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Old April 6th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #1321
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Article on 1300 old siva temple will be affected on V.Vandi-Thanjavur 4 laning. 2 weeks back it came in Dinamalar too..
why our "NHAI" folks are targeting olden temples.. these need to be preserved.
some "P.ORR.ORR." sons tower in Anna salai is a heritage site.. but is this 1300 old temple is not a heritage site?
these NHAI or metro afraid to touch "encroached" lands by politicians, but they are ready to destroy 1300 yr old temple?
Road that may erase history
The NHAI's plan to widen the Vikkiravandi –Thanjavur National Highway 45C will destroy a 1,300-year-old Siva temple.

A 1,300-year old Siva temple, celebrated in the verses of Saivite saint Tirugnana Sambandar and boasting of inscriptions belonging to the Chola kings, is facing demolition by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The Tirupuravar Panankateesvarar temple is situated in Panaiyapuram village, two km from Vikkiravandi in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. The Pennaiyar flows near Panaiyapuram. The temple is also called Paravaipuram.

The NHAI, which is widening the Vikkiravandi –Thanjavur National Highway 45C, over a distance of about 160 km, has painted big arrow marks in white on the compound wall of the temple and inside its premises, where the widened road will cut through.

The NHAI has placed stones outside the temple to signify the portions that will be lost to the highway's widening. If this plan goes through, the temple's sanctum sanctorum for Panankateesvarar, the adjacent shrine for the goddess Satyambikai and much of the temple premises including other shrines, will be demolished. This has shocked and angered about 4,000 Panaiyapuram villagers and residents of Pappanapattu, Mundiyambakkam, Kappiyampuliyur and Thuravi villages. They met the Villupuram District Collector, V. Sampath, and submitted a petitionto him.
Strong stand

R.P. Pugazhendhi, former president of the Panaiyapuram panchayat, said: “We are spending sleepless nights. Almost the entire temple including the sanctum, the shrines for goddess Satyambikai, Ganesa and Muruga will be demolished. Only the flag-post and the shrine for Saneesvarar will remain. There is enough land on the west of the temple for the broadened highway to go through or a new alignment can be given from the National Highway 45. We will not allow even a single stone from the temple to be removed.”

R. Nagaswamy, former Director, Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department, said that the 1,300-year old temple was visited by the Tamil Savite saint Tirugnana Sambandar, who lived in the seventh century CE, and had sung verses celebrating the deity, a Sivalinga. The Sivalinga is called Panankateesvarar because the area abounds with palmyra trees.

The temple has a number of inscriptions belonging to Rajendra Chola I (regnal years 1012 CE to 1043 CE), his son, Rajendra Chola II, Adhi Rajendra, Kulotunga I, Jatavarman Sundara Pandya I and Vikrama Pandya among others.

Rajendra Chola's inscription called the deity Nethrodharaka Swami (meaning, the main deity will cure eye ailments). The inscription recorded the gift of land and money for worship and making offerings in the temple. It spoke about Rajendra Chola's conquest of Kadaram. (The present-day Kedda in Malaysia was called Kadaram and it belonged to Sri Vijaya kingdom). It revealed that the Chola emperor rebuilt the main temple between 1025 CE and 1040 CE, pointed out Dr. Nagaswamy.

“Another important aspect of the village is that it is also named Paravaipuram,” he said. Paravai was the consort of Tamil Saivite saint Sundarar, who lived in the eighth century CE. Paravai belonged to a family of dancing girls and she is worshipped even today, along with Sundarar, in Siva temples. Rajendra Chola I also had a personal assistant called Paravai, who was an ‘anukki.' This Paravai was named after Sundarar's consort. (Female personal assistants, who were trusted by the kings, were called anukki and anukkan were their male counterparts). Paravai built the Thyagaraja temple at Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu and covered the vimana with gold, said Dr. Nagaswamy .
Honouring Paravai

To honour her, Rajendra Chola I made her sit next to him in his royal chariot and drove her in a procession on the four main streets around the Thyagaraja temple. The Chola emperor made two bronze images resembling her and placed them before the deity in the Tiruvarur temple's sanctum and worshipped them. “This is recorded in a long inscription in the Tiruvarur temple,” said Dr. Nagaswamy, a scholar in epigraphy. Rajendra Chola I re-built the Panaiyapuram temple in Paravai's honour, when she was alive and the town around the temple was named after her.

The temple has two inscriptions of Rajendra Chola II (regnal years 1052 to 1064 CE), both datable to 1058 CE. One of the inscriptions mentions his gift of paddy to “Paravai Easwaramudaiyar Mahadeva in the town of Paravaipuram in Panaiyur Nadu”, falling under the larger division called “Rajendra Chola Valanadu.”

The temple has an inscription of Adhi Rajendra, who ruled from 1068 to 1071 CE. This inscription, dated 1070 CE, records the gift of tax-free land to the temple by a merchants' guild of Paravaipuram to feed the pilgrims. There is a record of Kulotunga Chola I (regnal years 1070-1122 CE) on the gift of gold coins by a chieftain named Ponnambala Kizhan of Arumbakkam, near present-day Chennai, for lighting a perpetual lamp.

“An interesting point about the Panaiyapuram temple”, said Dr. Nagaswamy, “is that on the first day of the Tamil month of Chithirai every year, the sun rays fall on the Sivalinga enshrined in the sanctum and the idol of Satyambikai. The temple's orientation is so perfect that this happens and special pujas are offered.”

S. Ganesa Gurukkal, the temple priest, was emphatic that the villagers would take all steps needed to save the temple. “We went to Chennai and gave a petition to the NHAI officials,” he said.

When contacted, an NHAI official said, “We are trying to save the temple. We are trying to look at other options. The NHAI headquarters has been informed about the villagers' objections.”
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Old April 7th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #1323
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IVRCL close to selling three BOT assets to raise funds

BANGALORE | HYDERABAD: In a battle for control over management, infrastructure firm IVRCL is close to clinching three transactions as it looks to exit its BOT (build, own and transfer) infrastructure business and focus on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) operations.

The move is aimed at retiring a significant portion of debt burden of the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) engaged in BOT projects and at obtaining back the equity investments which the company plans to deploy in other projects.

On Wednesday, media baron Subhash Chandra-owned Essel Group emerged as single-largest shareholder in IVRCL and offered to buy out Sudhir Reddy, the founder of IVRCL. IVRCL is expected to mop up close to 500 crore by selling three of these assets owned by its subsidiary IVRCL Assets & Holdings, amounting to nearly 50% of the subsidiary's current market value.

"The deal is expected to be closed in the next one or two months for desalination plant in Chennai and a road project in Tamil Nadu," said a person having direct knowledge of the deal. The Chennai desalination plant, built at Rs 568 crore, has a capacity of 100 million litres a day.

In all, IVRCL Assets has eight road projects, both completed and under construction, and five other BOT assets that include desalination, sewage treatment, tankages, multi-level car parking and truck terminal projects.

IVRCL has also been approached by the National Highways Authority of India for buying out their Jalandhar-Amritsar road project as it has a huge potential and leads to Wagah border. The project was won in 2006 and involves four laning of 49-km stretch in Punjab on BOT basis.

"We are exploring the possibility because of 20 km which is presently two lane and we would like to improve it to six-lane standards. But no call on its buyout has been taken yet," says an NHAI official, who did not want to be named. The IVRCL management, which has embarked upon a major business restructuring where IVRCL Assets is being merged into the parent company, is also looking for buyers for two toll collecting road projects - Salem-Kumarapalayam and Kumarapalayam-Chengapally - and for under construction road projects at the right valuation.

The management of Hyderabad-based firm in October said it was open to selling all its infrastructure assets comprising road projects, desalination plant, tankages and oil wells in Egypt and Omen. Further, the management said exiting the road projects was an immediate priority.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #1324
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Cross posting from thanjavur thread. this post is from Ganie..
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கும்பகோணம்-தஞ்சை இடையே புதிய பைபாஸ் சாலை அமைக்க நில அளவீட்டு பணி துவக்கம்

கும்பகோணம்: கும்பகோணத்திற்கும் தஞ்சைக்கும் இடையே புதிய பைபாஸ் அமைக்கப்படவுள்ளதை முன்னிட்டு நில அளவீடு செய்யும் பணி துவங்கியது.
புதிய பைபாஸ் ரோடு அமைக்க மத்திய அரசு தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை ஆணையம் சார்பில் புதிய திட்டம் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டு மக்களவையில் கடந்த மாதம் ஒப்புதல் பெறப்பட் டது. அதன்படி தஞ்சையிலிருந்து விக்கிரவாண்டி வரை தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை எண் 45 சி எனவும், 195 கிமீ தூரமுள்ள இந்த சாலையை நான்கு வழிச்சாலையாக மாற்ற ரூ.1,450 கோடி ஒதுக்கீடு செயயப்படும் என அறிவிப்பு வெளியானது.
ஏற்கனவே விக்கிரவாண்டி முதல் கும்ப கோணம் வரை சாலை அகலப்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது. போக்குவரத்து நெருக்கடியாக உள்ள அணைக்கரையில் புதிய பாலம், திருப்பனந்தாள், சோழபுரம் ஆகிய இடங்களில் பைபாஸ் ரோடு அமைக்கப்பட உள்ளது.
மேலும், கும்பகோணம் தாராசுரம் பைபாஸ் ரோட் டில் மேம்பாலம் அமைக்கப்பட்டு அங்கிருந்து புதிய பைபாஸ் ரோடு தொடங்கி வலையப்பேட்டை, சோழன்மாளிகை, பட்டீஸ்வரம், திருநல்லூர், மேலசெம்மங்குடி, மதகரம், கோபிராஜபுரம், பொன்மான்மேய்ந்தநல்லூர், செருமாக்கநல்லூர், வேம்பங்குடி, புரசக்குடி, வடக்குமாங்குடி, வையச்சேரி, கொண்டவட்டாந்திடல், நெயதலூர், உதாரமங்கலம், கடகடப்பை, புளியஞ்சேரி சென்று தஞ்சை மாரியம்மன்கோயில் பைபாஸ் ரோட்டுக்கும், ஆதிமாரியம்மன்கோயில் ரயில்வே கேட்டுக்கும் இடையே சாலையில் சேருகிறது.
இந்த சாலையில் முடிகொண்டான் ஆறு, திருமலைராஜன் ஆறு, குடமுருட்டி, வெட்டாறு, வெண் ணாறு, வடவாறு ஆகிய முக்கிய ஆறுகளும், 30க்கும் மேற்பட்ட வாய்க்கால்களும் உள்ளதால் இதில் பாலங்கள் அமைக்கப்பட உள்ளது. கும்பகோணம் அருகே தாராசுரம் பைபாஸ் சாலைக்கு அருகில் ரயில்வே மேம்பாலம் அமைக்கப்பட உள்ளது.
இந்த புதிய சாலை 200 அடி அகலத்தில் நான்குவழிச்சாலையாக அமைக்கப்பட உள்ளது. இதற்காக புதிய சாலை அமையவுள்ள இடத்தில் சாலையில் மையப்புள்ளி கண்டறியும் முதல் கட்டப் பணி கடந்த ஒரு வாரமாக துவங்கி நடைபெற்று வருகிறது. நேற்று சோழன்மாளிகை அருகே சாலை அமைக்கும் பணிக்கான மையப்புள்ளி தேர்வு செய்யும் பணியை நில அளவைப்பிரிவைச் சேர்ந்த உதவி ஆய்வாளர்கள் பொன்னம்பலம், கருணாமூர்த்தி, தட்சிணாமூர்த்தி ஆகியோர் மேற்பார்வையிட்டனர்.


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இதுகுறித்து நெடுஞ்சாலைத்துறை அதிகாரிகள் கூறுகையில், கும்பகோணத்திலிருந்து தஞ்சைக்கு 40 கி.மீ தூரம் உள்ளது. ஆனால் வளைவுகள் அதிகம் இருப்பதால் பயணதூரம் அதிகமாக உள்ளது. இதனை குறைக்கும் பொருட்டு புதிய பைபாஸ் ரோடு அமைக்கப்பட உள்ளது. இதற்காக நிலம் அளவீடு செய்யும் பணி துவங்கியுள்ளது. இந்தசாலை 2015க்குள் முடிந்து விடும். இந்த சாலை கும்பகோணத்திற்கும் தஞ்சைக்கும் 32 கிமீ தூரத்தில் அமைக்கப்பட உள்ளது. 40 நிமிடத்தில் இரண்டு ஊரையும் கடந்து விடலாம் என்றனர்.

NHAI starts their survey for New bypass line 4 lane between KMU-TJ. it starts near dharasuram, goes via patteswaram, pommanjur(as called.. it is ponman meiynthanallur), vadakkumangudi.. and connects near Mariamman temple.
this line altogether different from current line which passes via ayyampet, papanasam, thiuvalanchuzi(swamimalai).

is this line required? that too, it connects to ring road on mariamman temple side which is further circular route to tpj. this new line will lost its significance, if SG completes the ring road portion from thiruvaiyaru road to trichy road.
though current route is 2 lane with lot of curves, it has good number of small towns and big villages.instead of this new route cost, they can expand the current route as much as possible(but very difficult in LA)..

people might not take this new route, if it is a toll road
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #1325
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The location of Dharapuram is envious. This is one town that connects 8 other mid towns all buzzling with activity. Pollachi (connection to Palakkad), Udumalpet, Palani, Oddanchatram (connection to MDU), Karur (via dharapuram to pollachi), Vellakoil, Kangayam (connection to Erode) and Palladam (Connection to CBE). It will need mother of all ring roads in future given the industrialisation in the West. Not sure any other town in TN can boast of such a location!
A semi ring road is in progress... the bypass road is being extended from palani road( via alangiyam road) to cut palani road (via thoppampatty) and to join ottanchitiram road...

A new bridge across amaravathy river is in progress... alternate to the one Madurakarenda posted in his thread...

There was also a survey taken to four lane the Dharapuram - Palladam road...
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Don't just blame the NHAI. Blame the concessionaire ...
For Vikkiravandi –Thanjavur National Highway 45C who is the concessionaire ...
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #1327
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For Vikkiravandi –Thanjavur National Highway 45C who is the concessionaire ...
Here is the tender:
http://www.nhai.org/Doc/04jan12/1067.pdf
I'll try and find out who it is.
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Two good news!!

1. (Attur)-V Kootu road-Vridhachalam-Cuddalore 111KM road will be taken over by NHAI. (I hope 4-lane gets approved for Cuddalore-V-koot road stretch)

2. Tharamnagalam to get bye-pass. 1 crore allotted for feasibility report
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http://www.dailythanthi.com/thanthie...6012&code=3631
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:38 PM   #1329
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Two good news!!

1. (Attur)-V Kootu road-Vridhachalam-Cuddalore 111KM road will be taken over by NHAI. (I hope 4-lane gets approved for Cuddalore-V-koot road stretch)

2. Tharamnagalam to get bye-pass. 1 crore allotted for feasibility report
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http://www.dailythanthi.com/thanthie...6012&code=3631
Sounds good.
Four lane will get approved soon, no issues.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:56 PM   #1330
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Neerathanallur kollidam bridge opened for traffic between kumbakonam and Jayankondam?
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Found this in Dinamalar website
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சின்னமனூர் அருகே ரோட்டில் செல்லும் வாகன ஓட்டிகள் மனதை மயக்கும் வகையில் நடப்பட்ட இந்த புளிய மரங்கள் நான்குவழிச் சாலைக்காக அகற்றப்பட உள்ளன.
What four laning project is that in Chinnamanur?
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Neerathanallur kollidam bridge opened for traffic between kumbakonam and Jayankondam?
Its yet to be opened for traffic

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நீலத்தநல்லூர்-மதனத்தூர் இடையே கொள்ளிடம் ஆற்றில் பாலம் கட்டும் பணி 95 சதவீதம் நிறைவு விரைவில் திறக்க கோரிக்கை


கொள்ளிடம் ஆற்றில் நீலத்தநல்லூர்-மதனத்தூர் இடையே ரூ.40 கோடி மதிப்பீட்டில் பாலம் கட்டும் பணி நிறைவடைந்து பாலச்சுவற்றுக்கு வர்ணம் பூசும் பணி நடக்கிறது. கும்பகோணம் பகுதியில் நீலத்தநல்லூர், மேலாத்துகுறிச்சி, திருப்புறம்பியம், சத்தியமங்கலம், வாழ்க்கை, அசூர், தேவனாஞ்சேரி கிராம மக்களின் விளைநிலங்கக் கொள்ளிடம் ஆற்றின் வடக்கு கரை பகுதியில் உள்ளதால் அங்கு விளைவிக்கப்படும் விவசாய பொருள்களை கொண்டு வருவதற்கு கொள்ளிடம் ஆற்றில் குறுக்கே ஒன்றரை கிலோ மீட்டர் தூரம் கடந்து தண்ணீரில் நீந்தி வர வேண்டும். இதனால் விவசாயிகள் விளை பொருள்களை கிடைக்கும் விலைக்கு அந்த பகுதியிலேயே விற்று வந்தனர். அதேபோல் அரியலூர் மாவட்டம் மதனத்தூர், தூத்தூர், குருவாடி, விப்பூர், விக்கிரமங்கலம் உள்ளிட்ட 15 கிராமங்களை சேர்ந்தவர்கள் பள்ளிக்கூடம், மருத்துவமனை செல்வதற்கு கும்பகோணம் நகரத்திற்கு தான் வர வேண்டும். கொள்ளிடம் ஆற்றில் தண் ணீர் உள்ளபோது பரிசல் மூலமும், தண்ணீர் குறை வாக உள்ளபோது நீந்தியும் சென்றனர்.

இரண்டு மாவட்ட மக்களும் நீலத்தநல்லூ ருக்கும்- மதனத்தூருக்கும் இடையே உள்ள கொள்ளி டம் ஆற்றில் பாலம் கட்டித் தர வேண்டும் என பல ஆண்டுகளாக கோரிக்கை விடுத்து வந்தனர். இதையடுத்து கடந்த 3.2.2010ம் ஆண்டு அடிக்கல் நாட்டப்பட்டு உணீடனடியாக பாலத்தின் பணிகள் தொடங்கியது. ரூ. 36.5 கோடி மதிப்பீட்டில்

12 மீட்டர் அகலமும், 1,353 மீட்டர் நீளமும்,

பூமிக்கடியிலிருந்து 22 அடி உயரத்திற்கு தூண்கள் எழுப்பப்பட்டு,

55 தூண்கள் எழுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது.

பாலத்தின் கட்டுமானப்பணிகள் 95 சதவீதம் தற்போது நிறைவடைந்து பாலத்தில் வர்ணம் பூசும் பணி நடைபெற்று வருகிறது. இருபுறமும் சோடியம் விளக்குகள் அமைக்கப்பட வேண்டும். இந்த பாலப்பணிகள் கடநத மார்ச் மாதத்தோடு நிறைவடைந்து ஏப்ரல் முதல் போக்குவரத்து தொடங்கும் என தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டது. இருந்தும் இதுவரை பாலம் திறப்பு விழா நடைபெறவில்லை. எனவே இருபுற மக்களின் சிரமத்தை கருத்தில் கொண்டு உடனடியாக பாலத்தை திறக்க வேண்டும் என தமிழக அரசுக்கு கோரிக்கை விடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 10:03 AM   #1333
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Old April 24th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1334
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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #1335
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Article on 1300 old siva temple will be affected on V.Vandi-Thanjavur 4 laning. 2 weeks back it came in Dinamalar too..
why our "NHAI" folks are targeting olden temples.. these need to be preserved.
some "P.ORR.ORR." sons tower in Anna salai is a heritage site.. but is this 1300 old temple is not a heritage site?
these NHAI or metro afraid to touch "encroached" lands by politicians, but they are ready to destroy 1300 yr old temple?
Road that may erase history
The NHAI's plan to widen the Vikkiravandi –Thanjavur National Highway 45C will destroy a 1,300-year-old Siva temple.

A 1,300-year old Siva temple, celebrated in the verses of Saivite saint Tirugnana Sambandar and boasting of inscriptions belonging to the Chola kings, is facing demolition by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The Tirupuravar Panankateesvarar temple is situated in Panaiyapuram village, two km from Vikkiravandi in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. The Pennaiyar flows near Panaiyapuram. The temple is also called Paravaipuram.

The NHAI, which is widening the Vikkiravandi –Thanjavur National Highway 45C, over a distance of about 160 km, has painted big arrow marks in white on the compound wall of the temple and inside its premises, where the widened road will cut through.

The NHAI has placed stones outside the temple to signify the portions that will be lost to the highway's widening. If this plan goes through, the temple's sanctum sanctorum for Panankateesvarar, the adjacent shrine for the goddess Satyambikai and much of the temple premises including other shrines, will be demolished. This has shocked and angered about 4,000 Panaiyapuram villagers and residents of Pappanapattu, Mundiyambakkam, Kappiyampuliyur and Thuravi villages. They met the Villupuram District Collector, V. Sampath, and submitted a petitionto him.
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R.P. Pugazhendhi, former president of the Panaiyapuram panchayat, said: “We are spending sleepless nights. Almost the entire temple including the sanctum, the shrines for goddess Satyambikai, Ganesa and Muruga will be demolished. Only the flag-post and the shrine for Saneesvarar will remain. There is enough land on the west of the temple for the broadened highway to go through or a new alignment can be given from the National Highway 45. We will not allow even a single stone from the temple to be removed.”

R. Nagaswamy, former Director, Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department, said that the 1,300-year old temple was visited by the Tamil Savite saint Tirugnana Sambandar, who lived in the seventh century CE, and had sung verses celebrating the deity, a Sivalinga. The Sivalinga is called Panankateesvarar because the area abounds with palmyra trees.

The temple has a number of inscriptions belonging to Rajendra Chola I (regnal years 1012 CE to 1043 CE), his son, Rajendra Chola II, Adhi Rajendra, Kulotunga I, Jatavarman Sundara Pandya I and Vikrama Pandya among others.

Rajendra Chola's inscription called the deity Nethrodharaka Swami (meaning, the main deity will cure eye ailments). The inscription recorded the gift of land and money for worship and making offerings in the temple. It spoke about Rajendra Chola's conquest of Kadaram. (The present-day Kedda in Malaysia was called Kadaram and it belonged to Sri Vijaya kingdom). It revealed that the Chola emperor rebuilt the main temple between 1025 CE and 1040 CE, pointed out Dr. Nagaswamy.

“Another important aspect of the village is that it is also named Paravaipuram,” he said. Paravai was the consort of Tamil Saivite saint Sundarar, who lived in the eighth century CE. Paravai belonged to a family of dancing girls and she is worshipped even today, along with Sundarar, in Siva temples. Rajendra Chola I also had a personal assistant called Paravai, who was an ‘anukki.' This Paravai was named after Sundarar's consort. (Female personal assistants, who were trusted by the kings, were called anukki and anukkan were their male counterparts). Paravai built the Thyagaraja temple at Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu and covered the vimana with gold, said Dr. Nagaswamy .
Honouring Paravai

To honour her, Rajendra Chola I made her sit next to him in his royal chariot and drove her in a procession on the four main streets around the Thyagaraja temple. The Chola emperor made two bronze images resembling her and placed them before the deity in the Tiruvarur temple's sanctum and worshipped them. “This is recorded in a long inscription in the Tiruvarur temple,” said Dr. Nagaswamy, a scholar in epigraphy. Rajendra Chola I re-built the Panaiyapuram temple in Paravai's honour, when she was alive and the town around the temple was named after her.

The temple has two inscriptions of Rajendra Chola II (regnal years 1052 to 1064 CE), both datable to 1058 CE. One of the inscriptions mentions his gift of paddy to “Paravai Easwaramudaiyar Mahadeva in the town of Paravaipuram in Panaiyur Nadu”, falling under the larger division called “Rajendra Chola Valanadu.”

The temple has an inscription of Adhi Rajendra, who ruled from 1068 to 1071 CE. This inscription, dated 1070 CE, records the gift of tax-free land to the temple by a merchants' guild of Paravaipuram to feed the pilgrims. There is a record of Kulotunga Chola I (regnal years 1070-1122 CE) on the gift of gold coins by a chieftain named Ponnambala Kizhan of Arumbakkam, near present-day Chennai, for lighting a perpetual lamp.

“An interesting point about the Panaiyapuram temple”, said Dr. Nagaswamy, “is that on the first day of the Tamil month of Chithirai every year, the sun rays fall on the Sivalinga enshrined in the sanctum and the idol of Satyambikai. The temple's orientation is so perfect that this happens and special pujas are offered.”

S. Ganesa Gurukkal, the temple priest, was emphatic that the villagers would take all steps needed to save the temple. “We went to Chennai and gave a petition to the NHAI officials,” he said.

When contacted, an NHAI official said, “We are trying to save the temple. We are trying to look at other options. The NHAI headquarters has been informed about the villagers' objections.”
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The NHAI's plan to widen the Vikkiravandi

Will they will dare to touch even months old mosque or church .
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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #1336
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Will they will dare to touch even months old mosque or church .
They were unable to temporarily move DR.Ambedkar statue in bangalore..how in the world, they will do those big tasks?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #1337
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Found this in Dinamalar website


What four laning project is that in Chinnamanur?
Its dindigul to kumili as per NHAI. Work is happening, I recently travelled in this route. But it dint look like a 4 track, it more looked like 2 tracks with paved shoulders and the same is mentioned in NHAI website.

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Old April 26th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #1338
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Tamil Nadu govt to bring out new Highways Act

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The Tamil Nadu government is planning to bring out a new Highways Act so as to utilise the land effectively for project development across the state.

The State highway department’s policy note, which was submitted by highways and minor ports' minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, stated that it has become increasingly difficult to compulsorily acquire land for widening roads as well as forming bypasses.

Land owners are reluctant to part with their lands, which is leading to delays in execution of projects. To ensure that they are co-opted as partners in the development process, it is proposed to try out the land pooling system as announced in the Budget speech.

“Through this scheme, the land is pooled and road grids can be neatly formed,” the minister said.

This model has proved to be very successful in some parts of the world and other states in India. The Highways Act is proposed to be modified giving effect to land-pooling.

The land-pooling technique will be utilised for the development of infrastructure as well as economic development. This, in-turn, enables redistribution of the remaining plots back to the land owners to develop or to sell.

“This technique will avoid huge land acquisition costs and will also be beneficial to the land owner though he loses some land (undeveloped or under developed), and gets back 70-80 per cent of the developed land. To achieve the above, facilitation through the TN Highways Act is being proposed,” he said in the policy note.

The state government said that for the development of national highway projects, 7,874 hectare of land was required, of which 3,202 hectare had already been acquired.

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The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has prepared a study -- Chennai City Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study (CTTS) -- which envisages an outlay of Rs 14,070 crore for the development of the Chennai metro Area. The report identified 340 projects in the area to be develop in three phases starting from 2010 to 2026.
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Its dindigul to kumili as per NHAI. Work is happening, I recently travelled in this route. But it dint look like a 4 track, it more looked like 2 tracks with paved shoulders and the same is mentioned in NHAI website.

148 2 Laning of Dindigul-Perigulam-Theni-Kumili

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Thanks, did you notice any bypass under making there? I saw this town figured in the TN Highway Policy notes.
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Thanks, did you notice any bypass under making there? I saw this town figured in the TN Highway Policy notes.
By pass for all towns like Periyakulam and Vathalagundu under construction
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