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a Hindu,Tamil,Indian Entrepreneur from Chennai! engineering,wildlife,carnatic music,bharatanatyam,sanskrit, heritage.Well, honoured to be followed by Modiji 😁
Dec 27, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
A separate thread of pictures to show how @hrce maintains this ancient Thiruvalanchuzhi temple
1) garbage inside . Near main gopuram 2) vegetation around. Not cleared or garden maintained
Dec 24, 2022 13 tweets 10 min read
Weekend morning in the Kumbakonam belt with @KishoreIyer5 @PantryCar
First stop at Thiruvalanchuzhi a padal Petra sthalam,where vinayakar is made of foam and is called shweta vinayaka. This beautiful ancient temple deserves better maintenance. ImageImageImageImage Some inscriptions from the temple.@tskrishnan would love to know which era this is. ImageImageImageImage
Oct 2, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
While the Tamil community is sailing in the sea of #PonniyinSelvan movie success, Udayarkudi temple with actual inscriptions on the killing of #Adityakarikalan is in a terrible condition. Half of it is gone due to cementing.
We are the only ppl who destroy their own heritage The video is from @jaybaradwajs who is there today.

Inscriptions under Dakshinamurthy and Durga completely gone due to addition of brick & cement. It has to be pulled out.
An extremely important temple in history of Chola because it talks of the assassination of chola prince
Sep 12, 2022 18 tweets 5 min read
Long thread alert on #Ayureda based on my experience.
I am not someone who discusses health issues with even extended family, let alone public. But I've decided to share it here to vindicate our traditional medicine 's powerful healing process. In the 1st week of May this yr, i had developed upper back pain near my neck, upto hands down till finger tips. I had assumed it as being sore muscles due to workouts & summer heat. but it was persistent, i started feeling dizzy & a sense of losing balance came in.
Sep 10, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Craving for Hyderabad brothers kutcheri right now ! And this one of their finest that i last heard in dec 2019, December season at Chennai.
shri krishnam bhaja maanasa satatam
May 14, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Sir, can KPs arm themselves and shoot whenever they are under threat ? If the govt of India allows it, your statement will make some sense.
Let average Hindus living in vulnerable area be allowed to use arms. All twitter keyboard warriors agreeing with col saab , sitting in cosy and safe residential Hindu majority areas in the cities or in the US/EU ask KPs to stay put against armed terrorist and fight them with a stick.
Dec 27, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Hindu temples serving food to thousands devotees in a systematic way. No PR, no ego. Just seva in a humble way. Hindu devotees not just come and eat, but also contribute. The beautiful ecosystem.
Dec 5, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
December Season hopping started with Dr.Chithra Madhavan's lecture on Thiruvannamalai, with vocal support by Archana & Aarthi.
Asusual the 1.5 hrs were loaded with so much information & great music.

Putting up her concluding statement 1st ! The description of the temple prakaras.
Sep 1, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
After recent news of TN Rajaratnam Pillai's house being demolished, here are some more heritage lost due to our apathy:

1) Thiruvotriyur Thyagaiyer's house where thyagaraja visited when he came to madras. Gone. ImageImage 2) Chidambara Bhagawatar , Harikatha Exponent's house Image
Nov 11, 2020 22 tweets 6 min read
Totally overwhelmed to read though Shri Ravi & Sridhar's write up. (Copied from their FB post)
I wish i could time travel & watch this glorious incident.

Long thread

" It is only 4 days to Deepavali. For music lovers, Deepavali signifies not just new clothes,sweets and crackers It signifies the passing into Eternity of a Sangeetha Mahapurusha, Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar. The great composer attained mukti on 21st October 1835,a Deepavali day. It is 185 years since Dikshitar left his body. An early tribute, both written as well as in song.
The below extract
Oct 25, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
Circa 2012 this is.
While i absolutely love my corporate work, i totally miss class & dancing.
The best thing i ever did was moving to Shri Shijith Nambiar (Anna) and Smt Parvathy Menon (Akka), alumni of Kalakshetra for advance learning . They gave me an opportunity to savour that Baani , something that ive always admired and watched since childhood, due to family association.
Today when i look back, the period of training under them was a major factor in shaping my attitude towards a lot of things in life.
Sep 27, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
What are the very traditional names you've heard in your family that are pretty rare now.
Among woman in my family : brahmarambika, lopamudra, kanakavalli, kuntalamba (pronounced as kuntaḷāmbā ).
Men : mahadevan or ramakrishnan has stuck on till my generation too. @entropied this might interest you.
Sep 22, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
One fat asshole driving a suv hit the dog that hangs around in my street. The worst is, that guy looked at the dog, bought eggs from the next kirana store, got in & drove off. Thankfully some neighbours saved him n i was at home. Could bring him to the hospital immediately. Image Neighbours were stunned at that guys reaction. Due to compulsions of maintaining some civility, i kept quite, else would have taken those eggs and smashed it on him.
Poor soul, so much in pain. 😑
Aug 7, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
some of my best handloom sarees from across different states. Few are even 15 yrs old. Our handloom weavers are the finest, bringing out elegance & art though their techniques. I urge everyone to buy handlooms & give support to our wonderful artisans.
#NationalHandloomDay Image From top : Kanchi, Sungudi, Pochampally, Kalakshetra, Odisha, Chettinad, Ponduru, kosa from Maheshwar , another Kanchi.


Haven't added others 😁 I'll have to empty half my wardrobe then.
Jul 5, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Shri Apitakuchamba Stavah.
beautiful verses of Shri Appayya Dikshitar sung by Amritha Murali, in ragamalika.
(I've Split the verses into a thread) ❤️ #ClassicalMusic #hinduism #culture #Sanskrit
Mar 2, 2020 13 tweets 8 min read
#Darasuram Airavateshwara Temple. About 15 min from Kumbakonam, this was built by Raja Raja Chola II in the 12th century . Known for its exquisite sculptures & marvellous workmanship. It is under ASI, a UNESCO heritage site & daily rituals done by Thanjavur Maratha Palace. The prakaram is much smaller than Brihadeeshwara and Gangaikonda Cholapuram but has probably the best miniature sculptures.
Jan 5, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
A fantastic Mylapore Temple Walk by Dr. Chithra Madhavan, historian. Only if ppl like her explain, you will realise the ancient value & significance of these 7 temples that have lost its heritage aspect over time.ppl assembled in large nos. @ChithraMadhavan Starting at Madhavan Perumal , she explained the history of Thirumailai (mylapore), it's recorded history and how it has thrived throughout history under various dynasties. And titbits on Thirvallikeni.
Aug 25, 2019 21 tweets 12 min read
MAGNIFICENT and STUNNING Nellaiappar Temple is. 😱 it took me 3.5 hours to go around once. Again 2 hrs in the evening. Built by pandya king Nidraseer Nedumaran. A padalpetra sthalam. While the gopuram isn't tall, the area it covers is 14 acres. #WalkToTemple so overwhelmed. 😍 Apart from Shri Nellaiappar and Kanthimathi sannidhi, we have nellai govindar, Kuberalinga, Agni Sabapathi, Thirumoola mahalingam, Gananatha Dakshinamurthy, Agasthiyar, Kapila, Suradeva, Nayanmars and several others.
Jan 3, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
Absolutely true.The great Mylapore Gauri Amma, a devadasi, abhinaya exponent at Kapalishwarar Temple lost everything when Anti Nautch Bill was passed.She then taught a lot of dancers.Used to come home in the 60s teach my aunt n the family gave her food, clothing and Guru Dakshina Insights into her life. Almost all last living devadasis had a depressing situation with art connoisseurs doing their best to support them.
Dec 13, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
This is Mafoi Pandiyarajan.AIADMK min. with a corp background. Explains how @BJP4India has done well with eco. The anchor jokes on how even BJP ministers dint explain this. Even educated Dumbos follow memes n fake news. @BJP4India talk more about your achievements. #ModiFor2019 Another one. On GST. Explains how the council works and benefits of GST.