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DAKSHINACHITRA - A PHOTO FEATURE

Dakshinachitra, roughly translated, means 'picture of South India'. This heritage centre is a depiction of the way of life prevalent in South India. This photofeature carries a slice of architectural styles from the states of Tamilnadu and Kerala.

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Chettinad House

The merchant house from Tamilnadu is the representative of the ancestral homes of the Nattukottai Chettiar community

Agraharam

Agraharam or the street where Brahmins reside, is prevalent throughout the villages and towns of the Tirunelveli area.

Basket Maker's House

Made of mud and cow dung, the Tamilnadu Basket Maker's is a reproduction of a simple house occupied by ordinary working class people of the state.

The Kanchipuram Weaver's House

The Tamil Nadu Weaver's House is an authentic weaver's house from Kancheepuram.

Ayyanar Shrine

The Ayyanar shrine has large statues of the village guardian deity, who protects the village from evil and wrongdoing.

Kerala Hindu House

This small middle class house from South Kerala, belonged to an agricultural Hindu family of Nairs, a popular matrilineal Hindu caste.

Kerala Hindu House

This two-storey house built of laterite and timber is representative of many turn-of-the-century middle class homes throughout the central and northern parts of Kerala.



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