"IN LOVE WITH A GODDESS"
Call it a Fate.
Indecisious was I
I know you cant stay with me
WRITTEN FOR jinglepoetry-poetry-potluck-painting WHISPERS
HE PICTURE IS ONE OF A KIND- FROM THE FAMOUS TANJORE PAINTINGS.
I MAKE A METAPHORIC COMPARISON HERE ON THE ARTIST WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH A GODDESS, LOST HER AND IN HER MEMORIES SKETCHES THE PAINTING - AND ME FALLING IN LOVE WITH MY GODDESS AND IN HER MEMORIES WRITING A POEM JUST FOR HER.
Tanjore (or Thanjavur or Thanjavoor) paintings have a very rich heritage. This style of painting has been followed widely by the people in Southern Tamil Nadu for the past two centuries. The art flourished in Tanjavoor, pronounced Tanjore, the capital city of the Chola dynasty, and thus got its name. Maratha princes, Nayaks of Vijaynagar dynasty, Rajus communities of Tanjore and Trichi and Naidus of Madurai patronized the art of Tanjore painting from 16 to 18th centuries. Tanjore paintings are deeply rooted in tradition and still innovative within limits. This art is sacred and dedicated.
Tracing its roots to the historical golden era of the early 18th century, Tanjore artwork is one of the many indigenous art forms for which India is noted. Originating in Tanjore about 300 kms from Chennai( Madras), which was the then capital of the Gupta empire, this form of art developed at the height of cultural evolvement achieved during that period.