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N. view of Trichinopoly

Watercolour depicting the rock at
Tiruchchirappalli, by Elisha Trapaud (1750-1828) c.1785. Inscribed
on front in pencil: 'North view of Trichinopoly'.The site of
Tiruchchirapalli has been an important Hindu centre since Chola
times due to its topographic position. The town is situated on the
Cauvery River and is dominated by a huge granite rock that rises
steeply above the town. Only a fragment of…