Tamilnadu, Tamil-nadu: 1 definition


Tamilnadu 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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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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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