Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekend Getaway: 27. Rajaji Birth Place, Thorapalli

Date: 28th Nov 2015

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Fee: None

After visiting Betrayaswamy temple, Panchapalli dam and Gavi sree lakshminarashimha swamy temple we went to Thorapalli to see the house of Chakravarti Rajagopalachari one of the prominent freedom fighter. The house was a small one with a bronze statue of the leader and lot of pictures of the leader. There are 2 rooms with pictures of Rajaji at various times. There is nothing much to see.  He stayed in this place during his early age and later went on to Bangalore and Madras for further studies. He was one of the first recipients of Bharat Ratna award in 1954. He along with S.Radhakrishnan and C.V Raman (All 3 from Madras Presidency) received the highest civilian award in 1954. He was also the last governor general of India.

Some pics from the visit.

The road to Thorapalli from onalvadi is very bad but the greenery on both sides of the road made up for the bad road.

Arch at the entrance of the street.

House of Bharat Ratna C. Rajaji

The bronze statue of the leader.

Some pics from inside the house.

Rajaji with Nehru.

Rajaji discussing with Kennedy.

Thinnai (i guess porch or veranda in English). Its a dream to have something like this outside the house and sit and spend evenings talking to someone.

One can visit here if they are planning for the dam and the temples nearby. It wouldn't much time.


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