Vilakkuthoon Famous Jigarthanda 

Those who thronged South Masi Street for Deepavali shopping would have noticed metal sheets covering the iconic Vilakkuthoon (lamppost) and the nearby statue of former Chief Minister Kamaraj. The Vilakkuthoon, one of the oldest lampposts which illuminated the town in the British era, is getting a facelift under the Central government’s Smart Cities Mission.The lamppost was erected in the 1840s in memory of the then Collector Blackburne who expanded the town. Madurai Corporation is laying a Heritage Walkway under the Smart Cities Mission programme by connecting 12 historic places through a charted route, and Vilakkuthoon is one among them.Vilakkuthoon Near by bhai kadai Jigarthanda




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