Indian National Flag

Every free nation of the world has its own flag which is considered as the symbol of a free country. The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during the meeting of Constituent Assembly held on the 22 July 1947, a few days before India’s independence from …

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Sri Lanka – Kataragama

The jungle shrine of Kataragama in southeastern Sri Lanka has long been a place of special interest to Indian travelers especially from Tamil nadu. Kataragama is one of the three important ancient places of Hindu worship which lies in the same meridian 81°10’, the other two being Uttara Kailasa (Mount …

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus (VT), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai-Maharashtra which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways which is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. …

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Raja Kavya Paadasalai

Raja Veda Patasala was founded in the year 1542 A.D. by Illustrious Statesman and Chief Minister for 3 Nayak kings of Thanjavur – Advaitha Vidyacharya Maharaja Saheb Sri Govinda Deekshithar.   It was a well known center of higher learning of Vedas and allied subjects, but owing to the vagaries of …

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Pamban bridge

Pamban rail bridge, an engineering marvel and India’s first cantilever bridge was the only source of connectivity to the holy town Rameshwaram till the year 1988. The need for rail connectivity between the main land and the island was felt in the late 1870s, when the East India Company, expanding …

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Thirunelveli -01

Continued from the previous post Ettayapuram When one thinks about Thirunelveli, the first thing that comes to the mind is the Halwa dripping in ghee, the River Thamarabarani, the magnificent Nellayappar temple, Origin of RMKV silks  and Palayamkottai central prison. The word Thirunelveli is derived from three Tamil words: thiru, …

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Kazhugu malai

Day 02. Continuation of my previous post  Kovilpatti Woke up around 5AM and started moving by 6AM with plans to cover till Ettayapuram. Kazhugu malai  was our first destination. Kazhugu malai, located approximately 21 kilometers west of Kovilpatti, features relief-carvings of Jinas and Jain deities across the surfaces of its …

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Pallava rock cut cave temples [part-02]

Continuing from Pallava rock cut cave temples [part-01] I again took some time last weekend to explore the rest of the Pallava rock cut cave temples on a day’s trip. Seeing the rock cut cave temples, One thing I realised is that the Pallavas were the pioneers in the translation …

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Pallava rock cut cave temples [part-01]

Its again a weekend. On a casual chat with a Mr.Jaykumar, landed up with the plan of tracing the excavations of rock cut cave temples of the pallavas. My first heritage trip after I becoming proud owner of Canon Kiss X5. Started on early hours of Saturday from home and …

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