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  • Arunagirinathar verses refer to Mayilapur in 15th century

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 04:52 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust brings you verses from Thiruppugazh by saint Arunagirinathar in the 15th century. These verses (two in this the first report) refer to Mayilapur Kapaleeswarar temple at least two centuries before the British came to Chennai

  • Tevaram references from 7th century confirm Chennai is ancient

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 08:48 PM IST, Chennai

    The Shaivite Nayanmars provide plenty of evidence on ancient Chennai. The Tevaram references from the 7th century confirm that Chennai is truly an ancient city and not 380 years old as falsely claimed by some.

  • Alvars references from 5th century confirm Chennai is ancient

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 07:36 PM IST, Chennai

    The references by the Alvars to various places in Chennai, visited by them, proves the antiquity of Chennai, and the existence of the places at least from 5th CE. This shows that Chennai is not 380 years old but truly ancient. Bhuthath Alvar, Pey Alvar, Thirumazhisai Alvar and Thirumangai Alvar have visited these place and rendered hymns on them.

  • Velachery was the place where Shiva restored Yama’s Dhandam

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 09:47 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai Maadham Chennai Month series: The legend of ancient Dhandeeswarar temple in Velachery, after the fascinating duel between Yama and Markandeya, Yama's Dhandam was taken away by Lord Shiva. Velachery was the place where Shiva restored Yama’s Dhandam.

  • சென்னை மாதம் -- வேதச்சிரேணி எப்படி ஆனது வேளச்சேரி

    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 09:21 PM IST, Chennai

    பழமையான வேளச்சேரியை பற்றிய விவரங்கள் திருவான்மியூர் மருந்தீஸ்வரர் கோயில் தலபுராணத்தில் இடம் பெறுகின்றன. வேதச்சிரேணி இன்று வேளச்சேரி என அழைக்கப்படுகிறது.

  • Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam, says ancient Tamil literature

    Tuesday, October 06, 2020 08:57 PM IST, Chennai

    The real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam (Kodal + pakkam)). Kodal is the name of a flower that grew in these parts, as recorded in ancient Tamil literature. The sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar temple in Kodambakkam (ancient name Puliyur) provides details of Kodalambakkam, and of Tamil scholars Vageesa Munivar and his guru Paramanandha Munivar, both of whom lived in Kodalambakkam

  • Over 20 inscriptions highlight antiquity of Velachery

    Saturday, October 03, 2020 09:48 PM IST, Chennai

    Velachery is an ancient place, with more than 20 inscriptions from 10th CE itself, more than 1,000 years ago. Chennai 2000 Plus Trust records here the first part of the articles on Velachery as part of the Chennai Maadham (Chennai Month) celebrations

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, செப். 30 சென்னை பிறந்த தினம்

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:38 AM IST, Chennai

    September 30 is the official birthday of Chennai, when Madras was renamed as Chennai (through a Government order) in keeping with the aspirations of the Tamil people, its culture, language and civilization.

  • Farewell, my friend SPB

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:05 PM IST, Chennai

    Those were the days when Ilayaraja and his brothers struggled for even one square meal in two days. They would conduct music for Bharatiraja's plays and occasionally get a chance to play the guitar for a film recording. Bharatiraja requested SPB, then an up-and-coming singer to engage them in his orchestra which used to perform light music programmes in Chennai. SPB took them on board. Later, Ilayaraja rose to such dizzy heights as a music composer that SPB wondered where that talent came from.

  • Video interview with R Rangaraj on TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:31 PM IST, Chennai

    Video interview with R Rangaraj, Senior Journalist on History re-enacted as TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

  • History re-enacted as TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 08:47 PM IST, Chennai

    History is in the making as the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly is to return to the Kalaivanar Arangam complex after almost 65 years, albeit temporarily. Impacted by COVID-19, the Assembly department is looking for a new building where the mandatory Assembly session could be held for a few days in September, with the tiny building in Fort St George found inadequate due to physical distancing issues. History has a knack of repeating itself!

  • Nephew of MGR MC Chandran succumbs to Corona virus attack

    Friday, September 11, 2020 09:58 PM IST, Chennai

    Nephew of late MG Ramachandran, M C Chandran, son of MG Chakrapani, MGR's elder brother, succumbed to Corona-virus attack on September 11, 2020. The death came at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General hospital in Chennai where he was undergoing treatment for the last few days. He was 75.

  • Centenary of lyricist Ku Ma Balasubramaniam ignored

    Monday, August 24, 2020 08:11 PM IST, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was later known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, in an agricultural family, his centenary too has been ignored

  • When MGR, Jaya proposed shifting of capital from Chennai

    Thursday, August 06, 2020 07:11 PM IST, Chennai

    The capital need not be shifted from Chennai. Yet, the metropolitan centre badly needs a second capital to decongest Chennai which would be easier for people in southern districts of TN to access, like Tiruchi or Karur. A look at MGR, Jaya proposals on the Capital issue, and why they were made and shelved

  • காயிதே ஆஜம் ஜின்னா நல்லவரா இல்லை கெட்டவரா?

    Monday, July 27, 2020 03:49 PM IST, Chennai

    ஜின்னா நல்லவரா, கெட்டவரா? அவர் பாவம் செய்தவர் என்பதை விட பாவப்பட்டவர் என்பதே (He is more sinned against than sinning) தெரிகிறது!

  • Senior posting at ISRO for Khushboo

    Sunday, July 19, 2020 09:51 PM IST, Uttar Pradesh

    How a Muslim girl from a small UP town came to be called ‘Moon Girl’. Khushboo Mirza was part of the dedicated teams of Chandrayaan 1 and Chandrayaan 2 missions

  • TN fast turning into a land of religious bigotry

    Sunday, July 19, 2020 08:52 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil Nadu fast turning into a land of religious bigotry. What BJP functionaries have not been able to do in the state, a YouTube channel has achieved overnight

  • Balamurali Krishna 90th birth anniversary

    Monday, July 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST, Chennai

    கர்னாடக இசை உலகின் ஜாம்பவானாகத் திகழ்ந்த எம்.பாலமுரளி கிருஷ்ணா, 1930-ம் ஆண்டு ஆந்திர மாநிலம் கிழக்கு கோதாவரி மாவட்டத்தில் சங்கரகுப்தம் என்ற ஊரில் பிறந்தவர் (ஜூலை 6). தனது 6-வது வயதிலேயே இசைப் பயணத்தை தொடங்கியவர்.

  • Madan Mohan Birth Anniversary

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 08:43 PM IST, Chennai

    Today, is the birth anniverary of one of the best composers India has ever seen, Madan Mohan. Awards never came his way, but it was probably better that way, we can console ourselves to say, as his music remained unspoiled and untainted by power, pelf or prestige.

  • A L Raghavan had ushered in new genre of Tamil Pop

    Monday, June 22, 2020 01:59 PM IST, Chennai

    When the song PombaLai Oruthi IrundhALAm broke out in the hit film AdhE KangaL with music by Vedha, there were a few words that sounded like gibberish. They were not gibberish, but were Sourashtrian words used by Raghavan and TMS, both Sourashtrians

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