I accompanied a friend who is now married to a Tamil Brahmin because I was unfamiliar with the customs. She allowed me to explore the temple because she was familiar with Tamil rituals and ceremonies.
I adore researching architecture, therefore witnessing such a temple for the first time was a dream come true. The temple radiated every South Indian emotion conceivable. Majestic Gates adorned with religious symbols, Gajra Stalls, and so forth.