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Madurai Timeline

The following timeline gives a brief pictorial description of the history of Madurai starting right from the arrival of Megasthanes in the 3rd century BC to present day Madurai.

Megasthanes visited Madurai

3rd century BC

The city was under Mauryan Empire

370-283 BC

The Pandiyas took over Madurai

590 BC

Meenakshi Sundareswarer temple was built

7th century

Cholas ruled Madurai

9th – 13th century

Madurai was again taken by Pandiyas and was made their capital

13th century

Madurai came under the rule of Delhi Sultan

1308 AD

Vijayanagar Empire took over Madurai Krishna Deva Dayar

1378 AD

Madurai was throned by the Nayaks Thirumalai Nayakar

1559 AD

The Meenakshi Amman Temple was expanded to the present structure by Thirumalai Nayak

1623 AD

Thirumalai Nayak Mahal was erected

1636 AD

The Nayaks rule ended and British East India Company took over Madurai till Independence

17th century

Pulidevan started the “Vellayane Velliyeru Mutiny” which is considered the first Independence move PULIDEVAR

1755 AD

Veerapandya Kattabomman was hanged

1799 AD

The city was constituted as a municipality

1866 AD

TVS groups was established

1911 AD

Mahatma Gandhi started wearing hand woven clothes by seeing the labourers of Madurai

1658 AD

The first Temple entry movement was started from Madurai HARIJANS WERE ALLOWED INTO THE TEMPLES

1939 AD

The Madurai Airport was built

1956 AD

Gandhi Memorial Museum was established

1959 AD

Madurai City Municipal Corporation Act was passed

1971 AD

Dindugal was bifurcated from Madurai

1981 AD

Theni was bifurcated from Madurai

1984 AD

Vaigai Hydroelectric Power Plant was started

1990 AD

Olympian C.Thirugnanadurai from Madurai represented India in Sydney Olympics in 4x100 relay.

2000 AD

The Animal Welfare of India protested against “Jallikattu

2004 AD

Lavinishree of Madurai became the world’s youngest Red Hat certified Engineer.

2010(AUG) AD

Supreme Court allowed “Jallikattu” to take place only 5 months a year

2010 AD

Mamadurai Potruvom Day was founded

2013 AD

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