South India geography

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 22 06:06:48 UTC 1998

I am reading a small poem in which a number of south Indian place names
are given. Where are the following places? Could some list member give
corresponding modern names?

1. mahAsurAlaya (in Kerala) - is this Sucindram?
2. anantaSayana (in Kerala) - Travancore?
3. darbhaSayana (in TN) - is this near Ramesvaram?
4. koTTalampAkkam (in TN) - somewhere near Cidambaram - kuRRAlam?
5. pinAkinI (river in TN)
6. payonadI (  -do-  ) - somewhere in Salem-Coimbatore area? The context
mentions the village of Satyamangalam.


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