On 16 March 2014 a study tour of the 4th batch of Tamil Epigraphy students was arranged by Reach Foundation. Though I was not a part of the batch, I participated in the tour, as any site visit with our guru Shri.S.Ramachandran is very educative. The plan was to visit Thirunathankundru, Neganur, Thondur all having Tamil Brahmi inscriptions.
Our first visit was to Thirunathankunru in Sirukadambur which is about 2 kms from Senji (Gingee) on way to Singavaram the famous cave temple. There are two inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi script. They are on a rock where two jain monks observed fasting until death. Unfortunately I didn’t take notes properly to provide the contents of the inscription. There is as sculpture on a huge rock with 24 Thirthankaras. There is separate image of Adinatha. Another image (may be Mahavira) is broken (looks like vandalism).