Valluvar Kottam, Chennai

Valluvar Kottam, a chariot-like momument, dedicated to the ancient tamil poet Thiruvalluvar, is to find in Nungambakkam, Chennai.

It was constructed by M. Karunanidhi, and by architect V. Ganapati Sthapati, who is also the architect behind the Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari. Continue reading “Valluvar Kottam, Chennai”

Vadapalani Murugan Kovil, Chennai

During our stay in Chennai, we actually stayed in Mylapore. Mylapore is famous for its Kapaleeshwarar Kovil, which we went to many times – BUT NO pictures at all. Weird.

However, we also went to another temple in Chennai, and that was Vadapalani Murugan Kovil, that is located in Vadapalani, that is next to Kodambakkam.

Vadapalani Murugan Kovil is where my parents got married back in 1987, so I guess it was quite nostalgic to my parents to revisit this place again, when we travelled to India in 2010.

This temple is quite “new” when compared to many other temples in Tamil Nadu, as it was approximately installed/built in 1865 by Rathisamy Chettiar after the wishes of Annasamy Naicker.

The temple tank.

You can find more info about the temple and its history here.