The Ultimate Source of
Information on Indian Temples
For the Press
Templenet is a
premier site conceived and published with the objective of showcasing India - The
Land of Temples in cyberspace. Indeed, India is rightfully The Land of Temples,
as Egypt is The Land of Pyramids. Thousands of temples dot the landscape of the entire sub
continent - bringing to focus, a vibrant - live art gallery, showcasing achievements in
art and architecture over a two thousand year period, in a manner never seen in any other
part of the world. Regional variations lend dramatic contrasts to lifestyles across the
subcontinent, and the stunning variations reflective of this diversity - as seen in
temple styles across the region can be an enthralling experience even to a mildy
In the arena of
cyberspace, Templenet presents to the world a world of temples,
reflecting the grandeur and the stunning diversity of temple styles across the nation. At
the geographical level, it provides an index to temples by region, where temples are
described in detail with approprite illustrations. Sifting legend from history, these
descriptions throw complete light on the origin, religious significance, history,
architectural and sculptural grandeur, beliefs and legends, worship protocols, festivals
and tourism related information. In addition, the various sections on architecture,
festivals, beliefs provide a whole range of descriptive articles on related subjects. A
glossary of terms acquaints readers with terminology related to temples.
Templenet is an ongoing
selective presentation on an extensive research project on Indian temples - sourced,
authored and directed by Kanniks Kannikeswaran.
January 1998: Prominent Tamil weekly
Kalki interviews Kanniks
Kannikeswaran - and describes Templenet as the authoritative information source on Indian
May 1998: India Today features
Templenet in its column Cyber Chatter and describes the site as the
best organized of the few thousand odd sites on Hindu relgion.
1999: Ananda Vikatan, a leading Tamil daily describes
Templenet as a definitive source of information on the thousands of temples of India.
National Geographic Traveler celebrates its 15th anniversary with a roundup of the
51greatest places of a lifetime ("destinations which no curious traveler should
miss") along with the "best links for all 51 destinations". Templenet is
listed as one
of the three featured links to India.
Britannica.com presents Templenet with the Internet guide Award for the 'accuracy and
reliability of its content' and for the ease of use of the website.
February 2000: Hinduism Today describes features
Templenet in its section on Digital Dharma, and describes the website as a pleasurable
digital journey and a virtual reality pilgrimage to over 2000 temple sin India.
2000: Templenet is featured in Yahoo Asia's Picks of the day.
"This is an exceptional site with an enormous amount of information
painstakingly put together on the vast wealth of temple architecture, art and traditions
in India. I would urge anybody with an interest in this area to take a look at the
December 2001: Templenet
author-publisher Kanniks Kannikeswaran is featured as a special guest in Jaya TV's Kaalai
Malar Program where he shares with viewers (in Tamil) the unique contribution made by
Templenet by virtue of its being an encyclopedic site describing the temple-heritage of
December 2001: Templenet
author-publisher Kanniks Kannikeswaran is featured as a special guest in All India Radio -
Chennai's FM Broadcast - Vannakkalanjiam where he is interviewed by Dr. Cheyon regarding
the website's features and its depth of coverage of information.
February 2002: Leading Tamil weekly Kumudam (in
Kumudam Junction) describes Templenet as a complete source of information on Indian