On a Holy Voyage with Tamilnadu Temples
Reading a lot about the temples of Tamil Nadu evoked a sense of curiosity. It intensified my wish to visit them and fortunately, I got an opportunity to visit Tamil Nadu with Shreyan, my husband.
We planned our tour to Tamil Nadu in which we wanted to visit most of the famous temples of Tamil Nadu. It was my second visit to India and we reached Delhi early morning. Our tour operator took all the charge to take care of our stay, arrival and trip planning.
After making ourselves comfortable in the hotel, we were excited to start our tour. We headed for Madurai and the reason was to visit the Rameshwaram Temple. Having a spiritual bend of mind, I had been reading a lot about the religious places. According to Hindu mythology, the temple was the place in Madurai where Lord Rama established the Lingam.
Originally in the form of a thatched hut, the temple was taken care by a Sage and with passing years, many structures had been added to it. This temple houses three prakarams and has long corridors that immediately grab attention of visitors. We had a great darshan of God, which filled our mind with tranquillity and then we left for Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple in Madurai.
The architecture of the temples of Tamil Nadu has always impressed me. The Meenakashi temple is among the finest temples that follows Dravidian architectural style. Dedicated to the Goddess Meenakshi, the consort of Lord Shiva, this temple had all the charm to leave you surprised.
After relishing our dinner, we went off to sleep in the hotel. Next day, we left for Kanyakumari. The city houses another world-famous temple, Kanyakumari Amman Temple. With its spectacular architecture, the temple is worth to visit. As we were moving through the temple, we came across many pillars, mandaps and Vimanam. Shreyan was too impressed with the architecture of the temple that he clicked some pictures as well.
Srirangam Temple near Trichy became next part of our exploration. I found it among the most imposing temples of the state. Also known as Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, this holy site is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha Perumal. With its huge rampart walls, running round the sanctum and majestic towers in all prakaras, it provides a fascinating sight to any onlooker.
My tour was concluding but I was willing to visit several other temples of Tamil Nadu. The temples that were on my list were The Natarajah of Chidambaram, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Navagraha Temple and the Swamimalai Temple. With a wish to visit Tamil Nadu for these temples, we left happily to our destination.