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Monday, January 29, 2007


South Indian Inscriptions


Darasuram Temple

Rajendra chola

No. 143 (Page No 113)

(A. R. No. 143 of 1907)

Puvalaikkudi, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

Rock-cut caveó at the same entrance, left side

Rajadhiraja I: year 27: 1044-45 A.D.   

This inscription begins with introduction Tingalertaru etc. The king is also known from several inscriptions as Vijaya-Rajendradeva and claims to have destroyed the city of Kalyanapura and performed the anointment of heroes under that name. An image of Dvarapalaka found set up in the Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram (Tanjore district) bears an inscription to the effect that it was brought by Vijayarajendra after the conquest of Kalyanapuram (An. Rept. 1908, Part II, para 56.   

The present record registers a gift of 25 cows for burning a perpetual lamp with ghee in the temple of Mahadeva at Puvalaikkudio in Kudalur-nadu a division of Kana-nadu in Keralantaka-valanadu, by a resident of the place by name IIamagan Attani Navarkudaiyan alias Jayankondasolap-peraiyan for the merit of his younger sister Ariyanangai. The donor seems to have been a member of a merchant guild known as Disai-Ayirattu-Nanadesi.

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