Posts tagged “travel

Veda pada Sala / வேத பாட சாலை

The Vedas are the eternal truths revealed by God to the great ancient Rishis of India. When it is applied to scripture, it signifies a book of knowledge……




Chettinad | Tamilnadu

Chettinad, the land of Chettiars is a region in the Siva Ganga district of Tamil Nadu…




Lake Kolavai – a photo documentary

Kolavai lake | Chengalpet | Kancheepuram district

Unknown to many like me is the fact that this is the second largest lake in…….


BLURrr… A Photo Series!

Blur or motion blur is the apparent streaking of rapidly moving objects in a still image or a sequence of images. Blur is all about movement and motion. Yet if we see carefully…



Therukkoothu | தெருக்கூத்து

During the classical Sangam period the art of entertainment by merging story telling, drama, dance and song was born. It is called as the therukkoothu and performed by highly multi-talented artists. More than entertainment therukoothu educates the rural people about religion and their history. It is very popular among the rural areas and through ages it stand without any modern trace. It spread through south India, the early Tamil country now the modern day Karnataka, Kerala.


Kambattadi mandapam – the hall of light

For many years i have been believing in god religiously though i do not know how spiritual i was. As a photography enthusiast i slowly started studying light and started realizing the importance of it and believing light is god which was proved during my visit to this temple. Once i entered the kambattadi mandapam in front of the Sundareshwarar shrine, i saw the play of light. The hall is famous for the sculptures and beautifully carved pillars. Though my mind raced to click pictures, i sank admiring the place and it became a lasting impression.


Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple – Part 2

Ok. Here is my photoblog on Meenakshi Amman temple – Part 2 . See PART 1 HERE.
While sorting out the postable pictures, i did not understand where certain pictures were taken though i remember the directions. So i browsed through the temple map (Available here) and found out that i was roaming and clicking for 3 hours near the corridors of the Sundareshwarar shrine itself.

Lessons learnt:

  • Many many visits are needed if you want to photograph permissible part of the temple campus.
  • If you are a light fanatic, you will stay near the Kambattadi mandapam forever. Move on as there are so many halls to explore.
First Nandhi

Nobody will miss this huge Nandhi, while coming through the east entrance. Nandhi has to be worshipped before worshipping Shivan and is followed in all Shivan temple.