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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Ettayapuram

Continued from the previous post Kazhugumalai We then continued towards Ettayapuram after a sumptuous breakfast.  Enroute we stopped at a small village named as Kamanaikanpatti. The entire village was in a festive mood and the village was decorated with colored lights and music was played in a high volume. The Feast …

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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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Kovilpatti

Last week, while traveling to Thirunelveli with friends, we made some plans of exploring southern Tamil Nadu. Started early morning around 5AM; we took NH45B, which was great as usual. After a quick stop for breakfast somewhere near Melmaruvathur, we reached Madurai around 12PM. We stopped at Madurai for a …

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