Tamilnadu, Tamil-nadu: 1 definition
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India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)
Tamilnadu or “the land of Tamil” is a state in the south–east of India, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. Tamil is the main language of the state. This fertile land has thousands of lofty temples and hence Tamilnadu is also known as the “land of temples.” The Tamils have been great temple builders. It is noted that the ancient five ruling dynasties, such as the Pallavas (AD 325–897), Pandyas (AD 590–920, and AD 1190–1310), Cholas (AD 846–1173), Vijayanagar kings (AD 1335–1600) and the Nayaks of Madurai (AD 1600–1700) ruled Tamilnadu and they have made outstanding contributions to the growth of these monuments that are of great artistic value. It is no exaggeration to say that, during their reign, they were intimately associated with the process of the development of temples, and they built more than thirty thousand temples.
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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Search found 13 books and stories containing Tamilnadu, Tamil-nadu; (plurals include: Tamilnadus, nadus). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruttani < [Chapter X - Historical Survey]
Temples in Emapperur < [Chapter X - Historical Survey]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 2 - A List of Different Sacred Places of Śiva on the Earth < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya < [Book 3 - Brāhma-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 52 - The Glory of Setu < [Section 1 - Setu-māhātmya]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Solapuram < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Srirangam < [Chapter XVIII - Chola-Hoysala Phase]
Temples in Atti < [Chapter X - Temples of Rajadhjraja II’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Nagerkoyil < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Appendix on Rajarajesvaram: Later History < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]
Siddhanta Sangraha of Sri Sailacharya (by E. Sowmya Narayanan)