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    Posted: 14 Jul 2012 at 5:00pm

Pandyan territory included the modern districts of Tirnelvelli, Ramanad and Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The capital of Pandyas was Madurai which is situated at the banks of river Vaigai.

Megasthenes in his book carries the first mention of the Pandyas. According to Megasthenes the Pandyas were famous for Pearls.

Pandyan kings had trade connections with Roman empire and had also sent emissaries to Roman emperor Augustus and Trojan.

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