The Ka'l'liyang-kaadu Copper Plates issued by the chieftains of Vanni, recording a grant made by them to the Kayilai-vanniyanaar madam at Chithamparam. The copper plates dating 1722 CE also note the existence of an earlier mutt at Chithamparam built by a King of Jaffna, Pararaja Sekaran. [Image courtesy: Pathmanathan. S., Vanniyar, 1972]