Tuesday, 13 March 2018

HERO & SATI STONES AT PAKALA HALLI AND MOLANKUTTAI ( KURUMBAR MANDU ), DHARMAPURI DISTRICT – A HERITAGE VISIT.


11th March 2018
We 5,  heritage enthusiasts  undertook this heritage visit  around Krishnagiri, a treasure for the dolmens, Rock arts and Hero stones. It was originally planned for two days, due to official commitment, this Visit was shortened to one day.   While travelling on the Highway from Salem to Krishnagiri, happened to notice  Hero & Sati stones  erected near Sri Sendraya Perumal Kovil, at Pagalahalli  after Omalur. It was told these hero and Sati stones belongs to 16th to 17th century. These Hero and Sati stones are in worship.   

Of the 5, 2 numbers are Hero stones and the rest three are sati stones.  The details with Photos are as follows.

This is a sati stone. The hero might have died in the process of fighting, see the The Hero holds Katar in left hand and a sword in the right hand.

This is a Sati stone. The hero died in the process of killing the pig. His wife might had taken sati after her husband’s death.

This is also a Hero stone and this hero died in the process of saving his cattle. The Hero holds a sickle in his right hand 


The first one is a Hero stone and second one is a Sati stone.The Hero holds a sword and a shield 


Still further towards Krishnagiri,   we happened to  see a small Sri Veerabathrara temple  with stucco image of 2 goats on the top under a banyan tree.  In front of the  Temple, there are about  11 memory/ Hero / Sati stones. It was told that this temple belongs Kurumbar community, who are  associated with cattle  from ancient days.  It was learnt that, they used to erect these memory/Hero / Sati stones for the persons died elsewhere  and erect  in their memory at a common place like this temple.







 Veerabathirar


 seems to be a Dog? 

  Stucco images of goats on the top of the temple 

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

... to be Continued Pallipadai temple and Sati Stone.

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