Museum of Folk Art

Posted in Uncategorized on July 14, 2006 by sathiyan


Shakunthala Jagannathan Museum of Folk Art

Is placed towards left side of Ekambareswarar Temple street

To know more about museum of flok art Click here
and here

Date of visit : 30.06.06
Photography by Sathiyan S

Kanchi Kudil

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2006 by sathiyan

kanchi Kudil is a house placed on the way to the Kailasanathar temple in Kanchipuram
Unfortunately it was closed… during my visit. 😦

Address: 53A, Sangeetha Vidwan Nainar Pillai Street
(Old Putheri Street) Kanchipuram Tamilnadu
Phone: +91 4112 27227680

To Know more about Kanchi kudil please Click here

*Photography by Sathiyan S


Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2006 by sathiyan

Gopuram of Ekambareswarar Temple

Photography by Sathiyan S

Ekambareswarar Temple

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11, 2006 by sathiyan











Photography by Sathiyan S

Thennangur – Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized on July 6, 2006 by sathiyan

The inner walls of Thennangur temple are decorated with fiber glass and special paints. Temple people claim that, there are the first to use the fiber glass in temple construction.

Thennangur is 6 km before Vandavasi, 22 km from Uthiramerur, 55 km from Chengalpattu and 30 km from Kanchipuram route. There are bus facilities from Chennai to Vandavasi and from there to Thennangur.
Date of visit : 30.06.2006


Posted in Uncategorized on July 4, 2006 by sathiyan

The Rajagopuram at the main entrance is fashioned in the South Indian Style, while the ‘Karuvarai Vimanam’ (turret over the sanctum of the temple) is in the Poori Jagannadhar Temple (Orissa) style, and the idols of Pandurangan-Ragumayi are replicas of the idols in Pandaripuram (Maharashtra). Thus the Thennangur Poori Panduranga-Ragumayi Temple is a mixture of three styles respective to their cultures.

Raja Gopuram

This temple is situated near Vandavasi (Thiruvannamalai District). Thennangur was previously known as ‘Dhatchina Halasyam’, there are plenty of bus facilities available from Kanchipuram. One should take a bus which goes to Vandavasi and get down at Thennagur. If a person is coming from Chennai, he should get down at Vandavasi and then catch another bus or auto to reach Thennagur.

The gopuram over the sanctum of the temple is 120 feet in height and the dome alone is 10 1/2 feet tall.

The men before entering the sanctum sanctorum are supposed to remove their garments on the upper part of their bodies which is a temple regulation followed by one and all.

The idols of Pandurangan and Ragumayi (10 1/2 feet and 8 1/2 feet in height respectively) are a visual treat

The Panchaloga Vigraham of Varadaraja Perumal with SreeDevi and Bhoodevi and Achdharaya Perumal idol can also be seen here.

Varieties of adornment
Panduranga-Ragumayi appears in different adornments. On Saturdays, they are dressed up like Thirupathi Venkatesaperumal, on Thursdays it is Nijapadha Dharisanam, on Fridays it is Velli Kavasa Alangaram, on Sundays it is Rajagopalan alangaram with a Rajasthan type of turban and on other days they are in their own attire.


Dakishanamurthy on top

Outer view

Back to Kanchipuram

Colourful joy

Posted in Photography on June 28, 2006 by sathiyan

Joy @ the peak