History According to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Pallavaram near Chennai was a megalithic cultural establishment, and pre-historic communities resided in the settlement.
Chennai, originally known as Madrasappatnam, was located in the province of Tondaimandalam.
Around 2nd Century AD, Tondaiman Ilam Tiraiyan, a representative of the Chola family at Kanchipuram, was ruling the Tondaimandalam province.
Ramanathaswamy Temple, the 1000 pillars of the Great Corridor, Rameswaram island.
The primary deity of the temple is Ramanathaswamy (Shiva) in the form of lingam, a representation of Shiva dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization.
They appointed chieftains to look after the Kancheepuram region.