Puli Thevar was a Tamil Palaiyakkarar who ruled Nerkattumseval, situated in the Sankarankoil taluk, Tenkasi,formerly Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu.[2][3] He is notable fighting against East India Company from May 22, 1752 - 1767 in India.[4][5][6] Worship of God : Nature worship, Ancestor worship Ondiveeran and Venni Kaladi were the generals of Thevar's army, to fight against the East India company.[7] He is known for the Polygars revolt against the British. He maintained a good relationship with the Kingdom of Travancore but later the allegiance was broken by one Yusuf Khan.

Puli Thevar
Palaiyakkarar of Nerkattumseval
Puli Thevar Statue in his Nerkattumseval Palace 2013-08-12 06-35.jpeg
Puli Thevar Statue in his Nerkattumseval Palace
Reign1 September 1715 – 16 October 1767
Born1 September 1715[1]
Nerkattumseval, Madurai Nayak kingdom (Modern Day Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu, India)
Diedc. 1767
Tenkasi, Arcot (Modern Day Tamil Nadu, India)
SpouseKayalkani Nachiyar
FatherChitraputra Thevan
MotherSivagnanam Nachiyar

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  1. ^ Dept, Madras (India : State) Police (1959). The History of the Madras police: centenary 1859-1959. Inspector General of Police. p. 213.
  2. ^ Muthiah, S. (2008). Madras, Chennai: A 400-year Record of the First City of Modern India. Palaniappan Brothers. ISBN 9788183794688.
  3. ^ Session, South Indian History Congress (2007). The South Indian Rebellions: Before and After 1800. Palaniappa Brothers. ISBN 9788183795005.
  4. ^ South Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress (29 August 2008). Proceedings of the Annual Conference. University of Michigan.
  5. ^ Patmanāpan̲, Rā A. (1977). V. O. Chidambaram Pillai. National Book Trust, India. p. 12.
  6. ^ Natesan, G. A. (1959). The Indian Review. G.A. Natesan & Company. p. 287.
  7. ^ Ramachandran. "Puli Thevar – Colors of Glory". colorsofglory.org. Retrieved 12 May 2021.