What is the uniqueness of Sittanavasal?
The Sittanavasal Cave, also known as Arivar Kovil, is a Jain monastery of the 7th century, small in size, excavated in a bluff on the western slope of the hill in its centre. It is noted for its paintings which have been painted in fresco-secco technique with many mineral colours.
What do you know about the mural technique of Sittanavasal painting?
The murals have been painted with vegetable and mineral dyes in black, green, yellow, orange, blue, and white. Paintings have been created by applying colours over a thin wet surface of lime plaster. Ancient structures such as Gol Gumbaz, Talagirisvara temple and this one are claimed to be relatively unappreciated.
Where are Jaina temples with beautiful ceiling paintings?
The Sittannavasal cave is a rock-cut temple or monastery that’s also known as Arivar Koil. It is part of a 2nd century complex of Jain temples located in the Sittannavasal village of Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu. In Tamil, the word Sittannavasal literally translates to ‘abode of the great saints’.
What are the main features of Badami cave painting?
Main features of Badami cave paintings are:
- Badami paintings are from Karnataka, Chalukya king Mangalesha.
- Paintings depict Vaishnava tradition and is affiliated to Vaishnava records.
- Paintings also show palace scenes, especially of king Kirtivarman and Mangalesha.
What is Bagh painting?
The caves were carved in late 4th century – 6th century AD. Bagh Caves are known for Mural Paintings. The walls and ceilings were to be painted were covered with a thick mud plaster in brownish orange color. Over this plaster there was done lime-priming and then paintings were laid.
Who built Kailash temple?
Rashtrakuta king Krishna I
Kailasa temple lacks a dedicatory inscription, but there is no doubt that it was commissioned by a Rashtrakuta ruler. Its construction is generally attributed to the Rashtrakuta king Krishna I (r. 756-773 CE), based on two epigraphs that link the temple to “Krishnaraja” (IAST Kṛṣṇarāja):