Nedunjeliyan I

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Nedunjcheliyan I (c. 270 BCE) (Tamil: நெடுஞ்செழியன்) was a Pandya king who is credited by the Sangam Age work Maduraikkanci with having won a battle against the northern aryan army. Hence he is been given with the title Aariya Padai kadantha Nedunjezhiya Pandiyan (A Pandyan King , who defeated the Aryan intrusion). Nedunjcheliyan I was also the Pandya king of the epic Silappatikaram who later died of a broken heart along with his queen consort Kopperundevi.

Nedunjeliyan I
1st Pandyan Ruler
Reign270 BCE
SuccessorPudappandiyan
SpouseKopperundevi
IssuePudappandiyan
Full name
Aariyap Padai Kadantha Nedunj Cheliyan
HousePandyan
Pandyan Kings (100s BC–1345)
Koon Pandiyan
Pudappandiyan
Mudukudumi Paruvaludhi
Nedunjeliyan I
Nedunjeliyan II
Nan Maran
Nedunjeliyan III
Maran Valudi
Kadalan valuthi
Musiri Mutriya Cheliyan
Ukkirap Peruvaludi
Kadungon (590-620)
Maravarman Avani Culamani (620–640)
Jayantavarman (640-670)
Arikesari Maravarman (670–710)
Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran (710–735)
Maravarman Rajasimha I (735–765)
Jatila Parantaka (765–815)
Rasasingan II (790–800)
Varagunan I (800–830)
Srimara Srivallabha (815–862)
Varagunavarman II (862–880)
Parantaka Viranarayana (880–900)
Maravarman Rajasimha III (900–920)
Aditya I
(Chola Empire)
(870-907)

His name is present in the Mangulam inscriptions of 3rd century BCE. The dating of 180 CE of his reign is thus wrong and is misconstrued for Nendunjcezhiyan II.[citation needed]

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  • Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta. A History of South India: From Prehistoric Times to the Fall of Vijayanagar. p. 115.