As if to outperform the artistic achievements of their predecessors of Vijayanagar, the Mysore Kings patronized and gave shape to a stylized form, later referred to as the Mysore style which is as different and as unique as the Thanjavur style.
THE MAHA-CHAITYA OR STUPA, set in placid surroundings in Amaravati, near Guntur, India, was once a place to meditate, to look inward and know one's self, to gain knowledge through study of holy scriptures, where holy thoughts crystallize and focus on to the creator.
This serene looking picture, depicts the very essence of Buddhism - Nirvana, attained through dissociation from all desires and materialistic pursuits. For a person, who wishes to make a good beginning in the morning or for someone with disturbed mind, this picture radiates Shanti - Tranquility.
A great dance of south India, Bharata nayam is a unique cultural climax nurtured by the divinity of the temples with Bhakthi as the main rasa. The danseuseâ€™s statuesque pose is made more beautiful by the intense reaction of her teacher.