Kongu Nadu

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Kongu Nadu is a region comprising the western part of Tamil Nadu.wikipedia
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Chola Nadu

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In the ancient Tamilakam, it was the seat of the Chera kings, bounded on the east by Tondai Nadu, on the south-east by Chola Nadu and on the south by Pandya Nadu regions.
The region is sandwiched between the historical regions of Tondai Nadu in the north, the Madurai region in the south and Kongu Nadu in the west and roughly extends from Chidambaram in north to the southern frontier of the erstwhile Pudukkottai kingdom and from Tiruchirapalli in the west to the Bay of Bengal in the east.

Erode district

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Kongu Nadu comprises the modern day districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, The Nilgiris, Karur, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Krishnagiri and parts of Dindigul district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Erode District is the western most Kongu Nadu region of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Coimbatore district

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Kongu Nadu comprises the modern day districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, The Nilgiris, Karur, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Krishnagiri and parts of Dindigul district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Coimbatore district was part of the historical Kongu Nadu and was ruled by the Cheras as it served as the eastern entrance to the Palakkad Gap, the principal trade route between the west coast and Tamil Nadu.

Dheeran Chinnamalai

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The region played a prominent role in the Second Poligar War (1801), when it was the area of operations of Dheeran Chinnamalai.
Mamannar Dheeran Chinnamalai Gounder (17 April 1756 – 31 July 1805) was a Kongu Tamil chieftain and Palayakkarar of Kongu Nadu (Western Tamilnadu) who fought against the British East India Company.

Western Ganga dynasty

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Kongu Nadu is believed to have come from "Kongadesam", "Konga" a variant of the term "Ganga", meaning "Land of the Gangas".
Historians who propose the southern origin have further debated whether the early petty chieftains of the clan (prior to their rise to power) were natives of the southern districts of modern Karnataka, the Kongu Nadu region in modern Tamil Nadu or of the southern districts of modern Andhra Pradesh.

Indian independence movement

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The region played a significant role in the Indian independence movement.
Dheeran Chinnamalai was a Kongu Nadu chieftain and Palayakkarar from Tamil Nadu who fought against the East India Company.

Salem district

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Kongu Nadu comprises the modern day districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, The Nilgiris, Karur, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Krishnagiri and parts of Dindigul district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
It is part of Kongu Nadu & Mazhanadu, a vast region that dates to the 2nd century BC.

Palani

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Palani is the important religious center in Kongu Nadu region.
Palani and most of Dindigul district were part of the Kongu Nadu region of the Tamil country.

Namakkal district

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Kongu Nadu comprises the modern day districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, The Nilgiris, Karur, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Krishnagiri and parts of Dindigul district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Namakkal district is geographically affiliated to Kongu Nadu region.

Coimbatore

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. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Coimbatore serves the major portion of South part of Kongu Nadu.
Coimbatore was part of Kongu Nadu during the Sangam period between c. 1st and the 4th centuries CE and was ruled by the Cheras as it served as the eastern entrance to the Palakkad Gap, the principal trade route between the west coast (Kerala) and Tamil Nadu).

Erode

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During Sangam age, Erode region formed a part of the historical Kongu Nadu region ruled by Cheras and then by Kalabhras who were ousted by Pandyas around 590 CE.

Noyyal River

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Archaeological data from Kodumanal, a village on the banks of the Noyyal River, suggests the beginning of civilization around 4th century BCE.
A critical issue is the pollution of the rivers Noyyal and Nallaru originating and flowing in the Kongu Nadu region.

Palakkad Gap

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The region was ruled by the Cheras during Sangam period between c. 1st and the 4th centuries CE and it served as the eastern entrance to the Palakkad Gap, the principal trade route between the west coast and Tamil Nadu.
From 300 B.C. to 13th century, it also helped the Cheras rule the entire Kerala and the Kongu Nadu as one geographical unit from Karur in Western Tamil Nadu.

Krishnagiri

Krishnagiri region is a part of the ancient Kongu Nadu and Chera country.

Namakkal

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Kongu nadu a small kingdom who ruled Namakkal during the 16th century.

Kosar people

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The Kosar people mentioned in the second century CE Tamil epic Silappathikaram and other poems in Sangam literature is associated with the Coimbatore region.

Salem, Tamil Nadu

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. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Salem serves the major portion of North part of Kongu Nadu.
It was ceded to the British in 1768 and the area became part of the struggle between Kongu Nadu led by Dheeran Chinnamalai and the British.

Arachalur

A musical inscription in Tamil Brahimi was found in a cave in Arachalur, dating from the 4th Century CE and Iravatham Mahadevan writes that these are syllables used in dance.

Kongu Tamil

Kongu Tamil is the dialect of Tamil language that is spoken in Kongu Nadu, which is the western region of Tamil nadu.` or "Kongalam" or "Kongappechu".
Kongu Tamil is the dialect of Tamil language that is spoken in Kongu Nadu, which is the western region of Tamil Nadu.

Dharmapuri

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Dharmapuri was called Thagadoor when King Adhiyaman ruled the Kongu Nadu.

Tiruppur

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Thiruppur formed a part of the Kongu Nadu region ruled by the Cheras during Sangam period.

Karur

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Tamil-Brahmi writings were found on coins, seals and rings obtained from Amaravathi river bed near Karur, the erstwhile capital of the Cheras.

Karur district

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Kongu Nadu comprises the modern day districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, The Nilgiris, Karur, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Krishnagiri and parts of Dindigul district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Dharmapuri district

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Kongu Nadu comprises the modern day districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, The Nilgiris, Karur, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Krishnagiri and parts of Dindigul district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.