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Panchalamkurichi Fort, Thiruchendur

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Panchalamkurichi Fort also known as the Kattabomman Memorial Fort is a famous historic attraction located at Salikulam. The legends say that 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. The fort is associated with several freedom fighters and rulers. In 1799, the British had destroyed the fort in the war when King Veera Pandya Kattabomman was imprisoned by the British. His brother recaptured the fort from the British.

After 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. The fort also houses a shrine dedicated to the ancestral goddess of Kattabomman, Goddess Jakkammal, within its premises. It is a must visit for history lovers.

 

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