Dindigul was defeated in 1742 by the Mysore army under Venkata Raya's leadership. As a representative of the Maharaja of Mysore, he ruled Dindigul. During his rule, there were Eighteen Palayams (a small area consisting of few villages) and all these palayams were under Dindigul Semai with the capital Dindiguls. These palayams decided to be autonomous and declined to pay Venkatarayer taxes. Venkatappa was made the region's governor in 1748 in place of Venkatarayer, who also failed.
In 1755, Haider Ali was sent by Mysore Maharaja to Dindigul to manage the situation. Later, Haider Ali became Mysore's de facto ruler and he appointed Purshana Mirsaheb as Dindigul's governor in 1777. He fortified the fort. During her delivery, his wife, Ameer-um-Nisha-Begam, died and her tomb is now called Begambur. The British army, led by its captain, invaded Dindigul in 1783.
Dindigul was restored to the province of Mysore in 1784, after an agreement between the province of Mysore and the British army. Tipu Sultan, Haider Ali's son, was proclaimed King of Dindigul in 1788.
Interesting Spots in Dindigul
Palani: A common feature of the religious scene in Tamil Nadu is the temple vehicle, or chariot of the deity. No one dares to believe that pulling a chariot is derogatory. The pulling was performed by the ancient rulers themselves. People flock in intensity to support the chariot travel, and comparing huge crowds to those thronging to draw temple-cars' is a practise.
The temple car is an image of symmetry, made of wood by skilled craftsmen, with intricate carved designs. The canopy is ornamental, as it rises tier by tier, and has an imposing look. The car is mounted on wooden wheels that are heavy. Its motion is sluggish. The procession stops at stops specially designed for this purpose, known as mandapams. Customary services are made at these sites.
All eyes are turned towards the sky on the eighth day, near the Vaiyapuni tank, to see the illumination of crackers (V?na Vedikkai). During the festival season, the deity is richly dressed and decorated with jewels, in different styles. On a lavish scale, electrical lighting is achieved. A team of eminent scholars will give religious speeches.
The festival season is also a musical season, with vocal and instrumental concerts given by well-known artists. The other attractions offering feast to the senses are Nayyandi Melam, Villup P?ttu (Bow Song), Harikath? K?lakshepam (extempore telling epic storeys), Pommalattam (Shadow Play) Karakam dance (dancing with a pot over the head), etc.
During the festival, it is assumed that the spirit of the lord will penetrate certain devotees who will then behave as though they are in a state of delirium and prophesy about future events.
A hundred thousand individuals, even greater numbers in some years, shave off their heads during this festival, as penance and give their affectionately cultivated scalp to the deity. Pankuni Uttiram, in short, is a festival that must be seen to be believed.
Kodaikanal : Bear Shola Falls, located just 2 kilometres from Kodaikanal Lake, is a popular tourist spot in the area. During the monsoons, when the water flows down from the hilltop making its way through the greenery of the region, this cascade is a seasonal attraction that comes to life in its fullest.
An interesting legend behind this place's unique name is that it was a favourite haunt of a bear who used to drink water frequently from this water body, hence giving it the name Bear Shola Falls. For those who want to escape from concrete forest parks, this destination's quiet and calm atmosphere is a true sanctuary. With many common and uncommon species of animals and plants, a visit to this area will bring one up close and personal.
The Pillar Rocks have become a lovely picnic spot located in the 'Princess of Hill stations' in Kodaikanal. Constituting a beautiful mini garden; the place is named because it has three vertically positioned 400-foot-high boulders. The aura is full of affection here and is proof of a great tale of love. The 'white cross' that once existed on these rocks represented the outstanding tribute to love by David Gell. It's not something to miss from the view of the rocks.
For tourists visiting Kodaikanal, they stand as an untouched miracle. The pillars are famous for providing a bird's view of the nearby surroundings. The chambers between these two massive stones are called the Kitchen of the Devil. You might find rocks covered with mist and clouds fewer times, but when the paths become clear, nothing beautiful can ever be seen. The pillar stones are majestic, jutting straight away from the hills that surround them.
Kutchanur Temple : On the west bank of the main canal, which is a tributary of the glorious Suruli River, also known as the Surabi River in the Kambam Valley of Theni District, is the Kutchanur Saneeswara Bhagavan Temple. They will be able to overcome the temptations and prosper in life if the affected people of Saturn Dosam come to this temple and pray fervently.
Devotees from all over Tamil Nadu also visit this temple to seek the assistance of Sani Baghavan for their newly started company, grow their business, and live well with their families. At present, the Saneeswara Bhagwan Temple and worship are visited by Hindu believers from other parts of India and from abroad such as Sri Lanka, Singapore and Nepal to seek redress of their grievances.
A king named Dinakaran, who ruled the region, prayed to the Lord daily to give him a child, because without a child, he was depressed. When he was praying like this one day, he heard some "Asareeri." It was said in the asareri that a Brahmin boy would come to his house and he had to raise him, and he would have a child after that. A Brahmin boy arrived in a couple of days, according to the scripture. The boy was also called Chandravathanan by the king. After that the Queen gave birth to a child.
The child was named Sadagan by the king and queen. The two children grew up and turned into adults. Chandravathanan was really smart. Though he was the adopted son of Chandravathan, because of his intellectual ability, he was crowned with the idea that it was right to make him king.
Morning pick up from Dindigul.
On the way Breakfast (Your own cost).
Then proceed towards Meghamalai.
On the way to visit Meghamalai major attractions such as Highwavys Dam, Megamalai View Point,Chinna Suruli,Manalar Dam.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Megamalai.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then Proceed to visit Theni major attractions such as Suruli falls, 1008 Sivalinga Temple and Grape Gardens.
Next to visit Kuchanur Suyambu Sri Saneeswara Bhagavan Temple.
Then proceed towards Dindigul
Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
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