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GOLDEN LANGURS OF UMANANDA

- Shubhobroto Ghosh

Photographs by Nanditha Krishna

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ADIYAMAAN CAVE TEMPLES AT NAMAKKAL

G. Balaji

Namakkal is famous for the Namakkal Anjaneyar, and 18 foot tall idol of Hanuman that stands beneath the open sky. The city lies at the foot of a huge rock, upon which there is a fort built by Ramachandra Nayakar, a Vijayanagar chieftan who ruled Namakkal during the 16th century. It is believed that Tippu Sult

ORANS OF RAJASTHAN

100 kms beyond Alwar in Rajasthan in the Oran, or sacred grove, of Jugrawar Roondh, covering an area of 165 hectares and dedicated to Mehendipur Balaji (In North India, Balaji may refer to God in general or Hanuman in particular. Occasionally, it even refers to Shiva). In arid Rajasthan, where summer temperatures regularly go up to 50C, Orans provi

MAMANDUR – A PALLAVA HERITAGE

Mamandur, situated on the Kanchipuram-Vandavasi (Wandiwash) road, and about 15 km from Kanchipuram, is the location of a natural cave housing a Tamil Brahmi inscription. Brahmi is the earliest Indian alphabetical script with regional variations, one of which is Tamil Brahmi. Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions are dated between 300 BCE and 300 CE.

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