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Vaitheeswaran Kovil

Vaitheeswaran Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated 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 […]

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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 of […]

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Thillai Natarajar Temple

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, […]

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Santhome Church

Santhome basilica is a religious monument located in South Chennai. Santhome Cathedral is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, at Mylapore. Santhome basilica is one of the three churches in the world which holds the tomb of Apostles of Jesus Christ. St. Thomas is the apostle of Jesus after whom the church stands today in the […]

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Spice Plantation Tour

Periyar (Thekkady) is the heart land of spices, when you reach Periyar surely you will be welcomed by tea plantations and aroma of the spices.  The scent may be of cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon or cardamom and sometimes a fragrance that combines the scents of two or more spices. You can have a close look […]

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Kathakali – South Indian Art form

Kathakali is one of the oldest theatre forms in the world. Katha means “Story” & Kali means “Play”, so it’s also called as “Story – Play”. Kathakali was originated in Kerala at 17th Century and has its root in Hindu Mythology. Kathakali is famous for its unique combination of Literature, Music, Painting, Acting, Song & […]