ARCHIPELAGO ARCHIVES STUDY # 04

Tracing Siva along the Kaveri Delta



The impetus to begin tracing Siva’s dances are quite unclear to me at the point of beginning this letter. Through the course of writing though, should it become clear either to memory or imagination, I will commit to articulating it at that point.

.. the Tamil country (or Tamizh Nadu) in the Deccan peninsula of India continues to be a thriving land for Siva consciousness. But what is this Siva?

I navigate the Saiva landscape along the Kaveri river as it enters the Indian ocean at the port town of Nagapattinam.

(Excerpts from letters to the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences)
Image: Virateswara temple murual (Tanjavur)