The lion of Panchalakurichi. Veerapandia kattabomman -another unsung hero of the freedom struggle.

Lord Jackson had planned to arrest Kattabomman during this meeting. But Kattabomman escaped and fled back to Panchalakurichi. Following this incident in 1799 the British troops led by General Bannerman attacked Panchalakurichi. Though the british troops suffered heavy casualties the Panchalakurichi fort could not withstand the attack of the more sophisticated arms deployed by the invading army. Kattabomman fled from the warfield. He took asylum at Pudukottai Palace, ruled by his close friend King Vijayaraghunatha Thondaimaan.It is largely believed that Kattabomman was betrayed by this royal friend of his who helped the British capture him.

King Rajaraja Chola’s “Aippasi Sadaya Vizha ” falls on Vijayadasami day this year – on {25-10-2020}

After avenging his brother's death Rajaraja Chola turned his attention to the expansion of his empire in the north, west, and east. He crossed the rivers Kaveri Krishna, Godavari, Bhima, Tungabhadra, and Pennar. The present-day Karnataka, Mysore, Coorg, Telangana, Andhra, Orissa, and goa and of course Kerala were under his tiger emblem. The Chalukyas, Kadambas, Vengi, Rashtrakutas, Nolambars, and the Kodavas were all brought under the Chola reign.