They moved on to the dilapidated mandapam. Vandhiyathevan whispered into Nambi’s ears, “This friendship with the Prince is becoming dangerous by the day. The other day he got into a fist fight with me, and today, a fierce sword fight.”
The Prince leapt down from the horse and faced Vandhiyathevan. He took out two giant curved swords from the saddle of his horse. “Get down
The queen was pregnant and realised that the mute girl was pregnant as well. Out of compassion, the queen took the mute girl to the palace. The girl gave birth to two children in the palace. The queen offered to raise one of the children in the palace. The girl first hesitated. After deep thought, she decided to leave both the children at the palace and she ran away into the dark of the night.
“I spent the next day thinking whether to move camp elsewhere, but I wanted to see her once more. Night fell, and I heard the wailing again. I gave strict orders to my soldiers not to follow me, and I went again, to the place where I had met her the night before.
Original paintings by Maniam for Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan Ponniyin Selvan, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy, is a historical novel set in the time period between the Tenth
pic src: express.co.uk The people of Thanjavur had a special respect for the two Pazhuvettarayars. After all, it was because of the two of them,
Dilapitated Mandapam near Patteeswaram temple (img src: gcmouli.com) The path was dark and it took some effort for Vandiyathevan to follow her. At one point,
Thanjavur Fort walls (img src: highwayonlyway.com) With the two guards for company, Vandiyathevan started his tour of the Thanjavur fort. He knew that the two
Painting on the Thanjavur temple walls (src: flickr:asienman) He heard the Chinna Pazhuvettarayar and his entourage approaching the palace. An idea struck him. He moved
Paintings inside the Thanjavur Big Temple. Src: IndiaTravelPictures The Commander led the young man back to the main hall where he had first met him.