Nellaiyappar temple-few pics n some stories

Had the chance to visit the Nellaiyappar temple in Tirunelveli recently and this time managed to get a few pics of the structures inside.


The photograph(s) above is tht of the musical pillars tht I had spoken abt in the previous entry on the same topic.


The sublime notes emanating from the pillars never lose their sense of mystery. The surface of these pillars have been worn smooth by hands, some of which might have twiddled them with the same sense of awe that percolates my mind. When I drum them, with my ears as close as possible,…they hum tunes which might not have changed much in the centuries tht it has been imposing it’s presence on the banks of the Thamiraparani.


This is what I call organized vandalism. The stone surfaces bear inscriptions of the ‘Bhakthi Kaala Tamizh‘. People have destroyed these scriptures in the garb of maintenance.


The above is of the beautiful 1000 pillared hall in the same temple.


The above pic is a random one of buorgeois in the same temple.


This pic is a personal favourite of mine for reasons as simple as the play of light on one of the sculptures in the pillars of the temple. I have for long tried to figure out why the pillars have sculptures of these strange beings. I strongly believe that temples have symbolism attached to all that is present/ performed within their precincts. I wonder what reason icould possibly be there behind these sculptures.


This picture is of the imposing ‘Mandapam’ of the ‘Kasi-Viswanathar’ Temple in ‘Then-Kasi’. A beauty in the twilight zone of the day.

My personal apologies for the grains in the photographs,…they were taken with a 2 megapixel camera in night mode and then compressed for purposes of uploading. Still I guess the essence remains unchanged.


5 Responses

  1. these temples in turn give us a motivation

  2. these temples in turn give us a motivation and then an inspiration.

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