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Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): Volume 3, Issue 1, Year 2021
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Maravarman Kulasekara Pandyan Inscription of Religious Obedience

Kavitharani A
Department of Tamil, President college, Chepauk Chennai-600005, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2021-01-30

Keywords

  • Maravarma Kulasekara Pandian,
  • Pandya kings,
  • Pandya Nadu,
  • Worship,
  • Religious Obedience

How to Cite

A, K. (2021). Maravarman Kulasekara Pandyan Inscription of Religious Obedience. International Research Journal of Tamil, 3(1), 265-272. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt21130

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Abstract

We come to know that this inscription was given in the 8th reign of the Sonadu Kondaruliya Maravarman Sundara Pandya Devan, with the great participation of his brother, Maravarma Kulasekara Pandian, who was worthy of the title Konerinmai Kondan. According to the Venetian traveler Marco Polo who set foot upon Pandya Nadu during the rule of Maravarma Kulasekara Pandyan, this place was famous for pearl harvesting and was also the vital seaport of the Pandya Nadu. The inscription depicts the succeeding Pandyas having friendly and business relations with the Sonagars to make the trade be carried on wonderfully with no issues. From the inscription, we come to know that Aiyan Malavarayan was the cause of the construction and deity worship related ceremonies that takes place in Sonakarpalli. It is also mentioned that the rulers remembered the royal attributes as dignified and not just ministers and subject to authority, which shows us the respectful traits of the Pandya kings. The people giving importance to the worship done by the Sornars (Muslim traders) as they worshipped their lord is quite well known by the inscription.

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