Iyermalai Ratnachaleswarar Temple
The second in my three-part series on Shiva temples on the Akhanda Cauvery focuses on Thiruvatpokki.
Shiva Temples along the Akhanda Cauvery – virtual tour
Watch the three episodes featuring Shiva temples along the Akhanda Cauvery on my YouTube channel
Along Akhanda Cauvery with Muthuswami Dikshitar
Past Forward’s next tour, with commentary by me and music by Vivek Sadasivam, will cover three temples composed on by Muthuswami Dikshitar and along the Akhanda Cauvery. Dec 1&2, 2018.
More pics from Iyermalai
I have had so many emails after last week’s write up on Iyermalai that I am uploading the rest of the photos: I should have taken more pictures but at this point old Ratnachalanayaka took me by the hand and the matter became too emotional for me to wield a camera. I still can’t think…
Following Dikshitar to Iyermalai
I stand at the base of the Iyermalai (aka Vaatpokki) at 9 a.m. At the summit I can see a rock fort akin to the more famous one at Tiruchi. A song and an artist’s rendition of it have brought me here – Muthuswami Dikshitar’s ‘Pahimam Ratnachalanayaka’ (Mukhari) and Musiri Subramania Iyer’s recording of the…
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