Triplicane is still an amazing place. The environs of the Parthasarathy temple with its iyengar ambience& the Wallajah mosque built by the Nawab of Arcot with its muslim flavour are certainly unique. Some of you Madras folks will hopefully reminisce about the charecteristics of that city through these pictures.Non- muslims are not allowed in the mosque but I worked my way in by offering to cover my head and visit the Dharga. Ironically, I was not allowed inside the Parthasaraty temple because of the camera. The iyengar agraharam was built for 40 temple workers 120 years ago , with the property bestowed to the Ayodhya Rama temple by a local benefactor. They still pay Rs.5 per month, but grumble that no one takes care of them.
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