Maharajah Serfoji ll Memorial hall at Sadar Mahal Palace,Thanjavur is a Private Museum founded in the year 1997 by Prince Shrimanth Tulajendra Rajah P. Bhosle.
The unique collections of King Serfoji ll are displayed for public.The Sadar Mahal Palace was the residential quarters and the private darbar of King Serfoji ll. Visit our official website, Serfojimemorialhall.com
Procession in Thanjavur (TamilNadu) after India got Independence in the year 1947.
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Prince Pratap Sinh Serfoji RajeBhosle's article on Thanjavur Maratha Kings published in 'Durg gad Killyancha' Marathi Magazine (4th edition).The article is translated by Santhosh Jadhav. Thanks to @hemantpundalikzunjarrao_ofcl and entire team.
He was a great writer of many fine works, author of many Kathas and Natakas as well.He was master in the science and art of music and dance.He had himself composed special dance compositions in Marathi for being utilised in the bharatanatyam program.
Himself an author of many sabda, varna, pada, svarajati, abinaya pada, tillana, gita, prabandha, kavuttuvam, alaru, jatis and korvais, he patronised the famous exponents of dance (nattuvanars) during his life time namely Gangaimuttu, Sabhapati, Subbayan, Ponnayya, Vadivelu,Cinnayya and Sundari. During his time, music and dance were also viewed as regular careers. He started a school for imparting oriental learning and this was the 'Nava Vidya Kalanidhi'. The Sangeet Mahal was used for holding the music concerts, dance performances and for artistic purposes. Sangeet Mahal was been alloted with Rs.5208 in the state budget for its maintenance.
One of his favorite court dancer named Sundari had a privilege to perform on Vijaya …