This slightly damaged postcard shows a neat mix of Western fashion and South Indian styling. Two of the girls wear their sarees over trendy blouses and the third has a traditional little choli - all three sporting loads of jewellery with tight belts the focal point. Seated lower down, the fourth girl appears to be in a basque bodice and skirt, a more old-fashioned Euro outfit. I especially like the checked saree with the satin blouse.
Telugu (తెలుగు), a Dravidian language spoken by about 75 million people mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it is the official language. It is also spoken in such neighbouring states as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. (...)
Descent of the Ganges at Mahabalipuram, in the Tamil Nadu state India, is one of a group of monuments that were designated as a World Heritage Site since 1984. Measuring 96 feet (29 m) long by 43 feet (13 m) high, it is a giant open-air relief carved of the a monolithic rock. The monuments and sanctuaries were built by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Srirangam Temple This temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the 6th–9th centuries CE and is dedicated to Vishnu. It is one of the most illustrious temples in India.
The iconic Meenakshi Temple is located in the ancient city of Madurai in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located in the heart of the 2,500-years-old city, Meenakshi Temple is dedicated to goddess Meenakshi, an avatar of the Hindu goddess Parvati — the consort of Lord Shiva...