Cheraman Perumal

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For the myths of Cheraman Perumal, see Cheraman Perumal myths.

Cheraman Perumal (Malayalam: ചേരമാൻ പെരുമാൾ; Tamil: சேரமான் பெருமாள்; Arabic: تشيرامان بيروميل‎) is the royal title used by the rulers of the Chera dynasty in southern India. The title has sometimes mistakenly been taken to refer exclusively to some kings of the dynasty, particularly Rama Varma Kulashekhara and Rajashekhara Varman, but Hermann Gundert has observed that the title "Cheraman" is simply the name of the dynasty of Chera.[1]


  1. ^ Menon, T. Madhava (trans.), Kerala Pazhama: Gundert's Antiquity of Kerala.


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