Thursday, 8 September 2011

Tamilnadu temple tour - A trip to civilization & cultural harmony

Tamilnadu is a land of civilization and culture combine and maintain to live in a harmony. The state abounds temples and monuments that are ancient and each has its own history of religious, artistic, culture and accomplishment. There are many breathing sight in Tamil nadu.
Tamilnadu is the birth place of Dravidian culture in India.

Tamilnadu is especially known for sunny skies and blue beach and Tamilnadu can be easily referred as the land of temples. There are more than 30000 temples in this state. The temples were constructed during a vast period of time by a variety of dynasty. South India tour visiting these temples gives us great prospect to these marvels. The temples are supreme score and face of Tamil nadu.

The architecture of Tamil nadu temple was made by cholas, vijaynagar rulers, pandayas and the nayakas architecture is most visible part of Tamil nadu temples. The impressive construction of South India temples really inspires architectural modernism.

Most famous temple of Tamil Nadu:-

Meenakshi temple:-

The temple is situated in Madurai and it is one of the largest temple compounds in India. Complex of This magnificent temple sprawls above an area of 6 hectares. It has 12 gateways or gopurams, which range in height from 45 to 50 meter.
The southern gateway is nice stories high, being the tallest one as well as the most beautiful one. It is also covered with the images of goddesses, gods, gargoyles, and gryphon like the other gopurams. Like the statue of traditional Greece, the people following the ancient Dravidian culture of South India also paint their gods in beautiful & shining colors. Thus, one can experience a massive amount of colors atop these gateways.

Rameshwarm temple:-

The temple is situated in ramanathpuram in Tamil nadu. Ramanathpuram is home of most attractive temple in India. It is an important pilgrimage objective for both lord Shiva and lord Vishnu. The construction of Rameshverm Temple which was started in the 12th century was contributed to by many rulers. This superb temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas situated in special parts of India.

Kumbsvara temple:-

The temple is located in the center of kumbakon town and the temple is the largest and oldest temple of lord Shiva. There is a shrine dedicated of lord ganesha. The grand Mahamaham festival which is celebrated in honor of God attracts millions of people from all part of country specially from southern Indian states and because this festival is celebrated once in 12 years.

Kapaleeswer temple:-

This temple was covered behind the cover of secrecy for centuries, but in 500 A.D. Hiranya Chakravarthi king of Kashmir visited this temple and it became famous among mass.

The temple is one of the famous temple of Tamil nadu states and it is also well known in south India. It is seat of the cosmic dancer Natraja and it is an foremost saivite shrines.

Swamimalai temple:-

Swamimalai is among the the six famous abodes of Lord Subramanya. This temple is situated on a artificial hill and can be approached by a journey of ladder. The preside goddess is worshipped as Lord Swaminathan.

This temple has three 'gopuram' with three 'praharam'. The 'gopuram' on the southern side of the temple is five stories high and is garlanded with statues while the other two entrances are simple having no towers & decoration above them.

Swamimalai is a sylvan village, which is located about five kilometers west from Kumbakonam on the banks of a branch of river Cauvery. Reaching Swamimalai temple is very easy as there is very good transport facility due to closeness of bus stand and railway. Its also well connected to some nearby important destinations like Kumbakonam, Tiruvidaimarutur, Mayiladuthurai, Tanjavur, Papanasam etc.

This glory of architecture & civilization can be experienced with a managed South India Tour Package

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