The epigraphical sources also say that the #Pallava kings had active contacts, cordial as well as inimical with... 1/2
Fortunately a small village called #Poonjeri, seems to answer this question!
So the very name of the village itself indicates that it was a place, where the ships used to enter with loads of gems & big trunked elephants as mentioned by Tirumangai Alwar!
Running throughout on the western side of this has been noticed a set of 3 to 4 deep-cut lines like #Grooves!
In #Poonjeri the purpose of the fortification may be to store the imported and exported cargo during the Pallava’s times!