Vanchi Muthur

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Vanchi (Malayalam: വഞ്ചി, translit. Vañci) or Vanchi Muthur was the capital city of Chera dynasty, who ruled Kerala and Kongu Nadu. Karur is referred to Vanchi and later when the capital was changed to Kodungallur the city was renamed as Vanchi.[1][2] It is also referred to as Karuvur in the Sangam literature. The location of the historical city Vanchi is generally considered at Mahodayapuram (also called Thiruvanchikulam) near the ancient port city of Muziris (Kodungallur) in Kerala.[3][4][2]


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  2. ^ a b Journal of Kerala Studies. University of Kerala. 1985. p. 54. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ A. Sreedhara Menon (1987). Political History of Modern Kerala. D C Books. p. 22. ISBN 978-81-264-2156-5. Retrieved 5 October 2012.