The process of Swamimalai, bronze casting craft is, in itself, a very spiritual experience. A Sthapathi is expected to be well-versed in the Neetisaram, Amaram, Shilpasaaram, and the Dhyan shlokas.
A little girl sits on her bed, eyes twinkling with mirth. Her parents have returned
Away from the hustle of city life where Sun gleams bright over deserted roads, Some
Life goes on. And it evidently does in case of those whose privileged bones pass
It is a six inch round everyday breakfast bread. A small ball of dough is spread across a stone platform with the palm dipped in milk. Texturing it with the impression of the fingers, the naan-wai pulls the stretchy dough off the stone and slaps it on the warm oven wall gently. It come out with golden on the upper side and white on the lower and is usually had with butter or jam along with nun-chai.
they reached Madurai & mesmerized by the spiritual aura, finally settled in & later dispersed to various other places in Tamil Nadu from there, one of them being the Dindigul region. Their skill earned them the title of “Pattunulkarar”, meaning “the silk weaver”,
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