NATURAL HERITAGE


PALANI HILLS A SACRED NATURAL HERITAGE SITE

"M. Amirthalingam" "CPREEC" Palani hill is a sacred hillock situated in Dindigul district of Tamilnadu state. It is associated with the Dhandayuthapani swami temple and it occupies a special place. Palani hill is regarded as one of the arupadai veedu (six sacred places). Swamimalai, Tiruchendur, Tiruttani, Tirupparankundram and Pazhamudirsolai are the others. Palani hill is a part of an....

CULTURAL HERITAGE


Pichavaram, The Mangrove Forest

Sharon St JoanThe water is not deep at Pichavaram, maybe two or three feet. It is dark green. Waterways run between the islands of mangrove trees. Pichavaram lies along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, in south India.In February, 2015, our rowboat sailed quietly along the waterways which came together, parted, divided again. The water rippled peacefully.Beautiful great egrets landed on the mangrove....

BIG PICTURE – TUMBLEDOWN HERO STONES TELL A SORRY TALE

by Rohith BR,   Circa 750: Long before Bengaluru was born, KR Puram was surrounded by several other villages. And they faced threats from dacoits who would target their cattle. During one such attack, a villager named Mareya put up a strong fight against the dacoits and saved the cattle of his village. As he lost his life in the battle, the villagers erected a Veeragallu (hero stone)....

MISTS OF KUMBAKONAM

Filed under: Tales of India Leave a comment There was not always mist in Kumbakonam, on most days it was clear, but on the mornings when there was mist, it lay over the ground, over the rice paddies extending to the horizon; the mist lay entwined around the trees, it spilled over the waterways in ethereal clouds, shrouding the past and the present, veiling all the mysteries of this world and th....