Wednesday, 16 November 2016

KODUMANAL, IN SEARCH OF HISTORY KONGU MANDALAM – A HERITAGE VISIT.

A continuation to Sarkar Periyapalayam post…..
12th November 2016.
After our Sri Sukreeswarar  dharshan, Mr. Then Kongu Sadasivan gets dropped  and we four M/s Srinivasan, Raja and Gowthami  continued our search at Kodumanal. Since this was my second visit to Kodumanal, I was interested in collecting , precious stones and  broken pot pieces with any inscriptions. ( for the details of my first visit CLICK HERE )

During my search I came across two big stones  of black in colour with rust on sides.  I took a small piece to test for any iron content. After reaching home tested the same with magnet and found that it attracts. It was learnt that Iron ore  from Chennimalai Hill  & Salem Hills and finished products of Iron  from Kodumanal was exported via this trade route from ports on the west part of India to western countries.

 கல் வட்டங்கள்- ஈம குழிகள் – cairn circles 
 கல் வட்டங்கள்- ஈம குழிகள் – cairn circles 
Soolakal to denote the boundry of the land donated to the temple - Avinashi Shiva temple 


 Iron age burial site – கல் பதுகை

 An inscription stone – speaks about the land donated to Avinashi Shiva temple  
 An inscription stone – speaks about the land donated to Avinashi Shiva temple  
  This black stone contains iron may be used as iron ore - see the magnet sticks
This black stone contains iron may be used as iron ore
 This black stone contains iron may be used as iron ore
Iron slag 
 Black and red mud pot broken pieces. The centre one is a big pot used for burial (முது மக்கள் தாழி  
Stones that I collected ( may be precious ).


To be continued ( Kumarikal Palayam - Menhir)… …

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