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Avani Sulamani (IAST: Avani-śūlāmani; r. c. 620-645 CE) was an Indian king from the Pandyan dynasty. He ruled parts of the present-day Kerala
Kerala
and Tamil Nadu. He bore the title Maravarman, which was also assumed by the later Pandyan rulers.[1] K. A. Nilakanta Sastri dates his reign to c. 620-645 CE; T. V. Sadasiva Pandarathar dates it to c. 600-625 CE.[2] 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.[3] He was succeeded by his son Jayantavarman.[4] References[edit]

^ N. Subrahmanian 1962, pp. 115-116. ^ N. Subrahmanian 1962, p. 116. ^ Abdul Qadir Husaini 1962, p. 36-37. ^ N. Subrahmanian 1962, p. 135.

Bibliography[edit]

Abdul Qadir Husaini (1962). The History of the Pāndya Country. Selvi Pathippakam.  N. Subrahmanian (1962). History of Tamilnad (To A. D. 1336). Madurai: Koodal. OCLC

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