• Asia
  • Southern Stories of Handicrafts – Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram

    The glory of Pallavas…. Mahabalipuram: Land of Temples and Sculptures The shore temple cluster of Mahabalipuram is a world heritage site. The site is steeped in cultural history, is an architectural marvel and attracts regular tourists, historians and academicians from around the world. Built by the erstwhile Pallava dynasty these series of temples contain Vishnu in his famous […]

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  • Southern Stories of Handicrafts – Nagercoil and Kanyakumari

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    The Forgotten Devadasis of the Chettiyars…. Once upon a time, in the temples of the rich Chettiyar kingdom there thrived the Devadasis – these beautiful women with immense talent in the field of dancing, music and other arts were dedicated to pleasing the Gods through their performances in the temple courtyards. The kings valued their talent, dedication, devotion and […]