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I’m Sheela and I live in Salem in Tamil Nadu, India. Dreamtemples is my site on temples and travel in Tamil Nadu.
About Tamil Nadu Temples
In Tamil Nadu,there are different kinds of temples dedicated to the many deities of the Hindu pantheon . They are rich in sculptures,with amazing architecture and history.
Besides, there are also temples for guardian deities of a village or a town.Travelling across Tamilnadu one 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. Mariamman ,Ellai pidari and other goddesses guard and protect villages from disease and a host of afflictions that make life so hard. Temples to these deities are seen in all towns and villages.
Visiting temples can be a very pleasant experience.A visitor can expect to see a dance recital, or a Thevaram or Divyaprapandam hymn recital, or a procession of the temple deities to the accompaniment of traditional vadhyams or musical instruments during special occasions. Even small temples and way-side shrines have a compelling charm.
Temples are 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!
This site is about the temples that I visit – both well-known and little known and also about holiday destinations in and around Tamil Nadu as I visit them! You will also find posts about local festivals, temple rituals and history. I hope you will enjoy reading about them!
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 important details. The role of the priests is something admirable.While many are old, and most work on a meager income amid a paucity of funds, 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.
You can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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