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தெப்பக்குளம் – Forthwith my memory visualises the Trichy Teppakulam.
Trichy, this city always had and has a ligature in my life and no doubt that Tepakulam alludes me to the Thayumanavan’s temple pond. This temple pond has acquired a square shape annexing to the temple and 6th largest in Tamilnadu.
To till date, Trichy proudly pronounces its Autarchs who were great Planners and Architects. And one such proof is their water management. Stone culverts were laid to feed the Cauvery water for the Teppakulam and has an outlet drain too. Few years ago the Teppakulam had undergone a renovation and water was pumped in and out through the age old stone pipe culverts. Still holds it’s form.
I always have a fascination for temple architecture. Though couldn’t explore much yet tried to correlate few principles behind the temple shape and its correlation. And ofcourse the association with KOLAMS.
If anyone who happen to read this, May I seek your help for enlightenment in temple Agama as I have my own interpretation and formed an ideology. I couldn’t vindicate my postulation as google isn’t sharing its knowledge with me
A 21 dots configured to reflect a temple pond for @kolamenthusiasts task and I doodled around with sikku strands. I tried to bring out lotus blooms around the centre seat, couldn’t colour so embosomed with tiny dots, Can you view it?