Kotturpuram to host celebration of Chola heritage


A lecture series celebrating the legacy of the Cholas. Pic: Facebook/Tamil Heritage Trust

Come December, every year, thousands of music rasikas, practitioners, scholars and other curious on-lookers from all over the world descend on Chennai to experience the remarkable cultural coming-together that is the annual Music and Dance Season. However, the Tamil Heritage Trust (THT), has created a parallel ‘concert’ experience this year, which allows rasikas an opportunity to immerse themselves in the magnificent ocean of history, literature, fine arts, sculpture and architecture that is India’s Heritage. Pechchu Kachcheri 2018 is a celebration of heritage along with music.

As part of the event, a series of lectures, Cholavanadu Kalayudaithu, has been organised that will foster an understanding of the Cholas and their unique legacy across art, architecture and literature. The two-day event will see nine speakers.

Saturday, December 15

Rangarathnam Gopu – Tracing the wide arc of Chola History

Dr Chitra Madhavan – Rajendra the Great

Dr. S. Balusamy – Tamil literature in the Chola period

Ramachandran- Chola Meikeerthis

Sunday, December 16

Dr Kudavayil Balasubramanian – The three big Chola temples

Vijay Kumar – The everlasting allure of Chola bronzes

Sivaramakrishnan – Early Chola miniatures

R.Viswananath – Chola paintings

Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan – Religious practices during the Chola period


Tamil Virtual Academy,

Gandhi Mandapam Road,

Kotturpuram, Chennai,

Tamil Nadu 600 025

Date & Time:

December 15-16, 2018

9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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