Brahmin House

Ambur village, Tirunelveli district


This Brahmin house has been relocated from Ambur village, an agricultural village in the South of Tamil Nadu.

This type of Brahmin house is prevalent throughout the villages and towns of the Tirunelveli area. Brahmin houses in the various regions of Tamil Nadu differ slightly in style, technique and materials, depending on their location. They are almost always connected by a common wall and tend to be narrow in width and very long. They are often without an interior courtyard, but have open spaces in the back. A clear storey on the roof provides light and fresh air for many agraharam homes with flat roofs.