Panayakulam is a small village situated in Dharmapuri district. It lies in between Papparapatti and Palakkodu. During excavation at the mound situated about 4 km from Papparapatti on the way to Panayakulam revealed archaeologically important antiquities like potsherds, terracotta figurines, bones, and bricks. Terracotta figurines are assignable to 8thcentury CE.

The excavation p The excavation proves the continuous occupation of the site from 3rdcentury CE to 13 thcentury CE.