Kadungon (A. D. 575 - 600) was succeeded by Maravarman Avani Sulamani (A. D. 600-625). He was given the title Sadayavarman. The copper plates refer him as Friend of Truth. The next ruler of the Pandyan Empire was Chezhiyan Sendhan (A.D. 625-640). He was also called Vaanavan. This title indicates his success against the Cheras. He had also assumed other titles like Maaran Sendhan and Vendar Vendan. He was responsible for the carving of a cave temple at Malaiyidaikkurichi in Tirunelveli District.
Maravarman Arikesari (A. D. 640-670)
Maravarman Arikesari was the most famous king of the first Pandyan Empire. He had assumed the title Parangusan. He was also widely known as Koon Pandyan. The Periyapuranam hails him as Nhiraseer Nedumaran. He invaded the Pallava kingdom and defeated the Pallavas at Nelveli after which he assumed the title Nelveli Nedumaran. He was an ardent devotee of Saivism. He was also the contemporary of the. Saiva Saint, Thirugnanasambandar, who converted him from Jainism to Saivism.
Kochadayan Ranadhira A. D. 670-710)
Kochadayan Ranadhira had waged aggressive wars against the Cheras and Cholas and defeated them. He had assumed titles like Mannar Mannan, Vanavan Sembiyan, Madura Karunatakan and Kongar Koman. During his rule, the Saiva saint, Sundaramoorthi Nayanar visited Madurai.