Heritage – Development Matters http://www.dhan.org/development-matters Monthly Development Update from DHAN Collective Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:05:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 Vikramangalam http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/05/vikramangalam/ Fri, 03 May 2013 04:58:45 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=908 An 11th century Shiva temple in a remote village Vikramangalam of southern tamilnadu, stands as a symbol of forgotten history. This village is an important Heritage village I Madurai District, situated 25 m west of the city. According to historians the village is an important trade center during the Chola regime and is in the [...]]]> Know your Heritage – Devipattinam http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/know-your-heritage-devipattinam/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:37:16 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=709 Thilakeswara Temple, popularly known as Navagraha Temple is located at Devipattinam, a coastal village 70 kilometers from Rameswaram, in Tamilnadu,India. Shiva here is worshipped as Thilakeswara and the Goddess is known as Soundaryanayaki. The shrine has a beautiful image of Goddess Durga with eight-arms holding weapons in each. It has a small temple inside [...]]]> Know your Heritage – (Madurai- Athens of the South) http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/know-your-heritage-madurai-athens-of-the-south/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:22:55 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=748 Of all the ancient cities of India, Madurai has a unique place with its literary efflorescence, puranic glories and continuous long history. Vilakkuththun (The Lamp Post), Cutwals Choultry & Elukadai Street still stands as a symbol of ancient madurai. Vilakkuththun(The Lamp Post): There is a long metal Lamp post called VIlakkuththun in the meeting place [...]]]>