Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thiruthangal Excavation At Virudhunagar

Thiruthangal is a small town in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thiruthangal Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple is also one amongst the 108 Divya Desams, Vishnu temples revered by saint poets, Alwars of 6th-9th century. Thiruthangal is well connected by bus and train and can reach by air via Madurai.
Thiruthangal is once a part of Sivakasi amongst the biggest exporter of fire crackers all over the country and abroad, and it is also famous for the hardworking of people. Historical Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called "Kutti Japan" which means "Small Japan". It also has Granite quarries namely Standard Granites and PRP Granites.
Thiruthangal is situated in Sivakasi Taluk of Virudunagar district at about 4 kms north of Sivakasi Town. In the epic Silapathikaram, Thiruthangal is referred as an important settlement. Trenches were laid at the western extremity of the village. Microlithic flakes and core material were found beyond the depth of 65 cm. Flat based vase, dish, bowl, large and narrow mouthed pot were also unearthed. Black and red ware shreds occurred at a depth of 65 cm. An interesting find is a terracotta object, which contained a unique pre-fired symbol, believed to be the Srivatsam. These objects are datable to megalithic period (1000 BCE to 300 CE).
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1 comment:

Hari Raam said...

I am PROUD of my town Thiruthangal has a historical backround