Burrial urns in Palani

In the middle of this year some urns dating to about 800 BC were found in Adichanallur near Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. Now some burrial urns from the period 3 BC to 3 AD have been found in Palani in Tamil Nadu.

The mouth of the urns was facing east. When contacted, A. Periasamy, curator, government museum at Palani said such urns, belonging to 3 B.C. and 3 AD, were widely used in Dindigul, Madurai, Thirunelveli and Coimbatore districts. Villagers described the vessel as `Pandu’ kuzhi.

“We excavated a large-size burial urn at Othaiyur in Dindigul taluk and displayed it in the museum”. Sometimes, urn would contain small pots, precious stones, coins and small knives. He would excavate the area after obtaining clearance from the district administration. [Two burial urns unearthed near Palani]

The site also has a picture of the urn