Avani Sulamani

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Avani Sulamani
Maravarman
Reign c. 620-645 CE
Predecessor Kadungon
Successor Jayantavarman
Dynasty Pandyan
Father Kadungon
Pandyan Kings (100s BC–1345)
Koon Pandiyan
Pudappandiyan
Mudukudumi Paruvaludhi
Nedunjeliyan I
Nedunjeliyan II
Nan Maran
Nedunjeliyan III
Maran Valudi
Kadalan valuthi
Musiri Mutriya Cheliyan
Ukkirap Peruvaludi
Kadungon (590-620)
Maravarman Avani Culamani (620–640)
Jayantavarman (640-670)
Arikesari Maravarman (670–710)
Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran (710–735)
Maravarman Rajasimha I (735–765)
Jatila Parantaka (765–815)
Rasasingan II (790–800)
Varagunan I (800–830)
Srimara Srivallabha (815–862)
Varagunavarman II (862–880)
Parantaka Viranarayana (880–900)
Maravarman Rajasimha III (900–920)
Aditya I
(Chola Empire)
(870-907)

Avani Sulamani (IAST: Avani-śūlāmani; r. c. 620-645 CE) was an Indian king from the Pandyan dynasty. He ruled parts of the present-day Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He bore the title Maravarman, which was also assumed by the later Pandyan rulers.[1] K. A. Nilakanta Sastri dates his reign to c. 620-645 CE; T. V. Sadasiva Pandarathar dates it to c. 600-625 CE.[2]

Avani Sulamani was the son of Kadungon, who revived the Pandyan rule after the Kalabhra interregnum. Not much information is available about either of these kings. A Pandyan inscription praises Avani Sulamani using conventional phrases, claiming that he became the sole owner of the earth and married the goddess of prosperity.[3]

He was succeeded by his son Jayantavarman.[4]

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