Rock Paintings- Kilvalai


A small rock called Rattapparai is in Kilvalai, a hamlet. The paintings at Kilvalai can be divided into four groups. First group consisting of three persons with a man on a horse, another pulling that horse with a rope tied on the neck of the horse while the third man is shown with stretched hands as if he welcomes the others. The fourth group was a painting of six men standing and few others with outstretched hands. The painting is an indication of some ritualistic significance, especially the horned headgear of the men and their faces resembles bird’s beak, which bear a very close similarity to some of the Egyptian paintings of the second millennium BCE.

There are also figures of bow and arrow. The occurrence of designs and depiction of men rowing a boat indicates a link between the Indus Valley and the southern region.