Department of Archaeology, Tamilnadu Protected Monuments
|Sl. No||Name of the Monuments||Locality|
|1||Seven Mothers Sculptures||Perunkanchi, Walajah|
|2||Valeeshwarar Temple||Thakkolam, Arakkonam|
|3||Kanja Sahib Tomb||Sholingar, Walajah|
The Status of Seven Mothers – Perunkanchi
The statues of Seven Mothers are one among the monuments being preserved by the archeological department. The monument is located in the east of Perunkanchi, a way from Walajah to Sholinghur. The statues sculptured here belongs to the Pallava Kings of 8th century. These statues serve as the best example fiction of the Pallava’s art of sculpture.
The Seven mothers are:-
The statues of Vinyagar and Veerabathirar located here is even more noteworthy.
The inscriptions of this the village as Thiruvural and the name of the deity as Valeeswarar and Mummalai Iswarmudayar. An inscription of Rajendra Chola-I registers the gift of 32 cows for the abhisheka with milk for the welfare of the king’s mother named Tribhuvana Maadeviyar and another inscription infrorms the bronzes of Umamaheswara and Vinayaga were being worshipped in this temple.
The village used to be known as Tiruppamudhal and the deity Mahadevaraya Mummalai Easwaran Vikrama Chola (1123 A.D.) Rajendra-III. Inscriptions are found on the west and northern wall of the Karuvarai.
The Cemetery of Kanja Sahib, Sholingar
This Monument is located near a prominent road, opposite to Sholingar bus stand of Walajah Taluk. This monument with a width of 15 feet and length of 35 feet is called as Kanja Sahib cemetery. This cemetery is being preserved as one of the monuments by the Archaeological department. This is constructed with stucco and bricks. A battle was held in 1781 against the Britisher by the warriors of Tippu Sultan in which the warrior died against in the field of Sholingar. It is believed that a big pit was dug and the dead bodies of the soldiers were buried in the pit. To verify this incident, it is engraved at the top of the yard.
The inscription goes as follows:-
This tomb which is belived to mark the spot where the bodies of the Slain of the Mysore Army were intepred is conserved by the Government of India to commemorate the Battle of Sholinghur 1781.