16 February 2013

A Walk Through Tiruvannamalai

I recently had to visit Ayyankulam Street in the heart of Tiruvannamalai, and after completing my work decided to walk back randomly through the side streets on my way to my planned visit to the Kamakshi Temple on North Street. 

The walk took in side streets, and vegetable markets, the fascinating Kumaran Kovil Temple (of which I will write about at a later date), and also lots and lots of bullocks pulling their various loads through the narrow streets of old Tiruvannamalai. 

Bullocks, happily with empty cart

Selling their vegetables

Market Streets of Tiruvannamalai

Mum sending her son for shopping

Produce on display

Small little side streets

Distant view of a Big Temple Gopuram

Bullocks having to pull far too heavy loads
Ladies cleaning bags of ground nuts

Bags and bags of onions

Piles of Coconuts

Two nice boys having a well deserved rest

Kumaran Kovil Temple


Janet D said...

Wish more was done to regulate the heavy loads being pulled by bullocks. So sad.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Well sooner rather than later, bullocks will be replaced by Tempo carriers. Its already noticeable that in recent years fewer bullocks are on the streets of Tiruvannamalai.

Just wish the bullocks were kept on the farms and not made to ply in the town -- traffic is too bad, and its very nasty and dirty for them.