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Trichy Naganathar Temple

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Site Name: Naganathar Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple Location: Nandi Koil Street, Trichy city, Tamil Nadu state, India Highlights:An ancient and important temple of Trichy Nearest Railway Station:Trichy Nearest Airport:Trichy How to reach:Well connected by road, rail and air Hotel: A lot of options across the city; this is one of the important cities in South India  Restaurants:

Trichy Kailasanathar Temple

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Site Name: Kailasanathar Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple Location: Big Bazaar, Trichy city, Tamil Nadu state, India Highlights:A famous temple in Trichy Nearest Railway Station:Trichy Nearest Airport:Trichy How to reach:Well connected by road, rail and air Hotel: A lot of options across the city; this is one of the important cities in South India  Restaurants:

Trichy Bhoolokanathar Temple

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Site Name: Bhoolokanathar Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple Location: Near Market Bus Stop, Trichy city, Tamil Nadu state, India Highlights:A unique temple where Nandi is found with four arms Nearest Railway Station:Trichy Nearest Airport:Trichy How to reach:Well connected by road, rail and air Hotel: A lot of options across the city; this is one of the important cities in South India

Temples of Bhubaneswar

I got an opportunity to talk in Tamil Heritage Club for about two hours on Temples of Bhubaneswar. I touched upon the history of Bhubaneswar and Kalinga architecture before talking in detail about various temples of Bhubaneswar.

The audio recording and the 69 slider Powerpoint presentation are found in the below link:

https://thtsiteseminars.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/preparatory-talk-2-the-temples-of-bhubaneswar-by-t-k-krishnakumar/

Madras Race Club

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Guindy is a highly crowded and busy area in Chennai city. Millions of people pass through this area as part of their daily commuting. The sub-urban railway station in Guindy is an important and centrally located station in the city. Nevertheless, not many of these regular visitors of Guindy might know that there is a huge area of race course located near the busy railway station and bus stand. Only people who follow and participate in the horse race or those who belong to this area for long time know  about the Guindy Race Course, the oldest race course of India. It's altogether different world and different way of life.

Although the Club was officially set up in 1837 CE, the origin of the race course goes back to 1777 CE when the lands from the villages of Velachery and Venkatapuram were allotted to conduct horse race.

From the very beginning, the functioning of the race course was not always smooth or regular. The horse race was organized not regularly in the beginning. It was eve…