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Walk amongst the place where Jasmine was Cultivated : 83rd Photowalk

December 8, 2014

This walk route covers the followings

1. Varadharaja Perumal temple (Starting point)
2. Vaidheeswaran temple
3. Big Mosque
4. Big Church
5. Oldest Cemetery
6. School of the Visually Impaired

Etymology – The name “Poonamallee” derived from “Poovirundavalli”, meaning “the place where jasmine is cultivated”. In Sanskrit, the place is called Pushpakavalli. Pushpam’ means flower and Valli denotes Goddess. There is a legend that Goddess Lakshmi rose from jasmine flower and gave darshan to Thirukatchi Nambi Alwar. It is also said the Alwar worshipped God Varadaraja, deity at Kanchi with the jasmine flowers plucked from here. This place is also called “Lakshmipuram’ and Ulagu Vuyya Konda Cholapuram.

Google map route – https://goo.gl/maps/wcVfM

Meeting / Starting point – Varadharaja Perumal temple (land mark – near to Sri Krishna textiles)
Walk lead by : Sivakumar P (+91 99944 82210)

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