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Pudukkottai – Small review
Pudukkottai is rich in archaeological wealth and its potential has attracted the attention of a number of scholars over the past one century. Pudukkottai district has the largest number of monuments in Tamilnadu. There are more than a hundred temples and sites of ancient renown built by various dynasties that ruled this part of the territory.
Pudukkottai town is the headquarters, of the district and is situated on the Chennai Rameshwaram rail route. The history of the area around the present town of Pudukkottai dates from pre historic times. There are extensive burial sites in the eastern part of the town near Thirukkattalai and to the west at Sadayapparai near Thirugokarnam. Originally the town was surrounded by dense forests. In the course of time it developed into modern pudukkottai through the merger of several contiguous older towns and villages. Karaikudi is 40 Km from Pudukkottai
Pudukkottai was organised as a separate district on 14th January 1974 comprising the former Pudukkottai division of Trichirappally district with some additions from Tanjore district. At a present the district is composed of two revenue divisions, Pudukkottai and Aranthangi and nine taluks, Kulathur, Illupur,Alangudi,Pudukkottai, Gandharvakkottai, Thirumayam,
Aranthangi, Avudaiyarkovil and Manamelkudi. There are about 765 revenue villages. The area of the district is 4600 sq.kms. Population of the district more than 50 lakhs.
the government museum,Pudukkottai at Thirugotakarnam now housed in an age old building then called as the ”small palace”,was opened to the public in the year 1910 and it houses the objects of natural history and culture heritage of the area(please see fig.67 to 74 ).
there are two important churches in the town.the protestant church is at the northern end of the town and belongs to the Swedish mission.it was built in 1905.the church of sacred heart of Jesus and of the immaculate heart of Mary ,an elegant spacious edifice,was built in 1910.it is the principle church catholic parish.there are also a few small churches in the town.