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Tucked away amidst the lush green hills of Western Ghats in Tamilnadu, 20 kms away from the Kodaikanal town, is this small yet peaceful village named Poombarai. During my recent visit to Kodai, I spend 2 nights visiting all the usual sightseeing spots in Kodaikanal, but to be honest, I did not feel the Kodaikanal […]

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Tamilnadu! Have you been there? No? You better be. Being an avid traveller myself, I highly recommend you to make a visit to this Godly destination at least once in a lifetime. Tamilnadu is home to one of the ancient civilization ever thrived on Planet Earth. It is the celebrated land of Dravidians and its […]

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It is Chennai, Tamilnadu. A Jain priest found a 10th-century sculpture of Mahavir, the 24th and the last Tirthankara as per Jainism. Found amidst the woods at the back of a private house at Vayalakavur village near Uthiramerur in Kanchipuram, the Jain sculpture was subjected for inspection by a Jain scholar Ajithadoss who dated it […]

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I am pretty curious about anything and everything around me in this world. The very thought of people like us lived here on the same planet thousands of years ago makes me restless, trying to figure out how was everything then? I wonder how people lived without many of the modern amenities we have in the 21st […]

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Somethings always amaze me, like this ancient temple Arunachaleeswarar. It is at Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu at the foothills of the Arunachala Hills. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple represents fire and is visited by millions of devotees every year. It is one of the “Pancha Bhoota sthalams”, or the 5 sacred temples in Tamil Nadu. The 5 temples […]

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Vaitheeswaran Temple is a Hindu templededicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is worshipped as Vaitheeswaran or the ‘God of healing’ and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. It is one of the nine Navagraha(nine planets) temples associated with the planet Mars (Angaraka). The village is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi Astrology […]

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The tongue-twisting name means ‘the town of the Chola who took the Ganges’. Developed as the centrepiece of a city, it was built by the Chola king Rajendra I to celebrate his conquests. The magnificent Brihadishwara Temple (a replica of the Tanjore temple) stands in the tiny village of GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM in Ariyalur District, 35km north […]

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A debate arose between Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi as to who was more powerful among them. Shiva claimed he was. But Shakti was too voracious in her defence on the debate to establish her claim. Angry Shiva cursed her to become an Ugrakali. Realizing her haste and violent argument, Shakti begged Shiva for a […]

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In South India, five temples were built for each of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. These are the Pancha Bhuta Sthalas. Geographically, they are all within the Deccan Plateau – four in Tamil Nadu and one in Andhra Pradesh. The temple for water is in Thiruvanaikaval (Trichy), fire is Thiruvannamalai, […]

It is 17 km distance from Chidambaram (one way). Pichavaram is one of the unique Eco-tourism spots in South India. It is the second largest Mangrove forest in the world, near the temple town of Chidambaram. The area is about 2800 acres and is separated from the sea by a sand bar which is a […]

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