Chenjiamman temple is in the famous Gingee (Chenji or Sengji) Fort or Senji Fort in Tamil Nadu, India. The complex has a seven-storeyed Kalyana Mahal (marriage hall), granaries, prison cells, and a Chenjiamman temple. The fort is so fortified, that Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Maratha king, ranked it as the "most impregnable fortress in India" and it was called the "Troy of the East" by the British. It lies in Villupuram District, 160 kilometres (99 mi) from the state capital, Chennai, and is close to the Union Territory of Puducherry. This is a long view of Chenjiamman temple , shot by Abul Kalam Azad in the year 2013.
Chenjiamman temple in Gingee Fort 2013
Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine.