Temples in Tirunelveli
Temples in Tirunelveli Reviews
Primitive living and art in temples Jun 19, 2013
Tirunelveli and Tuticorin district are an interesting part of the Tamilnadu state and it is the southern most tip of India.The districts were under one administrative control with head quarters at Tirunelveli city.
The Western Ghats,the bay of Bengal,Indian ocean,Manapad bay in the gulf of Mannar,Kudremukh desert,arid thorny grasslands,Palm forests and a perennial river the Tambarawarni are the physical features that might interest all.The climate varies from region to region and rainfall is scanty but occurs on both the Indian south west and North east monsoons.
The culture of the indigenous people has not changed much and the heart of the districts lies in its villages.Every village still preserves the ancient form of Hindu temples and worship in spite of the fact that Muslim mosques and Christian Churches do find a place.The art forms of the people are mostly on temple walls or sculptures which depicts their smaller Gods, way of life and culture.
This art,seems to be kind of primitive comparable to art prevalent in the Mayan version or on cave sites.It is as vibrant as the mode of worship through which people still believe in rituals such as offering goats, sheep or chicken slaughtered and shared as a meal among the family or village.
This district and its people have so many interesting primitive occupations and I felt happy about the slow and simple yet content life these people lead among us speedsters.
I have just begun to gather these art forms and hope it interests you.I intend getting as many pictures of these art forms and hope to add them on to this review whenever possible.
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