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#HistoryFacts : The devastation caused by Indian naval raids of Srivijaya in 1025, marked the end of Shailendra Empire as the ruling dynasty in Sumatra.
In 1025, Rajendra Chola I, the Chola king from #TamilNadu in South India, launched naval raids on the Image
city-state of Srivijaya in maritime Southeast Asia, Rajendra's overseas expedition against #Srivijaya was a unique event in India's history and its otherwise peaceful relations with the states of Southeast Asia.
To sail from #India to the Indonesian Archipelago,
vessels from India sailed eastward across the Bay of Bengal and called at the ports of Lamuri in Aceh or Kedah in Malay peninsula before entering Strait of Malacca. But the Chola armada sailed directly to the Sumatran west coast. The port of Barus in the west coast of North
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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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