Traditional temple

Western Australian delegation take heritage walk at Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai

A 15-member delegation from Western Australia took part in a special heritage walk at Kapaleeswarar Temple at Mylapore in Chennai with historian V. Sriram highlighting various facets of the temple

A 15-member delegation from Western Australia took part in a special heritage walk at Kapaleeswarar Temple at Mylapore in Chennai with historian V. Sriram highlighting various facets of the temple

A special heritage walk was organized for a Western Australian delegation to Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore on Monday evening by the Tamil Nadu Department of Tourism.

Tourism Minister Mr Mathiventhan welcomed the 15-member delegation, led by Roger Cook, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Development, Employment, Trade, Tourism, Commerce and Science to the temple.

Historian V. Sriram, who led the heritage walk, shed light on various facets of the temple, including its architecture and festivals. “One of the most important things about the temple is the continuity of the tradition from the 7th century to the present day. More than anything else, it is a people’s temple and we see thousands of people participating in its festivals as well than visiting the temple on other special days,” he said.

The visiting delegation also took part in a heritage tour en route to Amir Mahal, where a dinner was hosted by the Prince of Arcot.

The tour, organized by M AUTO Electric Mobility, was launched by Mano Thangaraj, Information and Technology. Delegates traveled in electric autorickshaws, driven by men and women, from Nungambakkam to Amir Mahal.

The electric vehicle ride aimed to raise awareness of the need for cleaner and more sustainable transport alternatives, and to promote gender neutrality and equal opportunities for men and women in all sectors. The focus was on strengthening government-industry relationships and leveraging Western Australia’s business opportunities in the Indian market.