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Enchanting Elegance: The Captivating Tower of Kantimati Temple

The Kantimati Sameta Nellaiyappar Temple is a breathtaking sight, filled with beauty in every aspect. Every detail, from the nooks and corners to the intricate stonework, showcases exquisite artistry. The temple's grand entrance is marked by a stunning Raja Gopuram, serving as a captivating preview ...

The School that Connects Bharatiar, VOC, and Manonmaniam Sundaranar

Welcome to M D T Hindu College Higher Secondary School, the alma mater of Mahakavi Sri Subramania Bharatiar, one of the greatest poets and a freedom fighter. This historic institution has a rich and fascinating history that dates back to 1859, when it was founded as the Anglo Vernacular School by ...

The Chennai Temple where Shiva was worshipped by a Crane

Chennai is home to numerous ancient temples, each of which has its unique history and cultural significance. Among these temples, the Shiva temple in Mylapore, where a peahen worshiped Lord Shiva, is quite famous. However, not many people know about another temple in Saidapet, which a crane ...

The Wooden Carvings of Kantimati Temple

Art lovers may not enter the Kantimati sameta Nellayaippar temple and stay at the entrance. The incredibly made intricate wooden carvings would not let them proceed further. The claim to have visited Tirunelveli without seeing this temple is laughable. And the claim to have seen this temple without ...

Kantimati Sameta Nellaiyappar Temple - Part 1

The claim to have visited Tamil Nadu without traveling to Tirunelveli is laughable. The declaration to have seen Tirunelveli without going to Kantimati Nellaiyappar temple is hilarious. And entering straight inside the temple by ignoring to notice the beautiful wooden carvings at the entrance is ...

Gopati Saras (Water bodies of Chennai - 71)

The Karaneeswara temple in Saidapet boasts a large, well-maintained holy pond. Legend has it that the sage Vasishtha was given the divine cow Kamadhenu by Indra for religious rituals. However, when the cow caused trouble, the sage cursed it, and it turned wild. To absolve Kamadhenu's sin, Indra ...

Uncovering the History of Salai Kumaran Temple: From Stolen Deities to Renowned Murugan Temple

Everyone in Tirunelveli knows the Salai Kumaran Temple, but not many are aware of its four-century history. Interestingly, this temple's origin story is tied to the theft of the Shanmukha and Nataraja icons from the famous Tiruchendur Murugan temple by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th ...

The Magnificent Karaneeswara Temple of Saidapet

The Karaneeswarar Temple of Saidapet is a magnificent structure with a seven-tiered Raja Gopuram adorned with colorful and interesting stucco images of various deities. This tower is considered to be one of the most majestic and beautiful temple towers in Chennai. An equally stunning big temple ...

The Tirupati of Tirunelveli

Welcome to the charming and ancient temple of Then Tirupati, also known as Nellai Tirupati, located in the midst of a peaceful Agraharam in the bustling Tirunelveli junction. This hidden gem, believed to be as powerful as Tirupati, is a must-visit for temple enthusiasts.The main deity of the ...

Raja Annamalai Mandram: A Proud Symbol of Tamil Music in Chennai

The Raja Annamalai Mandram stands tall as a celebrated landmark in the original Madras, renowned for its role in the promotion of Tamil music. To unravel its fascinating history, one must delve into the early days of Carnatic music in Chennai, where Tamil was not always considered a suitable ...

The Unknown Raghavendra Temple of Tirunelveli

Have you ever heard of the ancient and well-known Varadaraja Temple in the Veeraraghavapuram area of Tirunelveli? What many don't know is that there is also a Raghavendra Swami temple located on Sannadhi street, facing the towering Varadaraja Temple. What makes this temple unique is that it is ...

The Bible Socity of India - Chennai

The Bible Society of India is a Christian organization that holds the authority to translate, produce, distribute and market the Bible. It is a member of the United Bible Societies and operates with the motto of making the word of God accessible to people in a language and format that they can ...

Veera Raghavapuram - Vishnu turned King to protect the land

Are you familiar with the holy site of Veera Raghavapuram in Tirunelveli? This is where the fascinating story of Raghava as a King who protected the land from enemy invaders took place. The legend goes that Krishna Varma, a King from the Lunar dynasty, was ruling the region by the river ...

The Historical Memorial Hall: A Testament to the First War of Indian Independence in Old Madras

Old Madras or the Original Madras never ceases to surprise you. Every nook and corner has a heritage structure or a historic place. Unfortunately, only a few people realize their importance and observe them with an appreciative mindset. Amidst the chaotic lorries and vans parked haphazardly in the ...

The Iconic Halwa Shop of Tirunelveli - Santhi Sweets

Tirunelveli, the land of Halwa - the sweet delicacy that's synonymous with the place. When you're in Tirunelveli, the question is not where to find Halwa, but where to find the best one. While Iruttu Kadai is the most famous, there's another place that comes in at a close second - Santhi Sweets. ...

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