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  • History of Pudukkottai

    Pudukkottai district was carved out of Tiruchirapalli and Thanjavur districts and forms one of the smaller districts of the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It has an area of 4,661 sq km and a coastline of about 39km. The region has a traumatic history as it was the site of many wars waged by kingdoms of the past that ruined its economy and brought misery to the inhabitants. Interestingly the villages here have ancient foundations and are strongly believed to have been home to prehistoric mankind. This is by virtue of the unearthing of numerous artefacts and a large number of burial sites in th...

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  • Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram

    Ekambareswarar temple is one of the five Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Kanchipuram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The five Shiva temples represent a primordial natural element – water, ether, fire, wind – with the Ekambareswarar temple representing earth. This vast temple is famous for its huge ‘Gopuram’ which dominates the skyline of the temple town of Kanchipuram. This town is among the seven most important pilgrimage centres in India and attracts numerous tourists. The temple gains further significance as it’s historically among the most ancie...

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