Chettiar Clan’s Chettinad Temples of Tamil Nadu

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29 Responses

  1. DeniseinVA says:

    Greetings Indrani, your photos are always marvelous and show places I would love to see. This is a magnificent Temple, the engravings are fascinating with such lovely colors.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    And another incredible temple, glorious colors, incredible design/art!! They never cease to amaze me!! Thank you so much, Indrani, for sharing the beauty of your world!! Have a wonderful week!!

  3. Cloudia says:

    Striking especially to see western cherubs!

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  4. Carver says:

    Great shots of the temple. I love the artwork in the stone.

  5. a different temple from the usual that we see. love the ceiling art, is that considered mural?

  6. Thanks for the comments friends.
    Photo Cache, those are paintings in ceiling.

  7. Beautiful photos of the temples and interesting information.

  8. ladyfi says:

    Wow – wonderful temple shots. So gorgeous!

  9. Sudhir R says:

    Grand, Colorful, Unique these temples are. Good captures!

  10. The wall paintings are amazing, I would like to go there, thanks Indrani.

  11. Jane says:

    How interesting and beautiful to see all the beautiful works of art! There must be so much history and symbolism associated withit all.
    Thanks for sharing

  12. Karen says:

    Such beautiful detail everywhere!

  13. Beautiful architecture..

  14. George says:

    Thank you for these beautiful interior photos of the some of the temples. The details are very impressive, and the colors of some of the art is very vibrant. I'm glad you were able to get pictures.

  15. Lovely pictures, those ceiling with painting are just marvelous.

  16. Amazing art in stone and paintings – Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  17. These pix look glorious…in South India temples were hub of socio-political life besides being the religious fronts…interesting to know a clan/family known by their temples…perhaps something related to gotras.

  18. Its nice to see people taking interests in maintaining the beauty of the temple, loved the paintings on the ceilings.

  19. awesome carvings and paintings on the temples!!

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  20. It's wonderful that at least some of the temples permit you to take photos, otherwise I might never see there wonders.

  21. Jeevan says:

    Interesting brief on the temples and its commitments over there! Excellent perspectives in photos…

  22. Such wonderful sculptures. Nice post!

  23. post n pics both are beautiful. Chettinad famous for its food too !

  24. Beautiful! As always… The names certainly are tongue twisters but I managed them alright ๐Ÿ™‚ The roofs offer a vibrant colour display which I have not seen in other temples in south… the sculpture as always is awe inspiring …

  25. The use of pillars, is exquisite in all of them, It just adds to the grandness. The sculptures are flat not much elevated,Great pics, Thanks for sharing!

  26. Some great pictures, as always! Chettinad is one part of TN I have yet to explored. Thanks for this visual tour ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I have read and heard a lot about Chettinad, but never got to visit. Your post almost gave me a tour. Thanks for this beautiful post.

  28. I'm yet to visit this part of the country…great sculptures and an informative account too, Indrani… ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Beautiful shots as always. I haven't seen these but temples always entice me. Thank you Indrani for sharing this post, liked it a lot.