THE NAYAKS OF GINJEE 1526 AD. To 1671 AD.

The Region between palar and kohlidam formed part of the Nayak Kingdom of Ginjee. The Nayaks of Ginjee were relatives of Vijayanagar rulers. Krishnadevaraya appointed VaiyappaNayak as the ruler of Ginjee. Ginjee is one of the historical places of Tamilnadu. During the period of Krishnadevaraya Ginjee was the capital city.

Vaiyappa Nayak 1526 AD To 1541 AD

He was loyal to Krishnadevaraya. During his period he built temple in Thirukoilur.

Thubakki Krishnappar 1541AD. To 1554AD

Thubakki krishnappar was the son of VaiyappaNayak, He was very helpful to the southern expedition of Krishnadevaraya, During his period he built great walls around the three hills of Ginjee. He built great granary and a luxurious wedding mahal, He also constructed wall around the Rajagiri fort. After the rule of small rulers for some time Ginjee was captured by the Sultan of Bijapur 1671.

THE NAYAKS OF VELLORE

The Nayak rule in Vellore was established by ChinnaNayak Pommar. He was the first Nayak of Vellore. After ChinnaNayak Pommar, LingamaNayak ascended the throne. The Nayaks ruled Vellore for short period.