4.2 கலைகளும் பண்பாடும்Art is supposed to be the touchstone of culture. Arts seem to have flourished in the Tamil land. Sculpture and Paintings, in the temples of yore and elsewhere, stand testimony to the culture of Tamils. The Big Temple at Tanjore and its dome reveal the aesthetics and the cultural felicity of Tamils of the Chola dynasty. The convention followed in the practice of மடலேறுதல் shows the prevalence of painting as an art among the ancient Tamils.