Wednesday, 7 December 2016

MARMALONG BRIDGE, TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE AND PANAGAL MALIGAI, SAIDAPET - THE ADYAR – a cultural mapping, A HERITAGE WALK

….. a continuation post to Little mount Shrine of our lady of health, Church.
03rd December 2016.
MARMALONG BRIDGE
We had visited the bridge earlier, as a part of Adyar river walk. This bridge was constructed on the river Adyar bridging Mambalam with Guindy Rajbhavan area. Originally there was an old stone bridge  and latter an Armenian Merchant called Coja Petrvs Uscan, re-constructed the bridge at a cost of 30000 pagodas and also he donated 1500 pagodas towards upkeep. For the full details please visit my post on Marmalong Bridge in my blog.  Also  for further reading please refer my facebook post with comments.
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 The small obelisk like pillar between the new CMRL pillars must the remains of the old bridge constructed Coja Petrvs Uscan
TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGE
The teachers training college, Second of its kind in India when started in the year 1856 as a school at Vepery under the guidance of Alexander Arbuthnot. Then it was shifted to the present location in Todhunter Nagar in  the year 1888, as a College on the banks of river Adyar.  This College produced two eminent personalities who latter became presidents of India namely  Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and Mr R. Venkatraman. The silver tongued Mr Srinivasa Sastri also from this college, once he corrected the pronunciation of his British principal. Now the structure was taken over by The Chennai metro rail  and the same is in a state of neglect & dilapidated condition. 
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Karine Hrt also explained the first agricultural college established in the year 1868, in an area of 30 acres where the cosmopolitan golf course now functioning.  The college had done the experiments of growing wheat., cotton. The college was moved to Coimbatore latter. Experiments also carried out the coloring dyes from the cactus bugs for the cloths used by the British army. For further details please refer my facebook page for the post with comments. 
PANAGAL MALIGAI.
This building can be viewed from Marmalong Bridge  (Saidapet Bridge). The Head quarters  of Chengalpattu District was functioning on the same place. This building was named after Raja of Panagal, a Zamindar of Kalahasthi, leader of Justice party  and the Chief minister of Madras Presidency from 1921 to 1926. For further reading  please refer Wikipedia about Raja_of_Panagal  
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MEHAR BABA ASHRAM
Mahar Bhavan and Mehar Baba ashram are opposite to each other on the Brahmin street in west Saidapet  near the Karaneeswarar market Sub Way. His original name was Merwan Sheriar Irani and he  was born in 1894 in Pune  India to Irani Zoroastrian parents ( A parsi parents ). At the age of 19, he began a seven-year spiritual transformation. During this time he contacted five spiritual masters before beginning his own mission and gathering his own disciples in early 1922, at the age of 27. He was brought to Madras Madras by Mr Sampath Iyangar, A Judge of Andhra District of then Madras Presidency. Meher Baba practiced silence in his life and communicated through gestures or writing on boards. He visited Madras three times during his life time. For further reading please visit the Wikipedia page under Meher_Baba
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….… to be continued ( VADA THIRUNARAIYUR SHIVA TEMPLE )

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