Archive for July, 2014

THE SACRED GROVE OF KILI-AAL-AMMAN

M. Amirthalingam

At Periyakumatti village in Cuddalore district of Tamilnadu, there is a small grove about 2.5 acres in size, dedicated to the goddess Kili-aal-amman, on the state high way between Cuddalore and Chidambaram. The main deity is sheltered within a temple of brick and mortar. A perennial pond is situated in the forecourt

KILAKARAI-THE OLDEST MOSQUE IN INDIA

Dr.Nanditha Krishna

Kilakarai (“the shore down under”) is a remote and lazy little town in Ramanathapuram district, not far from the district headquarters of the same name. It was once a flourishing sea port and a gateway to South India for Arab traders in search of the famed pearls of Madurai and corals of the Gulf Mannar. They traded with S