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I’m Sheela and I live in Salem in Tamil Nadu, India. Dream Temples is my site on temples and travel in Tamil Nadu.
The Land of temples – Tamil Nadu
The State of Tamil Nadu is home to thousands of Hindu temples. In this beautiful land of temples, temples are not just monuments, but a way of life and the rich culture of Tamil Nadu is tied up with the countless temples found here.Travel in Tamil Nadu is not complete without visiting some of its amazing temples!
Amazing architecture, breathtaking sculptures and a long unbroken history sometimes of two thousand years or more, rituals that have been followed unchanged for hundreds of years, you can find all this and more when you visit our temples.
While travelling anywhere in Tamil Nadu, invariably one comes across so many of these beautiful temples. Some are really big, some are small. But they all are fascinating!
Travel in Tamil Nadu and Village Deities
Then again, along village roads you might see brightly colored giant Muniappan or Ayyanar idols out in the open countryside! They are usually seen just outside a village and are believed to guard the village at night.
Every village and town also has temples for Mariamman, Ellai pidari and other goddesses who guard and protect villages from disease and a host of afflictions that affect normal life.
Visiting temples can be a very pleasant experience. A visitor can expect to see a procession of the temple deities to the accompaniment of traditional vadhyams or musical instruments during special occasions, a dance recital, or a Thevaram or Divya prapandam hymn recital. Even small temples and way-side shrines have a compelling charm.
This site is about the temples that I visit – both well-known and little known and also about some holiday destinations in and around Tamil Nadu as I visit them! Here, you will also find posts about local festivals, temple rituals and history. I hope you will enjoy reading about them!
Knowing your Temple
It is always interesting to know about the temples you visit because each one has a story to tell. When you visit temples you can ask the priests to tell you about the temples..they will usually tell you the temples’ history and any other relevant details. The role of the priests is something admirable. Many are old, and most work on a meager income amid a paucity of funds,but the temples they serve with such faith and love are clean, sparkling places of worship.
I hope you find my posts are useful when you plan your travel in Tamil Nadu.
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