Monday, 13 November 2017


04th November 2017.
In the ancient times the Egyptians   and Romans  traded with Tamil Nadu through  sea ports like Thondi, Musuri  and the  Palakkad Passage of Western Ghats. This route is called as Rajakesari Trading route.  The Trading route splits in to three from Palakkad passage. The east side route  goes to Poombukar  through Chera’s Capital Karur and Chozhas Capital Urayur.  The second route goes to Madurai Via Pollachi and Palani.  The third route goes to Mysore via Mettupalayam, Bhavani Sagar, Thengumarataa,  Thalavadi and Samraj nagar.

This third route was used by Tippusultan  after relaying from his capital Srirangapattinam to Mettupalayam, hence called as Tippu Sultan road. It was also told that Tippusultan travelled from Srirangapattinam to Sathyamangalam in half an hour time ( May not be possible ). Tippu constructed some Mosques on the route and one such mosque exists at Thalavadi till date. ( Will be written in a separate post ).

On both side of the roads banyan trees were planted. Now these trees covers the approximate width of 30 to 40 feet road. While relaying lot of villages were evacuated.  This route from Srirangapattinam to Sathyamangalam passes through thick forest and part of the road is open to public  now and Display board as Sultan Road also erected.

There are many remains of of Tippu Sultan in Kongu Mandalam. In remembrance of Tippusultan, a road was named after Sultan Road at Punjai Puliampatti and  Two Villages are named as Tultan Pettai near Palladam and Mangalam Tiruppur. There is also a Mosque at Coimbatore where Tippu Sultan prayed.   

This Sthyamangalam forest is  also declared as Tiger reserve forest.  It is essential to get permission from the forest Department to venture in to the forest area.

It was told that a mosque exists at Thalavadi, built by Tippu Sultan and showed us a glass framed letter. We took a photo of the same and  verified with urudhu language known experts. The letter was a thanks letter written to S M Muhamed Khan Allahuthalla by the Thalavadi muslims for the construction of the Mosque and not having connection with Tippu Sultan. The Photo says that,  Initially Janab Allahuthala gave Rs 5000 before going to haj yathra for construction of this Mosque. The Locals of Thalavadi collected an amount of Rs 7848 and  found this amount many not be sufficient complete the Mosque. So the locals  gave the money collected to Allahuthala and  asked him to take the responsibility of completing  the mosque.  The Mosque belongs to early 20th century.