LETTERS: Great temples in Tamil Nadu

I want to highlight the greatness and significance of the culture and tradition prevailing in my native districts of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, India. First of all, these districts are all the hubs of big culture and  hard working people.  These areas are being enriched by the river Tamiraparani that has long been catering to the needs of the people and places. Having said this, economically we have various backgrounds in these areas. Going by history, there have been many instances of floods and drought hitting the areas like Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari. Despite this and in spite of many ifs and buts like this, the people here have come out of such crises unscathed. Furthermore, these people have long been doing the tough jobs like ploughing the land and cultivating the fields. Such activities naturally add to the strength of these people besides strengthening the mental health. Going back to the past records, the people of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari have built numerous temples in their areas and have long been visiting temples to worship as part of a long-time tradition. Basically, it is only such traditional trend that has given them immense power and strength to stand up to any crisis in life.  They never miss out on such traditional and devotional opportunities. Anyone can easily bump into temples in the areas like Tiruchendur, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Marthandam, Nagercoil and Kanyakumari, all in Tamil Nadu, India. And flocking to these areas with family members on auspicious occasions or for any function

is their unique style! Of course, there are mosques in the areas like Tirunelveli and Tiruchendur. However, I am in particular briefing on the great temple culture and the hard working people in the districts of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari. Definitely, the foreigners and people from other Indian cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi are welcome to these beautiful areas to have a great experiment with nature and culture.

P. Senthil Saravana Durai, Mumbai


I really admire the way you have been covering one of the major social issues occurring in Nepal of late. You have emphasized on women working in the Gulf region and the problem they have been facing while working in that part of the world as a female workforce. According to your articles, although the Nepalese government has come up with new rules and regulations to stop the female workforce from moving to the countries of the region and deemed them illegal it has not been effective. They are seeking and finding alternative routes in order to reach the Middle East via India. So I must say you have really done well to make this issue an important topic for Nepal. Let’s hope you will be collecting some more national issues which have been forcing our country to suffer a great deal.

Pratik Shrestha, Buddhanagar