Pudukottai - 2010
It was an idea of S.Jayakumar to visit the pudukottai region after listening to Prof. Swaminathan, a Heritage enthusiast who has done an extensive work on art and architecture of the pudukottai region. This visit gave a new dimension to everyone. Vijayalaya Chozheeswaram in Narthamalai, two temples in Kadambar malai, the Jain beds, the paintings and cave temples in Chittannavasal created a great impact on us. Before this visit, Jayakumar met one of the eminent scholars, Dr. Kalaikovan, Director, Rasamanikkanar Research Institure, Trichy who gave many valuable inputs and materials to make this visit a great learning experience.