The lesser-known Velliangiri hill station in Tamilnadu

Velliangiri Hills count amongst the lesser-known hill stations of Tamilnadu. Of all the mountain shrines in Kongunadu, the Siva temple of Velliangiri in the western boundary is considered to be the most famous. Known as Rajathagiri, Velliangiri, Dakshin Kailash or Bhoolok Kailash, this sacred spot, according to legend, is where Siva performed his cosmic dance…

The famous Arjunas Penance in Tamil Nadu

Mamallapuram, popularly known as Mahabalipuram is famous for its splendid 7th and 8th century art and architecture, especially the stone carvings. The monolithic rock sculptures, shore temple, carvings and wonderful beaches make Mahabalipuram a beautiful tourist destination. The Arjuna’s penance is one of the most famous stone carvings at Mahabalipuram. It is an enormous relief…

Jambukeswaram Temple near Srirangam in Tamil Nadu

The beautiful temple of Jambukeswaram is situated in Srirangam, an island in the river Kaveri (also Cauvery), near the city of Tiruchirappalli. Placed nearby are some of the major pilgrim centers of South India-namely, Thanjavur, Madurai and Srirangam. The temple boasts of a rich heritage with intricate carvings on the façade as well as the…