Of a forgotten king and his city

THEN ‘n’ NOW: Sivalingam found in Pakkirasami’s farm. On the Chola trail in Kumbakonam with doses of history, myth and reality As they say, human stories flourish almost anywhere. S...

Parivettai: thousands throng Kanyakumari

The decorated idol of Bhagavathy Amman begins journey to Mahathanapuram for ‘Parivettai’ on Thursday. Event marks the end of Navaratri festival at Bhagavathy Amman Temple ‘Parivettai,’ wh...

Brokering deals with god

Illustration Fear of the future makes people seek out spiritual gurus in search of reassurance. And that is why a thousand Radhe Maas flourish India is famous for Basmati rice, yoga, Gandhi and, of c...

13 idols, pooja articles unearthed

The idols were found when a pit was dug up at a house   Thirteen idols of varying sizes, all believed to be made of panchaloha, were unearthed from a house at Vikrapandiyam near Kudavasal on Thu...

Three yuga, 13 linga and ten tirtha

A view of the Thiruppunnavasal temple. Renovation is on at this ancient temple. Tiruppunavasal, situated near Rameswaram, has been eulogised in the Thevaram verses. The place, according to legend, wa...