Avani Sulamani (IAST: Avani-śūlāmani; r. c. 620-645 CE) was an
Indian king from the Pandyan dynasty. He ruled parts of the
Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He bore the title Maravarman, which
was also assumed by the later Pandyan rulers. K. A. Nilakanta
Sastri dates his reign to c. 620-645 CE; T. V. Sadasiva Pandarathar
dates it to c. 600-625 CE.
Avani Sulamani was the son of Kadungon, who revived the Pandyan rule
after the Kalabhra interregnum. Not much information is available
about either of these kings. A Pandyan inscription praises Avani
Sulamani using conventional phrases, claiming that he became the sole
owner of the earth and married the goddess of prosperity.
He was succeeded by his son Jayantavarman.
^ N. Subrahmanian 1962, pp. 115-116.
^ N. Subrahmanian 1962, p. 116.
^ Abdul Qadir Husaini 1962, p. 36-37.
^ N. Subrahmanian 1962, p. 135.
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