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Pandya Dynasty | List of Pandya Rulers and their contributions

Name Rulers

Reign (AD)

Contribution (s)

Pudappandiyan

N / A

N / A

Mudukudumi Paruvaludhi

N / A

N / A

Nedunjeliyan I

180

1. He was great Pandya King. His name is also mentioned in Silappadikaram.

2. He was a contemporary of the Chera king Senguttuvan.

Nedunjeliyan II

210

1. He defeated a confederacy of the Cholas and Cheras at Talaiyalanganam near Tiruvarur and conquered most of the Tamil region.

2. His deeds have been described in detail in the Maduraikkanci.

Nan Maran

N / A

N / A

Nedunjeliyan III

N / A

N / A

Maran Valudi

N / A

N / A

Kadalan valuthi

N / A

N / A

Musiri Mutriya Cheliyan

N / A

N / A

Ukkirap Peruvaludi

N / A

N / A

Kadungon

590-620

1. Took the title of 'Pandyadhiraja'.

2. He is known for ending the Kalabhra rule, marking the beginning of a new era in the Tamil speaking region.

Maravarman Avani Culamani

620–640

1. He took the title of Maravarman.

2. A Pandyan inscription praises Avani Sulamani using conventional phrases, claiming that he became the sole owner of the earth and married the goddess of prosperity.

Jayantavarman

640-670

1. He is also known as Seliyan Sendan.

Arikesari Maravarman

670–710

1. He is also known as Arikesari Parankusa.

2. He performed the Hiranyagarbha and Tulabhara rituals.

Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran

710–735

1. He asserted Pandya's superiority over the Cheras and Cholas in the city of Mangalapuram, the modern day Mangalore.

Maravarman Rajasimha I

735–765

1. He was the son and successor of Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran.

Jatila Parantaka

765–815

N / A

Rasasingan II

790–800

N / A

Varagunan I.

800–830

N / A

Srimara Srivallabha

815–862

1. He constructed many tanks, canals and water reservoir (For example- Sri Vallabha Pereri- big lake)

Varagunavarman II

862–880

1. He was the contemporary of the great Saivite saint and author Manikavasagar who wrote the epoch making book Tiruvasagam.

Parantaka Viranarayana

880–900

N / A

Maravarman Rajasimha III

900–920

1. He was the last Pandya king.

2. He opposed the Chola king of Thanjavur at Kodumbalur and plundered the Chera capital at Vanchi in Kongu Nadu.

3. After the successive defeats, he fled to Ceylon but was not get shelter then he went to Kerala, as he himself had descended in part from a Chera king where he spent the rest of his days keeping a low profile.