NATURAL HERITAGE


GANESHA FOR CREATIVITY AND CONSERVATION

by Nanditha Krishna Hon. Director C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (Adapted from The New Sunday Express, September 29, 2002) Ganesh Chaturthi is Indian creativity at its contemporary best. A celebration that has assumed larger-than-lifeproportions, Ganesha comes in all sizes, shapes, scenarios and colours. The popularity and public celebration was due to the personal effort of Lokamany....

CULTURAL HERITAGE


CULTURAL TRADITION OF KACHABESWARAR TEMPLE

M.Amirthalingam It is one of the largest and most important temples of Kanchipuram town, the town of a thousand temples.  Kachabeswarar temple is located in the southern corner of Western Raja street at a distance of about one kilometre from the famous Ekambareshwara temple.  The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva, also called Kachabeswarar.  His consort is Soundarambigai.  The tem....

THE FLOOD AT CHENNAI 2015

I wrote these poems when I was depressed and upset, when the rains battered my roof and sewage water flooded my garden. There was no power, water, TV, mobile or social media. We were cut off from the world. I anticipated the floods when I wrote the first poem on November 24, 2015. I didnt know where to publish poetry, and I am no poet. When I read Amitav Ghoshs interview saying that nobody in Che....

THIRUKAZHUKUNDRAM: AN ECOLOGICAL HERITAGE SITE OF TAMILNADU

By M.Amirthalingam Sacred mountains play a vital role in the conservation of local ecology and the environment. A variety of themes are often found within sacred mountain traditions. The beliefs demonstrate an important link between the community cultural identity and traditional patterns of land conservation. Sacred mountains are distinguished from other sacred sites as being exceptionally compr....