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.
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.
The prince of monkeys Angadha is a mighty warrior and commander-in-chief of Sri Rama's armies that devastated the devilish rakshasa armies of Ravana. Gigantic, powerful and magnificient-here's a finely crafted puppet even without a dialogue or movement can strike fear in the opponent with dramatic impact.
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.
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.