Series 2: Treasure troves of Chennai Posted on December 15th, 2016 by Saibala Grand

Madras High court is one among the first three high courts established in India. The Madras High Court is the second largest judicial building in the world while Courts of London bagged the first place. The architecture adopted is Indo- Saracenic style and was designed by J. W. Brassington.



Madras High Court compound houses a pyramid tomb of Elihu Yale’s son along with one of the oldest light houses. According to a myths, there used to be an old temple next to the light house, the priest brought water from the temple tanks and asked the witness to touch it and take oath. Later after few years the temple was shifted to another place, the water bowl was replaced by the holy Bhagwat Gita. The architecture draws attraction for its amazing paintings and stained glass doors. Madras High Court is one of the buildings that stood strong even after the German attack.

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