Temples from the bedrock of Tamil culture. They have so pervasive and powerful an influence on the social, cultural, moral and religious life of he Tamil people, that Avvaiyar, the celebrated poetess, advised children not to live in a place that dose not have a temple. After temples began to be built in stone, great heights were scaled in sculpture and architecture. The magnificent gateways of the sprawling Srirangam temple and the Nataraja temple in Chidambaram, the grand edifices of the Thanjavur brihadeeswarar and Gangaikondacholapuram temples, the dramatic setting by the sea of the Mamallapuram Shore temple, the hill and temple of Arunachala siaked in the mystique of spirituality and the devotional fervour of the ancient Tiruvottriyur and Mylapore temples crate a rare experience for the viewer in this video programme. ‘Temples of Tamil Nadu’ not only brings scintilliating visuals of great temples to you, but also evokes the peace, calm and spiritual feeling of pilgrim centre’s, for the search of the meaning of life is the ultimate aim of the temples. In Tamil Philosophical lore, the temple is represented as a symbol of the body. ‘The heart is the shrine, the mouth the gateway, the senses are the lights, and the soul the abode of God’, says the great work Tirumantiram. The visuals, music and succinct text of this brilliant offering lead you from the highs of creativity and devotion to the altar of the peace that surpasses all understanding.
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