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Sit Under A 450 Year Old Banyan Tree & Take A Stroll At One Of Chennai's Most Beautiful Campuses

Gautham posted on 21st March

Ten-Second Takeaway

A verdant wonderland, between the Bessy coast and Adyar, Theosophical Society with over 100 hectares of land, is possibly the most beautiful spot in the city!

Not Your Ordinary Park

Helena Blavatsky, founded the Theosophical Society {TS}, with the intention to advance popular religion Theosophy. Also known as the Huddleston Gardens, TS is known to being a popular spot for migratory birds, snakes and other wildlife. This verdant, green campus can be found bang the middle of the city and is well known for being home to many places of history and heritage and its sprawling greenery. As it is found right on the edge of the Adyar Estuary, Theosophical Society’s work has been very important to ensure that the ecosystem hasn’t been disturbed.

Branching Out

The Theosophical Society is also home to a 450-plus year-old specimen, the Adyar Big Banyan Tree and its roots have been measured to cover a radius of 60,000 square metres! It’s quite breathtaking to be honest. And that’s not all.  Along with the society’s intention as being a premier institute for spirituality, the Adyar Library and Research Centre has today become one of the world’s foremost repositories of spiritual literature. The collection here includes Buddhist scrolls over a 1,000 years old and handmade Bibles from the 19th century.

The society has restricted opening hours from 8am to 10am and 2pm to 5pm but don’t forget to visit the Buddhist Shrine and the Zoroastrian Temple. The latter, also known as a Fire Temple deserves a special mention for its intricate sculpting and symbolism. Until a few years ago, the walk to the end of the campus would lead to the beach right by the broken bridge but this gate has now been closed for the past few years.

 

The Theosophical Society is open all days except for Sundays. Do visit to relax and connect with nature in a peaceful and vehicle-free space right in the city!

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