Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Situated on way from Kota in Rajasthan to Rawatbhata (Approx. 40 km from Kota), ancient temples of Badoli (7th century AD) are situated. With exquisite stonework of stunning carvings, they are very fine examples of ancient Indian artwork.
Baroli or Badoli Temples are series of temples mainly devoted to Lord Shiva and were built between 8th and 9th Centuries.
This is This is Mahisa Mardini Statue of Ashtamata Temple at Badoli Post Card in my collection. This Post Card printed by Archaeological Survey Of India.
Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur
The Brihadeeswarar temple is the major center of tourist attraction at Thanjavur. This temple is one of India's most prized architectural sites.The 'Vimana' - or the temple tower - is 216 ft (66 m) high and is among the tallest of its kind in the world. Thanjavur is the ancient capital of the Chola kings. King Rajaraja Chola constructed the Brihadeeswara Temple in 10th century AD and the architect Sama Varma designed it. Thanjavur was the center of learning during 10th to 14th century AD. The Brihadeeswara temple is one of the few great Indian monuments listed in UNESCO's World Heritage list of historical sites and monuments.
The Brihadeeswarar temple is the major center of tourist attraction at Thanjavur. This temple is one of India’s most prized architectural sites.The ‘Vimana’ – or the temple tower – is 216 ft (66 m) high and is among the tallest of its kind in the world.
The Brihadisvarar temple in Thanjavur, the most important among the hundreds of temples built by the Chola emperors, has reached a milestone: a thousand years of existence.
On 26th September,2010 Tamilnadu State Postal Department issued Postal Stamp issued a postage stamp featuring The Brihadeeswarar temple of Thanjavur to commemmorate the 1000th Year Celebrations of this Great Temple. An Indian monuments listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list of historical sites and monuments.
On that day Post Master General, Central Region (TN), Tiruchirapalli has issued a set of 3 picture postcards to commemorate millennium celebrations of the Brihadeeswarar temple at Thanjavur. Set of three cards is priced at Rs. 15 (Rs. 5 each). An advertisement for the forthcoming INDIPEX 2011 Exhibition with logo is also placed on all three cards.
In my collection i have these 3 picture postcards issued by Tamilnadu Postal Department.