Archive for March, 2014

BENAGUDI SHOLA

M. Amirthalingam

In the year 1995, when I started surveying the sacred groves of the various districts of Tamil Nadu including the Nilgiris, I came across a magnificent shola in the village of Benagudi which is situated about halfway between Kotagiri and Coonoor. My curiosity was aroused and I determ

TRADITIONAL AGRAHĀRAM HOUSES OF KANCHIPURAM

J. Sumathi

Ancient and medieval society in Tamil nadu was dominated by the Brahmin community who were leaders in terms of learning and social standing. The traditional architectural styles of their houses were shaped by parameters such as climate, occupation and the prevailing socio-economic and soci