The temple devoted to Sri Koppudayamman, the goddess who looks after the welfare of the people of Karaikudi
Manikkoondu – The Clock Tower at the Koppudayamman Amman Sannathi
Statue of Sa.Ganesan
Kamban Mani Mandapam
Statue of Poet Kannadasan at the entrance of the Kannadasan Memorial
Memorial to the Tamil Poet, Kannadasan, near the Karaikudi New Bus Stand
Statue of Pasumpon Mutharamalinga Thevar, just near the Karaikudi New Bus Stand
The new BSNL building, just opposite to the Karaikudi New Bus Stand
The new Karaikudi Railway Station. Incidentally, I have a great fascination for trains and railway stations. My family has close links with the railways.
Alagappa University Arch
L.CT.L.Palaniappa Chettiar Memorial Auditorium
Alagappa University Convocation Hall
The statue of Dr Alagappa Chettiar at the entrance of the Alagappa University
Alagappa Govt Arts College
The great philanthropist, Dr Alagappa Chettiar’s Memorial – It is difficult to imagine how Karaikudi would have been but for him. CECRI and the Alagappa Institutions are all due to him.
Dr Umayal Ramanathan College for Women – Just opposite to the first entrance of CECRI – This is a comparatively newcomer
CECRI – The institution which fed me for 39 years and is still feeding me. I had plenty of opportunities to read and improve my knowledge. I also developed some lifelong friendships here. I shall always remain grateful to this great institution.
Sri Kollan Kali Amman Temple. I have been visiting this temple almost right from the time I set foot at Karaikudi.
I set foot at Karaikudi on November 11, 1969 for an interview. Almost from that time, I have become a resident of Karaikudi/suburb of Karaikudi. Very often I used to feel time dragging and making me tense. Sometimes, I have felt that minute-hand of the clock to be moving at snail’s pace. Paradoxically, 40 years have slipped by just like that! Unbelievable.
Initially children used to call me, “Anna” (elder brother) and later, Uncle and now they call me Grandpa. Time has moved so fast. Still I am the same person inside and wonder how these changes came to pass. I have spent a major chunk of my life at Karaikudi, the most crucial too. Hence Karaikudi naturally has a special place in my heart.
It has been going through a sea-change and has grown so much that people who return to Karaikudi after a long time may find it difficult to recognize. Still there are landmarks, old and new, which stand for Karaikudi and I have clicked some of them and posting them above. I have started with special prayers to the Goddess of Karaikudi, Arulmigu Koppudayamman.