Posting after a long break. Based off a sculpture at Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur.
Inside the temple complex is a subsidiary shrine dedicated to Subramanya, a temple built by later Nayak kings of Thanjavur. This hand railing leading to the temple depicts a rouge (or war ?) elephant capturing a horse rider. The fate of the victim and the subsequent drama is sculpted on the other hand railing. (Hopefully my next post).
We were fortunate to have found a volunteer guide, who showed us these hand railings in the right order and explain why they were unique. :).
The Big temple is a must visit for anyone interested in art! :)