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Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan was a feudatory of the Chola kings from the Mavali clan .He was one among the famous Vana chieftains of the Chola emperors Raja Raja Chola I and Rajendra Chola I and also the husband of Raja Raja-I's elder sister Kunthavai Pirattiyar. He is also the major for the Sri Lankan front foot troops of Raja raja l. Territory under his authority was known as Vallavaraiyanadu. Vandiyathevan is idealized in Kalki Krishnamurthy's (Kalki) famous novel Ponniyin Selvan.
He was believed to be from the Mavali Clan who are called as Vanar, banas, vanthiryar and vonkovarayar Kalki Krishnamurthy strongly believed his clan is Vaanar Kulam (Bana Kingdom / Magadai Mandalam).
- Ponniyin Selvan
- Gokul Seshadri's Ponniyinselvan Facts and Fiction
- Sadasiva Pandarathar's Pirkala Chozar Varalaaru (Annamalai University Publication)
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