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Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#1  Postby mahesh3 » 04 Apr 2012 14:06

What are your favorite pictures of the trinity? Can links to images of the trinity be posted on here...much appreciate!
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#2  Postby Pratyaksham Bala » 04 Apr 2012 15:35

(1) Life portrait of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar, drawn by the Royal Artist of Ettaiyapuram Samastanam.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/Dikshitar.png

(2) A painting of Sri Syama Sastri drawn, reportedly, on the last day of his life.
http://www.vidyavrikshah.org/arts/syama.html

(3) A picture of Sri Tyaga Brahmam, most probably the first illustration -- from a book published in 1910.
http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00005/THYAGARAJA_5626f.jpg
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#3  Postby Javali » 04 Apr 2012 18:03

Pratyaksham Bala - Excellent information... Thanks a ton :)
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#4  Postby mahesh3 » 05 Apr 2012 00:03

Brilliant! Loved it...would like to see more :)
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#5  Postby Pratyaksham Bala » 05 Apr 2012 09:15

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Here is another old painting!

In an article written by Sri C. Jinarajadasa, President of the Theosophical Society, Adyar, and published in the July-August 1932 issue of TRIVENI (a Literary & Cultural Qrly), there is a mention of a painting acquired by him in the year 1916.

The painting which portrays a typical participant of bhajan sampradaya, is tittled ‘Tyagaraja - Believed to be a Contemporary Portrait'.

http://yabaluri.org/TRIVENI/CDWEB/Tyagarajajul32.htm
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#6  Postby Ponbhairavi » 05 Apr 2012 13:32

the vibhuthi markings all over attract our special attention
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#7  Postby Pratyaksham Bala » 05 Apr 2012 22:23

Oil painting of Sri Tyaga Brahmam, commissioned by Sri M. Anantanarayanan in the early 1940s when he was the District & Sessions Judge in Thanjavur:-
http://anantanarayanan.twobelugas.net/Pamani/Memoirs/AM_Photos/ThyagarajaSwami426x580.jpg

Sri Anantanarayanan retired as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court in 1969. Full story:- http://anantanarayanan.twobelugas.net/Pamani/Memoirs/MAbyAMViewV2.htm
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#8  Postby mahesh3 » 06 Apr 2012 02:17

These are really wonderful...and the vibuthi markings are indeed worth musing over...like anything else in our history, varying versions abound :)!
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#9  Postby rajeshnat » 06 Apr 2012 21:32

Lovely PB I will read the full story bit later , but what a tribute by his son shri madhavan
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#10  Postby thanjavooran » 07 Apr 2012 07:42

Mahesh Avl,
Wonderful pictures. Thanx for sharing.
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#11  Postby Pratyaksham Bala » 08 Apr 2012 17:35

thanjavooran Avl,
Thanks for thanking me! :D
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#12  Postby Pratyaksham Bala » 09 Apr 2012 14:45

A commemorative 15 nP. postage stamp on Sri 'Tyagaraja' was issued on 6th January 1961, by the Indian Postal Department.
On 18th March 1976, 25 (Paise) commemorative stamp Sri 'Muthuswami Dikshitar' was released.
On 21st December 1985, Sri 'Shyama Shastri' commemorative stamp of 100 (Paise) denomination was released.

For the images of these postage stamps, check: http://indiapicks.com/stamps/Music/Music_Main.htm
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#13  Postby mahesh3 » 11 Apr 2012 01:37

Wonderful - thanks so much :)!
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#14  Postby venkatakailasam » 27 Jun 2012 13:37

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MUSICIANS’ GALLERY (from left) Ghatam Narayana Iyer, Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar, Patnam Subramania Iyer, Pandithorai, Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer, Narayanaswamy Appa, Thirugokarnam Narayanaswamy Iyer..

courtesy...Shri. Venkataraman Subramanian
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#15  Postby Pratyaksham Bala » 27 Jun 2012 14:41

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Check this for the related article in The Hindu:-
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2009/07/31/stories/2009073151490400.htm

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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#16  Postby Rsachi » 27 Jun 2012 22:10

What a fine picture.
Thought I would resize and add the names as as captions:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r582niz51uyiv ... 20copy.jpg
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#17  Postby Govindaswamy » 16 Jul 2012 06:01

In the other thread Ravi Sri has given this valuable information.
"#20 - RaviSri
Re: Meeting of Trinities » 14 Jul 2012 19:12
Govindaswamy, Thyagaraja's grandson Thyagarajan and his wife Guruvammal did not have children. Thyagarajan (the grandson) died early, according to Subbarama Dikshitar, in his 35th year, which must probably be around 1865. After the death of Seethalakshmi, Thyagaraja's daughter, Gurvamma came to her ancestral house in Thanjavur in the year 1897, carrying the icon of Rama that Thyagaraja worshipped and a painting of Thyagaraja that a palace painter had painted. Both these are at Gurvammal's ancestral home on Varahappier lane in Thanajvur. The present caretaker of the icon is Sri.Thyagarajan who is a great grandson of Guruvammal's younger brother."
RaviSri
As per your clarification there is no direct descendent of tyAgarAja, alive.
If a portrait of the saint, painted by a court painter of tanjAvUr is available, this can be taken to be genuine. Can you make a copy of this original painting and post it in the forum. This painting should replace all other pictures of the saint, including the one painted by S.Rajam which is widely in use. The pictures in the number of books are as per the imagination of the artistes.
The statues at the saint’s samadi at tiruvaiyAru and tirupati are different. Any new statues, if made, should be based on this original portrait.
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#18  Postby RaviSri » 16 Jul 2012 11:27

Govindaswamy, That can't be done. The painting is in the worship of Guruvammal's descendants and we can't photograph either that or the Rama icon. However someone can paint it. I remember the first edition of T.S.Parthasarathy's book of Thyagaraja's compositions had this picture. I'll try to locate it. If found, I'll post it here.
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#19  Postby RaviSri » 16 Jul 2012 11:31

The below thread gives detailed information:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16246
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Re: Pictures/Images of the Trinity

#20  Postby Pratyaksham Bala » 27 Nov 2012 08:49

A few of the images from the Stamp Folder issued by the Indian Postal Department in 1961:-

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