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Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI ) Protected Monuments

Sl.No. Name of the Monument Locality
1 Delhi Gate Arcot
2 Cannon Arcot
3 Masjid and two ponds in the west of the Citadel Arcot
4 Adjoining building to the Masjid and two ponds Arcot
5 North-east corner of the outer rampart of the old Fort at Arcot Muppaduvetti
6 Rock, sculptures and caves Vilappakkam
7 Rock inscription in the right flank of the Sholingar tank Sholingar
8 Monolithic rock-cut temple Mahendravadi
9 Konar temple Tirumalpur

Vilapakkam

Vilapakkam

Vilapakkam

Thirupar Malai is being preserved by the Indian Archeological Department. It is located in the Vilapakkam village limits, a road from Arcot to Kannamangalam – 6 K.Ms southeast direction from Arcot.

A Pallava period cave temple is found in the southern part. The cave is built (engraved) with 6 fully sculptured pillars and two partially sculptured pillars.

The roof of the cave is filled with the paintings of Jain Thirthangarar. The stone bed Jains and the debris of age old brick constructions are found here. A beautiful Goddess Ambigai – Yakshini image is engraved here. This sculpture is proud to have sculptured during the period of king Thanthivarman. The King Raja Raja had offered the village named Koorambadi to the Jain monks as an offering which is inscribed in the stone engravings. The protruding statues are beautifully seen sculptured here.

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Mahendravadi

Mahendravadi rock carvings

Mahendravadi rock carvings

Mahendra Vishnukiraham rock carvings is one of the notable historic monument, located in Mahendravadi village of Arakonam Taluk. This monument is preserved by the Archeological Survey of India . It is a very ancient rock temple of Tamilnadu. This rock carvings were built during the period of King Mahendravarman from 600-630 AD. The Grantha script inscription of Mahendra Varman period ensure that it is Mahendra Vishnukiraham is named after the King Mahendra Varman.

The carvings are done in a monolithic stone in an open space is one of the special features of the monument with a couple of full pillars and one half pillar, the same temple is constructed that attracts the visitors. Only Podhigai is carved in the pillars look very simple.Click here for Photo album

 

 

 

Arcot Fort

Arcot Fort

Arcot Fort

The debris of palaces , ruined moat, mosque and other constructions had become very old which was constructed by Sadhathulkhan, the then Nawab of Arcot. It was constructed with stucco and bricks in the 18th century. Most of the constructions had gone ruined. The pond near the fort, the worship place of mosque, a well near the fort alone are left now. It covers an area of around 10 K.Ms. water from Palar is designed in such a way, to reach this place and reach back to palar is one of the marvelous features of this design. It is also known as Alampana Fort.

 

Delhi Gate

Delhi Gate, Arcot

Delhi Gate, Arcot

In the 18th century Sandha Sahib and Mohammed Ali fought for the title of Nawab in which the Britishers entered the feudal in the name of favouring Mohammed Ali.

The Britishers entered Arcot and driven away Sandha Sahib who is the enemy of Mohammed Ali. The army was headed by Robert Clive. This initial success of Robert Clive led them spread the colonial rule all over India later. The building was constructed to celebrate the success of Robert Clive, hence it is called as Delhi Gate. The entrance of Delhi Gate is constructed with two storeys, one as the ground floor and the other as the first floor. The ground floor was constructed to serve as place to secure armory. The first floor was designed to shelter the warriors from where they can view the enemies and attach them using the fixed tankers in the first floor. With 4 feet high, the building was constructed with strong bricks and stucco is praiseworthy.

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