Some interesting fats about TamilnaduSome interesting facts about tamilnadu which makes every tamil people to be proud of their culture, traditions and the language.
The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ' 80-tonne ' piece of granite. Also, this magnificient temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
Tamil Nadu is often referred to as 'Temples Land' and Tamils are proud of the religious traditions and follow them strictly. The Tamils have been the greatest of temple builders and its rulers have always been the patrons of art and architecture including the Pallavas, Cholas and the Pandyas.
Carnatic music is the classical music form of Southern India. This is one of the world's oldest & richest musical traditions.The Trinity of Carnatic music Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri were from Tamil Nadu.
Tamil tradition dates the oldest works to several millennia ago; the earliest examples of Tamil writing we have today are in inscriptions from the 3rd century BC, which are written in an adapted form of the Brahmi script (Mahadevan, 2003). Archaeological evidence obtained from inscriptions excavated in 2005 dates the language to around 1000 BC.
Tirukkural, which was written nearly two millennia ago portrays a universal outlook. This is evident as the author, Tiruvalluvar, does not mention his religion, land, or the audience for his work. He is often portrayed as a holy saint of Tamil Nadu today.
Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form originating from Tamil Nadu.
Bharatanatyam is thought to have been created by Bharata Muni, a Hindu sage, who wrote the Natya Shastra, the most important ancient treatise on classical Indian dance. In ancient times it was performed in Hindu temples by Devadasis. In this form, it as also been called sadir or chinna melam.
Marina Beach(which is in tamilnadu) is the second longest beach in the world, after Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Tamil is the first Indian Language to attain Classical Language Status.
A language must fit several criteria To qualify as a classical tradition: It should be an independent tradition that arose mostly on its own and not as an offshoot of another tradition, it should be ancient, and it must have a large and extremely rich body of ancient literature. Tamil meets each of these requirements Compared to the other modern languages of India. It is extremely old (as old as Latin and older than Arabic); It arose as an entirely independent tradition, with almost no influence from Sanskrit or other languages; and its ancient literature is indescribably vast and rich.