When asked “Do you know the 5 states of Dakshin without googling?” Some said Chennai and some said Cochin. Some people answered Karnataka which is correct but what about the other 4?
Kerala – not Cochin. Tamil Nadu – Not Chennai. Andra Pradesh and Telangana – Not Hyderabad, Mysuru or Visakhapatnam. You know the weirdest thing I received – When people asked me back “What is Dakshin?”
Uttar, Dakshin, Purab, Paschim – North, South, East, and West.
When asked “What is the first thing comes to your mind when you hear South India?” – Idli, Dosa, and Vada, isn’t it? I received the same answers. Just think, the IQ meter for our South India is so worst and so low.
When I say South India, people think usual. The Dakshin of India is not all about Idli, Dosa and Vada and not all of us down in South India are Madrasi’s. Yes, there is all different variety of Idli, Dosa, and Vada but there is so much more. More than just a Madras. More than just Idli, Dosa and Vada.
There exist some of the Iconic temple towns and the unique taste of their prasadam. From the yummiest cuisine to the beautiful heritage. From the huge Oceans to nature kissed Mountain Chains.
In Dakshin Diaries (DD – 2019) blog series – I am in a chase to discover Dakshin India. I am going to visit some of the unique heritage and prasadam, to know the stories behind this offering to the god. Some less-visited places, know about our culture and the history of our cuisine. Art and Architecture.
So, Let’s go and closely explore this part of Hindustan. Let’s know about these places and call ourself Hindustani. Let’s get inspired and let’s explore these places in Dakshin Diaries. Stay tuned to know more…