Vel Kelu Kuttuvan

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Vel Kelu Kuttuvan
Chera Ruler
Predecessor Nedum Cheralathan
House Chera
Father Nedum Cheralathan
Mother Nalchonai
List of Chera kings
Early Cheras
Uthiyan Cheralathan  ·   Nedum Cheralathan  ·   Selva Kadumko Valiathan   ·   Senguttuvan Chera  · Illam Cheral Irumporai  ·   Mantaran Cheral
Interregnum (c.300–800)
Later Cheras
Kulashekhara Varma 800-820
Rajashekhara Varma 820-844
Sthanu Ravi Varma 844-885
Rama Varma Kulashekhara 885-917
Goda Ravi Varma 917-944
Indu Kotha Varma 944-962
Bhaskara Ravi Varma I 962-1019
Bhaskara Ravi Varma II 1019-1021
Vira Kerala 1021-1028
Rajasimha 1028-1043
Bhaskara Ravi Varma III 1043–1082
Ravi Rama Varma 1082-1090
Rama Varma Kulashekhara 1090-1102
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Vel Kelu Kuttuvan, more frequently referred to as Kadal Pirakottiya Senguttuvan Chera (Tamilசேரன் செங்குட்டுவன், Chēran Chenkūttūvan ? ), was the ruler of the Chera Kingdom in the Sangam Period.

Biography[edit]

Senguttuvan ascended the Chera throne after the death of his father Nedunjeral Adan. He won a war against the Mokur chieftain. The Stlappadikaram tells us that he attacked Viyalur in the land of Nannan and took the Kodukur fortress in Kongu country.[1] He successfully intervened in a civil war in the Chola Kingdom and established his relative Killi on the Chola throne. The land and naval expeditions against the Kadamba-"Yavana" allied forces were also successful.[citation needed] He is also said to have defeated the Kongu people. Under his reign, the Chera kingdom extended from Kollimalai in the east to Tondi and Mantai in the western coast.[citation needed]

Vel Kelu Kuttuvan is famous for the legends surrounding Kannagi, the heroine of the legendary Tamil epic Silapathikaram. According to the legends, Ilango Adigal, the Jain author of Silapathikaram was his younger brother. Vel Kelu Kuttuvan was born to Nedum Cheralathan and Nalchonai- the daughter of a Chola king Manikilli.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Singh 2008, p. 385.
  2. ^ A Survey of Kerala History by A Sreedhara Menon

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