The purpose of the dam was to divert the waters of the Cauvery across the fertile Delta region for irrigation via canals. Vayaloor Vayaloor is situated 8 kms away from Tiruchi and it is Famous for its Lord Murugan Temple.
Lord Murugan (the son of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati) is known as Lord Kartika in the rest of India.
Fresco painting from the 7th century can be seen on the ceiling of the Ardhamandapam.
There are many pre-historic burial sites around Sittannavasal and among the relics unearthed are burial urns, cists and Kurangupatarai.
The best way to explore the tourist spots in Tiruchirappalli is to make an itinerary in advance.
Some engravings and carvings are old enough to make you wonder.
The inner part containing the sanctum was built by the Cholas in 9th century. Constructed in the 19th century, across the Kollidam, this dam is about 658 mt long and has been forced into three sections instead of one long stretch because of the shape of the island.