My Place in the World

A great location in the world to live in…(the Marina Beach in Chennai, India)

My Place in the World - A picturesque view of Chennai's Marina Beach

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Driving on the roads,

Strolling on the streets,

Playing in the sands,

Dancing with the waves,

Eating and drinking,

Ascending the lighthouse for a view and

Wandering all over the place!

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Story of Vivekananda House


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Vivekananda House – A Landmark in Chennai, known for its distinct architectural features such as the circular core, the semicircular corridors, the hemispherical dome and the square plan.



Vivekananda House, aka Ice House, is an important architectural monument in Chennai, India, used by the British to store ice brought from North America for about 30 years.
Ice house in Madras (now named Chennai) was built by a British King, facing the Bay of Bengal in 1842, for his ice business which failed to do well.  In 1880, the building was sold to an advocate.  The house was remodelled and renamed as Castle Kernan after his friend, Kernan.  He made Swami Vivekananda stay at the Ice House, during his visit in Madras in 1897, where he set up a centre of his monastery.
In 1914, Ice House was acquired by the Government of Madras and in 1963, during the Birth Centenary of Swami Vivekananda, the Government of Tamil Nadu renamed the historical Castle as Vivekanandar Illam (‘Illam’ means ‘house’ in Tamil language) or Vivekananda House.




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One of the Ancient Wonders of World

One of the Seven Wonders?…

Yes it’s the Mahabalipuram in Chennai, India


The Seven Pagodas (cars or rathas), curved out of a single rock each, is a wonder rooted on the beach sands of Mahabalipuram otherwise known as Mamallapuram.  Today, only a few of them exist as the other ones are submerged in the sea.  Also, the shore temple is one of the beauty sights to the eyes…

According to Wikipedia, it is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram.

By the 7th century, it was a port city of South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of single rock each along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries: rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.