Thanjavur History

    Thanjavur derives its name from Tanjan-an asura (giant), who according to local legend devastated the neighbourhood and was killed by Sri Anandavalli Amman and Vishnu. Sri  Neelamegapperumal Tanjan's last request that the city might be named after him was granted. 

    Thanjavur was the ancient capital of the Chola  Kings whose origins, (like those of the Pallavas, Pandyas and Cheras with  whom they shared the tips of the Indian Peninsula), go back to the beginning of the Christian era. Power struggles between these groups were a constant feature of their early history, with one or other gaining the ascendancy at various times. The Cholas' turn for empire building came between 850 to 1270 AD and, at the height of their power, they controlled most of the Indian  peninsula south of a line drawn between Mumbai and Puri, including parts of Sri Lanka and, for a while,the Sri vijaya Kingdom of the Malaya Peninsula and Sumatra. Probably the greatest Chola Emperors were Raja Rajah,  who was responsible for building the Brahadeeshwara Temple, and his son Rajendra I (1014-44), whose navy competed with the Arabs for control of the Indian Ocean trade routes and who was responsible for bringing Sri Vijaya under the Chola control.

History Cholan

    Thanjavur wasn't the only place to receive Chola Patronage. Within easy reach of Thanjavur are numerous enormous Chola Temples- mainly Thiruvaiyaru, Dharasuram near Kumbakonam and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. The Cholas also had a hand in building the enormous temple complex at Sri Rangam near Tiruchirapalli- Probably India's largest.

     Thanjavur is also famous for its distinctive art style, which is usually a combination of raised and painted surfaces. Krishna is the most popular of the Gods depicted. It is also known for weaving silk sarees. 

     Thanjavur, a small town in South India, had been the capital city for the later Cholas who ruled from 846 A.D to 1225 A.D.

    It has been renowned for its Archaeological importance, particularly because of the Big Temple and other remnants from the later Cholan period.  However, the palace relics from the great King Raja Raja Cholan have never been found. This perhaps has been due to lack of funds for the excavation, growing population, town developments, constructional and political intrusion (hardly surprising). Great palaces and magnificent buildings from the grand

Maravarman Sundara Pandian
    Chola kingdom were demolished during the 14th century by Maravarman Sundara Pandian, to avenge the long induced suppression of Pandya kingdom by the mighty Cholas for over three centuries also fuelled by the chola’s atrocities over previous battle in 1205 whenJatavarman Sundara pandian elder brother of Sundara Cholan was defeated by Kulothunga chola and the pandian coronation hall in Madurai was burned to ashes. It is mentioned in historical texts Sundara Pandyan’s victories over Cholas are described in the Thirukkolur(Tirunelveli district) inscriptions. Following the defeat of Cholas and extermination of the buildings belonging to Cholas, the then powerful king Maravarman Sundera Pandian ordered to plough the Chola’s capital city with donkeys and planted cactuses all over the kingdom.  The cactuses remained for generations, forever marking the wrath of Sundera Pandian, despite the exceptional developments and formidable ruling by the Nayakkar Kingdom in the 17th Century.  As a result of the cactuses, places around Thanjavur were widely known as “Kallikaadu”. Fortunately, all of the kingdoms of Cheras, Pandyas and Cholas where adherent to Tamil literature and were predominantly devotees of Shiva. This prevented them, with insistence from great Tamil poets, from annihilating any Temples and Tamil literature scripts.

    Chola, Chera and Pandya kings were ruling Tamizhagam even before Mahabharat period. Chola kingdom was leading and patronizing literature, art, science and religion than the other two kingdoms. The capital city of Chola was always changing. Thiruvarur was the capital during Manuneethi Cholan. Uraiyur, Pazhaiyarai, Thanjavur and Gangaikonda Cholapuram used to be the capitals of Chola Kingdom. It has been believed from the Epics that many Chola kings were ruling from Thanjavur even before Karikala Cholan. Historians believe that Thanjavur was captured by Vijayalaya Cholan (AD 846-880) from Perumpidugu Muttaraiyan. From then till Rajaraja Cholan, Thanjavur was flourishing. Chola kings were ruling till 13th Century AD with Thanjavur as their capital. Rajendra Cholan, Rajarajan's son moved the Chola capital to Gangaikonda Cholapuram. After that Chola Kingdom started declining and the Pandya Kings captured Thanjavur. An erstwhile viceroy of the Vijayanagar empire assumed independence and founded the dynasty of the Thanjavur Nayaks. Thanjavur remained the capital of the Nayaks for the next one hundred and twenty five years till Vijayaraghava - the last prince of the line - perished in a tragic. His General Alagiri ruled for another fourteen years. claim to the Nayak throne through Sengamaladas, the infant son of Vijayaraghava brought on the scene the Bijapur King and his general. General Venkaji alias Ekoji, was the half brother of Sivaji the Great. He defeated Alagiri and seized the throne in 1676 because of the dissensions in Nayaks. Mahrattas kings ruled Thanjavur as the capital for one hundred and seventy-nine years. The English first interfered in 1749 AD with a view to the restoration of the deposed King, Saiyaji. In 1758 AD French attacked Thanjavur, but were retaken by British in 1773 AD. Thanjavur became a protected state under the East India Company. In 1799 AD Thanjavur became a British principality and its ruler Sarafoji II was given the fort of Thanjavur and an area outside it. Sivaji, his successor died in 1855 AD without an heir and after him Thanjavur passed directly under British. Its acquisition never costs the life of a single soldier, in the same manner as the Mahrattas had taken the country previously from the Nayaks. Of the various rulers of Thanjavur, the Cholas seem to have left the Great temple of Sri Bragatheeswara a striking relic of their genius. The temple stands tall within the small fort, commonly called the Sivaganga Fort, ascribed to the Sevvappa Nayak and the big fort which encircles the city and the palace was built by Vijayaraghava the last. A brief introduction to the Later Cholas or the Thanjavur Cholas. Rajaraja Cholan the Great, occupies the foremost place in the history of the later Cholas. Vijayalaya Cholan(AD 846-871) was the founder of the later Chola dynasty. He conquered the country from a vassal chief of the pallavas, and established Thanjavur as the capital of the dynasty. His son and successor Aditya I conquered the pallavas and the Kongu country; and his son Parantakan I (AD 907-953), under his leadership, the cholas acquired a dominion which foreshadowed the greater empire Rajarajan and Kulotungan. Parantakan I won victories over the Banas, the Gangas, the Pandyas and the King of Ceylon.
    The fact and the extent of his conquest are known from his inscriptions. Towards the end of his reign, or before his death , the Rashtrakutas under Krishnaraja III invaded the Tamil Country, killed the Chola Prince Rajadityan at Takkolam (near Arakonam) in AD 947-948, and seized Tondainadu which they seemed to have ruled for about a quarter of a century, confining the sway of the Cholas to their ancestral dominion comprising the Thanjavur and Trichy districts. 
    The names of the next five kings after Rajaditya are known, but little is on record regarding their life history. They were Gandaraditya, Arinjaya, Parantakan II, Aditya Karikala or Aditya II and Madurantaka. Aditya Karikala II appears to have re-conquered Tondainadu a few years later.On Aditya's death, or on the death of Parantakan II, whichever was the later, the succession was probably disputed. The subject besought, Arunmolivarman (Rajarajan) to become the King, but he did not want the throne as long as his paternal uncle Madurantak Uttama Cholan was fond of the crown. Eventually, Arunmolivarman was appointed heir-apparent. Rajarajan became the king in 985 AD. His reign was the starting point of a period of unexampled prosperity

    Arts and culture flourished in Thanjavur during Cholas rule and was further encouraged by the later Nayakkars and Marathi kings. Carnatic music festivals, Thanjavur art plates, Thanjavur paintings and Thanjavur clay toys.


     Thanjavur being a multi-cultural town consists of people from shaivam, Vaishnavism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islamic communities. The composition of the various religions within this small town stands as its hallmark. The diversity of this township results directly from the ever changing ruling dynasty. The chola rule in Thanjavur the Vijayanagara kingdom was established under Sevappa Nayakkar. There is sub-sect of the Telugu speaking community who still have their roots in Thanjavur. Similarly, the existing Marathi Community of Thanjavur are the descendants from the Marathi pioneers who voyaged with their king.
    There is a street in Karanthatangudi called “Jaina Theru” where people from the Jain community reside and the people of Islam inhabit around a place called “Keelavasal”. The evidential entities, of the congregation of communities in particular area, can be religious centres such as temples and mosques, usually date back to the time of settlement.
    Place called “Palliagraharam” in the out skirts of Thanjavur, is inhabited by people belonging to Vaishnavism and Shaiva communities. The temples for those societies can clearly signify the time of establishment. With such a diverse multicultural background for over 1000 years, the numerous temples, cathedrals and mosques with abundance of architectural exquisiteness projects an air of cultural ambience over the town.

History made

    Rajarajan constructed the Great Bragtheeswarar Temple at Thanjavur, his capital, remembering the pious religious works of his ancestor Parantaka I. The temple is a stupendous monument of the religious instinct of the sovereign. The king was ardent devotee of Lord Siva and was highly tolerant in matters of religion. Everybody received equal favour at his hands.

Thanjavur temple

    107 paragraph long inscription on the walls of the Vimanam records the contributions of Raja Raja Chola and his sister Kundavai to the Thanjavur temple. The temple stands within a fort, whose walls are later additions built in the 16th century. The towering vimanam is about 200 feet in height and is referred to as Dakshina Meru. The octogonal Shikharam rests on a single block of granite weighing 81 tons. It is believed that this block was carried up a specially built ramp built from a site 6 kilometeres away from here. Huge Nandis dot the corners of the Shikharam, and the Kalasam on top by itself is about 3.8 meteres in height. Hundreds of stucco figures bejewel the Vimanam, although it is possible that some of these may have been added on during the Maratha period. The Shivalingam - Peruvudaiyar, Rajarajeswaramudaiyar - is a huge one, set in a two storeyed sanctum, and the walls surrounding the sanctum delight visitors as a storehouse of murals and sculpture.

    The long prakaram surrounds the great temple (500 feet/250 feet), and the walls surrounding the prakaram again go back to Raja Raja Cholan's period. The walls house long pillared corridors, which abound in murals, Shiva Lingams and Nandis. The Periya Nayaki temple within the temple is a later addition from the Pandya period, and so is the Subramanyar Temple sung later by the Saint poet Arunagirinathar.

 848 AD

846 AD - In 846 AD the first imperial chola king Vijayalaya Chola captured Thanjavur territory from a Muttarayar King and established his capital at Thanjavur and built a palace. From the reign of Vijayalaya Chola, Thanjavur continues to be the capital of the subsequent Chola rulers also: ADIDYA. I (871-907 AD) PARANTAKA I (907-950 AD).
Thanjavur, or Tanjapuri, the name used in ancient times, had been chosen by theMutharayar king and later conquered in 846 CE by Vijayalaya Chola. Vijayalaya built a temple for his favorite goddess, Nisumbhasudani, in the city. Although subsequent emperors made Kanchipuram a subsidiary capital, Thanjavur maintained its position as the chief city.In 846 AD the first imperial chola king Vijayalaya Chola captured Most of these conquests were lost to the Cholas in the subsequent reigns but it is . Totally FREE graphics, illustration and vector drawing software from Serif. Design high impact graphics, outstanding vector drawings or illustrations and Cholos Y Cholas Cholo Tattoos Dibujos De Cholos Cholo Drawings Cholo Clothing Cholo 8

 848 AD

848 AD - Making use of the opportunity during a war between Pandyas and Pallavas,Vijayalaya rose out of obscurity and captured Thanjavur in 848 CE. It is not stated in any of the records, how Vijayalaya defeated to capture Thanjavur. During the 8th century Tanjore was ruled by a family of chiefs known as the Mutharaiyars. Historians have suggested that they may have belonged to the Pandya clan.
Making use of the opportunity during a war between Pandyas and Pallavas, Vijayalaya rose out of obscurity and captured Thanjavur in 848 CE It is not stated in any of the records, who Vijayalaya defeated to capture Thanjavur. During the 8th century Tanjore was ruled by a family of chiefs known as the Muttaraiyans. Historians have suggested that they may have belongs to the Pandya clan.
he Pallava and the Pandya rulers were always at war with one another as each wanted to be the strongest king in the region. During one such war in the year 848 AD, Vijayalaya attacked and captured a place named Thanjavur, which probably belonged to the Pandyas. Instead of handing over his conquest to his Pallava master, Vijayalaya crowned himself the king of Thanjavur and established there the famous Chola dynasty.
Thanjavur, or Tanjapuri as it was called in the ancient times was chosen byVijayalaya Chola as the seat of his new kingdom in 848 CE and is an important city highlighting the tradition and heritage of India . Thanjavur maintained its position as the chief city.
Vijayalaya Chola, who was probably a Pallava Vassal, rose out of obscurity during the middle of the 9th century CE Making use of the opportunity during a war between Pandyas and Pallavas, Vijayalaya rose out of obscurity and captured Thanjavur in 848 CE. We do not know whom Vijayalaya defeated to capture Thanjavur. During the 8th century a family of chiefs known as the Muttaraiyans ruled Thanjavur. Historians have suggested that they may have belongs to the Pandya clan. 

 907 AD

907 AD - Meanwhile, the Cholas were gaining ground in Tamil Nadu; they conquered the region of Thanjavur in the ninth century, and Parantaka I, who came to power in 907 AD, capturedMadurai from the Pandyas.

 910 AD

910 AD - Built by Raja Raja Chola in 910 AD, the Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur, seems to have the natural inspiration for the Bhojeshwar temple. Built by Raja Bhoj, the legendary King of Dhar in 1010-53 AD, the outer structure of the Bhojpur Shiv-ling was never completed. The one in Thanjavur, however, stands a majestic testament to the glory of Cholan architecture. Both are single-rock structures and boast of being the tallest among Shiv-lings anywhere in India

 920 AD

920 AD - Madurai has seen many ups and downs as the capital of ruling dynasties. Cholas, who ruled the nearby Thanjavur and Trichy area, captured Madurai from the Pandiyas in 920 AD and ruled the kingdom till 13th Century. Pandiyas again regained the kingdom, only to forfeit the same to the Muslim Sultans at Delhi

926 AD

926 AD - Yet another native also from Kodungollur gifted gold for a lamp to the same temple. In the year AD926 Queen Kokkizhaan Adigal provided gold for lighting lamps at the temple atThiruvidaimaruthur in Thanjavur. She also ordered the construction of a stone temple named Thiruththondiswaram at Thirunavalur in Chozha country. During her time a tank was constructed near Tribhuvani (near present Pondicherry), then a part of Chozha region, and named after her as Kokkizhaanadi In the year AD926 queen Kokkilan Adigal has provided gold for lighting lamps at the temple at Thiruvidaimaruthur in Thanjavur.

954 AD

954 AD - He was followed by his son Sundera Chola (AD957-973) on the throne at Thanjavur. During this period the Sri Lankan commander with much animosity with his own king Sena-5 (A.D972-981) came to Chola country and seeked military assistance from Sundera Chola, who sent as much as 95000 troops to Sri Lanka led by thr Chola General Paranthahan Siriya Velan in AD954

985 AD

985 AD - I will explain about the beautiful Thanjavur temple as we reach it but to describe this one I have to describe the chronology. The ruler of this area was Rajaraja, one of the great Chola dynasty, who had come to the throne in 985 AD. His son Rajendra I subsequently, within a quarter of a century of the erection of the Thanjavur temple, built another almost equally wonderful. Rajendra I, the son and successor of Rajaraja, was an equally successful monarch and conqueror. 985 AD - Rajaraja I, the son of Parantaka II, who ascended the throne in AD 985 was a great General. He defeated the Cera navy at Kandalursalai and conquered Vengi, Gangavadi, Nolambapadi, Kottam, Kaling, Irattapadi (Deccan), Ilamandala (Ceylon) and the Maldive Islands. Rajaraja, who was an administrator of great ability, encouraged the establishment of local self-government in his kingdom and surveyed the land. He built the great temple of Rajarajesvara at Thanjavur

 990 AD

990 AD - These were the prototype to the 'Standing and seated King' series associated with Lanka for the next 500 years. Rajaraja Chola invaded Lanka in 990 AD and conquered the northern half. One of the great figures in Indian/Sri Lankan history, Rajaraja constructed the Great Bragtheeswarar Temple at Thanjavur, his capital, remembering the pious religious works of his ancestor Parantaka I. The temple is a stupendous monument of the religious instinct of the sovereign. 990 AD - A silver Kasu of Rajendra Chola (1014 - 1044) of Thanjavur in ThamilNadu, after he adopted the titls GanGai Konda Chola He was the son of Rajaraja Chola (985- 1014) whoinvaded Lanka in 990 AD

1000 AD

1000 AD - Great Temple at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu Today Thanjavur or Tanjore is an ordinary little town in Tamil Nadu. However, as the capital city of the Cholas, nothing surpassed it in wealth and power in the 11th century. In 1000 AD the Chola king Rajarajeshwara the Great commissioned a temple, which was revolutionary by its sheer size, dwarfing all efforts made so far in the south. So the Rajaraja temple at Tanjore was 180 feet high from the ground, with a spire of 130 feet . 1000 AD - Around 1000 AD, when the Classic Mayan civilization was at its lowest ebb, barbarians were knocking at the gates of Delhi, and Buddhism had all but migrated out of India, the Cholas were flowering in South India. In fact, this year marks the 1000th year of the consecration of the Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur. Deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Brihadeshwara Temple was built by the munificent king, Raja Raja Chola I and is a testament to the culture.

 1001 AD

1001 AD - This past thousand years of the Common Era have not been kind to India. In 1001 CE, the subcontinent was in good shape. Rajaraja Chola was on the throne at Thanjavur in the Kaveri Delta, and his maritime conquests in Southeast Asia were in the future; and the Golden Age of the Guptas was of recent memory in the North.

 1002 AD

1002 AD - Big Temple at Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world's first complete granite temple and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas in temple architecture. Built in 1002 AD, it is a tribute and a reflection of the power of its patron RajaRaja Chola I. It remains as one of the greatest glories of Indian architecture[3]. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Living Chola Temples" and this temple is an ultimate .

1003 AD

1003 AD - 49 This magnificent Siva temple was built in 1003 AD by King Rajaraja I, .... R Govindarajan, 32 Kuthiraikatti St, Karantha, has a good selection of Tanjore 

1004 AD

1004 AD - Plus the oldest link to Sanskrit street theatre (see Keeping the Faith on pages 486-487) and the biggest chariot in Asia (at Thiruvarur). Yet, when one says Thanjavur, what comes instantly to mind is the Big Temple, that colossal, timeless edifice built by Raja Raja I, the greatest of the Chola emperors, in 1004 AD.

1005 AD

1005 AD - It is a place where devotion, mythology and aesthetics form an ideal mix. Built around 1005 AD, it is an outstanding symbol of Chola sculpture. It draws many foreigners keen to interpret the rock wall edicts and study the sculptures. It is at Kumbakonam, 36 kms fromThanjavur. 1005 AD - Set in 1005 AD, 'Uliyin Osai' revolves around the quest of a king to find the right model for a beautiful sculpture to be installed at a proposed temple in Thanjavur and related incidents, with some twists and turns. The dialogue is superb, no doubt.

 1006 AD

1006 AD - Within the compound of Panchanadeeswarar temple at Thiruvaiyaru is Vadakailasam (north kailasam) or Lokamahadevisvaram, as it is known in the inscriptions. Completed in 1006 CE, four years before the Brihadisvara temple was finished, this modest temple built by Lokamahadevi is no comparison to that of the temple at Thanjavur in size, but it is known for giving women an equal and respectable role in temple administration. The Lokamahadevisavram, though small in size, 

1009 AD

1009 AD - [11] The magnificent Siva temple of Thanjavur, completed around 1009 CE is a fitting memorial to the material achievements of the time of Rajaraja. The Brihadishwara Temple also known as Rajarajeswaram, atThanjavur is a brilliant [12] The largest and tallest of all Indian temples, it is a masterpiece constituting the high watermark of South Indian architecture. Dravidian architecture was a style of architecture

1010 AD

1010 AD - This will be the first of a series of lecture demonstrations planned by dancer and author Lakshmi Vishwanathan,who has roots in Thanjavur.While people in Thanjavur know about the temples history and culture,not many outsiders realise the districts impact on art and culture in south India, says Lakshmi.Lecture themes include art and architecture of the temple,Raja Raja Chola I who constructed the temple in 1010 AD,music,dance and cuisine. 1010 AD - Thus it is confirmed that the "Kudamulukku Peru Vilaa" of ThanjavurRajarajaeswarem Thirukkoyil took place between AD1009 November and AD1010 March. If we take the mean of this period we could conclude that the first "Kudamulukku Peru Vilaa" (Kumba Abishekam) of Thanjavur Rajarajaeswarem Thirukkoyil took place in the year AD1010 'accurately' and in the month of mid January ' approximately'. 1010 AD - Believed to be the biggest temple in the country, the structure was built by Rajaraja Chola. Built in 1010 AD, the temple remains a grand structure and is visible from any area inThanjavur, perhaps the only such temple in India having this characteristic. 1010 AD - Als eine der gewaltigsten Bauleistungen dieser Zeit gilt der von König Rajaraja in Auftrag gegebene und im Jahr 1010 fertiggestellte Brihadishvara-Tempel von Thanjavur. Der Tempelturm (Sikhara) über der Cella, als 13-stöckige Terrassenpyramide aus Granitsteinen erbaut und von einem großen Schlussstein bekrönt, ragt über 60 Meter auf. Der Turm besaß einst ein vergoldetes Kupferdach. 1010 AD - All'inizio dell'XI° secolo, avvenne un cambiamento sostanziale nella scala e nell'imponenza dei templi chola: nel 1010 il re Rajaraja Chola completò il più alto e il più vasto tempio mai realizzato in India, a Thanjavur. Il tempio Brihadisvara, dedicato al Grande Signore Shiva, voleva essere la rappresentazione tangibile tanto della grandezza del dio quanto di quella politica e militare del sovrano. 1010 AD - 04:30 If this temple was never built no one would believe that such a monumental achivement was possible in 1010 AD. Even today people are confused how they moved those two 40 ton stones on top of the temple. Sadly when they think of India they speak of Taj Mahal only even though this Thanjavur temple is far superior... knewace 3 months ago.

 1011 AD

1011 AD - Rajaraja in the year AD1011 donated the revenues from the villages Maappisimbu Kottiyara re-named as Rajaraja Valanadu, and Kannakkan Kottiyara re-named as Vikkrama Cholavalanadu both in the Trincomalee district, for the upkeep of the great Rajarajeswarem Temple built by him at Thanjavur in the Chola country in Tamilnadu, a stupendous masterpiece and a living monument of the Chola Temple architecture dedicated to God Siva.

 1012 AD

1012 AD - Vimana tower and central shrine of Brihadisvara Temple, dating from early Chola period of King Rajendra I between 985 and 101... Vimana tower and central shrine of Brihadisvara Temple, dating from early Chola period of King Rajendra I between 985 and 1012 AD, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thanjavur Tanjore, Tamil Nadu state, India, Asia

1014 AD

1014 AD - Rajaraja Chola Extent of the Chola Empire under Rajaraja the Great c.1014 CE Reign 985 CE - 1014 CE Title Rajakesari Capital Thanjavur Queen Lokamahadevi Cholamahadevi Trailokyamahadevi Panchavanmahadevi Abhimanavalli Iladamadeviyar .

 1017 AD

1017 AD - The Chola emperor Rajendra Chola - 1 who invaded Sri Lanka in AD1017 took the Sinhalese king Mahinda-5 and his family as captives to the Chola capital Thanjavur, and apparently settled them in his capital city. During this period the Queen of king Mahinda said to have requested Rajendra Chola to provide her the continued facilities to worship Goddess Pattini, and accordingly he built a temple for Pattini closer to the Thanjavur Rajarajaeswarem temple.

1020 AD

1020 AD - Day 05 : Chidambaram - Thanjavur (Tanjore) Morning en route Tanjore visit Gangaikondacholapuram and its monumental temple called Gangaikondacholisvaram built in1020 AD. 1020 AD - Übersetzt lautet der Name ungefähr: Gangaikondan „Derjenige der den Ganges erreichte, Stadt der Chola“. König Rajendra I. wollte mit dieser Stadt ein Zeichen für die Größe und den Reichtum der Chola-Dynastie setzten, wozu auch ein Tempel gehörte. Mit dem Bau dieser Tempelanlage wollte Rajendra den Tempel in Thanjavur, der von seinem Vater erbaut wurde in den Schatten stellen. Beginn der Bauarbeiten war im Jahre 1020 n. Chr. und Fertigstellung des Tempel-Areals. 1020 AD - Gangaikondacholapuram Temple is situated near the Thanjavur city of Tamil Nadu. The temple was founded in the year 1020 and it took approximately nine years to fully complete the construction work. Gangaikondacholapuram Temple of Tanjore is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu Trinity of Gods. The person who can be credited with the erection of this temple is King Rajendra Chozhan, son of Raja Raja Chozhan. Rajendra built this temple to recreate his father's. 1020 AD - Tanjavur Temple Tour,Temple Tour India, South India TempleTour, Pilgriamge Tours India, Religious Tours India Day 05 : Chidambaram - Thanjavur (Tanjore) Morning en route Tanjore visit Gangaikondacholapuram and its monumental temple called Gangaikondacholisvaram built . 020 AD - Morning en route Tanjore visit Gangaikondacholapuram and its monumental temple called Gangaikondacholisvaram built in 1020 AD. A short distance away is the second capital of Tanjore district also the home of intellectuals especially Brahmins called Kumbakonam. Visit the Nageshwara temple by far the best architectural feat of Southern India. Lunch in Kumbakonam. Then continue towards Tanjore to reach by late afternoon. 1020 AD - Day 04 : Mahabalipuram- Tanjore After breakfast, we will proceed to Tanjore. Enroute we will visit Gangaikondacholapuram, built by Chola Emperor in 1020 AD. It is entirely made up of granite and Darasuram, this 12th century shiva temple deserves attention for its beauty. On reaching Tanjore, your day is free for relaxation. 1020 AD - Brihadishvara Temple -Tanjore, South India Temple Tour, South India Religious Tour,Tanjore Travel & Tours Morning en route Tanjore visit Gangaikondacholapuram and its monumental temple called Gangaikondacholisvaram built in 1020 AD.

1022 AD

1022 AD - [3] This war is extensively described in the inscriptions of Rajendra Chola I at the Raja Rajesvara Temple, Thanjavur.[4] Rajaraja Narendra had his long delayed coronation in Vengi after the return of the triumphant expedition to the Ganges in 1022 CE and Rajendra gave his daughter Ammanga in marriage to Rajaraja.

1025 AD

1025 AD - GangaikondaCholapuram was the capital of great Rajendra Chola I and was constructed in the year AD 1025. The magnificent temple at GangaiKonda CholaPuram is as grand as the temple at Thanjavur.

1026 AD

1026 AD - The Sun Temple at Modhera dates back to early 11th century CE and was built by King Bhimdev I in 1026 CE. It was during the same period that the Jain temples at Mount Abuwere constructed by Vimal Shah. The Rudra Mahal temple at Siddhapur also dates back to this period. Also re-constructed at the same time was the Somnath temple at Somnath Patan. Interestingly, the grand Brihadeeswarar temple at Thanjavur in South India was constructed during the same time.


1234 - Sama veda choliya's or munkudimi , had been found in the Eighteen villages about 400 brahmin servitors of around Cauvery banks of Trichy And Thanjavur during the Chola reign,But Later in the period around 1234 AD migrated to Kerala and they are found in the villages of palakkad(palghat), especially in the villages of Kodunthirapully Agraharam, Alagiyapandiyapuram, Nagarkoyil and Sucindram. These people are especially Talavakara Sakha of the Sama Veda.


1261 - 24 (Sundara Chola Vinnagar Athula Salai) at Thanjavur. According to Malkapuram inscription (Andhra Pradesh) dated 1261 CE a Kakatiya king made land donation for a maternity hospital.25 Yet in the face of such evidence the “eminent historians” asserted that there were no hospitals in India prior to British.


1400 - This legend was first written by Perumbatrapuliyur Nambi in 1400 AD. Later, the epic was written in Tamil by a Tamil scholar Paranjothi Munivar in 16th Century. Thurvilaiyaadalpuraanam reigns supreme in popular imagination and religious discourses. This Puraanam is one unique, which is of a different calibre. It is also known as the national Puraanam of Paandiya Naadu in India. He was a native of Vethaaranyam in Thanjavurdistrict.


1425 - The agraharams were established by migrant Brahmins from Thanjavur. One stone inscription at the Kalpathy Viswanatha Swamy Temple (Kundambalam) dates back to AD 1425. There are 18 agraharams in Palakkad town alone, and Kalpathy is the oldest and prominent among them. It is a typical agraharam. Two temples demarcate old Kalpathy, the Viswanatha Swamy Temple in the east and the Lakshmi Narayana Temple in the west.


1498 - He was the first historical emperor of India. Magasthenes, the Greek ambassador sent by Seleucus, visited the court of Chandragupta and wrote a very interesting book “Indica” giving a most temple built by him is at Thanjavur. Here Surya is shown on a par with Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Columbus, Christopher : Famous Italian Navigator who discovered America in 1498. Dadabhai Naoroji :Wasthe First President of the Indian National Congress.


1509 - Krishnadeva Ray a in 1509. temples damaged by the earlier Muslim invaders. The main feature of their temple works was the erecting of 'Raja Gopuram' or the tall temple towers at the threshold of the temples. As a result of their supremacy, the Nayak dynasty adorned the thrones of Madurai, Thanjavur and Tiruchi. Their contribution to temple architecture was considerable and a valuable addition to those already done by the Pallavas, Choi,is and the Pandyas .


1523 - Goa was the main theater and the headquarters for the Portuguese sponsored missionary activities in India. There is a close link between this area and Goa. The diocese ofThanjavur to which Vailankanni belongs still has two retired priests of Goa. A good number are buried near the Cathedral Church in Thanjavur. Further, in 1523, the PortugueseFranciscan Missionaries were in charge of the tomb of St. Thomas at Mylapore at Chennai.


1532 - King Sevappa Nayaka (1532 - 1580) who founded the Nayaka dynasty in Thanjavur in 1532 had a long, predominantly peaceful and prosperous reign. He is remembered for his generosity, his building and upkeep of temples and his gift of tax-free land to Brahmin communities. In the latter years of his rule, or perhaps after his retirement from the throne, Sevappa engaged the services of a learned Brahmin, Govinda Diksita, as priest and advisor. King Sevappa and Govinda .


1535 - After the Pandiyas, Hoysala rulers ruled the Chola Mandalam for few years and in the 14 th century, the Vijaya Nagar Empire brought Thanjavur under its control. During their reign, Thanjavur regained its lost glory. In 1535 AD, Vijayanagara emperor Achutha Devaraya established the Thanjavur Nayak's rule. He appointed Sevappa Nayak as the first ruler ofThanjavur kingdom.


1542 - When the Vijayanagar Empire fell at the Battle of Talikota in 1542, there were a prominent exodus of artistes and prominent Hindu citizens to the south. Achyuthappa Nayak of Thanjavur, a vassal of the Vijayanagar kings granted the village of Unnathapuri nearThanjavur to 501 families of Kuchipudi dancers who were a part of the exodus [1] [6] . The village was subsequently renamed as Achyutapuram and eventually as Melattur with the passage of time. 


1550 - The Saraswathi Mahal Palace was started by the Nayaks of Madurai around 1550 ADand completed by the Maratha rulers of Thanjavur. The Palace Library instituted by Maharaja Serfoji has a collection of 30000 palm leaf manuscripts and many rare European books. TheThanjavur Art Gallery has priceless collection of bronze icons and granite sculptures dating from the 9th century AD. Thanjavur is a good place to shop for Thanjavur Art Plates, handicrafts, handwoven silk . 1550 - Le Palais de Thanjavur a été en partie construit par l'Nayaks et en partie par la Marathas autour de 1550 AD, le palais est une beauté architecturale, mais il a été l'état, a été pitoyable. Une partie de celui-ci a été détruit par la foudre et jusqu'à quelques années auparavant, il était toujours en ruines. Mais la reconstruction et la préservation de travail a été repris. Le palais abrite de nombreux musées, qui sont par eux-mêmes une grande attraction touristique.


1554 - Govt. Museum at Chennai Thirumangai Alwar of 9th century sang about the Vishnu temple in Nagappattinam. During the Vijayanagar period, this town was a famous trading centre. During the Thanjavur Nayaka rule, the Portuguese settled here in 1554. ThenChristianity started to take root and the famous Velankanni church was established




1560 - The Thanjavur district remained under the control of the Vijayanagar Kings for a long period. During this period the Nayak dynasty was established and Sevappa, the founder of Nayak Kingdom of Thanjavur made his appearance on the scene (1532 -1560). In the year 1560, Sevappa Nayak passed the rule of the kingdom to his son Achuyutappa Nayak. His rule, unlike that of his father was not one of unbroken peace and after getting old he abdicated the crown in favour of his son .



1565 - By the end of the 14th century, the Vijayanagar Empire annexed Chola mandalam to its kingdom and founded the Nayaks dynasty in Thanjavur. When the Vijayanagar Empire was defeated at the hands of Muslims in 1565 AD, several families of composers, poets, Vedic scholars and performing artistes from the empire migrated to Thanjavur


1600 - Tanjore painting  is an important form of classical South Indian painting native to the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu. The art form dates back to about 1600 AD, a period when Nayakas of Tanjavur encouraged art—chiefly, classical dance and music—as well as literature both in Telugu and Tamil. Tanjore Paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colours and compact . 1600 - We start from pre-history and go up to 1600 AD," said Dr. Y. Subbarayalu, Coordinator, of the project. It is a collaborative project of the IFP with four universities, one from each State in South India: Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu; the Central University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh; Mangalore University, Karnataka; and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. The project is funded by the Ford Foundation.


Dec 1620 - rebellion in December of 1620 with the help of Thanjavur Nayak's and local support. It was finally … Mridangam (8801) view article find links to article …. Examples include the Puddukottai school and the Thanjavur school. The virtuosos , , and CS Murugabhupathy…


1646 - of Vijayanagar was challenged by the Nayaks of Madurai who eventually conqueredThanjavur in 1646. The … Thanjavur Nayak kingdom (11029) view article find links to article … the Tamil country into three Nayakships viz., Madurai, Tanjore and Gingi Harmony of Religions .


1660 - We climb the stairs to the famous Rock Fort which was built on 84 m high rock in the centre of town in about 1660. We also visit a Shiva and Ganesha temple and enjoy a wonderful view of the surroundings from the top. After the visit of Rock Fort we drive to Srirangam and visit the Ranganathasvami Temple which is one of the largest temples in India dedicated to god Vishnu. After the visit of Ranganathasvami Temple we proceed to Tanjore (Thanjavur


1663 - During the 17th and the 18th century CE, the Marathi Harikatha was introduced inThanjavur. The growth of Harikatha was further helped by the Hindu saint Samartha Ramdas Swami established his Matha in 1663 at Thanjavur. His disciples such as Bhimaraja Swami conducted keertans and bhajans in the matha. During the late 17th century, many other Maratha saints established their mathas in Thanjavur, which helped popularise the Harikatha style.


1673 - In 1673, the Madurai Nayak invaded the Thanjavur kingdom. Its erstwhile ruler appealed to the Bijapur court for help, which in turn deputed Venkoji to drive out the Nayak of Madurai from Thanjavur. Venkoji successfully drove away the Nayak from Thanjavur, but himself became the king (as per Wilkes, after the deposed ruler of Thanjavur refused to pay for Venkojis war expenses).After the death of the Bijapur Sultan, Venkoji crowned himself the king of Thanjavur


1675 - In 1675, a column of Bijapur army came to Thanjavur to help Vijayaraghava and retrieved Vallam from the Madurai Nayak. However the same army subsequently killed Vijayaraghava Nayak and Ekoji managed to ascend the throne of Thanjavur kingdom. Thus began the Maratha rule of Thanjavur. After Ekoji, his three sons namely Shaji, Serfoji I, Thukkoji alias Thulaja I ruled Thanjavur.


1676 - Marathas' of Thanjavur and Lord Anjaneya: While Nayaks the rulers of Thanjavurwere loyal to Vijayanagar kingdom, Nayaks of Madurai (Alagiri) wanted to capture the power ofThanjavur. At that time General Venkaji alias Ekoji (1676-1683), the half brother of Sivaji the Great defeated Alagiri and thus established the Marathas rule in Thanjavur 1676


1697 - In 1697, Zulfikhar Ali Khan, the general of Aurangzeb was engaged in the siege of Gingee, where Rajaram, son of Shivaji had entrenched himself and bent upon attackingThanjavur and Madurai at any cost.


1700 - Mangammal's next war was against Shaji, the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur. In 1700 AD, Dalavoy Narasappiah defeated the Thanjavur forces. For some time afterwards, friendly relations existed between the two kingdoms. They even united and proceeded against Chikkadeval.aya of Mysore who had built an anicut across the river Cauvery and prevented adequate supply of water for the irrigation of land in Thanjavur district. But by that time, heavy rains had washed off this anicut at


1723 - Thanda-Thevan of Ramanathapuram promised the fort and district of Kizhanilai to the Pudukkottai Tondaiman-s in 1723, if he succeeded in gaining the throne with Tondaiman's assistance. Tukoji, Raja of Thanjavur ( 1729-36) also appears to have granted it to the Tondaiman, who sold it back to Thanjavur on certain conditions. The conditions were violated and the Tondaiman attempted to recapture it


1739 - Pratapsingh ascended the throne in 1739. He was the last ruler of Thanjavur to be referred in the official records of the English East India Company as "His Majesty". As soon as Pratapsingh ascended the throne he had to contend with the intrigues of the pretender Shahuji in the company of a treacherous Maratha noble Koyaji Kattigai [1] . It was also evident that the conspirators were in league with Sayyid [2] . So immediately after ascending the throne, Pratapsingh .


1759 - Thyagaraja was born in 1759 in Tiruvarur, a small town in the Thanjavur district of Old Madras State, now Tamil Nadu, to Kakarla Ramabrahmam and Sitamma in a Telugu Brahmin family of the Mulukanadu subsect. He was named Thyagaraja, after Lord Thyagaraja, the presiding deity of the temple at Tiruvarur. Thyagaraja was born at his maternal grandfather, Giriraja Kavi's house. Giriraja Kavi was a poet-composer in the court of the king of Thanjavur.


May 4, 1767 - Tyagaraja was born to Kakarla Ramabrahmam and his wife Seethamma in the small town of Thiruvarur in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu on May 4, 1767. He was named Tyagaraja, after Lord Tyagaraja, the presiding deity of the temple at Thiruvarur. His maternal grandfather, Giriraja Kavi, at whose house in Tiruvarur Tyagaraja was born, was a poet-composer in the court of the king of Thanjavur. The family was a pious Telugu-speaking smartha brahmin family


1771 - In 1771, Thuljaji invaded the dominion of the Polygar of Ramnad who had wrested Hanumantagudi from Thanjavur during the reign of Pratapsingh [1] . The Raja of Ramnad was a dependent of the Nawab of Carnatic and this act of aggression by Thuljaji forced the Nawab to interfere [1] . A humiliating treaty was forced upon the Raja and was later ratified by the officials of the British East India Company [2] . Eighty lakhs of arrears had to be paid apart from a war indemnity .


1779 - One of the most outstanding attractions in Thanjavur is Art Gallery and Museum. Tamil University Museum has a collection of coins and musical instruments, stone and bronze sculptures paitings etc. Another appeal here is the Schwartz Church, situated in the palace garden which was built in 1779 AD by Rajah Serfoji. At Thanjavur, there are many eminent museums having interesting collections of stone sculpture, coins and musical instruments.


1790 - Thanjavur District is the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. The Big Temple and the other famous ... Thanjavur was the cultural capital of the country in 1790. ... http:/ / Thanjavur district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Thanjavurdistrict comprised the heartland of the Chola Empire and as a result, was an important centre of Brahminism. ... Paddy field in Thanjavur district. This district lies at the Kaveri delta region


Jun 29, 1798 - Meanwhile, the British interposed on his behalf and Serfoji ascended the throne of Thanjavur on June 29, 1798. In return for their assistance, Serfoji was forced to cede the administration of the Kingdom to the British and,in return, was granted an annual pension of 100000 star pagodas and one-fifth of the state's land revenue. Serfoji's sovereignty was restricted to the Fort of Thanjavur and its surrounding areas. Therefore, Serfoji is remembered in history as the last 


1799 - Incidentally, there is a much later mention of an almost similar medical care system prevailing in the Chhatrams of Thanjavur. Following the annexation of Thanjavur by the British in 1799, the then Raja of Thanjavur, Sarfojee Mahraja, wrote to the British describing the services available in the Chhatrams and requested them to continue the services uninterrupted. Among the services available at the Chhatrams he mentions 


1801 - Pigot, whom the Raja had bribed, with stood the Nawab's clamour for Thanjavur. The Nawab, who knew the price of every Briton who haunted his durbar, had bribed many members of the Governor's Council, and these persons went to the extreme length of arresting their own Governor. Ultimately, the Nawab had to disgorge Thanjavur and, still later; in 1801 the Britishpossessed themselves of both the Carnatic and Thanjavur, pensioning off Nawab and Raja.


1811 - It was during this past decade also that I came across mention of Michael Juric Ondaatchi, who was a physician in the Court of Thanjavur in the 18th Century, and his son, possibly born of an European mother, Dr. Peter Philip Juriaan Quint Ondaatchi, who was described as “the first Asian to figure prominently in European history.” Dr. Peter Ondaatchi, a lawyer in Holland, served on Napoleon's Imperial Court of Prizes in 1811 and was later a justice of the High Court .


1814 - The eight story victory tower was built by Rajah serfoji in 1814.This place is located 65 Kms.away from Thanjavur. Nagore, a renowned Muslim Pilgrim centre is 88 Kms. away fromThanjavur.


1822 - Les Britanniques vont ainsi pouvoir renforcer leur présence dans l'Inde du Sud : malgré la résistance (1765-1799) de Haydar Ali puis celle de Tipu Sahib, ils s' emparent de Mysore. Profitant de querelles de succession, ils prennent le contrôle administratif de Madras puis de Tanjore (ou Thanjavur), avant de placer , en 1822, le nizam de Hyderabad sous protection militaire. 


1828 - Madhava Rao was born in 1828 in a prominent Thanjavur Marathi family. His Surname was Tanjavarkar or Tanjorekar. His great grandfather Gopal Pant and his grandfather, Gundo Pant, held offices of trust and power under the British as also various Indian princes.His ancestors who were Maharshtrian Brahmins migrated to south India from Maharashtra along with Maratha Kings after accession of Tanjore (Thanjavur) by Maratha Kingdom


1841 - When ruler died in 1841 without heir, the Thanjavur fort was also annexed by British and became the part of Madras. Till Indian independence Britishers ruled Thanjavur


1855 - The then ruler Sarafoji II was given the fort in Thanjavur. His successor, Sivaji the Great died without an heir in 1855 AD Thanjavur then passed, peacefully without incident or struggle, under British rule mirroring the time the Marathas took control from the Nayaks


Dec 1889 - When Ramanujan was a year and a half old, his mother gave birth to a son namedSadagopan. The newborn died less than three months later. In December 1889, Ramanujan had smallpox and fortunately recovered, unlike the thousands in the Thanjavur district who had succumbed


1897 - He was born in the district of Thanjavur, which was home to the illustrious musical trinity of Carnatic music. His given name was Ramaiya. In 1897, when Ramaiya was just 7, his father died. His mother Yogambal, along with her sons, left Thanjavur and moved to ... A Devotional Carnatic Krithi on Sri Krishna - A Devotional Carnatic Krithi on Sri Krishna - "Kannanai Pani Maname"


Sep 9, 1899 - Encyclopedia - Kalki Krishnamurthy: Encyclopedia Ii - Kalki Krishnamurthy - His Life Krishnamurthy was born on September 9, 1899 at Puttamangalam in the Thanjavurdistrict in an orthodox, large Brahmin family with limited ... » Read the article. Article - Popular Pages Sitemap Vi - M This is a sitemap for Popular Pages VI - M . Click on a link and you will find multiple definitions and articles related to the word. ... » Read the article Encyclopedia - Iyer 


Jan 6, 1906 - The first group of Salesian to come to India landed in Mumbai on January 6, 1906 , under the leadership of Fr. George Tomatis. From Mumbai they travelled to Thanjavurin South India where the first Salesian Institution in India was established.


Jul 25, 1908 - He was born on July 25, 1908 in Tirukkodikaval, Thanjavur District as the third son of Radhakrishna Iyer and Dharmasamvardhini Ammal. He lived with his maternal uncle Tirukkodikaval Krishna Iyer, a legendary violin maestro, until the age of four and after his death, moved to his parents' home in Semmangudi, Thanjavur District.


Dec 4, 1910 - Born on December 4, 1910 at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, Venkataraman served nearly four years as the 7th Vice-President.


Aug 13, 1924 - Born on August 13, 1924, TK Murthy studied mridangam from ThanjavurVaidyanatha Iyer. Shri Murthy has more than 70 years of concert experience and has accompanied almost five generations of Carnatic musicians. He represents the Thanjavurstyle of mridangam playing, which was perfected by his guru Thanjavur Vaidyanatha Iyer. He has performed internationally in Scotland, at the United Nations in the USA, Sri Lanka, and numerous locations throughout Europe and North 


Feb 8, 1934 - INDIAN STEEL ROLLING MILLS LTD OBJECTS & ACTIVITIES: Manufacture of billets/ ingots, bars, rods, and wires and wire products. BRIEF HISTORY: The Company was incorporated on 8th February, 1934. The Company established a rolling mill at Nagapattinam in Thanjavur District for rerolling of mild steel billets to various sections of bars/rods


Nov 23, 1952 - Genesis of the Diocese: The Diocese of Thanjavur was bifurcated from the Diocese of Mylapore on November 23, 1952 by the Holy See, and was erected into a diocese by the Papal Bull Ex Primaevae Ecclesiae. Missionaries in the Diocese: The territory that constitutes the present Diocese of Thanjavur has been the field of the heroic labour of the Portuguese Padruado Missionaries from Goa, Franciscans, Augustinians, Jesuits, Foreign Missionary Society of Paris 


1962 - Mr. Karunanidhi recalled that it was the Thanjavur district court that upheld his election to the Thanjavur Assembly Constituency when a case was filed against his election in 1962. He also recalled the landmark judgment given by the court in the Keelavenmani incident in which Dalits were burnt to death at Keelavenmani village in Nagapattinam district. Law Minister Durai Murugan, Union Minister of State for Law K. Venkatapathy and Madras High Court Chief Justice


Jan 14, 1974 - Pudukkottai District was carved out of Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur districts on 14th January 1974. It is bounded by Tiruchirappalli district in the North and West, Sivaganga district in the South, Bay of Bengal in the East and Thanjavur district in the North East. Most of the part of this district lies in the coastal region. The coastal area extends 39 kms. The Western portion is 600 feet above mean sea level tapers towards the East and reaches the Sea level


1987 - As an extension to the Brihadisvara temple of Thanjavur which was inscribed as World Heritage site in 1987, two more Chola temples have been added to it. The site now includes the three great eleventh and twelfth century Chola Temples, ie , the Brihadisvara temple ofThanjavur, the temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram


Oct 18, 1991 - it was carved out by bifurcating the composite Thanjavur district on October 18, 1991. Other names of the … Nagarathar (18091) view article find links to article … seeval, Kamala Subramaniam Matriculation School Thanjavur, Educationist, Businessman. * SP Valliappan .


Oct 2001 - Then in October 2001, Tirunelveli Regional Deputy Director of Tamil Development was appointed as in-charge officer. Now, the Government had issued orders entrusting the works of the Tamil Sangam to Tamil University, Thanjavur, in order to expedite the work with special attention. The works like construction of compound wall around the allotted land to World Tamil Sangam, registration of Tamil Sangam as per Societies Act, prescribing the activities of Tamil Sangam .


Aug 2002 - in on IGS International Conference on Globalization and Sustainable Development: Perspectives on Digital Revolution and Environmental management, organised by IndianGeographical Society and School of Earth Resources, Thanjavur University at Thanjavur,August 2002.


Dec 19, 2003 - As a part of an on going consultancy, two observers of NTTC Core Group viz Dr. KR Sethuraman and Dr. B. Vishnu Bhat attended the training workshop for Medical Teachers of Government Medical College. Thanjavur and Trichy held at Thanjavur Medical College, from 15th to 19th December 2003. Thirty participants from the above two medical colleges actively took part in the proceedings


Mar 2004 - After the gauge conversion between Thanjavur and Kumbakonam for Mahamaham festival held in March 2004, only two trains are running from Kumbakonam. One is the Rockfort Express, extended to Kumbakonam from Thanjavur, which provides one unreserved and one reserved compartment alone for Kumbakonam passengers and the other Nellai Express, which starts at 11 am "But for these two trains, there are no long distance trains from Kumbakonam, which is a pilgrim and trade centre.


Aug 2005 - One Day Workshop on “Broadcasting Video Signals” organized by Broadcast Society Thanjavur Chapter, Thanjavur on August 2005


Sep 2, 2006 - Thanjavur: Life Insurance Corporation of India's Thanjavur division has come first in Tamil Nadu with respect to policies and first premium income for the year 2005-2006, K. Rajivan Nair, Senior Divisional Manager, LIC, Thanjavur division, has said. Briefing presspersons on the LIC .


Nov 23, 2007 - Donald Campbell History of Ariyalur district describes the rule of the Marathas and also the reign of the great Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan. This district came into existence by the bifurcation of the Perambalur district and it started functioning as a separate district from the 23rd of November 2007. The district of Ariyalur is bordered by Cuddalore in the North,Thanjavur in the South, Cuddalore and Thanjavur in the East and Perambalur and Tiruchirapalli districts


Sep 1, 2009 - Posted by sugan in Thanjavur on September 1st, 2009THANJAVUR: Idli and dosa are popular Indian foods all over the world. But, do they taste the same and have uniform quality everywhere? The idli of Thanjavur may not be the idli of Chennai or for that matter of Delhi 


Jul 10, 2010 - Held under the auspices of the Samskriti Society for Indian Performing Arts in association with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) at the BrownAuditorium, MFAH, on July 10, 2010, the event drew revered luminaries in the arts. Serving as curators to the conference were Dr. Anna Dallapiccola, a veritable treasure house on Indian art history from Edinburgh, and Mount Holyoke College's Dr. Indira Peterson, a renowned Sanskrit scholar, author, and pundit


Jan 13, 2011 - Thanjavur has been the cradle of arts for India across several centuries. Be it painting, music, dance, drama, crafts and cuisine, Thanjavur has exemplified the best, and perfected the art of fine living. 'Thanjavur - A Cultural History' is a book authored by Pradeep Chakravarthy