Vanchi Muthur

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Vanchi (Malayalam: വഞ്ചി, romanizedVañci) was a headquarters of Chera dynasty, who ruled parts of Kerala and central Tamil Nadu (the Kongu country) in the early historic south India. The exact location of Vanchi is matter of a debate among historians. It is speculated that the location is identical with medieval Vanchi-Karur (modern Karur).[1][2][3]

The following medieval Chera capitals were also known as "Vanchi".

  • Karuvur - Karur (capital of the Kongu Cheras)
  • Kodungallur[4][3] - Mahodayapuram - Thiruvanchikkulam[5] (capital of the Kulasekharas/Kodungallur Cheras)


  1. ^ Narayanan, M. G. S. Perumāḷs of Kerala: Brahmin Oligarchy and Ritual Monarchy: Political and Social Conditions of Kerala Under the Cēra Perumāḷs of Makōtai (c. AD 800 - AD 1124). Thrissur (Kerala): CosmoBooks, 2013. 18.
  2. ^ A. Sreedhara Menon (1987). Political History of Modern Kerala. D C Books. p. 22. ISBN 978-81-264-2156-5. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b Journal of Kerala Studies. University of Kerala. 1985. p. 54. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  4. ^ S. S. Shashi (1996). Encyclopaedia Indica: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. Anmol Publications. p. 298. ISBN 978-81-7041-859-7. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  5. ^ Miguel Serrano (1 January 1974). The Serpent of Paradise: The Story of an Indian Pilgrimage. Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-7100-7784-4. Retrieved 6 October 2012.