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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thirumayam Fort - Pudukottai

The Thirumayam Fort,located around 25 Kms from Karaikudi on the Pudukottai road, is a 40-acre wide fortress in the town of Thirumayam in Pudukottai District. It was constructed by Vijaya Raghunatha Sethupathi, the Raja of Ramnad in 1687.  The fortress is of great historical significance and was an important stronghold of rebel chieftains in the Polygar Wars. Oomathurai, the brother of Panchalamkurichi chieftain Kattabomman was captured in this fort. There are two famous rock cut temples in the Fort Complex: a Siva Temple and a Vishnu temple. Shiva cave temple is locally known as Satyagirisvara Temple and Vishnu cave temple known as Satyamurti Perumal Temple.(Above information is courtesy wikipedia).
I present below some breathtaking views of the Fort clicked during my recent Karaikudi visit.

38 comments:

  1. My friend Ram,
    Once again, AMAZING photos!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. this fort is very photogenic...good work RK

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  3. I have been wanting to visit Karaikudi for long, hope it will work out soon. Great views of the place.

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  4. I had heard about this fort but have not seen photographs. Thank you, Ramakrishnan Sir.

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  5. Ohmygoodness. This is beautiful, and I didn't know of this fort. The tourist info in Trichy never suggested this fort in Pudokottai. :(

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  6. Tantalizing thought, beautiful images.

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  7. Beautiful and interesting.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  8. Small yet tidy fort! There must so many of them right? In unknown remote places.

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  9. Namaste....
    Oh those boulders are huge. It gave me the feeling like i was close to it. Wonderful, thank you for sharing.

    Stay blessed.
    rhapsody

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  10. Looks very beautiful. The boulders placed at an angle look dangerous!!
    Amazing pics, Thanks for sharing.

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  11. pretty good images lot of history and atmosphere involved in them.

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  12. Glad to see that India still has wide open spaces, and is not as overpopulated as people think.

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  13. Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Captures the real beauty of these structures. Truly magnificent!

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  15. I have come to love such small forts and palaces...they are so mysterious and yet so approachable...not to say they are quite out of the touristy map..so one can enjoy quite times at these places :)

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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  16. Wow, it's fantastic.
    Great series of beautiful shots.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mette

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  17. Simply magnificient!! Amazing clicks...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. this fort looks absolutely magnificient...! looking forward to visit once..
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. Great shots of the fort. I had no idea of this place before.

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  20. Rocks Rocks and more rocks!! tremendous it looks :)

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  21. I visited the temples and saw the rock fort from below :) Shall write abt the temples soon.

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  22. These details are so intricate...beautiful

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  23. Superb post.. Reminds me of Gingee fort..!

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  24. Excellent photographs. I have not gone to that side. Pudukottai has many many things and I would need at least a week to explore. Thanks for the nice info.

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  25. What an amazing place, well built and well fortified to have lasted so long.

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  26. this is incredible!! I would love to take photos there!!!

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  27. Beautiful photos! Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to comment.

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  28. A beautiful fort appearing as if it grew up out of the boulders. Lovely views of the fort and the surroundings!

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  29. i just love how it is built onto/into the rocks!

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  30. Wow, such an amazing place! Looks like from a fairy-tale. Happy sunday to you!

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  31. The Thirumayam Fort is really fantastic! What amazing and big rocks. Just breathtaking views of the Fort.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

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  32. Wonderful pictures.The images explain about your experience in Pudkottai and i loved reading your blog.Thank you sharing the information in your blog,If anyone wants to travel then book tickets in the leading travel operator like Vivegam Travels

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