Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman

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Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman
Raja of Pudukkottai
Reign 28 December 1769 – 30 December 1789
Predecessor Vijaya Raghunatha Raya Tondaiman I
Successor Vijaya Raghunatha Tondaiman
Born May 1738
Pudukkottai, Pudukkottai state
Died 30 December 1789 (aged 51)
House Pudukkottai
Father Vijaya Raghunatha Raya Tondaiman I

Raja Sri Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman (c. May 1738 30 December 1789) was the ruler of Pudukkottai kingdom from 28 December 1769 to 30 December 1789.


Early life

Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman was born in May 1738 to Vijaya Raghunatha Raya Tondaiman I and his wife Rani Nallakatti Ayi Sahib. [1] He was the only son of the couple and was educated privately. [1]

Vijaya Raghunatha Raya Tondaiman I was the second independent ruler of the Pudukkottai kingdom. He reigned from April 1730 to 28 December 1769. His reign was marked with incessant wars with the Thanjavur Maratha kingdom and against the French East India Company and Chanda Sahib.


Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman succeeded to the throne on the death of his father on 28 December 1769. [1] His reign was largely uneventful. Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman authored a Telugu work Parvathi Parinyamu. [1]

Telugu language Dravidian language

Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the union territories of Puducherry (Yanam) by the Telugu people. It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the few languages with primary official language status in more than one Indian state. There are also significant linguistic minorities in neighbouring states. It is one of six languages designated a classical language of India by the country's government.

Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman died on 30 December 1789 after a reign of 20 years. In the absence of a male offspring, Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman was succeeded by his cousin, Vijaya Raghunatha Tondaiman. [1]

Raja Sri Vijaya Raghunatha Tondaiman Bahadur was the ruler of the pudukottai village from 30 December 1789 to 1 February 1807.


Raya Raghunatha Tondaiman had eleven queens. He had only one offspring - a daughter [1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Pudukkottai 2". Tondaiman Dynasty. Christopher Buyers.

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