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Dakshinachitra happens to be one of the most renowned and widely held museums situated in Chennai that makes a mark in the living history of Museums in India. The museum has a varied display of Indian artifacts and works of art and crafts, architecture, lifestyles, and performing arts. The museum has been set up in the year 1996 in order to promote the culture of South India in a global scenario.
The entire project was taken up by one of the NGOs in South India, Madras Craft Foundation. The museum is said to offer amazing and engaging tours to visitors coming from all over the world. It displays more than 4220 different artifacts and about 1,000,000 pictorial representations of various happenings in South India. A passage through the galleries will certainly give anyone a vast exposure and depth knowledge of the legacy of the times gone by of South India.
The museum is crafted in the middle of the city in the form of a village. It has about 18 different houses that offer a unique experience to the visitors showcasing various contextual exhibits. These houses are brought to the village from various areas of South India and were reconstructed in a unique style by professional artisans. If you are interested in gaining knowledge about the past happenings and cultural variations of South India, then there is no better place than Dakshinachitra.
Tamil Nadu, a land of religious diversity and rich culture, is also home to some astonishing temples. Amongst it, there is Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a holy place situated in Mylapore. According to popular folklore, the temple traces its history back to the 7th and 16th century. This place is known for its history, architectural styles, and spirituality. The temple was built to worship Lord Shiva and other deities.
Kapaleeshwarar temple resonates the rich Tamil religious culture. Its premises consist of sculptures of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Moreover, the temple is home to shrines of Tamil Shaivite saint poets Nayaars. The structure of these shrines is marked with towering domes or Gopurams. Every structure light up during major festivals.
From March to April, Kapaleeshwarar celebrates the religious sentiments during the Brahmotsavam festival. Devotees flock this temple and attend the grandeur of spirituality and Pooja services.
Kapaleeshwarar temple hosts five types of Pujas, Ko Puja, Vaikarai Puja, Kaala sandhi Puja, Uchi Kaala Puja, and Ardhajama Puja. Visitors often schedule and take part in the Puja services. With the help of local priests, you can indulge in buying temple offerings and completing rituals. Also, if you are fond of artistic wonders, this place is going to win your heart.
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The best time to visit Chennai is during winter that is November-February when the climate at Chennai is moderately pleasant and the temperature ranges between 20-28 degrees Celsius. Usually, Chennai experiences hot and humid climate throughout the year and travelling is tiresome during the hot days. So, the winter months are ideal for sightseeing in and around Chennai.
There are plenty of nightclubs, pubs and discs in Chennai where you can enjoy good music, dance, food and drinks. Most of the 5 star hotels of the city have night clubs where young couples can visit on the weekend nights. On Diwali and other occasions special events and parties are held in these places for couples at discounted charges on food and beverage.
Chennai is one of the safest cities in India where you can travel freely at any time of the day. The people are friendly and are ready to extend their helping hands if you need so. There is regular patrolling by Chennai police across the city to ensure safety and security to the locals and tourists.
There are no direct trains from Chennai to Yelagiri. From Chennai you can take a train and reach the nearest rail station Jolarpettai. From there you can hire a cab and reach Yelagiri Hills.