Sittanavasal - Monuments - Tamilnadu
Situated in the district of Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, Sittanavasal is a clear example of the ancient ways of living. Many ancient burial sites are found here. It is a scared place to Jains as many Jain monks inhabited the hills which are proved by the presence of Jain beds on the hill.
The monument is under the protection of the Archeological Survey of India. The Jain beds atop the hill are carved out under a low roof and consists a raised portion which were perhaps used as pillows. There are many inscriptions in the hills and also on the beds. A cave temple which is similar to the Pallava style of construction was excavated and was dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The paintings similar to that of the Ajanta caves are also found at the monument. Exquisite sketches of Apsaras, the royal family, Samavasarna assembly and other captivating images of the time are portrayed here. A number of Jain sculptures can be found in this region.
Way to Reach
By Air : The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli which is situated at a distance of 47 kilometers from the monument.
By Train : The nearest railway station is the Pudukottai railway station which is at a distance of 14 kilometers from the monument.
By Road : The state government has provided a number of public transports to reach the monument. Apart from that you can also rent a car or taxi to reach the monument.