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:

Friday, 4 December 2015

28 November 2014 (Part 2) - Tanjore

Once we arrived in Tanjore we picked up our guide and went to visit the former palace buildings which were looking a little sad.  There were many very old bronze statues of considerable size considering their age.
From memory this was a large statue with a diameter of around three feet.

Watchtower structure at the palace.
 Very ornate paintings on the palace walls.
 Crows sitting on the palace roof.
Looks like the same deity as in the earlier bronze statue.
We then moved on and visited the 'Great Living Chola Temple in Tanjore'.   There were a lot of pilgrims visiting the temple which was highly carved but not painted.

We then visited a metal work shop and purchased some small heavy bronze statues to take back to the UK.

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