Chingleput: 1 definition


Chingleput means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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1) Chingleput is the ancient name of the present Chengalpattu: located southeast of Kanchipuram in Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. Chengalpattu was formerly a capital of the kings of Vijayanagara (1336–1646 A.D.), after their defeat by the Deccan sultanates at Battle of Talikota in 1565.

2) Chingleput district was a district in the Madras Presidency of British India. It covered the area of the present-day districts of Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur and parts of Chennai city.

Chingleput district was made of eight taluks:

  1. Chingleput or Chengalpattu-taluk (Headquarters: Chingleput),
  2. Conjeevaram or Kanchipuram-taluk (Headquarters: Conjeevaram)
  3. Madurantakam (Headquarters: Madurantakam)
  4. Ponneri-taluk (Headquarters: Ponneri)
  5. Saidapet (Headquarters: Saidapet)
  6. Tiruvallur-taluk (Headquarters: Tiruvallur)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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