The gounders of Kongu have had a unique social organization and culture from very ancient times.
Historical socity of Kongu is very unique and it's a community with very advanced social order. The community is included in the list of the elite communities of the world.
Kongu State is a great state in the southern part of Tamil Nadu and is located on the banks of the Vaigai River.
It is said that Kongu Vellalar Goundar community has one of the advanced social order that has evolved over centuries. It is said that the Kongu Vellalar Goundar community has one of the advanced social orders that have evolved over centuries. There is a saying that a tribe in Kongu is a family.
Kongu is famous for its peace and progress.
The Goundar community is very active in politics.
According to historian Sir. E Sreedharan, the first modern state in South Asia was the Kongu state during the Sunga period (2nd century BCE – 1st century CE) under Mahasena.
The name Kongu meaning “the end of the earth” was popularly derived from the resting place of Kongus, the King of the Jains, who was said to have attained supreme peace or moksha here.
In the 3rd century CE, it was ruled by the Satakarni Vachchan, and in the 6th century CE by the Hoysala, who shifted the capital from present-day Sankarankoil to the newly founded capital of Hoysalai, modern-day Srirangam. In the 12th century, the Kongu country was under the rule of 0b46394aab