Madura. 1. The name of an ancient territory of South India (celebrated in Hindoo poems), of which the limits are unknown, but it was probably bounded by the sea to the S. and E., and the Western Ghauts on the W.
2. A city in the Madras Presidency, containing a vast palace of the former rajahs and one of the most remarkable temples of India. In Hindoo mythology it was the capital of the territory of the same name.