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We are originally from Tamil Nadu, the southeastern state of India. Tamil Nadu (தமிழ்நாடு; country of Tamil speaking people) is formerly known as the state of Madras. Tamil (தமிழ்) is an ancient language of the Indian sub-continent and belongs to the Dravidian branch. Its origin is different from Sanskrit which belongs to the Indo-Iranian-Germanic branch.

Our immediate ancestors are from Thanjavur district ( aka , Tanjore; the rice bowl of India) of Tamil Nadu. My ancestors came to Thanjavur district as book keepers for the Vedharaniyeswarar Temple in Vedaraniam (வேதாரண்யம்) also known as, Thirumaraikkadu (திருமறைக்காடு). Prior to moving to Vedaraniam (alternate spellings: Vedharanyam, Vedharaniyam) our ancestors (Saiva Vellalars; சைவ வேளாளர்; Shaiva Vellalla) were from the Ramanatha Puram (இராமநாத புரம்) district in central Tamil Nadu.

After completing my bachelor's and master's degrees in Chemisty from University of Madras (aka, Chennai), I lived/worked in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, Bangalore, Karnataka state, and Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh state (now called Telangana), India. Then I moved to the United States of America in late eighties and lived in the northeastern state of Massachusetts and now I live (with my family) in the southeastern state of Florida. I am a member of India Association of Tallahassee, Asian Coalition of Tallahassee, and one of the founding members of Tallahassee Tamil Sangam.

சோமசுந்தரம் பிறந்து வளர்ந்தது தமிழ் நாடு மாநிலம், இந்தியா. பின்னர் சோமசுந்தரம் தமிழ் நாடு, கர்நாடகம், மற்றும் ஆந்திரப் பிரதேசம் ஆகிய மாநிலங்களில் படித்தும் வேலையும் பார்த்து இருக்கிறார். பின்னர் பாஸ்டனிலும் தற்போது டலஹாசியிலும் வேலை பார்த்து இருக்கிறார். சோமசுந்தரம் டலஹாசி இந்திய கழகம், டலஹாசி ஆசிய கழகம், மற்றும் டலஹாசி தமிழ் சங்க உறுப்பினர்.

Our three generation family-map (in Tamil). Our three generation family-tree in pictures. You can also see the WikiMap view of the house where I was born few decades ago.

This and accompanying web pages give information about our family and its origins. I have tried to give as much information as practical considering the open nature of the web!





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