Vallam Ganesha! - Heritage Treasure

Valampuri Ganesha

Valampuri Ganesha  is found on the rock cut shrine near Chengalpet on the way to Mahabalipuram Vallam is small settlement near Chengalpattu where three rock-cut shrines are excavated in a hillock, running north to south. Cave Temples at Vallam –…

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The Forest Church, Chennai, India

The Forest Church, Chennai

Are aware of ‘Kattu Koil’ or Forest Church which is situated in the bustling metropolitan area. It is none other than the Luz Church (156, Luz Church Road, Mylapore), located near Cathedral Basilica of St. Thomas in Santhome. In the…

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Walajah Nawab - Heritage Treasure

Palace of Nawab Walajah at Chepauk

Do any one knows about this Palace in the place where the vehicles are flying past?? Yes, this red stone building stands as the testimony of the Nawabs The palace in between Senate and Public work Building, right across the…

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13th Century Inscription @Srivilliputhur

13th Centuary Inscription – Srivilliputhur

Srivilliputhur is a temple town and the famous Vaishnava alwar saints, Periyalvar and Andal lived in this place. The Heritage Treasure shares an inscription from Srivilliputhur of 13th century CE mentions that gift of land was given as Tiruvidaiyattam (donation…

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Unknown facts of Chidambaram Temple

On the occasion of Kumbabishekam of Chidamabaram Nataraja temple on May 1st we the Heritage Treasures share our gratitude and salute the Lord Nataraja The chidambaram temple inscription of Kulothunga I (1070- 1125) in his 1114 CE year mentions that…

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The Alambarai Fort at ECR, Chennai

ALAMBARAI Fort On East Coast road (ECR)

Alambarai a tiny fishermen’s village has the old vestiges of a ruined fort about 120 km from Chennai and very nice picturesque place for weekend visit. You can take a boat ride along the backwaters in a fishing boat; can…

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Modhera, The Sun Temple

Modhera – The Sun Temple

Sanctum without Surya! Modhera temple dedicated to Sun God –Surya; Built in 1026 CE by Bhimdev of the Solanki Dynasty of Gujarat. The sanctum was designed to allow the sunlight to illuminate the main shrine. Other sun temples in India…

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