The story of Naraikadu

The gate at the entrance to the Dhonavur Fellowship at Naraikadu.

Amy Carmichael. She came to Tirunelveli in 1901 and went on to set up the Dhonavur Fellowship as a home for children from less fortunate circumstances.

Beginning the walk into Naraikadu through a dry deciduous scrub forest.

Growing wild at Naraikadu.

Jewel house in Naraikadu.

Clock tower on the Dhonavur Fellowship’s campus, part of a unique architectural aesthetic.

The upper parts of the Naraikadu stream in the dry season.

A Log book at Jewel House. The logs are an invaluable record of citizen conservation and science in the Western Ghats.

Dhonavur primary school doorway showing the influence of Chinese design.

The evergreen forest canopy.

The riparian forest and the Naraikadu stream.

Jerry Rajamanian on new land. He is a third-generation community member.

Michael of Naraikadu.

Ezekiel Deva Irakkam measuring rainfall.

Hylarana temporalis.


Pycnonotus gularis.

Pit Viper.

Troides minos.

Yellow flower.

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The gate at the entrance to the Dhonavur Fellowship at Naraikadu.
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