Figure 224. Sakatasya Cari

Image title: Figure 224. Sakatasya Cari

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This sculpture shows soldiers in a combat. Two soldiers doing the Sakatasya Cari but holding each other’s legs giving rise to a cart wheel like figure. They are engaged in a physical combat or fight but looking more like acrobatic stunt. We can identify it as Sakatasya Karana.

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Kumbakonam is considered as one of the holiest places in Tamil Nadu and is known for its temples and Mathas (monasteries which were centres of Brahmanical learning). These photographs depict the connection between the sculptures in the temples and Natya Shastra and related texts dealing with iconography.

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