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Kattabomman Memorial Fort, Thiruchendur

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The Kattabomman Memorial Fort, initially known as Panchalamkurichi Fort is a famous historic attraction located at Salikulam. This fort was constructed in the 18th century by the Panchalamkurichi King Veera Pandya Kattabomman, who was a Palay-karra of the Madurai Nayak kingdom. In 1799, , the British had destroyed the fort in the war when King Veera Pandya Kattabomman was captured by the British. The fort was later recaptured from the British by his brother.

Post Independence, the Archaeological Survey of India maintains the fort. In 1974,, the Tamil Nadu Government built a new for in memory of the Panchalamkurichi Fort and named it the Kattabomman Memorial Fort. That is how Kattabomman Memorial Fort came into existence in the modern times. The fort also houses a shrine dedicated to Goddess Jakkammal, the hereditary goddess of Kattabomman, within its premises. It is a must visit for lovers of history.

 

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