Coimbatore History, India
Coimbatore happens to be the second largest city for the state of Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore lies in the western side of Tamil Nadu and it is located very near to the border of Kerala. Although Coimbatore is said to have played major roles in shaping the History of India, documented proofs of its involvement are hard to find. Still, here we will take an overview the city’s part in the history of India.
During the early years of its formation, Coimbatore was under the rule of Karur Sangam Era Chera of the Chera Dynasty. This dynasty is said to have originated and died in South India. They used to rule North Indian regions from before the era of Sangam (which starts somewhere in 300 BCE and ended somewhere in 250 BCE) and they continued their control over North India till the 12th century CE.
Later on, Coimbatore went under the control of Kongu Rattas and slowly became the most important place for the people of Ganga Kingdom. It was the mid 9th century when another Chola empire started to rise in the region. Soon, they dominated the regions in and around Coimbatore and started to plan the city with the Koniamman temple right in the center of the plan.
It was the 14th century when Coimbatore was under the control of Delhi Sultanate. It was the Vijayanagara Empire which was responsible for bringing the control of Delhi Sultanate over Coimbatore to an end by the end of 14th century. The Madurai Nayaks were the ones who took control of Coimbatore after the Vijayanagara Empire. They were quick to take control of Gingee, Mysore, Chandragiri, Tanjore, and Vellore. All these used to be the part of Vijayanagara Empire.
It was the year of 1760 when Mysore went under the control of Hyder Ali and later under the control of British Empire by the year of 1799.
It was Sir Robert Stanes who was the first chairman of the city council of Coimbatore. He was also the one who founded the Stanes School somewhere in the year of 1862. This school is still running successfully in the city and every year many fresh brains enroll and graduate.
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