Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings

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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Monday, 23 November 2015

27 November 2014 - Madurai

We went with our new guide 'Daisy' to visit the Tirumalai Naicker Palace with huge pillars, which was looking very tired in need of some attention.  Then on to visit and massive Hindu Temple, no cameras were allowed inside but you could take you mobile phones! We had to leave our cameras in a hired locker which cost us Rs/- 20.

The temple was massive and very impressive and very very busy with weddings.  Afterwards we crossed the road and visited a gift shop with a roof that overlooked the temple and took some photos.