Friday, 30 December 2016

A HERITAGE WALK FROM CHENNAKESAVA PERUMAL TEMPLE TO NATTUKOTTAI NAGARATHAR’S CHATRAM

24th December 2016.
After Visiting YMCA, we had crossed many Heritage Buildings to reach Nattukottai. Nagarathars Chatram.. Mumbai based Ebrahim Currim & Sons started the business of making umbrellas under the brand name of "Stag", in the Year 1860, ( for further reading the article published in THE HINDU may be referred.) The machines and cloths are imported from London initially. The Lakshmi Bai, lady in the show case stands was named after goddess Lakshmi, who brings wealth.
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King George's Statue, was erected in memory of King George V, when he was crowned as Emperor of India. The so called black town  was renamed as George Town, where the statue erected.
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Catholic centre ( this was built from the money received after selling the Gandhi nagar Housing Plots), Oriental Insurance Building,
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South India Corporation Agencies building   After MA Chidambaram  separated from Raja Annamalai’s Bungalow, started his own business of Trading construction materials like, pipes, steels rods etc, in this building. The business expanded and diversified in many fields like, logistics, coal handling, Coffee plantation, Chemical manufacturing, hardwares manufacturing etc,. After his demise, his grand son Ashwin C Muthiah took over the business. As a part of asset restructuring the building was sold to Cafe Coffee day group.  
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Kalikambal Temple ( It was told That Maratha King Shivaji worshiped Kalikambal of this temple ) and
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Nattukkottai nagarathars Chatrams ( Rangoon Chatram, Karaikudi Nagarathar's Chatram and Devakottai Nagarathar's Chatram ) on Coral Merchants Street. These Chatrams are constructed for the Chettiars and served as transit accommodation before going to Rangoon between 1870 to 1930. Their main business was to lend money ( Kasu kadai ). During second world war, the Nattukottai Nagarathars returned to India leaving their properties and assets. Still Chettiars holds the documents of their property in paper, which do not have any value now.
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 The Pillar Pothyal all are made of Burma teak wood

 The front door panel 
 The Burma teak wood ceiling in front of a Murugan Temple in 1st Floor of Chatram
 The Burma teak wood ceiling in front of a Murugan Temple in 1st Floor of Chatram
 The British emblem on the storage unit. 
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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  1. Please consider leaving extra space between figures, captions and text material. That would improve the reading experience.

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