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Karikala Cholan
Peruvaḷatthaān
Thirumāvaḷavan
Parakesari
Karikala the Great
Bronze statue of Karikāla Chōḻaṉ
Predecessor Ilamcetcenni
Successor Nalankilli, Nedunkilli (speculative)
Queen Velir princess from Nangur
Issue Nalankilli
Nedunkilli
Māvalattān
Father Ilamcetcenni

Karikala was a Chola dynasty king who ruled southern India. He is credited with the conquest of the whole of India up to the Himalayas and the construction of the flood banks of the river Kaveri. He is recognised as the greatest of the Early Cholas.

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