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Tissue culture plants, Grand Naine Banana in Hosur

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Grand Naine Banana is a high yielding Cavendish variety introduced to India from Israel.  The plant grows to a height of 6.5 to 7.5 feet. The bunches can be harvested within twelve to thirteen months from the date of planting the tissue culture plants in the main field adopting the high tech horticultural practices like 1.Drip Irrigation 2.Fertigation 3.Integrated Nutrient management 4.Integrated Pest and Disease Management. <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/SAzaakRg8FM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Each bunch will be having 10 to 12 hands with 175 to 225 number of fruits. The fruits of Grand Naine Banana variety are delicious to eat and keeping quality of the fruit is high compared to our native varieties. It is recommended to plant 1200 plants / acre with a spacing of 6 x 6...

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Pei Kiraamam – Devils roam around in this village

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இரத்தக் காட்டேரி with big teeth and with blood thirst is believed to be roaming around in this village located near Hosur. It might be a mass hysteria or a psychological issue among the villagers, but those living in the village strongly believe that they have come across one such demon and managed to escape from it! For outsiders, its a myth, the people of the village, whom we met says that Devil lives in this village killing and drinking villager’s blood… They lead a fearful life with a fear that at any time a devil may attack them in want of blood to...

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Great Banyan Tree – Aalamaram

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People near Hosur worship a Banyan tree that is spread over 3.5 acres as goddess…  According to them, the entire area is temple and if the tree spread its root to the near by land, that too is left for the...

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A memorial in Hosur dedicated only to pets

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Having pets is a joy, and how many of us make a memorial to the pet when it departs us towards the God? On the way to Mathigiri, near the Koottu Chaalai, there is a memorial where pets are buried and every pet has its own burial place with name, date of birth and date of departing stone carved. Even today, we Hosurians do not have love to build a memorial for the pet that lives and loves us like that of our child, but British people, who have lived in this part of the world, have loved their pets so much that they have built memorials for their loved animals. The British who made memorials for their pets make us to feel the love that they had for their...

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They throw the dead human body in forest

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They believe that dead bodies of certain people shall not be cremated… so? They just dump those dead bodies between the rocks…. in the near by hills… Present generation refuse to accept or disclose the detail but evidences are there to prove the claim. According these villagers faith, sick and disabled, when dead, the dead body should be offered to birds and animals of the nearby forest, so that such disease or disability will not affect the generations of the village. This unique custom is followed in a village located near by...

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Rayakottai Mosque – A Love Symbol

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John Kemple, a British soldier and the captain, who was stationed at Rayakottai, was in love with a muslim girl of that area during 1835.  He married that girl as per British custom and lived in Rayakottai.  During 1845, his wife died of illness. Before her death, she asked her British soldier husband to built a mosque, in the exact place were they wed, so that her family members will forgive her. John Kemple contructed a mosque and named it as Iktha Mosque in the year 1846. Though John made an humble attempt to pacify his wife’s relatives – The muslim community, till date they never visit the mosque area or do prayers here.  This mosque is kept well maintained till date. While Taj Mahal in Agra is a Darga, Rayakottai Mosque is a Symbol of...

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Kelavarapalli Dam Reservoir

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The Kelavarapalli Dam is constructed across Ponniar river.  Ponniar river originates from the eastern slopes of Chennakesava Hills, north west of Nandi Drug and flows towards south east for a distance of 88.8 Kms to reach the dam site. After flowing through the dam, it flows through the districts of Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Vellore and Cuddalore (331.2 Kms) and empties into the sea near Cuddalore Town. The dam is having cannels both at the left and right sides.  Left cannel runs up to Soolagiri Village (25.5 Kms) parallel to NH 7.  Right cannel runs up to Thorapalli Village (Birth Place of Statesman Rajaji) i.e. 22 Kms. Kelavarapalli Reservoir Full Reservoir Level           831.50 M C. Ft Total height of the Dam              13.50 Mts Capacity                                  480 M C. Ft. Ayacut                                      8000 Acres   How to reach? From Hosur take Bagalur Road.  Near...

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Mallachandram Morana Paarai Kal Thittai

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Mallachandram ‘Morana Paarai Kal Thittai’ ancient stone age remains is located near Shoolagiri – Melumalai – Malla Samuthiram village. It is located 19 km from krishnagiri and 4 km from Samalpallam. Samalpallam lies on the Krishnagiri-Bangalore Road N.H 7. The Ancestors cult was worshiped by the Megalithic people in the ancient period. In Krishnagiri District three kinds of memorials are observed and they were named a Cairn circle, Dolmen and Urnburials. In Mallachandram more than 100 Dolmens are identified in the Moral Pari. Four types of dolmens in this single place. Dolmen built of four vertical Ortho-stats with a huge round cap stone is covered by the top. In the second type there are double circles made of vertical slabs and the fort hole is found in the eastern side of the dolmen. The tall vertical slab is in...

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