Nedunjeliyan I

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Nedunjeliyan I
Pandyan Ruler
Reignc. 270 BCE
PredecessorUnknown
SuccessorPudappandiyan
SpouseKopperundevi
IssuePudappandiyan
Names
Aariyap Padai Kadantha Nedunj Cheliyan
HousePandyan
ReligionSaivism[citation needed]

Nedunjcheliyan I (r.  c. 270 BCE) (Tamil: நெடுஞ்செழியன்) was a Pandya king.He was also known as Arya Padai kadantha Nedunjezhiya Pandiyan[1]

Archaeological evidence[edit]

His name is present in the Mangulam inscriptions of 3rd century BCE. The inscriptions mentions that workers of Nedunchezhiyan I, a Pandyan king of Sangam period, (c. 270 BCE) made stone beds for Jain monks.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Nedunjeliyan I was also the Pandya king of the epic Silappatikaram authored by the Sangam poet Ilango Adigal who later died of a broken heart along with his queen consort Kopperundevi.[3][4]

He is portrayed by O. A. K. Thevar in the film Poompuhar (1964).

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kavitha, S. S. (19 September 2012). "About a secular past". The Hindu.
  2. ^ Umamaheshwari, R. (25 January 2018). Reading History with the Tamil Jainas: A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation. Springer. ISBN 978-81-322-3756-3.
  3. ^ Umamaheshwari, R. (25 January 2018). Reading History with the Tamil Jainas: A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation. Springer. ISBN 978-81-322-3756-3.
  4. ^ Mahadevan, Iravatham (2003). Early Tamil Epigraphy from the Earliest Times to the Sixth Century A.D. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01227-1.

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