Historical Tamil flags


State Flag Image Description
Pandya Dynasty Twin fish Twin fish flag of Pandyas.svg According to legend, the goddess Meenakshi was born as the daughter of a Pandya king. Her eyes had the shape of a fish and remember the emblem of the Pandyas.
Chola Dynasty Jumping Tiger Chola flag.png The tiger flag of Chola is mentioned in Periya Puranam.
Chera Dynasty Bow and Arrow Flag of Chera dynasty.svg The Chera kings had the title Villavar Kon, the Villavar clan founded the ancient Chera Kingdom. Villavar means archer in Tamil.
Pallava Dynasty Nandi and Simha Simha flag of Pallava Kingdom.png The Pallava royal insignia was the Simha (lion) and Nandi (bull) which was changeable. Narasimha varman used the lion as his emblem and Nandivarman preferred the Nandi. Under the reign of Paramesvara Varman was Khatvanga (Skull mace) added to Pallava emblem.
Ay Kingdom Elephant The Cheras took over the elephant emblem after the conquest of Ay Kingdom.
Arya Cakravarti dynasty Nandi The emblem of Arya Cakravarti depicting a white Nandi with sun and moon on a traditional yellow background.
Vanniar (Chieftain) Crossed Swords Pandara Vanniyan vector flag.svg The flag of Pandara Vanniyan the Last Tamil Ruler of Vannamei was Crossed Swords.The Vanniyar Caste used crossed swords and Agni Kundam as their emblem.
Pudukkottai state Lion Pudukkottai flag.svg The emblem of Pudukkottai state was a Lion with Hanuman flag in its right fore paw on a green background.