Kayalpatnam is an ancient historical city of India. It lies in the southeast part of Indian peninsula, on the shore off the Bay of Bengal. It is a Muslim dominant town situated in Thoottukudi district (formerly it was in Tirunelveli district). It is situated about 400 miles from Madras andRead More →

Past excavations T.S SUBRAMANIAN ADICHANALLUR has a history of excavation. The urn-burial site was brought to light when a German, Dr. Jagor, conducted a haphazard excavation at the place in 1876. An Englishman called Alexander Rea, who was the Superintending Archaeologist, excavated the urn-burial site between 1889 and 1905. ARead More →

History Rajendra Chola-I (1012-1044 A.D) son of the Great Rajaraja-I, established this temple after his great victorious march to river Ganges on Northern India. He was originally called Madurantakan. He assumed the title of Rajendra during his coronation and continued to rule along with his father Rajaraja-I for a while.Read More →

The worship of Linga as Śiva according to most scholars, especially from the west arises from the worship of phallus. There are many ancient sculptures that represent this form, as in the case of Gudinallam linga, and literary references, that justify this assumption. This view cannot be held wrong. ButRead More →

Radiocarbon dating is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring isotope carbon-14 (14C) to determine the age of carbonaceous materials up to about 60,000 years.[1] Raw, i.e. uncalibrated, radiocarbon ages are usually reported in radiocarbon years “Before Present” (BP), “Present” being defined as AD 1950. Such raw agesRead More →

The Cholas of Tanjavur Cholas is an ancient dynasty of southern India having roots in Indian mythology. It was in 850 AD, Vijayalaya Chola, a feudatory of Pallava captured Tanjore (or Tanjavur) and brought Chola dynasty to prominence once again. His son Aditya Chola (871-907 AD) squarly defeated Pandyas andRead More →

The Sun Temple Place : Konark, Orissa Situated 36 kilometers from Puri and 64km from Bhubaneswar in the State of Orissa, Konark Temple also known as the Black Pagoda from its dark colour seen from a distance. The Sun temple, also known as ‘Konark Temple’ and ‘Black Pagoda’ is consideredRead More →

VELANCHERI PLATES OF PARANTAKA CHOLA I The plates Parantaka’s charter, consists of five plates fastened to a ring and seal. The plates measure 22 cm. in length, 6.5 c.m. in breadth and 3 m.m. in thickness. The charter is engraved on both the sides of all the copper plates. TheRead More →

Reconstruction of the ancient Port, Korkai in Tuttukkudi District of Tamil Nadu Chronologically, Korkai is the oldest port site of Tamil country possibly since the beginning of the first millennium BC. However, its emergence as a significant emporium may have been only around the fourth and fifth century BC. KorkaiRead More →

FIRST NAME+-SURNAME ACCREDITED NAME : YEAR OF ACCESSION TO THRONE: CHANGE OF CAPITAL TO: [E]kaai cina vazhuthi 9800 B.C.E.-THENMARUTHAM nedumeen thizhigan vael’meen kaavan ………. kadungoan 5400 B.C.E.-KU’ADAM (ALAIVAAI) ilanthirai vazhuthi 5370 B.C.E. ……….. vaandroarchezhiyan 3100 B.C.E.-KOR’KAI mukkaavan vazhuthi 3020 B.C.E. ……….. [E]alaivaai agazhch chezhiyan 2845 B.C.E. -old remaining land ofRead More →