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Ancient Chennai

  • Arunagirinathar verses refer to Mayilapur in 15th century

    Thursday, October 15, 2020, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust brings you verses from Thiruppugazh by saint Arunagirinathar in the 15th century. These verses (two in this the first report) refer to Mayilapur Kapaleeswarar temple at least two centuries before the British came to Chennai

  • Tevaram references from 7th century confirm Chennai is ancient

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Chennai

    The Shaivite Nayanmars provide plenty of evidence on ancient Chennai. The Tevaram references from the 7th century confirm that Chennai is truly an ancient city and not 380 years old as falsely claimed by some.

  • Alvars references from 5th century confirm Chennai is ancient

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Chennai

    The references by the Alvars to various places in Chennai, visited by them, proves the antiquity of Chennai, and the existence of the places at least from 5th CE. This shows that Chennai is not 380 years old but truly ancient. Bhuthath Alvar, Pey Alvar, Thirumazhisai Alvar and Thirumangai Alvar have visited these place and rendered hymns on them.

  • Velachery was the place where Shiva restored Yama’s Dhandam

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Chennai

    Chennai Maadham Chennai Month series: The legend of ancient Dhandeeswarar temple in Velachery, after the fascinating duel between Yama and Markandeya, Yama's Dhandam was taken away by Lord Shiva. Velachery was the place where Shiva restored Yama’s Dhandam.

  • Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam, says ancient Tamil literature

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Chennai

    The real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam (Kodal + pakkam)). Kodal is the name of a flower that grew in these parts, as recorded in ancient Tamil literature. The sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar temple in Kodambakkam (ancient name Puliyur) provides details of Kodalambakkam, and of Tamil scholars Vageesa Munivar and his guru Paramanandha Munivar, both of whom lived in Kodalambakkam

  • Over 20 inscriptions highlight antiquity of Velachery

    Saturday, October 3, 2020, Chennai

    Velachery is an ancient place, with more than 20 inscriptions from 10th CE itself, more than 1,000 years ago. Chennai 2000 Plus Trust records here the first part of the articles on Velachery as part of the Chennai Maadham (Chennai Month) celebrations

  • Ten Day Seminar on Ancient Chennai 2000 – Puliyur Kottam

    Friday, February 22, 2019, Chennai

    A ten-day Seminar will be held on Ancient Chennai 2000 - Puliyur Kottam including field visits by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust from February 18 to 28, 2019, to highlight the historical and cultural treasures of Chennai which is over 2,000 years old. Epigraphists, Tamil scholars, experts in the field of archaeology and history, will take part in the seminar to be held at various venues.

  • Happy Birthday Chennai, recalling the Government Order on name change

    Sunday, September 30, 2018, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust wishes all its readers and the people of Greater Chennai a happy birthday !!! Yes, Sept 30 is the official birthday of Chennai – the day when Chennai was renamed (giving up the British legacy of Madras) through a Government Order issued on September 30, 1996, 22 years ago.

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