Thiruvengadu, one of the most celebrated villages in the medieval chozha period in Tamilnadu, which is known for bronze icons and you see some of them in the Thanjavur bronze gallery even today. In this historical village, the real journey of prastara as the voice of Indian heritage commenced. On 12th February, 2011 Jayakumar, founder, Prastara spoke to the children at the S.S.D. Girls High Secondary school about the wonderful heritage of our country along with many examples and he insisted that history in schools can be made more interesting. After the talk, the idea of taking the children to Thanjavur Big temple, which would be sponsored by prastara came up.
On March 11th, three members from Prastara travelled from Chennai to Thiruvengadu and the next day, 32 school children and 5 teachers were taken on a one day trip to Thanjavur Big temple and to the bronze gallery. They were given detailed information about the temple architecture and development in South India. The important role the temple played in the society was explained.