Tuesday, 25 October 2016

HERITAGE BUILDINGS & SHRINES - THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY A HERITAGE WALK – as a part of THE ADYAR – a cultural mapping.

22nd October 2016.
As a part of THE ADYAR – a cultural mapping, walked from Theosophical Society west side main gate to the broken bridge on 22nd October 2016. The Theosophical Society ( wisdom of the Gods )  was formed based on the principles of Karma ( whatever we sow, we will inevitably reap ), reincarnation, etc.,  stated in all religions.  The Theosophical Society started with  Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, an Ukranian Jew and Colonal Henry Steel Olcott and spanned during Anne Besant’s period. During her period Theosophical Society spreads it’s wings in the field of religious, social, economic, political, etc,.

The TS spreads over an area of 270 acres and we walked through International headquarters building, Adyar Library and research center, Arundale house, River side bungalow, H P Blavatsky’s bungalow, H S Olcott’s  bungalow, Raja’s house ( Jiddu Krishnamurti ), Radha S Burnier’s  house constructed in Zoroastrian’s style, International Youth Federation, Garden of remembrance, where the leaders of TS laid rest. Also through Temples of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism,  Zoroastrian ( Parsee), Christianity and Buddhism. On the way we crossed the Olcott's coconut farm and many variety of trees, which includes the more than 500 years old banyan tree, under which historical events like Indian National Congress’s first meeting took place and African species Baobab tree. The Bungalows and houses are not occupied  for long years and has a deserted look. We could spot very few people except permitted evening walkers in the premises mud roads during our walk.     
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THE MEMORIAL BUILDINGS OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY.
The head quarters building of the Theosophical Society was with the statues of H. P. Blavatsky, Colonal H S Olcott, Annie Besant and many more and reliefs of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrian, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam. Form the inscription on the wall Mr Hariharan G M – TS pointed out that India Joined as third member of this Society after US and England.
Arundale’s House with the cannon Ball tree in front  
Arundale’s House 
International Head quarters Hall
The list of Countries that joined with Theosophical society. India is third after Us and England 
H P Blavatsky and H S Olcott’s - The first meeting with a cigarette last till their death 


A river side Bungalow

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's bungalow in front is the great Banyan tree
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's bungalow in front is the great Banyan tree
Lead beater’s Bungalow
Lead beater’s Bungalow
Radha Burnier’s House  with a Zoroastrian image in front and she lived for about 50 years in this house 

THE TEMPLES - OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
The Theosophical society’s premises has number of temples.. temple for Hindus - a Ponniamman in open to sky, Ganapathy temple, Church of St. Michael and All Angels for the Roman catholic Christians, A Buddhist temple with a missing gong- the Buddha was 1200 years old and the tree branch was brought from Bodh gaya and it was planted by Jinarajadasa and a memorial stone for the BodhiDharmar who lived in 6th century, A temple for Sikhs, a temple for Muslims constructed like the pearl mosque at Agra , Zoroastrian, a Parsee / Parsi – flame of fire temple with unique feature of Pillars and Pothiyals and a Hanuman temple where Lord Hanuman keeping his leg on Sani Bhagavan. More than this the head quarters building was built like a temple. The temple s are maintained neat and clean.  
Ponniamman & Ganapathy temple 
Hanuman temple 
Hanuman is keeping his leg on Sri Sanibhagavan 
The Buddhist Shrine

The Catholic Church 
The Parsi – Zoroastrian shrine 
The Parsi – Zoroastrian shrine 
The Pearl mosque – a replica to the one at Agra 
The Sikh temple  
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...... to be continued.

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