Which one is best and neat place to perform karyams from 1 day to 12th day in chennai near westmambalam/t,nagar.
No gnanavapi,krishnatheertham/prahmatheertham at royapuram pl
there is one brahmatheertham in triplicane, where i have done karyams. i have also done karyams at royapuram, and i find the one at triplicane far better.
still, it is the best of a bad choice. the places are depressingly unclean, and reminds us of ourselves 100 years or so ago in attitudes and hygiene.
also in triplicane, i witnessed one of the most gory sites associated with ensuing widowhood. one young woman was dragged by her hair to a waiting barber, who in front of everyone cut her locks, much to her weeping, and even more hysterical breastbeating by her mother (i presume). the young man who dragged her, i found out was her brother.
my sister who was with me, freaked out. i myself was shocked beyond words.
hope, as a community, 100%, we are beyond such barbarity.
still, i would chose triplicane over the others. any day.
i personally think, it is best, to put in all 12 days together, and do it on the 12th day at home. it is equally good in its standing, and helps preserve somewhat the dignity of the rites. i found that doing the rites at the theerthams, somewhat demeaning. to myself.