Chitrambakkam - 7th century Pallava's inscription slab
Site Name: Selli Amman Temple
Site Type: Historical
Location: Chitrambakkam, 60 kms from Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights:One of the oldest inscriptions in Tamil Nadu state of India
Nearest Major Railway Station:Chennai
How to reach:The village is reachable by road; public transportation is not dependable; it is a little known remote place and the roads are not in good condition;
Hotel: Go to Chennai where there are lot of options
Restaurants: Go to Chennai where there are lot of options
Chitrambakkam is a small village located at a distance of around 60 kms from Chennai city in Tamil Nadu state of India. The nearest well known site is Thakolam, which is at a distance of 13 kms from here. This village has a small temple which has a historically important evidence. Let us discuss about that in this article.
It is a little known remote village. There, again a little known small Selli Amman Temple. In that temple, there is a stone slab that has the inscriptions dated 679 CE. It mentions about a temple which was built by someone during the reign of Paramesvara Pallava I. It is one of the oldest evidences in the form of inscription that mentions about a structural temple in Tamil Nadu state. The temple that is mentioned in the inscription does not exist today. This Selli Amman temple is a recently built temple. People, who do not realize the importance of this ancient inscription, use that as a stepping stone to enter into the temple. Happy travelling.