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prince pratap sinha rajebhosle receiving the certificate of completing  the "40th refresher course on museum conservation and preservation (organised by goverment of tamil nadu) from education minister K.C veeramani. next to minister, Dr.kartickeyan I.A.S, commIssioner of archaeology and J.R ashokan additional secretary egmore govt museum are seen
third king of thanjavur, maharajah serfoji 1 (1712-1728 A.D) third king of thanjavur, maharajah serfoji 1, ruled tanjore from 1712-1728 A.D. after the death of shahaji ll in 1712 he having no issue of his own was succeeded by his brother serfoji 1 who was his representative at shahakottai fort a few miles west of kumbakonam. his other younger brother tukkoji was similarly a representative of shahaji at mahadeva pattinam fort near mannargudi. serfoji 1 ruled  thanjavur with the help of his brother tukkoji. he followed his late brother shahaji ll's domestic policy and in foreign affairs he took part in the politics of ramnad sethupathi. in a war of succession between the sons of kilavan sethupathi of ramnad, serfoji 1 placed bhavani shanker on the throne and divided the sethupathy's territories into three parts, one taken by serfoji 1, the other to the ramnad sethupathi,while the third was made into a new zamindari of sivaganga. the expendition to ramnad was ably conducted
tanjore brahadeshwara temple brief explaination: the chola dynasty ruled from AD 900-1150. the zenith of the chola temple architecture can be seen at thanjavur. it was the capital established by the chola ruler Rajaraja 1. the shrines have rising pyramidal towers crowned with domical roofs. the walls are embellished by the sculptures and paintings. the bronze sculptures and stone temples of this period are one of the finest in the whole of the south india. the big temple at  thanjavur is within a huge compound with walls rising above 15m. the temple is made over a 29 m square base and has a soaring vimana and a stunted gopuram. the inner sanctum and the gopuram were constructed over a period of 12 years. it was constructed from a single piece of granite weighing around 80 tunes. the dome was hauled into place along a 4 km earth work ramp in a manner similar to the egyptian pyramids. a huge statue of nandi measuring 6m length and 3.7 m in height faces the inner sancttum.the statue
OPHTHALMIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF RAJAH SERFOJI 2:   clinical photograph showing a case of leucoma  clinical photograph showing a case of spring catarrh  clinical photograph showing a case of pterygium  clinical photograph showing ophthalmic purulentis  clinical photograph showing a case of proptosis photograph showing preparation and composition of blue pills Add caption clinical photograph showing a case of corneal ulcer (pre and post treatment) To investigate and describe the ophthalmic contribution of Raja Serfoji II (1798-1832). A team of 2 ophthalmologists, director of laboratory services, one archeologist and a photographer visited Sarasvathi Mahal Library, March 2004. Photographs of ophthalmic records were taken and analysed Ophthalmic records forty four patients were found. The age of the patients ranged from 5 to 60 years. Six records were written in Modi script, 38 in English and 18 drawings were found. Ophthalmic terminology used was lid, conjunctiva, corn
thanjavur big temple
H.H prince  Pratap sinha Serfoji  raje bhosle (rana)   6th descendent of maharajah serfoji  ll     
potrait of tulaja maharaj 2 at Tharangambadi danish fort
its an article given in an magazine saying that vedanayagam sashtriyar who was a poet at maharajah serfoji rajahs court. maharajah serfoji 2 use to give many wealth's as a gift of appreation for the artists who perform in his court (darbar). once when maharajah serfoji 2 was distributing acres of lands to the artists as a gift, vedanayagam sashtriyar was beside him.. maharajah serfoji asked veda nayagam that.. everyone are taking many lands as a gift from me, then why don't you take anything..say what you want?? vedanayagam sashtriyar replied.. maharajah just give me one dictionary for my daughter and one violin for my son that is enough. while people getting free lands they will become lazy and will do less hardwork. i don't expect this from my side. for this reason he refused to take lands and wealthy gifts from maharajah. according to bible, what we have as an income should be maintained like that without decreasing and should be well satisfied and what we don't h
  H.H prince pratap sinha rajebhosle (middle) with Dr. R kannan I.A.S (right) chief guest for international museum day function which was celebrated at fort museum on 18th may 2014. Dr. R kannan is a additional chief secretary to goverment. tourism, culture, museums, and religious endowment departments goverment of tamilnadu. left, Mr. Narashiman retired archaeologist, fort museum. prince Pratap sinha rajebhosle with K. Moortheeswari Deputy Superintending Archaeologist  chennai Fort Museum
Saraswathi Mahal Library is located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest libraries in Asia, and has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts and paper written in Tamil, Hindi, English, Telugu, Marathi, and a few other languages indigenous to India. The collection comprises well over 60,000 volumes, though only a tiny fraction of these are on display. The Saraswathi Mahal library started as a Royal Library for the private pleasure of the maratha King of Thanjavur. Most notable among the Maratha Kings was Serfoji II (1798–1832), who was an eminent scholar in many branches of learning and the arts. In his early age Serfoji studied under the influence of the Dutch Reverend Schwartz, and learned many languages including English, French, Italian and Latin. He enthusiastically took special interest in the enrichment of the Library, employing many Pandits to collect, buy and copy a vast number of works from all renowned Centres of Sanskrit learning in Northe
potrait of MAharani SUJAN BAI (1737 A.D to 1738 A.D) was the wife of Ekoji (alies baba sahib) the fifth ruler of Tanjavur and the son of TUkkoji 1, a direct descendant of Venkoji.after the death of ekoji his brave and heroic queen,sujan bai sahib took over the control of the kingdom and placed herself on the throne of her husband and ruled over thanjavur territory as a sole and independent ruling  queen since ekoji left no male heir to succeed him. This was a time of great disturbance for Tanjavur when the Muslim rulers of the deccan had started training their eyes on the prosperous city. One Chanda Sahib was responsible for overpowering the ruling king and looting most of the treasures. He also succeeded in getting rid of Ekoji without any resistance. At such a time, a woman had the courage to ascend the throne and take on the reins of administration into her hands.sujan bai, Ekoji's widow was the only woman ever to have ruled over Tanjavur. But she proved no challenge to the c
17th century cradle in serfoji rajah 2 museum
maharajah Serfoji's contributions in field of medicines : rajah serfoji 2 had interest in art, culture, education, science and technology, and music and dance. Serfoji had a collection of bronze statues kept in an art gallery. His contribution toward medical field was extraordinary. Available Modi scripts indicate that Raja Serfoji II had physicians to treat and dispense Ayurvedic, Unani, and al lopathic medicines. In the place called Dhanvantari Mahal, medicines of Siddha, Ayurveda, and Unani were produced. Herbal gardens were maintained and also detailed case sheets were maintained in the dispensary. He also published many books on various diseases and methods to cure those problems. He has published books on surgical equipments, which is necessary for surgical procedures. A book on various health problems compiled as "Sarabhendra Vaidhya System" and published by King Serfoji is one among the best. This book dealt with several diseases, such as Garbhini Bala Roga (Di
  An old, antique, valuable potrait of maharajah serfoji 2 found at sardar shitole mansion, pune. rare potrait of maharajah serfoji ll with his wife maharani Saguna bai rani sahib. 
CONTRIBUTION OF RAJAH SERFOJI 2 TOWARDS BHARATANATYAM: serfoji maharajah wrote hundreds of songs in marathi and telugu all set in music and drama and rectals. he is the author of several dance pieces of alarippu, jatiswara, sabdam, varnams, and padas. he had composed numberless kavithuvam, slokavarnam,and prabhandas all adopted to bharathanatyam. sollukkatt u, swarajatis, and sahityas with the respective notations in indian swaras are given for every item with meticulous care. perhaps his collection in bharathanatyam dance is by far the largest in the whole of india. no where in india is one single place can be seen such a huge collections in sampradaya natyam.such rare types of dances like jakkini, parani, dhurupandam, desi, navapadam, and kuravai were in voque and we have evidence of their being practised at his court. these type of dances have now become absolute. bharathanatyam was then at its peak and several prodigious whose compositions are now considered the best that south
antique potrait of maharajah serfoji 2 at   museum 
  princess of tanjore: H.H shrimant muktambabai rani sahib chatrapati, grand daughter of maharajah serfoji 2, youngest daughter of rajah shivaji 2 (son of maharajah serfoji 2).   description:  H.H. Srimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Chiranjiva Vijaya MOHANA MUKTAMBABAI Ammani Raje Sahib Chatrapati, Princess of Tanjore (Sadar Mahal, Tanjore Fort,) youngest daughter of H.H. Choladesadhipati Srimant Raja sri Maharaja Kshatrapati Sri Shivaji II Raje Sahib Bhonsle Chhatrapati Maharaj, Raja of Tanjore, by his first wife, H.H. Srimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Saidambabai Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib, educated privately. Recognised as titular successor to her father. Granted a personal salute of 13-guns,. Rcvd: Prince of Wales's (1876) and KIH (1877) gold medals. m. at Tanjore Fort.   A painting of maharajah serfoji 2 at Vyasarpadi vinayaga mudaliar charities, Mylapore Chennai. thanjavur palace 
H.H prince serfoji rajah T.bhosle, elder son of prince shrimant raja sree Tulajendra rajah bhosle 
amazing darbar hall 
chairs used by maharajah's in 17th and 18th century displayed at serfoji rajah 2 museum,sadar mahal palace, frame photo of H.H prince srimanth raja sree,pratap simha rajah saheb chatrapathy and his elder son H.H srimanth raja sree,Tulajendra rajah saheb chatrapathy is seen.
prince Rtn.PP.shivaji rajah T.bhosle with sujata milind kshirsagar and sumit miland kshirsagar (extreme left) wife and son of MILIND madhusudan kshirsagar (not seen in picture). milind sir is a founder of 'SHIVAJI TRAIL' an NGO of fort restoration group, has travelled 80.000+kms in 16 states and Bhutan on scooter with his family for campaign and visited more than 875 forts.he also a chairperson o f physical education teachers federation, Maharashtra. this snap was taken during their visit to tanjore palace in 2002. posted by milind sir, "IN FACT WHEN WE WANTED TO MEET THE ROYAL FAMILY HEAD OF TANJORE MAHARAJ (shivaji sahib) WAS GIVING AN INTERVIEW TO MEDIA BUT AS HE CAME TO KNOW A FAMILY ON SCOOER WANTED TO MEET.., SPREADING MESSAGE (campaging) OF SAVE FORTS SAVE HERITAGE UNDER A BANNER "SHIVAJI TRAIL- FORT RESTORATION GROUP". HE LEFT THE INTERVIEW. & CAME OUT TO MEET US THEN HE WANTED TO SEE OUR SCOOTER & DRIVE IT TO..... IT WAS A G8 MOMENT IN OUR LIF
17th century marble  statue made by italian sculptor artist  of serfoji rajah 2 displayed at  art gallery
 foreigner's visit to sadar mahal palace  foreigner's visit to serfoji rajah 2 museum
 krishna vilas tank inside sadar mahal palace thanjavur  krishna vilas tank inside sadar mahal palace thanjavur krishna vilas tank inside sadar mahal palace thanjavur
  H.H prince shivaji rajah T.bhosle, 13th descendent of thanjavur Maratha royal family (seen second from left near the statue of sambhaji maharajah) during the 325th death anniversary of sambhaji maharajah [son of shivaji maharajah the great] which was organized by dharmaveer sambhaji pratishthan commitee on 19th febuary 2014 at pune. Sadashiv Deshmukh mayor of London (seen right next to the statue of sambaji maharajah)   world Marathi conference which was held in Mumbai, H.H prince of thanjavur, Tulajendra rajah P. bhosle and his wife H.H jayamala raje bhosle is seen.   photo courtesy: unknown Marathi newspaper   photo of prince Tulajendra rajah bhosle of thanjavur taken during his interview on 29th December 1993. photo courtesy & published on: tharun bharath newspaper, kolhapur   prince of thanjavur H.H Tulajendra rajah P.bhosle with Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi during his visit to kanchipuram mutt in 1980's   H.H prince shivaji rajah T.bho