Valvil Ori

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Valvil Ori

Valvil Ori was a Kongu Tamil chief who ruled over the Kolli Hills in Mazhanadu, a part of Kongu Nadu region around 200 BC.

He is regarded as one of the greatest archers the country has ever seen.[1] He was one of the Last seven patrons of Tamil or Kadai ezhu vallal.[2] Politically he aligned with the Cholas and fought against the Cheras and Malaiyaman Thirumudi Kari.[3] It is said that he was defeated and killed by Kari of the beautiful spear, the lord of Mullur, who then gave Kolli hills to the Cheras.[4] Kari himself was later killed by the Chola king Killivalavan.[5][6]


  1. ^ "King Valvil Ori ruled over Kolli Hills in 200 AD". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ S. Krishnaswami Aiyangar. Evolution of Hindu Administrative Institutions in South India. Asian Educational Services, 1994 - India, South - 387 pages. p. 16.
  3. ^ Irāmaccantiran̲ Nākacāmi. Roman Karur: a peep into Tamils' past. Brahad Prakashan, 1995 - Antiques & Collectibles - 158 pages. p. 89.
  4. ^ P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar. History of the Tamils from the Earliest Times to 600 A.D. Asian Educational Services, 1929 - History - 635 pages. p. 508.
  5. ^ Vijaya Ramaswamy. Historical Dictionary of the Tamils. Rowman & Littlefield, 25-Aug-2017 - History - 518 pages. p. 215.
  6. ^ Ka. Ta Tirunāvukkaracu. Chieftains of the Sangam Age. International Institute of Tamil Studies, 1994 - Chiefdoms - 100 pages. p. 75.