When people came together to build shrine

On the busy Jawaharlal Nehru Salai in Jafferkhanpet is present Sri Lakshmi Ganapathy temple which has been in existence for nearly four decades now. Continue Reading

Dandeeswaram temple gears up for Sivarathri

On the special Mahasivarathri day, which comes this year along with the pradosham, special 1008 kalasa pooja and rudraparayanam along with four – kaala pooja will be performed today at the Dandeeswaram Temple, one of the oldest temples in the city.
The temple is said to have been more than 1,000 years old and has a rich history and many specialities. It is located at Karunabigai Colony, Velacheri. The temple has three entrances and upon entering the main mandapam, one can worship lord Dandeeswarar in linga form with the idol facing east. Continue Reading

Where heaven meets hell

Oscar awardee, Resul Pookkutty’s acceptance comment was quite telling: ‘I come from a civilisation that gave the world ‘Om’, the word before and after silence ….’ Indeed, it is quite heartening to hear India being referred to as a civilisation of yore than as a mere political and geographic nation-state born on August 15 1947. Continue Reading