Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, "Land of the Tamils") is a state at the southern tip of India. The bordering states/territories are Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The island nation of Sri Lanka, which has a significant Tamil minority, lies off the southeast coast.
Tamil Nadu was called Madras Presidency in British India, which also included parts of present-day Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala. Upon India's independence, Madras
An Aravani making a puja to Aravan, the idol seen in the backgground, god of the Aravanis. Few temples dedicated to Aravan can be seen in India. http://www.claude-renault.fr