Thursday, May 31, 2012

Giri Pradakshina / Giri Valam - Tiruvannamalai


The circumambulation of Arunachala hill is known as Giri Pradakshina or Giri Valam .Performing  pradakshina of Arunachala is considered to be beneficial .Pradakshina is done in bare feet,starting from Arunachala Siva Temple and ending up at the Siva temple.Total distance to walk is 15 KM.

There are 8 shrines dedicated to Siva are there around the hill.Viz Indra Lingam ,
Agni Lingam,Yama Lingam.Niruthi Lingam,Varuna Lingam,Vayu Lingam,Kubera Lingam,
and Eesaniya Lingam.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Napier Bridge ,Chennai

Napier Bridge is a bridge in Chennai built over the Coovum River connecting Fort St. George with the Marina beach. It was built in 1869 by Francis Napier who was the Governor of Madras from 1866 to 1872.It is the oldest bridge in Chennai.This is the place where Coovum River meets Bay of Bengal.

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