Rajaraja Cholan and Rajendra Cholan.இராஜராஜ சோழனும் இராஜேந்திர சோழனும்.
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu Big Temple was 1,000-year-old and built by the emperor Rajaraja Chola in Thanjavur and regarded as an architectural wonder. On Saturday [25-9-2010] it was the venue of a spectacular Bharatanatyam performance.
As the highlight of the millennium celebration of the temple, a world heritage monument, over 1,000 dancers, predominantly women, led by Padma Subrahmanyam, displayed their talent for about 45 minutes.
Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, his ministerial colleagues and thousands of people from the town and nearby places, watched the performance meant as a tribute to the Chola emperor and the greatness of the temple that withstood the test of time.
Mr. Karunanidhi, who wore a silk ‘angavastaram,’ commended Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam for the dance programme. Dr. Subrahmanyam thanked the artists who came to the programme at their own expense.
The Chief Minister released a book authored by R. Nagasamy, veteran archaeologist, on the 400 dancers of the temple during the period of Rajaraja Chola. M.K. Stalin, Deputy Chief Minister, received the copy. LED screens were put up around the temple.
Junior Vikatan has explained in its issue dated 3-10-2010 about the 1,000-year-old Big Temple millennium celebrations and the Chief Minister’s speech.
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