson content is especially targeted for kids of age 6 and up. Very useful for adults too.

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/wfchannel/index.php?wfc_cid=20