The students of levels secondary and senior secondary were taken on an educational trip to Kancheepuram. They were accompanied by six staff and two sub staff. Their journey from Chennai begin at 7:30am.
First, visited the famous Kamakshi Amman temple following which they visited the Varadharajar temple and the Thiruparuthi Kundram temple. Both the later temples are known for their paintings which had been done with natural dyes. The paintings depict the story of Lord Mahaveera and Lord Krishna. The Varadarajar temple is adored with colourful murals which are feast to the eye.
Their next stop was at the Kanchi weaver’s society where the students got to witness the process of spinning the yarn, weaving and dyeing. Following this, they went to the Kailasanadhar temple which is well known for it’s architecture and sculptures. Their last stop was at the Shakunthala Jagannadhan museum which had exhibits of traditional vessels and utensils made out of stone, traditional jewellery and clothing, musical instruments and paintings of the 18th century.
The students enjoyed the trip as it enabled them to revisit the art and traditions of a different era. They reached Chennai and came back to the 20th century at 5:30pm on the same day, laden with knowledge and fun memories. 🙂