Vandavasi Fort

 

Overview

The Battle of Wandiwash was a decisive battle in India during the Seven Years' War. The Count de Lally's army, burdened by a lack of naval support and funds, attempted to regain the fort at Vandavasi, now in Tamil Nadu. He was attacked by Sir Eyre Coote's forces and decisively defeated. The French general Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau and the French were then restricted to Pondichéry, where they surrendered on 16 January 1761. Wandiwash is the Anglicised pronunciation of Vandavasi.
 
This was the Third Carnatic War fought between the French and the British. After making substantial gains in Bengal and Hyderabad, the British, after collecting huge amount of revenue, were fully equipped to face the French in Wandiwash. Thus, they defeated the French comprehensively in this Battle.
 
According to the 19th century book ("Annals of the wars of the eighteenth century") by Author Eduard Cust, the French Army consisted of 300 European Cavalry, 2,250 European infantry, 1,300 sepoys (soldiers), 3,000 Mahrattas and 16 pieces of artillery while the English deployed about 80 European Horses, 250 Native horses, 1,900 European Infantry, 2,100 sepoys and 26 pieces of artillery.[2] The Battle of Wandiwash involved capture of Chetpattu (Chengalpattu), Tirunomalai (Thiruvannaamalai), Tindivanam and Perumukkal.
 
This land battle between two European powers is among the first one to have taken place so far from Europe.
 
Battle of Wandiwash
 
Date 22 January 1760
 
Location Vandavasi, Tamil Nadu, India
 
Result Decisive British victory
 
 
Belligerents  
British East India Company French East India Company
   
Commanders and leaders  
Sir Eyre Coote Count de Lally
   
Strength  
80 European Horses, 250 Native horses, 1,900 European Infantry, 2,100 Sepoys and 26 pieces of Artillery 300 European Cavalry, 2,250 European Infantry, 1,300 Sepoys, 3,000 Mahrattas and 16 pieces of 

 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Tiruvannamalai
Location
Vandavasi
Address
Vandavasi, amil Nadu - 604408
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Nearest Bus Terminal
vandavasi
Nearest Railway Station
Tiruvannamalai (TNM)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
IN
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM
Open Year
1760
Height
74 m (243 ft)

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  • The Battle of Wandiwash was a decisive battle in India during the Seven Years' War. The Count de Lally's army, burdened by a lack of naval support and funds, attempted to regain the fort at Vandavasi, now in Tamil Nadu. He was attacked by Sir Eyre Coote's forces and decisively defeated. The French general Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau and the French were then restricted to Pondichéry, where they surrendered on 16 January 1761. Wandiwash is the Ang

  • The hill is called Sampathgiri. The main deity is the Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy facing south toward Thiruvannamalai along with Kanagavalli Thayar. Sage Pulathia Brahma worshipped here. Achutha Thasar, Sri Gnanananda Vittoba".  Will be supplemented the Complete Works and meditated in a cave. 2 Water Jets (sunais) are present. Anjaneyar There is a shrine of the base of the hill, and there are 840 steps to climb.


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