Write short note on musical stone pillars in temples.

Indian temples are very famous for their musical stone pillars. These beautiful pillars emit musical notes when tapped, which makes these temple pillars unique and exceptional. These gracefully carved and highly decorated stone pillars are considered to be audio marvels.
These musical pillars are four types: Sruthisthamba (used during Puja along
with “shangu and Yeakalum”), Ganasthamb, Layasthamba and Pradharasana sthamba (used to knew the ragas, each pillar sounds different).
These pillars are mainly found in South Indian temples.
Apart from their music producing quality, these stone pillars are also praised for their beautiful carvings and sculptures.

Question for UPSC Mains:
Write short note on musical stone pillars in temples.

Published: May 1, 2016 | Modified:October 15, 2020

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