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#Ancient #India: Shore #temples of #Mamallapuram - #UNESCO #World #Heritage #Site. Of the nine monolithic temples found in Mamallapuram, the most important are Five Rathas known after the famous five #Pandava brothers of the #Mahabharata fame. These were #carved during the reign of #King #Mamalla (Narasimhavarman - I (A.D 630 - 68) It was a #sea-port during the time of Periplus (1st century AD) and Ptolemy (AD 140) and many Indian colonists sailed to #South-East Asia through this port town.

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Silk Town: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. In Vaishnavism Hindu theology, Kanchipuram is one of the seven Tirtha (pilgrimage) sites, for spiritual release. Of the 108 holy temples of the Hindu god Vishnu, 14 are located in Kanchipuram. The city is also well known for its hand woven silk sarees. Kanchipuram is a traditional centre of silk weaving and handloom industries for producing Kanchipuram Sarees. #travel #India #travelinginindia #learn #explore #discover #travelinindia #Kanchipuram

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The Kanchipuram sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk thread. The pattu-nool (thread) came from Karnataka while the zari travelled here from Surat, Gujrat. Families often wove together, as several hands were needed to wind the thread in the beam. In 2005, "Kanchipuram Silk Sarees" received the Geographical Indication tag, the first product in India to carry this label. #travel #India #travelinginindia #learn #explore #discover #travelinindia #Kanchipuram #Kanchipuramsilk #silksarees

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#Kanchipuram Sarees were bought by #temples to drape goddesses and kings purchased them for the boudoir. Tourists visiting the temple also bought them as blessed mementos. The weaving of a Kanchipuram saree requires the use of three shuttles and the weaver and his aide work on the two sides. The color and design of the border is usually quite different from the body. In its most traditional form, the pallu is woven separately in a different shade before being delicately joined to the saree.

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#Architectural #marvel from #Chola period: #Darasuram, Tamil Nadu. #Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple of #Dravidian #architecture located in Darasuram, Tamil Nadu. This temple, built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE is a #UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur, the Gangaikondacholisvaram Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram that are referred to as the #Great #Living Chola #Temples. #boutindia #tripstoIndia

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Devangas and Saligars were experts at weaving silk sarees and legend has it that they were descendants of Sage Markanda, a master weaver who is believed to have woven tissue from lotus fibre. #travel #India #travelinginindia #learn #explore #discover #travelinindia #Kanchipuram #Kanchipuramsilk #silksarees #Tamilnadu #Silktown #kanchipuramsaree #silkweaving #tourindia #textiletours #industrytours #indiatours #triptoindia #destinationindia #southindia

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One of the most #sacred #temples of #India : #Rameshwaram #Temple, #Tamil Nadu. According to legends, this is the place where Lord Rama, built Shiv Linga with his hands, this linga is now #Ramanathaswamy Linga or Rama lingam and is worshipped at the Rameshwaram Temple. It is also one of the Char Dham sites. The other three are: Badrinath, Dwarka and Puri. #boutindia #travel #Indiatours #tripstoIndia #Indiatourpackages #templetours #tamilnadutourpackages

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India Temple Tours: The beautiful Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple in Sripuram, Vellore is a sight to behold. It is situated in "Malaikodi" in the city of Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. The golden temple's chief deity is 'Sri Lakshmi Narayani'. Golden temple has complicated statues, created by hundreds of expert gold decorators; those have specialisation in temple decoration. the exterior part of gold temple is covered with gold plates and sheets. #boutindia #travel #indiatourpackages #tamilnadu

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Jog Falls: one of the top ten UNESCO ecological hot spots in the world. Also called as Gerosoppa Falls, located near Sagara taluk in the state of Karnataka. Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 ft), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. The best time to visit? Undoubtedly right after the monsoons – July to October, when the falls are at its majestic best. #jogfalls #karnataka #southindiatours #boutindia #travel #indiatourpackages

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of Indian mainland. Sorrounded by sea from 3 sides, this enchanting place is in fact a confluence of 3 seas - Arabian Sea (west), Indian Ocean (south) and Bay of Bengal (East). #Vivekananda #ThiruvalluvarStatue #Kanyakumari #ArabianSea #IndianOcean #BayofBengal #India

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