|.Kattabomman memorial at Kayathar, TN DIPR|
|Patriot Veerapandiya Kattabomman, TN.The Better India|
None was much happier than the descendants of Veerapandiya Kottabomman during the inauguration of this fitting memorial. Thanks to the late CM Ms. Jayalalitha, a nationalist who was keen to have a memorial erected at Kayathar at the earliest. Laurels were offered from many quarters, in particular. from Veera Sakka Devi Temple Committee, Panchalankurichi, who thanked Chief Minister Jayalalithaa profusely for a memorial at Kayathar in honor of Kattabomman's gallant struggle and sacrifices. He fought the British courageously during the early freedom struggle. In the last several decades after India's independence in 1947, none of the political leaders in this state came forward and built a fitting memorial in honor of this unsung and fallen freedom fighter who first lit the spark of freedom struggle against the foreign rule and their hegemony in the whole of India. A sum of Rs.1.10 crore was spent on the monumental building that has an impressive seven-and-a-half-foot-tall life-size statue of the legendary freedom fighter who was hanged at Kayathar on October 16 in 1799 on orders from major Banerman. Reason: He failed to pay taxes, instigated the people against the British and was responsible for the loss of some British soldiers by his army during the battle. This site is almost like a shrine and is being protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
|Veerapandiyan fort, Panchalamkuruchi, TN Temple, Travel and Sport|
|.Kattabomman memorial at Kayatharthehindu.com/|