Archive for October, 2021

FRANKINCENSE – THE MYSTIC AROMA

Plants form an integral part of the culture around the world. People of all religions use many plants for religious ceremonies and rituals. Frankincense is one such plant that was used by people worldwide. In the days of ancient Arabia, frankincense was one of the most valuable commodities and was worth more than its weight in gold.

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KANCHIPURAM: THE CITY OF A THOUSAND TEMPLES

Why Kanchipuram deserves World Heritage status

01Kailasanatha Temple, Kanchipura

THE STORY OF CIRUTTONDAR IN SCULPTURES – PART II

The above touching story is found sculpted from the south western corner of the mantapa with a few variations.

  1. In the first panel Venkattunangai and Sandananangai are seen cooking food while Ciruttondar serves food to a sanyasin.
  2. Ciruttondar brings another devotee the next day.
  3. Siva comes as Bhaira

THE STORY OF CIRUTTONDAR IN SCULPTURES – PART I

Public have remembered the stories of 63 Saiva Saints either by enacting their life on the stages or by singing the songs while they play kummi and Ammanai. In this respect, the life of Kannappar and Ciruttondar are the best examples.

In addition to this, the royal personages appear to have sculpted the stories of Saiva saints on

SAY NO TO PLASTICS

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