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July 20, 2022

Gurudayal Sharma of Mathura took Chandrakala Sweets to South India in the 1940s

Mathura – Like the charm of ancient temples, Bombay Sweets restaurant opened in 1949 also brings back the nostalgia of Mathura. In Thanjavur city of Tamil Nadu, everyone knows the sweet of Mathura called Chandrakala. Guru Dayal Sharma of Mathura, who made traditional sweets, gave a new name to Gujiyas here, Chandrakala. He was originally from the holy land of Mathura, having moved south for work in the 1940s. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art and architecture. Most of the temples built by Emperor Raja Chola, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The most prominent of these, the Brihadeshwara Temple, is located in the center of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region.