Tagged: Chettinad

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The Palmyra, Toddy Palm

Mention of this fruit, the Borassus flabellifer, the Asian Palmyra palm, toddy palm or sugar palm in this winter will definitely sound out of season. This is usually available in markets during summers. During...

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Faces of India – 198

  “Aunty ennode photo” (read Tamil) “Aunty please take my photo” My heart just melted. Unlike the adults she didn’t ask for any copy, she was content seeing it on the little screen. She...

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Faces of India – 184

One of the residents of Athangudi mansion in Chettinad, he showed us around the huge mansion. Times have changed and survival along with maintenance of the huge mansion with not enough grants from the...

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Chettiar Clan’s Chettinad Temples of Tamil Nadu

The Chettiyar (earlier known as Nagarathars) community of Chettinad region constructed temples wherever possible. Like in other communities, this community too had clans. There are 9 clans in Chettinad community. Each clan was associated...

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Faces of India – 169

This little girl is from Lakshmi Tiles unit in Athangudi, Chettinad. She helps out her mother in making the tiles after her school hours. She was too shy to reply when I asked if...

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Athangudi Mansion, Chettinad

Athangudi Mansion stands out prominently due to its sheer size and grandeur. It is still being maintained well by its present owner. For a small amount he allowed photography inside the mansion. Though he...