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Please watch this enlightening lecture by Dr. #Nagaswamy titled "Lecture on water management in olden days"

Where Appa talks in great detail about the water management by the great #Kopperunchinga #Kadavan chieftain highlighting his #Tamil and #Sanskrit inscriptions.

"பேணு செந்தமிழ்‌ வாழப்‌ பிறந்த காடவ கோப்பெருஞ்சிங்க"

#கோப்பெருஞ்சிங்கன், #காடவன், #செந்தமிழ், #கல்வெட்டு
This is the #Tamil portion of #Kōpperuñjiṅga #inscription
1 ஸ்வஸ்தி ஸ்ரீ -சகலபுவனச்சக்கரவத்தி காடவன் அவனி ஆளப்பிறந்தான் கொப்பெருஞ்சிங்கன்
2 திரிபுவனமாதெவி எரிகரை பல இடங்களிலும் உடைந்து எரியும் துருந்து மதகுகளும் முறிந்
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Indeed the #rAShTrakUTa king #dantidurga aka #dantivarman II, had #vairamegha or vajramegha as one of his titles.…

Reference to him & this title occurs in the nAlAyira divyaprabandham! tirumangai AZwAr in his tiruvantAdi 2-8-10

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#tirumangai AZwAr

மன்னவன் தொண்டையர் கோன் வணங்கும் நீள் முடி மாலை வயிரமேகன்
தன் வலி தன் புகழ் சூழ்ந்த கச்சி அட்டபுயகரத்து ஆதி தன்னை
கன்னி நன் மா மதிள் மங்கை வேந்தன் காமரு சீர்க் கலிகன்றி குன்றா
இன்னிசையால் சொன்ன செஞ்சொல் மாலை ஏத்த வல்லார்க்கு இடம் வைகுந்தமே
The above verse by #tirumangai AZwAr is on aShTabhujakara viShNu in #kAncipuram

The very 1st line mentions #vairamegha

மன்னவன் தொண்டையர் கோன் வணங்கும் நீள் முடி மாலை வயிரமேகன்

mannavan toṇḍaiyarkōn vaṇaṅgum nīḷmuḍi mālai vayiramēgan…

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1. #Marundeeswarar Temple, #Chennai
Marundu means #medicine ; Eswar is Bhagwan Shiv
Utchavar: Thyagarajar
Consort: TiripuraSundari
Sthal Vriksh: SHAMI TREE/VANNI Tree (#Prosopis #Spicigera)
Sthal Theerth: Pancha Theertha
Agamam: Kameekam
approx: 1500 years old
2. #Temple is dedicated to God Shiva, located in #Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams where the two of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Sages), Appar & Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the Temple with their verses during the 7th-8th century.
3. Temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century. The Temple has two seven tiered Gopuram, a huge pond. The Marundeeswarar Temple has been a place of curative #worship for people with #diseases. The Temple is believed to have partial feature of #Pallava
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#Poonjeri - A Pallava Sea-port near Mamallapuram!

#Mamallapuram, the famous centre of #Pallava art, is also said to have been a sea-port right from the beginning of the Common Era!
#Perumpanarruppadai, one of the #Sangam classics written by the poet 'Katiyalur Uruthiran Kannanar' refers to a place called #Nirpeyar, the city which abounds in sea-borne goods as an active sea-port of 'Tondaiman llanthiraiyan' of #Kanchi!

The place called #Malange mentioned by #Ptolemy, a Greek Geographer of the 2nd Century CE may be #Mamallapuram!

On the basis of the find of #Roman coins of #Theodosius (4th Century CE) at #Mamallapuram had contact with countries beyond the sea, particularly with #Roman Empire!
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