Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan

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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.[1] He is also the major for the Sri Lankan front foot troops of Raja raja l. Territory under his authority was known as Vallavaraiyanadu.[2] Vandiyathevan is idealized in Kalki Krishnamurthy's (Kalki) famous novel Ponniyin Selvan.

Origins[edit]

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).

Evidences[edit]

His name is referred in Thanjavur Big Temple inscription in which he is referred to as the husband of Kundavai Nachiyar.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ K. A. Nilakanta Sastri (2000) [1935]. The CōĻas. Madras: University of Madras. p. 186.
  2. ^ K. A. Nilakanta Sastri (2000) [1935]. The CōĻas. Madras: University of Madras. p. 226.
  3. ^ South Indian Inscriptions (Inscriptions of The Great Chola Temple at Tanjore) -Vol-II

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