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Thanjavur Palace


Photograph of the pyramidal tower at Thanjavur Palace in thanjavur, from the ‘Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India’ collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon c. 1868. Thanjavur was established and ruled by the Cholas ; then ruled by Nayaka’s and then by the Marathas . The Palace at Thanjavur was built by the Nayakas in the early 15th century and was later enlarged by the Marathas. As a result, it employs a mix of Nayaka and Maratha architectural styles where the main structures are arranged around a series of courtyards with cylindrical columns and square capitals. This photograph is a view from the main courtyard looking towards the pyramidal tower located at the south end, which rises above the main residential block of the palace. The shape of the pyramidal tower is an anomaly in Nayaka palace architecture, but the elaborate stucco-work resembles the decorative technique used at Madurai.

Photograph of the pyramidal tower at Thanjavur Palace in thanjavur, from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon c. 1868. Thanjavur was established and ruled by the Cholas ; then ruled by Nayaka's  and then  by the Marathas . The Palace at Thanjavur was built by the Nayakas in the early 15th century and was later enlarged by the Marathas. As a result, it employs a mix of Nayaka and Maratha architectural styles where the main structures are arranged around a series of courtyards with cylindrical columns and square capitals. This photograph is a view from the main courtyard looking towards the pyramidal tower located at the south end, which rises above the main residential block of the palace. The shape of the pyramidal tower is an anomaly in Nayaka palace architecture, but the elaborate stucco-work resembles the decorative technique used at Madurai.

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