Tuesday, 15 March 2016

PAZHAVERKADU ( PULICAT ) – A TRAVEL TO CHOZHA PERIOD SHIVA TEMPLES AND DUTCH HERITAGE SITES - LIGHT HOUSE

15th, March 2016.
After dharshan of Sri Chinthamaneeswar we continued our travel through the sea shore road.  The Light House is located  in an island, which has the road connectivity with the main land Pazhaverkadu with a new bridge. The bridge was constructed recently and before construction of the bridge, people living  in the Pulicat island depends on the boat services or cross Kosasthalaiyar river by walk. The light house is constructed and commissioned on 25-08-1986 on small sand hill.  The structure is in the shape of  hexagon  and is visible about 5 km  from land. The detailed technical specification is as follows.
  • The elevation of focal plane               : 53.5 meters above M.H.W.S
  • No of service lamps two in arrays       : Seven  arrays with 2 lamps/ array
  • Voltage                                            : 100 V AC  - 12 V DC
  • Speed of Rotation is                          : 6 RPM
  • Flashing white                                  : 5 second  duration of flash 0.25 sec
  • Effective beam intensity                     : 1,050,000 CDS to -38,000 CDS
  • Geographical range                           : 19.3 Nautical miles
  • Commissioned on                              : 28-08-1986.
It is a historical monument  and at the time of construction it was the highest Light house  in South Asia.  Before this there was an old light house with brick masonry of height 20 meters which was constructed during 1859. There was a Time chart to switch ON and Switch OFF  depending on the month.  The equipment of fourth order optic PV lighting  was  re used in the present tower  till 1910 with modification. Then after that  few years before the whole array of PV lights were replaced with the present lighting system and UPS system.  Apart from this there is a DG set to care of power failure. The Glass room at the top where the Lights are  located  used to cover with white screen cloth  during day time and night it will be removed. 
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 Light House details 
 Timing chart for switching ON & OFF of the Light house 
 Light house stairs looking from Looking from top 
Light house stairs looking from bottom  
  Pazhaverkadu  with new bridge  
 North side of Light House Panoramic view 
 North side of Light House Panoramic view 
  North side of Light House Panoramic view 
 South side of Light House Panoramic view 
 South side of Light House Panoramic view   
 Portuguese Church with Pulicat lake  
 Portuguese Church with Pulicat lake  
 Pulicat lake  - merging point of river Kosasthalaiyar with sea
                 Pulicat lake  - merging point of river Kosasthalaiyar with sea
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMAHA:---

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