This palace was built during the reign of Kizhavan Sethupathi (1674-1710 CE) the most popular among the Sethupathi Kings. The palace building consists of a Darbar hall and an ostentatious dwelling area. The murals found in this building representing the life pattern of the Sethupathi kings, scenes depicting their battles with the Maratha kings of Thanjavur and their European contacts are quite exquisite.
The Ramalingavilas Palace Museum at Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu is a museum exhibiting objects like glass paintings.
Ramanathapuram is situated at 55 km from Rameswaram, in Ramanathapuram District. The archaeological museum of this department has been functioning in the Ramalingavilasam Palace which belongs to Sethupathy of Ramnad.
In order to preserve the ancient historical objects of the past, the museum has stored objects like glass paintings, photographs, tools, beads and shells, sculptures, arms, plates, oil paintings, wooden sculptures and wooden objects. In addition to these objects, there are also armoury, textiles, paintings, flags, bronze lamps, pottery, copper plates and ivory.
INNER VIEW OF PALACE
RAMALINGA VILASAM DHARBAR
OLD COIN AND KNIFE
RAMALINGA VILAS PALACE