Back in 1960s itself Periyava talked about the fading agraharams due to the fact that brahmins’ migration to cities. Today, agraharams are mostly gone. When we any nostalgic photos (like the one above – Palaghad Agraharam), we want to go back to those days and live that life….That is all we can do today. Rarely there are one or two places where these agraharams are not fully gone. Sirugumani village is one place i know which is still in-tact to some degree. The one major reason why agraharams disappeared is primarily due to the fact that the houses were not sold to brahmin buyers when the owners sell in rush. The moment it goes to other communities, then the whole setup breaks away easily.
Recently, I am given to understand that there are two houses in agraharams need some attention from brahmin investors for purchase.
1: Village name : Manathattai, 1 km from kulithalai on the banks of Akanda Cauvery.
Approx cost : 20 laks
Area : around 6000 sq ft
Condition : can start using after an initial repairs.
2: Village name : Thimmachipuram, 4 kms from kulithalai on the banks of Akanda Cauvery.
Approx cost : 22 laks
Area : 3200 sq ft.
condition : good
These may not be a prime property where it appreciates rapidly like it happens in the city. We need investors who do this for the Hindu/Brahmin community.
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