The Rajahnate of Cebu

on Thursday, 29 December 2016. Posted in Royals

A Philippine Kingdom of a Tamil Chola Prince

The Rajahnate of Cebu

The Chola, surname of a family who founded an ancient Tamil dynasty in Southeastern India were one of the longest-ruling dynasties in that part of the world. During the period 1010–1200, its territories stretched from the islands of the Maldives in the south to as far north as the banks of the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh. They annexed parts of what is now Sri Lanka and sent an expedition to North India that touched the river Ganges where they defeated the Pala ruler of Pataliputra in Mahipala. Thereafter, they success-fully invaded kingdoms of the Malay Archipelago, then occupied Sumatra and part of the island of Borneo in Indonesia installing members of their own family as rajahs (kings) to rule over the local inhabitants until the dynasty itself went into decline at the beginning of the 13th century with the rise of the Pandyas, who ultimately caused their downfall. 

Harappa-like site unearthed in Tamil Nadu; ASI finds around 3,000 ancient artefacts in village

on Wednesday, 06 July 2016. Posted in Inscriptions

According to ASI officials, the drainage system is similar to what was found in Harappan civilisation site.

Harappa-like site unearthed in Tamil Nadu; ASI finds around 3,000 ancient artefacts in village

A signet made of clay with ornamental design was among the about 3,000 ancient artefacts found at the Keezhadi Pallai Sandhaipudur village in this district during an excavation conducted by the team of experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Ancient royal ring found in Karur riverbed

on Sunday, 28 June 2015. Posted in Royals

Ancient royal ring found in Karur riverbed

 A silver ring with an inscription in the ancient Tamil Brahmi script has been found reportedly from the Amaravathi riverbed at Karur in Tamil Nadu. The highly stylised script depicts the punctuated Pandya fish emblem.

Mysteries of Tanjore big temple

on Friday, 27 March 2015. Posted in Royals

 

Tanjore Big temple Side ViewTanjore is an excellent place with good water facilities and fully covered with beautiful palm forests. It is a smooth and green place where the great Raja Raja Chola ruled. There are many mysteries present in the Tanjore big temple. The whole construction procedure of theTanjore big temple is that of a great mystery to the archeologists. The great legends who made research on the Tanjore big temple couldn't find out what is the actual fact behind the construction of the Tanjore big temple. Some of the edible mysteries of the Tanjore big temple are

 

 

India Post released Commemorative Postage Stamp on Indian Ocean and Rajendra Chola I

on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. Posted in Royals

India Post released Commemorative Postage Stamp on Indian Ocean and Rajendra Chola I

The three days International Conference titled “India & the Indian Ocean: Renewing the Maritime Trade & Civilisational Linkages”, was inaugurated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs along with Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the chief patron of the conference and Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas on 20th March 2015 at Bhubaneshwar.

Tamil Brahmi inscription found in Tissamaharama - Sri Lanka

on Sunday, 22 March 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

Tamil Brahmi inscription found in Tissamaharama - Sri Lanka

An early historic inscription in Tamil language and in Tamil Brahmi script, dateable to c.200 BCE, has been found in the archaeological excavations by a German team at Tissamaharama in the south of the island of Sri Lanka.

 

The inscription deciphered by I. Mahadevan as ‘Thira’li Mu’ri,’ which means ‘written agreement of the assembly,’ was incised on an early historic Black and Red Ware pottery.

Sethupathi: The dynasty of Ramnad, Guardians of Rama Sethu for Centuries

on Sunday, 22 March 2015. Posted in Royals

Sethupathi: The dynasty of Ramnad, Guardians of Rama Sethu for Centuries

Dhananjaya Bhat in Deccan Herald goes back into history to take a look at 'Sethupatis', the royal family who guarded the Rama Sethu.

Today when the description of Rama and creation of the Rama Sethu as a myth is creating a furore, it is interesting to note that for thousands of years, there was a royal family in South India with its headquarters at Ramanathapuram near Rameshwaram, known as the Sethupati Rajas or the guardians of the Sethu. Like the Maharajas of Kashi in North India, the specific task of these kings was to guard the sanctity of Rameshwaram temple and protect the Sethu – now so much under the limelight.

The Story of the tamil bell

on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

The Story of the tamil bell
 

Rajendra Chola's Sword: Chura Si-Manjakini

on Sunday, 15 March 2015. Posted in Royals

Rajendra Chola's Sword: Chura Si-Manjakini

The Chura Si-Manjakini is a sword that forms part of the Perak regalia. It is also known as Curik Man-Dakini, and was said to have been the sword of Raja Suran (likely to be Rajendra Chola Dewa I) that was described in Sejarah Melayu. 

Kattari - The Tamil Weapon

on Thursday, 26 February 2015. Posted in Martial Arts

Kattari - The Tamil Weapon

The kattari or suwaiya (Tamil: kattari, Devanagari: katara, Panjabi: kataar) is a type of push dagger from India. It is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip, which results in the blade of the sword sitting above the user’s knuckles.

Richest Tamilian in the World

on Monday, 23 February 2015. Posted in Personalities

Richest Tamilian in the World

Real Time Net Worth: $9.8 Billion

Age:76

Source Of Wealth: telecom, Self Made    

Residence: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Citizenship: Malaysia

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

Education: Master of Business Administration, Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Melbourne University

Kuttu Varisai - The Empty Hand Combat

on Sunday, 22 February 2015. Posted in Martial Arts

Kuttu Varisai - The Empty Hand Combat

Kuttu Varisai (Empty Hand Combat) (Tamil: குத்துவரிசை) is an Indian martial art practiced in Tamil Nadu, South India and in Northeastern Sri Lanka. It is a form of hand to hand combat similar to Kung Fu and Karate. This Tamil martial art was first documented in the Tamil Sangam literature (c. 2nd-1st centuries BC).

1000-yr-old Tamil inscription found in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

on Friday, 20 February 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

1000-yr-old Tamil inscription found in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

A 1000 year old stone slab containing a Tamil inscription, clearly in the alphabet of the Chola times, was found in Trincomalee while digging for cricket stadium construction work recently.

S.J.V.Chelvanayagam Q.C.

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Personalities

Thanthai Chelva

S.J.V.Chelvanayagam Q.C.

He died like Moses himself without reaching the promised land but the vision he saw, he leaves behind as the heritage and challenge to his people." - Rt.Rev D.J. Ambalavanar at the funeral of Thanthai Chelva, April 1977

Srinivasa Ramanujan

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Personalities

Fellow of the Royal Society

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of India's greatest mathematical geniuses. He made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.

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