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The Thanjavur Maratha Palace

Every now and then, I come across interesting people I yearn to meet.

No – not Brad Pitt or George Clooney.

But people like Dostoevsky. And Lee Kuan Yew. Chanakya.

The attraction lies in their stories, their perspectives, their motivations – those conversations will be or would have been delightfully entertaining for my mind.

And so, also added to the list recently is Serfoji IInd – a Maratha ruler who ruled Thanjavur or Tanjore from 1798 until his death in 1832.

Ruling cannot be an easy job even as a monarch. There are all those major responsibilities of public finance, enemies, armies, and of course the management the people.

Within all that time-consuming and soul-consuming work, if one can find enough mental leisure to devote to the creation of amazing art, then one must be a genius.

And it appears Serfoji-II was a genius.

He put together a library (a separate note on that) of manuscripts and he created this palace.

The beauty is overwhelming and I probably have 500 photos of the place taken in an hour. here I present only a few….

It is a place I could easily live in forever. Not sure if I’d ever be able to sleep – because my eyes would just want to drink in more and more and more!

Amazing isn’t it?

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August 2022

jaina mishra

wovensouls.com

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