Storytrails | Monuments around Varaha Cave – Audio tour
ADMIN , January 22, 2021 , Comments Off on Storytrails | Monuments around Varaha Cave – Audio tour
Walk around the ancient city of Mamallapuram, and discover its myth and majesty. This trail takes you back 1300 years, to a time when the Pallava dynasty ruled these parts. What was life like back then? Who were the big Gods and how did they change over time? Uncover the mysteries of the men who built Mamallapuram and hear about the rise and fall of great kingdoms. Step back in time as we weave tales of powerful sages and cursed kings, of Gods and demons, and stories of the end of the world. Starting from the Sthalasayana Perumal temple, this […]
Storytrails | Shore Temple and Five Rathas – Audio tour
ADMIN , January 22, 2021 , Comments Off on Storytrails | Shore Temple and Five Rathas – Audio tour
This trail takes you to some of the most iconic sights in Mamallapuram – the Shore temple, the Five Rathas and the Tiger cave. Trace the history of temple building in South India as you explore this ancient port city. How did sculptors of the time build magnificent temples out of immovable rock? What do stone inscriptions tell us about the evolution of local languages? Take a closer look at these old monuments, and you will uncover the many myths and legends carved into their walls. Vengeful Goddesses, deceitful kings and awe-inspiring creatures: Mamallapuram has it all. Download the Storytrails […]
Storytrails | Kapaleeshwara temple – Audio tour
ADMIN , January 18, 2021 , Comments Off on Storytrails | Kapaleeshwara temple – Audio tour
This trail is a walk around the Kapaleeshwara in Mylapore. As Indian temples go, this one is not very ancient. But it is a very popular temple in Chennai and is a great place to observe everyday rituals from close quarters. As you walk around this colourful temple, you will discover that every sight you behold has a story to tell. Join us as we uncover these stories; stories of Hindu Gods and demons, of common customs and age-old traditions, and stories of local life. Ever wondered why there are so many Gods in India? Or what the stars have […]
Storytrails | The Stone Sculptures Galleries, Egmore Museum – Au...
ADMIN , January 18, 2021 , Comments Off on Storytrails | The Stone Sculptures Galleries, Egmore Museum – Audio tour
The Egmore Museum is home to a remarkable collection of stone sculptures. Carved over 2000 years ago, the Amaravati sculptures are the earliest examples of Buddhist art in the whole world. Lend an ear to their stories and you will experience History like never before. In an adjoining bay, 1500-year-old inscriptions hold clues to how languages evolved. Ancient Hindu and Jain sculptures next door, hint at the big Gods of the time. And 1000-year-old Hero and Sati stones tell tales of age-old customs and traditions. Explore all this and more on this tour of the stone sculpture galleries of the […]
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