Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MP Stalin said on Wednesday that the state government will celebrate the birth anniversary of legendary King Raja Raja Cholan as an official function from 2022.
The birthday of the king falls on November 3.
In an official statement, the Chief Minister said that the government is announcing the celebration as a government function following several requests it has received from across the state and the Diaspora.
He also said that the mausoleum of Raja Raja Chola in Thanjavur will soon be renovated. The Chief Minister noted that many people celebrate the birth anniversary of Raja Raja Cholan in Thanjavur during Aippasi Sathayam.
Raja Raja Cholan born as Arumozhi Varman or Arulmozhi Varman was the most powerful Tamil king in South India and is remembered to have restored the Chola influence.
He is credited with building the most important temple in South India, the Rajarajeswaram temple in the Chola capital of Thanjavur.