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A Visit to Triplicane
A Visit to Triplicane

Dakshin Diaries

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Dur : 26 mins

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Rakesh Raghunathan

A Visit to Triplicane- Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits the Sri Parthsarathy Swamy Temple in Triplicane and explores the mythological stories related to the temple, and the delicious prasadam served in the temple. He then visits Marina beach to taste the local flavours of Chennai.

Episodes

The Chamundeshwari Temple

episode 13

The Chamundeshwari Temple

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits the Chamundeshwari temple in Mysuru located on top of Chamundeshwari hill. …

Dur : 26 mins
Mysuru - A Melting Pot of Cultures

episode 12

Mysuru - A Melting Pot of Cultures

Beginning the last leg of his journey, Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits Karnataka to explore the …

Dur : 23 mins
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A Visit to Shree Krishna Swamy Temple

episode 11

A Visit to Shree Krishna Swamy Temple

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits a Kalarippayattu to know more about this 5000 years old martial …

Dur : 22 mins
God s Own Country - Kerala

episode 10

God's Own Country - Kerala

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits Kottarakara in Kerala, which is also called the world's Cashewnut capital. …

Dur : 23 mins
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Tasting the Azhagar Kovil Dosai

episode 9

Tasting the Azhagar Kovil Dosai

Constructed in the Dravidian style architecture, the Kallazhagar temple in Alagar Kovil is Chef Rakesh …

Dur : 26 mins
Madurai - the Athens of the East

episode 8

Madurai - the Athens of the East

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits Madurai, also known as Athens of the East, to explore the …

Dur : 25 mins
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Praying at Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

episode 7

Praying at Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

Trichi, an ancient city, is now an important centre of education in Tamil Nadu. Chef …

Dur : 26 mins
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A visit to Kumbakonam

episode 6

A visit to Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam's skyline is dotted with temples. Chef Rakesh Raghunathan visits this beautiful city that has …

Dur : 22 mins
Exploring Thanjavur

episode 5

Exploring Thanjavur

Thanjavur is an ancient city and is considered to be a cradle for arts in …

Dur : 23 mins
The Kamakshi Temple

episode 4

The Kamakshi Temple

It's said that Kanchipuram has over 1000 temples and Kamakshi temple is the most famous …

Dur : 23 mins
A Memorable Visit to Kanchipuram

episode 3

A Memorable Visit to Kanchipuram

After witnessing the euphoria of Rajinikanth's fans at Albert theatre in Chennai, Chef Rakesh Raghunathan …

Dur : 22 mins
Beginning of a Journey

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Beginning of a Journey

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan sets out on a beautiful journey of South India to explore temples, …

Dur : 26 mins

Short Formats


In Conversation with Intersex Activist Gopi Shankar Madurai

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In Conversation with Intersex Activist Gopi Shankar Madurai

Rakesh Raghunathan, the host of Dakshin Diaries, meets LGBTQIA activist Gopi Shankar Madurai at the …

Dur : 3 mins
Sofar, So Good

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Sofar, So Good

We all know of Chennai as an ancient city, popular for its art and culture …

Dur : 3 mins
Boondi Laddus at the Legendary Meenakshi Temple

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Boondi Laddus at the Legendary Meenakshi Temple

Rakesh Raghunathan and the temple cooks at the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai take you …

Dur : 3 mins
Trichy Diaries

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Trichy Diaries

Explore Trichy aka Tiruchirapalli, an important religious and educational centre for the people of south …

Dur : 1 mins
Food of the Gods: Adhirasam

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Food of the Gods: Adhirasam

Rakesh Raghunathan learns how to make Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple aka Srirangam Temple's special prasadam …

Dur : 2 mins
A Melodious Session like No Other!

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A Melodious Session like No Other!

Dakshin Diaries host Rakesh Raghunathan and desi rapper Sofia Ashraf treat the audience to a …

Dur : 3 mins
An  Amazing Auto  Ride

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An 'Amazing Auto' Ride

Find out why a share-auto driver from Chennai, G Annadurai, is being talked about by …

Dur : 3 mins

Promos


Exploring the Best of Kumbakonam s Food Scene

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Exploring the Best of Kumbakonam's Food Scene

From the unique shakkarai pongal at the Suryanar Kovil Temple to the degree coffee, LF …

Dur : 1 mins
Of Art, Culture, and Literature in Thanjavur

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Of Art, Culture, and Literature in Thanjavur

After Chennai and Kanchipuram, it's time to explore the city of Thanjavur (Tanjore), which has …

Dur : 1 mins
Pongal - South India s Very Own Thanksgiving

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Pongal - South India's Very Own Thanksgiving

Tamil Nadu's favourite festival, Pongal, is a celebration of a good harvest and season's bounty. …

Dur : 1 mins
Kanchipuram - The City of Thousand Temples

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Kanchipuram - The City of Thousand Temples

Most of us know of Kanchipuram for its Kanjeevaram silk saris, but there's more to …

Dur : 1 mins
Unstereotyping South India

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Unstereotyping South India

Chef Rakesh Raghunathan aka The Singing Chef is on a mission to discover and document …

Dur : 3 mins

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