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Tamil king #RajaRajaCholan is one of the greatest Hindu emperors in history.
His contribution to Hinduism & #Tamil lang is huge.
E.g. 🕉️Temples, #Thirumurai(compiled in his time).

Thiruvalangadu inscription compares his campaign to Sri Lanka wrt Hindu🕉️ God Rama.

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#Tamilking #RajaRajaCholan's real name was Arulmozhi Varman("blessed tongued")

Chola king was known as

"Rajaraja"(King among Kings)

"Shivapada Shekhara"(the one who places his crown at the feet of Shiva🕉️)

"Tirumurai Kanda Cholan"{one who (re)discovered the Thirumurai}

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#RajaRajaCholan built iconic Hindu kovil(temple) Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur. It is one of the largest Hindu🕉️ temples & is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva.

Known as "Peruvudaiyar Kovil," the temple was built from Granite & It became UNESCO World heritage site in 1987.

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A Thread on "Trade Relations between Tamil Nadu and South East Asia as Gleaned from Inscriptions...!"

The Commercial and Cultural contacts between Tamil Nadu and South East Asian Countries seem to have existed even from the beginning of the Christian era!
#Sangam Literatures say that the import & export of articles between these countries had happened in great vigour through the ports located on the Coromandal coast, viz #Kollam, #Eyilpattinam, #Kaviripumpattinam, #Tondi, #Marungurpattinam (#Alagankulam), #Korkai and #Kanyakumari!
The author of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea describes the ports of the Coromandal coast as follows. “Among the market-towns of these countries and harbour where the ships put in from Damirica and from the north, the most important are, in order as they lie, first Camara...1/2
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