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THE WORLD FAMOUS SARASWATHI SCULPTURE – GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM

The great temple at Gangaikondacholapuram situated in Udayarpalayam taluk of Ariyalur district is another monument decaled as living great Chola temple by UNESCO. The builder of this monument is Rajendra I (1012-1044 CE). On the west wall of the Mahamandapa the world famous Sarasvathi sculpture is present. She is the Goddess of knowledge. The Devi is seen seated on a lotus throne with four arms; holds a rosary of beads and an amrta kalasa with the upper arms and palm leaves and teaching pose with the lower arms; behind her is shown a prabha aureole.

You can see the sculptural representation of Sarasvathi, Big temple, Thanjavur and enjoy the elegant beauty of the image of Sarasvathi at Gangaikondacholapuram.

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