TNPSC Thervupettagam

Temple submerged by Bhavanisagar dam

May 5 , 2024 45 days 500 0
  • A major trade route connecting the Kongu region in western Tamil Nadu with southern Karnataka and Kerala had existed over a 1,000 years ago.
  • This is revealed by the inscriptions found at the Sri Madhava Perumal Temple.
  • This temple has largely remained submerged in the water spread area of the Bhavanisagar dam in Erode district.
  • The temple, in a dilapidated state, is currently visible following the depletion of water level in the dam to less than 46 feet, as against the full reservoir level of 105 feet.
  • 10 to 15 inscriptions, each dating back to various periods, were found.
  • They revealed a village, named Thuravalur, which existed there over 1,000 years ago with a temple for Thondreeshwaramudiayar (Lord Shiva).
  • The area served as peruvali (a trunk road), and traders crossed River Bhavani and River Moyar to reach Wayanad in Kerala and various places in Karnataka.
  • The area came under the Hoysala rulers.
  • King Veera Ballala III (1292-1342), the last great king of the Hoysala Empire, ruled this area.

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