Monday, 2 May 2016

HERITAGE VISIT TO IRON AGE BURIAL SITES ( CAIRN CIRCLES ) FROM PONMAR TO AMOOR, CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU ON 1st MAY 2016.

PART – 1, PONMAR PERUMAL TEMPLE.
In Continuation to my previous  visit to Ponmar Perumal Temple,  On 1st May 2016, had been to Ponmar, once again along with Mr Udhay and Vimal as a part of Heritage visit. This time climbed in to sanctum and could see more details of construction. The arthamandapam and sanctum walls are built with stone  in three parts. The outer and inner walls are of stone and middle part is of  brick masonry. Inside the sanctum there is an anthill started growing. The temple was reconstructed latter  with tamil number  markings on the stones. Even though the temple was built  equal period of Sri Sakthipureeswarar temple there is no inscription was found. Recorded many details.
LOCATION : CLICK HERE









PART -2, PONMAR IRON AGE BURIAL SITES.
There are a ASI caution boards  in Ponmar Village. One is near the lake and the other is on the way to Thalambur Village. On both places, the sites are highly disturbed. Stones were moved, and  dug using JCB for construction of houses. Very much disappointed. I am a regular visitor to Ponmar and Ottiyambakkam. During my earlier visits about few years before I had seen the ASI fence around the small hill, but now the fence disappeared and houses are constructed on the hill disturbing the burial sites.
LOCATION : CLICK HERE




PART – 3, THIRUPORUR  IRON AGE BURIAL SITES.
During our earlier visit to this site we had seen many on the southern part of the Thiruporur hill, where a Shiva Temple is there.  This temple self and friends went extensively covered almost 70% of the hill area. We could see Burial sites on the northern part of the hill also. Why do they selected this hill  as burial site, the reason is not known. Some of the sites might have been damaged  while constructing the Shiva Temple on the top of the hill. Another sad thing we noticed was survey stones are erected  to issue free patta for construction of  houses for the landless. Hence any body desirous of seeing these sites may visit soon other wise it may disappear and a building may sprung on the  sites.
LOCATION : CLICK HERE
















PART – 4, AMOOR IRON AGE BURIAL SITES.
This site is about 7 KM from Thiruporur on Thoruporur to Thirukazhukkundram road and spelled as Ammor by google maps.  The Burial site is in the reserve forest and not on the hill like burial sites. In these site we could clearly see the centre part of the site where stones are erected in rectangular shape. These sites spreads in a large area of reserve forest.
LOCATION :CLICK HERE










PART – 5, PERUMBAKKAM IRON AGE BURIAL SITES.
On the way to home  we had visited the burial site on the hill of Perumbakkam. We could see only one site, that too middle portion clearly. We could not venture further, due to the bushes grown heavily. Returned back via Medavakkam.
LOCATION : CLICK HERE




BONUS DURING THE ABOVE VISIT :

THIRUPORUR SHIVA TEMPLE PILLAR RELIEFS





PERUMBAKKAM NADU KAL


I extend my thanks to Mr Udhay and Mr Vimal for  allowing me to join with them for this wonderful heritage trip to Iron age Burial sites. 

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA:---

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