ABOUT DINDIGUL CITY
Dindigul city is also known as Lock City. Dindigul is a city and district headquatres in south indian state Tamil Nadu. Dindigul has a number of historical moments. The Rock Fort being the prominent.
Industries in Dindigul include manufacturing Lock, Iron Safe, Leather, Textile Spinning, agricultural trading & Machinery, providing a major employment in the city.
The district at large has two industrial estates with one of them located in the city for many lock manufacturing units.
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ABOUT DINDIGUL LOCKS
Dindigul is also known as "LOCK CITY". The lock manufacturing units provide jobs and livelyhood to many families spread all over the district. Headmade Dindigul Locks has reputed brand image and hence it has a huge demand in local and international markets.
The Lock manufacturing industry in Dindigul is more than 500 years old and spread over places in the district. They can guarantee aspects like quality, full safety & key facilities, most importantly they are attractive and unique in design.
The popular kinds of locks that are manufactured in dindigul are Mango lock, Door Lock, Trick Lock, Bell Lock, Drawer Lock, Shutter Lock & Book Shutter Lock. Dindigul Locks are specifically purchased for Temples. Goverment institution and business places because of its fool proof Safety.
Dindigul lock manufactures claim that the precision lever mechanism in their locks is manualy assembled with unique key code and shackles are meticilous in design that gives greater resistance to anyone who tries to break in. Though there are plenty of locks available in the indian market, yet people give first preference for reputed Traditional Dindigul Locks.
History of Locks
The earliest known locking mechanisms were discovered by archaeologists in the mid-19th century at the Palace of Khorsabad in modern day Iraq. The rudimentary key and lock system dates back to 4000 B.C., when the area would have been the Mesopotamian kingdom of Assyria. The wooden design is remarkably similar to modern-day locks—or at least the underlying principle is the same.
The simple key-and-pin principle has persevered over the century. It spread from Egypt to Greece and eventually to the Roman Empire, where it was further adapted to smaller locks that could secure chests and drawers. Apparently, affluent Romans would wear their keys like rings so that other patricians would know that they were rich enough to own things that needed protection.
Dindigul ROCK FORTThe Dindigul Fort or Dindigul Malai Kottai is a 17th-century hill fort, built by Madurai Nayak situated in the town of Dindigul in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
Dindigul has a number of historical monuments, the Rock Fort being the most prominent.
Dindigul is believed to be an ancient settlement; it has been ruled at different times by the Early Pandyan Kingdom, the Medieval Cholas, Pallava dynasty, the later Pandyas, the Madurai Sultanate, the Dindigul Sultanates, the Vijayanagara Empire, the Madurai Nayak Dynasty, Chanda Sahib, the Carnatic kingdom and the British.
The fort was built by the Madurai Nayak king Muthu Krishnappa Nayak in 1605. In the 18th century the fort passed on to Kingdom of Mysore (Mysore Wodeyars).
During the reign of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan the fort was of strategic importance. In 1799 it went to the control of the British East India Company during the Polygar Wars.
There is an abandoned temple on its peak apart from few cannons sealed with balls inside. In modern times, the fort is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and is open to tourists.