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Thirumalai Nayak was betrayed by the Nayaks of _______.
A) Senji
B) Tanjore
C) Surapura
D) Karnataka

Last updated date: 16th Jun 2024
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Hint: Thirumalai Nayak ruled Madurai between A.D 1623 and 1659. He successfully fought back and gave a befitting reply to the armies of Bijapur.

Complete answer:
The Nayak of Tanjore were the Telugu rulers of Thanjavur in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. The Nayaks of Balija social groups were initially appointed as provincial governors by the Vijayanagara king in the fifteenth century who divided the Tamil nation into three Nayak ships that are: Madurai, Tanjore and Gingee.

Thirumalai Nayak was one of the most prominent rulers of the thirteen Madurai Nayak rulers in the 17th century. His contributions are found in the many magnificent buildings and he rebuilt and renovated a number of old temples of Madurai. He was a great admirer of art and architecture and the Dravidian architecture which was later gradually developed into Madurai style. His capital was Madurai in which he reshifted his royal palace from Tiruchirapalli. His palace, which was called as Tirumala Nayak Palace is also a magnificent piece of art and architecture.

The cause behind the reshifting of his palace was due to dream of him , however many intellectuals believed that Madurai has a long history and developed through ages and also tiruchirapalli is in a constant risk of attack by Mysore. Thirumalai Nayak was betrayed by the Nayaks of Tanjore.

Thus the correct answer is option ‘B’.

Note: Thirumalai nayak follows the Hinduism religion. Thirumalai Nayak was also able to successfully retaliate against the armies of neighbouring Muslim kingdoms.His territories consisted much of the old Pandya regions which included Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli districts, Aragalur in southern Tamil Nadu and some territories of Travancore kingdom.