Ancient heritage of Tamilnadu


Ancient Heritage Of Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu and heritage are inseparable. The ancient heritage, customs, norms, and traditions defines Tamilnadu. This ancient state takes pride in being one of the world’s oldest civilisations in the world. The history states that even from time immemorial Tamil people existed and lead a well-planned life. Even a life’s span won’t be enough to know completely about the heritage and traditions of Tamilnadu. People of Tamilnadu lead a simple healthy life, but everyone follows a set of practices that they inherit from their ancestors. This customs and culture will vary from one household to other. The rich heritage of Tamilnadu can be learnt to some prominent heritage sites and temples. These architectural marvels serves as a master key in understanding of Tamil culture and Heritage. Apaprt from that, taking a tour to every part of Tamilnadu will be more informative, as each region have little variation, in dialect, traditional customs, and way of celebration. Each city in Tamilnadu is famous of some unique thing for example Chennai for It parks, Mahabalipuram for rock sculptures, Madurai for jasmine, Tanjore for doll making and traditional painting, Dindugal for strong locks, Karaikudi for palatial cuisine, Chettinad for grand houses, Thiruvarur for temple car, Coimbatore for education, Tirunelveli for halwa, Srirangam for temple, Trichy for cleanliness and industrialism, Tirupur for cloth factories, Ooty and Kodaikanal for vacation and lot more. Thus Tamilnadu has got everything you look for. Tamilnadu will surely amaze you by flaunting its impeccable heritage and culture.Here are few places that are rich heritage sites in Tamilnadu. Take a visit to all these places and explore more about the heritage of Tamilnadu

Dhakshin Chitra

Dhakshin Chitra is a must to visit place at chennai, if you want to know more about the lifestyle and heritage of Tamilnadu People. Dhakshin Chitra is like a learning centre that explains the lifestyle of Tamilnadu and South India people through perfect models.

Dhakshin Chitra is a must to visit place at chennai

This place can be acclaimed as a miniature of Tamilnadu, as it has exhibits all kind of houses in different region of Tamilnadu and how people of every region lead their life. There are even traditional dances and arts are performed in the open air theatre at Dhakshin Chitra. Take a complete tour to this place, and know more about Tamilnadu culture through life-size models.

St. Mary’s church

Relish the divine power as your feet touches the threshold of St. Mary’s church. This holy church has been the abode of Almighty for a very long time. Though this church is one among the oldest churches of Chennai, it never looks like one. The very elegant spiritual look of this church is pre-eminent. St. Mary’s church is an Anglican church which was established in the year 1679. From that day on this church severed as a prominent place of worship for millions of devotees. St. Mary’s church is a rich heritage of Chennai and a prominent tourist place. The rich past of this church makes the tourists relive the past era of Chennai.

St. Mary’s church

Arjuna Penance

Arjuna’s penance is the magnum opus of Tamil Nadu artist; this mid seventh century art is the world’s largest bas-relief. Its bulky size will make you wish for thousand eyes to capture this incredible art as a whole. This piece of art has lots of sculpture of Arjuna, Lord Siva, huge elephants, and what not. This place is surely worth a visit, these whole carvings is based on the folklore of Mahabharata. Other monuments are based on varied god and goddess of Hindu religion. Few Buddha sculptures are found in here. The noteworthy monuments are Pancha Rathas, the shore temple, Varaha temple, and Descent of the Ganges.

Arjuna Penance

Chettinad Palace

Chettinad palace’s fame had reached all over the world. This elegant colossal palace will make everyone awestruck. The whole building is a work of intricate craftsmanship. This grand palace was the established in the year 1912 by Dr. Annamalai Chettiyar, the founder of Annamalai University. The whole of the palace is a marvellous sight to the sore eyes. This grandeur building is adorned with lots of impeccably carved figurines, and wood carvings. Most of the showpieces that hung here are from various countries. Adding to the beauty of this palace is the pleasant ambiance. The greeneries that engulfs the whole place gives a picturesque look to the Palace

Chettinad Palace

Temples with rich heritage

Tamilnadu is also known as the temple town. There countless temples in Tamilnadu, among which some of them are world renowned for their incredible, architectural beauty and rich heritage. Some of the most prominent temples to visit are Meenakshi Amman templeKapaleeswarar temple, Chidambaram Nataraja Perumal temple, Parthasarathy temple, Tanjore Big temple, Gangai Konda cholapuram temple, Thenupureswarar temple, Pillayar Patti temple, Thiruvanaikaval Shivan temple, Srirangam temple, and etc.

Through visiting all these temples and places you can know more about Tamilnadu culture and heritage. For this vacation visit Tamilnadu “the land of rich heritage” and take back with you lots of unforgettable memories


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