Category Archives: Tamizhar Heritage & Arts

Tamil Nadu’s Kallanai Dam – Oldest Dam in the World still in use

November 20th is a appreciation day dedicated to all engineers around the world. The reason is engineers plays a key part in development of human civilization. Their innovation, creativity and a wealth of knowledge, has created lot of technical wonders. One such engineering marvel is the Grand Anicut or Kallanai Dam built more than 2,000 years ago by the Chola King

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2,600 years old Keezhadi: Link between Tamil Nadu and Indus Valley Civilisation

In what may be a major discovery for Tamil’s history as per 5th excavation report released on 19 September 2019 by TN Archeological Department, artefacts found in excavations carried out at Keezhadi in Tamil Nadu’s Sivagangai district have determined a possible link between the scripts of the Indus Valley Civilisation and Tamil Brahmi, which is the precursor to modern Tamil.

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Titan does a first, launches Tamil script embossed watch collection

For the first time in their 35-year-long history, well known watchmaker TITAN has launched a limited edition ‘Tamil Nadu Collection’ with ‘Titan’ brand embossed in ‘Tamil’ script as a tribute to the state of Tamil Nadu. The collection, which Titan says is a “celebration of Tamil Nadu’s culture, literature and architecture” comprises seven watches whose designs pay tribute to the state’s

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Silambam makes it to Sukma 2020

THE inclusion of silambam in Sukma 2020 is hailed as a great opportunity for associations and exponents to work together to make it a success, Malaysia Nanban reported. Persatuan Silambam Malaysia deputy president R.T. Uthayakumar said silambam was first introduced in Sukma 2007 as a showcase, and went on to be included as a competitive sport in two subsequent Sukma

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Ancient Tamil Nadu The Finest Steel Maker In The World: Research Reveals !

Tamilakam the ancient flourish Tamil country was known for its various inventions and discoveries and one of it is the Damascus Steel. Wootz steel or Damascus steel is one of the wonders of the ancient world. With its characteristic meandering pattern, the steel alloy known as Wootz steel (derived from the Tamil word ‘Urukku’ which means fusion or melting) still

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Ancient China and Tamil Nadu’s thousands of years of Friendship

The Chinese and Tamil communities have celebrated thousands of years of friendship. And this rich bilateral exchange has been recorded by several monks and traders. The history of Tamil-Chinese interactions dates back two thousand years ago. From the renowned Buddhist monk XuanZang to nameless explorers, numerous Chinese travellers and historians have left notes on Tamil people and the ancient Tamil

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Cambodia to build Rajendra Chola statue and introduce Thirukkural in school syllabus

TAMIL NADU: The Angkor Thamil Sangam and Pannattu Thamilar Naduvam along with The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Seenu Gnanam Travels are planning to unveil the statues of Chola emperor Rajendra Chola and Khmer emperor Suryavarman I in Siem Reap, Cambodia in May 2022 to commemorate the friendship of these two great kings in the region. Also

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