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South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Introduction

Text of the Inscriptions 

Rajendra Chola

Kulottunga

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

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Volume 22
Part 1

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Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

Darasuram Temple

Kulottunga

No.  190 (Page No 147)

(A. R. No. 190 of 1907)

Tribhuvanam, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Kampaharesvara temple –on the same wall   

This is a Sanskrit inscription in Grantha of the reign of Kulottunga-Choladeva (III) who is stated to have won victories over the kings of Simhala and Kerala and over Vira-Pandya after destroying his capital city Madura, and to have performed the anointment of heroes. He is also eulogized for his strength of arms and for his proficiency in arts. The record states that he built (renovated ?) the mandapa for God Sabhapati, the gopura over the shrines of Sripati (Vishnu) and of Girija (Parvati), the Prakara and the golden hall (at Chidambaram ?); the temple for Ekamresvara (at Kanchipuram); for Halasya (at Madurai); for Madhyarjuna (at Tiruvidaimarudur); for Rajarajesvara (at Darasuram ?) ; for Valmikesvara (at Tiruvarur) for whom he also constructed a golden hall and a gopura ; and finally for Tribhuvanaviresvara (at Tribhuvanam) for whom he built this temple of great beauty with several shrines and tall vimanas. He got the god and goddess consecrated in the temple by his guru Somesvara (also called Isvara-Siva) son of Srikantha-Sambhu. This teacher Somesvara was a great scholar well-versed in the eighteen Vidyas (Saiva-darsanas) and capable of expounding the glory of Siva a s taught in the Upanishads.  He is said to have written a work called the Siddhantaratnakara. He is surnamed by Mr. Venkayya to be identical with Isanasiva the author of Siddhantasara (An. Rept. 1908, Part II, para 64). 

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