Thanjavur Painting of Periyava


Arun Kousik is our Chicagoland boy, my friend’s son, born and brought up in Chicago – yet, fully soaked in our culture, extremely well brought-up (he often is quoted when I correct my kids!!) an accomplished Carnatic vocalist, learnt this Thanjavur art from his thatha, if I remember right…We used to gather at his place for vedam class on Thursdays…I’ve seen the house filled with his art works for all gods – quite amazing..Now he finished our Periyava and made Him glitter in gold. The painting came out very well – obviously with His blessings….

Thank you Arun for a wonderful job and sharing with us….


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16 replies

  1. MahaPeriyava Padama Padham Saranam

    Eyes !!! சாத்ஷாத் சாத்ஷாத் விஷலாக்ஷியின் கண்கள்

  2. Very Nice Arun!

  3. Amazing painting by Arun Kousik!!! No words to express the beauty of the work. Had tears on seeing. Hope lot of work on Periyava by Arun Koushik will be seen with HIS blesings.


  4. One should give their blessings chi Arun for the great work done by him . Periyavar neril aasi tharuvadhu pol thorram

  5. Great Golden Work! Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!

  6. Thanjavur Painting of MahaPeriyava is Simply Superb.Chi Arun has done a great work. Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara.

  7. Pranams to Periava and also to the child blessed by Periava

  8. Hara Hara shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara
    Excellent painting by Arun. One samll suggestion for future paintings. Instead of writing gurubyo namha in English you can write it in Sanskrit. Periyava will feel much more happier.

    Thank u very much for ur mail. Periyava’s photo thanjavur paintings is simply superb.
    Madras 600064

  10. Very nice indeed.

  11. what a marvellous piece of art !!!normally we say all that glitters is not gold BUT here every bit of it is PURE THANGAM[from head to toe pavitranam pavitram yo mangalanam cha mangalam

  12. Very nice.  Thanks.

  13. Excellent. Thank you. Geetha

  14. blessed


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