Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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Panchalankurichi, located around 70km from Thirunelveli and 18 km from Tuticorin is a small but historic village where the great warrior Katta Bomman popularly known as 'Veerapandiya Kattabomman' raised his voice against the British regime in the 17th Century A.D.

The existing Kattabomman memorial fort was constructed in 1974, by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The memorial Hall, have beautiful paintings on the walls depicting the heroic deeds of the saga which gives a good idea about the history of the period. Sri Devi Jakkammal Temple, the hereditary Goddess of Kattabomman, is located near the fort. A cemetery of British soldiers can also be seen near the fort. The remnants of the old fort is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The fort is opened to the visitors from 8 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6.pm. There is a small entrance fee."

There is another memorial for Kattabomman at Kayatar, near Thirunelveli the place where he was hanged.

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