Dr. Maheshwar Dayal, IPS

Dr. Maheshwar Dayal, IPS

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   GLANCE OF HISTORY OF ANY NEARBY PLACE

1. Gass Forest Museum

Located inside the Tamil Nadu forest academy, it is a one-of-a-kind museum that has an exquisite collection. It was built by Henry Anderson Gass, who was the Conservator of Forests for the Coimbatore circle in the pre-independence era. The museum houses a life-sized model of an intimidating Indian Gaur, which was presented by Sir Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur, the last Maharaja of the princely State of Mysore. It also contains a rich collection of birds, a timber library, a collection of useful and harmful insects associated with forests alongside certain species of butterflies and moths.

2. Marudhamalai Murugan temple

Located on the lush green Western ghats, the Marudhamalai temple is a very famous temple dedicated to Lord Muruga. The temple is said to have been constructed in the 12th century. The hill also contains abundant amounts of medicinal herbs. The prevalent calmness and serenity is sure to give us a true spiritual experience. Apart from religious activities, the temple is also involved in many social activities. It provides a home for destitutes, where education is also imparted to them. The temple also has a Siddha hospital where the poor are treated for free.

3. Victoria Hall

The Victoria Town hall was built in the year 1892 by Narasimalu Naidu, in honour of Queen Victoria. It holds an important place in the history of Coimbatore before independence, as it hosted a number of public meetings, council meetings, civic receptions and banquets in honour of the freedom fighters visiting the city, including Mahatma Gandhi and Rajaji. Municipal council meetings were held in the hall till 1953. It also had a library and living room back then. It now stands as a heritage structure that is more than 100 years old and is a part of the Coimbatore corporation’s administrative buildings

 4. GD Naidu museum

 G.D. Naidu was an industrialist and an inventor from Coimbatore who had a great passion for automobiles. Some of his famous inventions were the Rasant razor, a mechanical calculator, super-thin shaving blades, a distance adjuster for film cameras, a tamper-proof vote-recording machine and a Kerosene-run fan. He also contributed to agriculture through his inventions of new varieties in cotton, maize and papaya. He was also the first person to design a coal-fueled bus for public transport. A museum has been dedicated to showcase all his inventions. It is a must visit for all the science and automobile enthusiasts.

5. ISHA Foundation

Isha Foundation is a nonprofit, spiritual organisation founded in 1992 near Coimbatore, India, by Jaggi Vasudev. It hosts the Isha Yoga Centre, which offers yoga programs under the name Isha Yoga. The foundation is run "almost entirely" by volunteers. The word isha means "the formless divine"

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