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Emperor Shivaji's visit to Madras in 1677
March 2008

Seen in the picture below is a portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji displayed at the well known Kalikambal temple in the George Town area of Chennai.

Also seen below, is a plaque narrating this  historic incident. Emperor Shivaji's conquest of South India brought him as far as Gingee (Senji) and Vellore.


The Kalikambal temple in North Madras is one of the historic landmarks of the city of Chennai. It is visited by thousands. Originally located near the seashore, it was relocated to its current location in Thambu Chetty Street during the British rule in 1640. Emperor Shivaji is said to have stayed in the nearby Armenian Street during his visit to Chennai.

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