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:

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

28 November 2014 - Trichy to Tanjore

Left Madurai in heavy rain, the first of our trip, our driver said it was a cyclone and was going to last around three days.  It got wetter the nearer the coast we got, one good point was it kept other people indoors and for a change we were on a good quality road all the way to Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) where we visited the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple which was being renovated and covered in bamboo scaffolding and green netting.
 On the road to Trichy, very wet today.
 Brave motorcyclist.
 Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple being renovated in Trichy.

 We ended up with wet, cold and muddy feet, we were glad we had taken a waterproof jacket!  I will add the Tanjore photos another day

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