Ancient Sculptures of Pallava Period, Tamilnadu, India

Pallava Period

Pallavas ruled Tamilnadu from 6th century AD to 9th century AD. Budhism and Jainism were the main religions before this period started fading away during Pallava rule. Hinduism had a great revival during this period. Temples were built using perisheble materials such as wood, bricks in South India before stone became a preferred material during early Pallava period. Art and Architecture were flourishing. Kanchipuram the capital of Pallavas and the port town Mamallapuram still have remains of many of these creations.

This page shows some of the sculptural work of Pallava period found in Mamallapuram and Kailasanathar Temple Kanchipuram.

A Sculpture Dipicting a Mythological Story Found in Mamallapuram
A Sculpture Dipicting a Mythological Story Found in Mamallapuram
Sculptures on the External Wall of a Temple in Mamallaputam.
Sculptures on the External Wall of a Temple in Mamallaputam.
A Part of a Relief Sculpture Named "Arjuna Thapas" in Mamallapuram
A Part of a Relief Sculpture Named "Arjuna Thapas" in Mamallapuram
Scultures Found in Kailasanathaar Temple, Kanchipuram.
Scultures Found in Kailasanathaar Temple, Kanchipuram.
Another Sculpture in Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram.
Another Sculpture in Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram.

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Rudra 8 years ago

Such beautiful temples in Tamil Nadu. Was it the Cholas that built them.


MANI 8 years ago

THE PERSON WHO IS WELL KNOWN FOR THE MAKING SCULPTURES IS THE PRINCE RAJASIMMA PALLAVAN. HIS ART IS FELICITATED EVN IN THE COUNTRY OUTSIDE INDIA LIKE CHINA, AND HE BUILT SOME CHINESE TEMPLES.

HE IS NOT ONLY PRINCE BUT ALSO A GREAT WARRIOR WHO FOUGHT AGAINST THE GREAT KING VIKRAMADITYA AND WON AGAINST HIM IN THE PLACE NAMED PERUVALANALLUR AS A RETALIATION FOR THE INVASION OF THE LATTER IN KANCHIPURAM , THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE PALLAVAS.


paalkmani 8 years ago

its a very beautiful village.lots of ancient war materials we got prior to built agri university building at the war site .


subashni s.s 8 years ago

it is beautiful and it is great job to bulit that time


sammy 7 years ago

it is a very nice sclpture


CALISTA 7 years ago

Nice sculpture:) And great history!


misbah 6 years ago

great pics.......................

thanks...............................


Neha 6 years ago

Very useful information


s  5 years ago

very good


Surya 5 years ago

very good and use full information i like


AMMU 5 years ago

IAM VERY HAPPY KNOW THAT SUCH BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURE DOES STILL EXSIST IN OUR OWN INDIA


Brendon MCcullum 4 years ago

hey! tamilnadu really looks very nice....


manibalan 4 years ago

This arts are very impartent to tamil pepole pls dont mske damage & tamil nadu goverment need to take care mast


pavani 4 years ago

super its so nice


bloodmary 4 years ago

exellent


Anusha 3 years ago

very useful information

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