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Nilayur Tank

Nilayur Tank is an ancient water conservation measure located in Tamil Nadu. Its origin can be traced back to the Pandyan period. As it is still alive and functional, it is being regarded as an engineering marvel. It has four sluices, one of which bears the name of the Pandyan king, Paraanthaga Veeranarayanan who lived ..

Keeladi-An Urban Settlement of Sangam Age on Banks of River Vaigai’ published by Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department

The report titled, ‘Keeladi-An Urban Settlement of Sangam Age on the Banks of River Vaigai’ has recently published by the Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department (TNAD). The report is the major turning point in the cultural historiography of the ancient Sangam Age, which is generally considered between 300 BC and 300AD. In it, TNAD stated that ..

Keeladi excavation site

The recent announcement of the TNAD – Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department stated that the cultural deposits unearthed at Keeladi, Sivagangai district can be dated to a period in 3rd century BC. However, samples sent to US for carbon dating say that the artifacts are much more older. They may be 300 years older than they ..

Athi Varadar festival started in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, the Kanchi Athi Varadar festival has started in Kanchipuram from July 1, 2019. The temple of Varadar is in Kancheepuram. The deity is made of fig tree and hence the name Athi Varadar. He is immersed in Anantasaras, the temple tank. He is brought out once in 40 years, pujas done for ..

Trincomalee Port

Trincomalee Harbour is a seaport in Trincomalee Bay or Koddiyar Bay, a large natural harbour situated on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka. Recently Sri Lanka allowed India to jointly develop the Trincomalee port (oil tanks farm) in north-eastern part of the country.