Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hogenakkal waterfalls



Hogenakkal means smoking rocks in Tamil language. The river Cauvery (Kavery) forms the falls. It is a spot with a number of waterfalls cascading into River Cauvery. It comprises of several small waterfalls that make up the beauty of the place. Hogenakkal town is located in Dharmapuri district and is about 180 Kms from Bengaluru (Bangalore). Route: Bangalore – Sarjapur – Attibelle - Hosur- Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri - Hogenakkal. Shorter route is via Hosur, Denkanikottai and Pennagaram. The popular activity in Hogenakkal is the full body massage in hot oil for very cheap charges in quick time. One feels complete relaxation after the massage. It is a great pleasure to have a shower under the waterfalls after the massage. Jolly ride on a small circular boat like floating vessel called parisal or theppam is also pleasurable. South Indian food varieties like appam, paniyaram, are worth to eat there. Tasty fish also easily available. For comfortable stay during holidays, advance booking is a good option. Accommodation can be had at Dharmapuri, which is about 50 km away.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu since 1920

Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu since 1920
1. Thiru A Subbarayalu: 17-12-1920 to 11-07-1921
2. Thiru Panagal Raja: 11-07-1921 to 03-12-1926
3. Dr. P Subbarayan: 04-12-1926 to 27-10-1930
4. Thiru P Munuswamy Naidu: 27-10-1930 to 04-11-1932
5. Thiru Ramakrishna Ranga Rao,Raja of Bobbili: 05-11-1932 to 04-04-1936
6. Thiru P T Rajan: 04-04-1936 to 24-08-1936
7. Thiru Ramakrishna Ranga Rao,Raja of Bobbili: 24-08-1936 to 01-04-1937
8. Thiru Kurma Venkata Reddy Naidu: 01-04-1937 to 14-07-1937
9. Thiru C Rajagopalachari: 14-07-1937 to 29-10-1939
10. Thiru Tanguturi Prakasam: 30-04-1946 to 23-03-1947
11. Thiru O P Ramaswamy Reddiyar: 23-03-1947 to 06-04-1949
12. Thiru P S Kumaraswamy Raja: 06-04-1949 to 09-04-1952
13. Thiru C Rajagopalachari: 10-04-1952 to 13-04-1954
14. Thiru K Kamaraj: 13-04-1954 to 02-10-1963
15. Thiru M Bakthavatsalam: 02-10-1963 to 06-03-1967
16. Dr. C.N. Annadurai: 06-03-1967 to 03-02-1969
17. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi: 10-02-1969 to 04-01-197115-03-1971 to 31-01-1976
18. Dr. M G Ramachandran: 30-06-1977 to 17-02-1980, 09-06-1980 to 15-11-1984, 10-02-1985 to 24-12-1987
19. Thirumathi Janaki Ramachandran: 07-01-1988 to 30-01-1988
20. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi: 27-01-1989 to 30-01-1991
21. Dr. Selvi J Jayalalithaa: 24-06-1991 to 12-05-1996
22. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi: 13-05-1996 to 13-05-2001
23. Dr. Selvi J Jayalalithaa: 14-05-2001 to 21-09-2001
24. Thiru O. Panneerselvam: 21-09-2001 to 01-03-2002
25. Dr. Selvi J Jayalalithaa: 02-03-2002 to 12-05-2006
26. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi: 13-05-2006 onwards