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The Pandyas - History – Mocomi.com

One of the three ancient kingdoms in the south of India was the Pandyan Kingdom who ruled over Tamil Nadu until the end of the fifteenth century.

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The Pandyas - History – Mocomi.com

  1. 1. UN F FOR ME! History for kids mocomi.com/learn/history/ Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. One of the three ancients kingdoms in the south of India was the Pandyan Kingdom who ruled over Tamil Nadu until the end of the fifteenth century. Korkai, a seaport on the southernmost tip of India was initially their capital, but then later the capital was moved to Madurai. UN F FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. The Pandyan Empire was established by the Emperor Ka-dungon defeating the clan of Kalabhras. UN F FOR ME! in the sixth century. He ascended the throne after Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. The Pandyas grew in strength and expanded their king-dom. Tamil Nadu was divided between the Pallavas and the Pandyas. The river Kaveri acted as a boundary between the two kingdoms. The Pandyas controlled the districts which are known as Madurai and Tirunalveli today as well as parts of Southern Kerala. UN F FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. A The Pandyas were best known for their extensive trade network which spread as far as Rome and Greece. They excelled in trading though the seas from Dhanushkodi, the sea shore of Ramanathapuram, and Poompuhar, a city which was used to trade with China, Malaysia, Maldives and other. The Pandyas controlled the pearl fisheries along the South Indian coast between Sri Lanka and India, producing some of the finest pearls known. UN F FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. The Pandyan Kingdom was a powerful kingdom, but were often subdued during clashes with the Pallavas and the Cholas. This happened because as their kingdom expanded, their neighbors, feeling threatened by them, attacked. UN F FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. The Pandyas were soon overshadowed by the Cholas during the rule of Parantaka Chola II. His son, Aditya Kari-kala and his army went to war with Vira Pandya, defeating him in battle. Sinhalese forces (Sri Lankan) came to the Pandyas' rescue, but even with their help, were defeated. The Pandyan Kings were driven out of their strongholds, and sent to Sri Lanka, where they sought refuge. This was the beginning of a long period in exile for the Pandyas. UN F FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. For more Educational articles and video for kids, visit: mocomi.com/learn/ In the thirteenth century, the Cholas had become very weak and were fast losing control of their lands. A number of Pandyan kings helped in the revival of the Pandyas, but it was Mahavarman Kulasekara who led this revival. But after his death, his two sons, Sundara Pandya and Vira Pandya fought against each other for the throne. A gen-eral of the Delhi Sultanate took advantage of this chaos and raided the kingdom, which brought an abrupt end to Pandyan rule. UN F FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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One of the three ancient kingdoms in the south of India was the Pandyan Kingdom who ruled over Tamil Nadu until the end of the fifteenth century. Read about The Pandyas kingdoms, visit: http://mocomi.com/pandya-dynasty/

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