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In search of imprints of Buddhism : Pillaipalayam, Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu

During our field study on 25 August 2019 we found a Buddha at Pillaipalayam in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu. Alongwith Dr M.Selvapandian and Mr Ravikumar the field work was carried out. We planned to meet at the Cross road near Gangaikondacholalpuram. I arrived earlier and as there was some delay in their arrival    due to non availability of the bus , I asked Mr Selvapandian if there were any interesting place nearby. He informed me about the sculptures found in Sengalmedu which was at a distance of 1.5 km from there. By walk I reached the place and saw the beautiful sculptures there. Then I returned. By now they also joined with me. After a brief discussion at Cross road we started searching  about the place where the Buddha was said to have been found. We were informed that from there at a distance of 3 km there was a place called Pillaipalayam (from Gangaikondacholapuram, 5 km). Some told the place name was Pillapalayam. We took an auto and started our field study. On ou