Chola dynasty administration is centralized which means it followed monarch system of administration, King was at the top of the administration.

They had capital cities at Tanjore and Gangaikondacholapuram,

officials were called perundanam and sirudanam.

Chola empire is divided into Mandalams,

Puravuvarithinaikkalam” was the land revenue department .

The residential portion of the village was called as ur nattam, ur nattam and land belonging to the temple were exempted from tax.

The royal troops called Kaikkolaperumpadai. “Velaikkarar” the personal troops which was to protect the king.

Inscription Parantaka I found at Uttiramurur which provide information about village councils.

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