The Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the largest and most impressive Hindu temples in the world. Built in the 11th century, the temple complex is known for its exquisite sculptures and carvings, as well as its towering vimana, or shikhara. A popular tourist destination, the Brihadeeswarar Temple is a must-see for anyone visiting Thanjavur or Tamil Nadu.
What’s gunpowder? It’s really nothing to do with real gunpowder – but some spice mixes from southern India are referred to gunpowder by folks from other regions (in jest of course) – because of the spicy nature of these spicy mixes. Let us look at some of these – what they are and how and […]
What about Southern Masalas? South Indian cuisine also uses a variety of spice blends or masalas, but they are different from the garam masala used in Northern Indian cuisine. Here are some examples of South Indian masalas or spice blends used – and their usage varies and can be quite different than how garam masala […]
The Meenakshi Temple is one of the most significant and revered temples in Tamil Nadu, India. Top Image Credit எஸ்ஸார், CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Where is the Meenakshi Amman Temple? The Meenakshi Amman (Amman – Mother) It is located in the city of Madurai, and is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi, an incarnation […]
The name Sarangapani (“one who has the bow in his hand”) derives from the Sanskrit word Sarangam meaning bow of Vishnu and pani meaning hand. (Source Wikipedia) For more information check the temple website or Wikipedia The Sarangapani Temple is a famous temple located in the town of Kumbakonam in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to […]
The Ranganathaswamy temple in Sreerangam, Trichy (Tiruchirappalli, TN) is an ancient temple is about 200 miles south of Chennai. (Read more here) The Place Srirangpatna had the name of the Srirangapuri in the early ages later it got the name of the Srirangapatna. The town is an island being surrounded by the river Cauvery. In […]
The Rockfort Temple, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), TN, India The Rockfort Temple of Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) is an important Hindu pilgrimage site located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is believed to have been built in the 3rd century CE by the Pallava king Mahendravarman I. The Rockfort complex […]