Wednesday, February 21, 2018

'Crowd on Onam Day at Bhrideswara Temple, Thanjavur, India' - by K.J.S.Chatrath


Brihadishvara Temple (Source of this photo: Wikipedia)

 Brihadishvara Temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu,  India. It is one of the largest South Indian temple. Built by Raja Raja Chola -I  between 1003 and 1010 AD. This temple is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The photos above were taken on the Onam Day in January 2018.

Friday, February 16, 2018

'Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Meenakshi Amman or Minakshi-Sundareshwara Temple, is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareswar, a form of Shiva.

Photography is not permitted inside the temple. However by buying a special ticket one can take photographs in the periphery.

Take a look: 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

'Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace Madurai, Part-I' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a 17th-century palace which was got constructed  in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak, a king of Madurai’s Nayaka dynasty ho ruled  Madurai from 1623–59, in the city of Madurai, India.. This Palace is a mélange of Dravidian, Rajput and Mughal styles.  The building, which can be seen today, was the main Palace, in which the king lived. The original Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure. In its heyday, it was considered to be one of the wonders of the South. This palace is situated 2 km south east of the Meenakshi Amman Temple.

(Text based on Wikipedia)
To be continued

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

'Come visit India- a proudly secular country with an amazing heritage' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

India is a proud secular country where one follows one's religion and belief and at the same time gives utmost respect to all other religions and faiths.

Come visit my India.

 Kapileshwar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 
Nagore Dargah, Nagore, Tamil Nadu.

Velankanni Basilica, Tamil Nadu. 
 A scene from Kapileshwar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

'Holy Kidarnath- May 2017' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Our Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Modi visited the holy Kidarnath shrine 3 days back. It reminded me of my fourth visit there in May 2017. I had walked up the 16 kms and the next day climbed down the 16 kilometres much, against the advice of the Group Leader and members of the Garwhal Mandal Vikas Nigam Group that I had joined.

Here are a few photos from that trip: