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I remember attending concerts at this heritage hall, and people explaining the architectural marvel that enabled clear acoustics before the advent of PA systems. Today, one is not allowed entry except to the first floor. And that too, to shop around for some cheap plastic...More
Sangeetha Mahal, situated within the Thanjavur Palace, is one the main attractions of Thanjavur. Sangeetha Mahal or the Hall of Music was built in the early 1600's during the reign of the Nayak King Sevappa Nayak. It was known by the name 'Navaratnamanamaina Nataka Sala'...More
During our trip to Thanjavur, we had visited this big beautiful hall with pillars & arches located within the premises of Thanjavur Royal Palace.This hall was primarily used for musical performances by the royal family in those ancient times when there was no facility of...More
Located within Thanjavur palace complex. Big hall primarily used as performance site by the royal family. Very useful place for architect students & acoustic engineers. Others worth a visit if you have time
This is one section of the Tanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's palace. Its a huge hall with pillars & arches. Sangeetha Mahal in English means Music Hall. While walking around we were imagining how the royal musicians would have performed in ancient times we realized that our...More
75000 manuscripts in Tamil, samskrit, malayalam, Telugu, arabic 80000 classical books(Greek, Latin, French, English, Tamil, Samskrit) are stored here. Only one fourth of the manuscripts are deciphered. Especially siddha medicines and treatment for all ailments are found in chaste Tamil poetic form.
It was built by Marathaas during the 18th century. adjacent to the royal Palace. It can accommodate 1000. The performance site and the audience site are well below the ground level. In all seasons the entire hall will be humid.. It has been so constructed...More