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Konerirajapuram Temple

Rajendra

No.667 (Page No. 451 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 625 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District Same wall.

Parakesarivarman alias Udaiyar Sri-Rajendradeva II:

Year 5, Mesha (Chittirai) su. (the tithi omitted) (?) Friday,

 Asvati=1055 A. D., March 31: f.d.t. 10. The tithi was su. 1.

This inscription is damaged. It contains the prasasti  of the king commencing with Tirumadar maruviya sengol, etc.

  It states that on the date quoted above the Perumguri sabhai of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valanadu, assembled in the Munnurruvanmadam of the place and passed an order the rule panip-pani It is stated that the sabhai received a sum of 128 (?) kasu from the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiya-mahadevar of the place, for a land which was granted as iraiyili (tax-free) to provide for the three sandhi lamps and for feeding (by the chatti food) two ascetics in the above-mentioned temple. 

No. 670 (Page No. 454 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 628 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District Same wall.

Parakesarivarman alias Udaiyar Rajendradeva II: Year [ . . .] Ishabha (Vaikasi) su. 3,  Friday, Tiruvadirai=Irregular. E. 11th century.

This inscription is damaged in several places.

It records the sale made by the perumguri sabhai  of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakkonda-valanadu. of land in the same place for a sum of 97-1/2. kasu, to the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiya-mahadevar of the same place. It also records that the sabhai made the land tax-free. Among the boundaries of the lands a certain canal called the Rajarajavaykkal. And Rajendrasolanallur figure. 

No. 674 (Page No. 458 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 632 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District North,

 west and south walls of the same shrine. Parakesarivarman alias Udaiyar

Sri-Rajendracholadeva I: Year 17=1028-29 A. D.

This inscription is built in the middle and at the bottom. It is in Tamil and Grantha characters. 

It refers to the setting of an image of the god Kshettirapalar in the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiya-mahadevar of Tirunal[1]am, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valanadu, by the queen Arindavan Mahadevaiyar. It seems to be a gift of land for worship to the same deity by the queen who had purchased it in the 16th year (1027-28 A. D.) (of the king’s reign) from a Brahmana woman named Vennaiyan Nangai Muttali-sani, the wife of Kaviniyan  Narayanan Nakkapiran Somayajiyar of the same place. It seems that the sabhai of the same place (i.e., Tirunallam) agreed for the sale of the land for a sum of 128 (?) kasu. Other details are lost.

No. 678 (Page No. 461 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 633 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District Same wall.

Parakesarivarman alias Rajendradeva : Year (lost),

Mithuna (Ani) ba. 13, Sunday, Asvati. Irregular. C. 11th century.

This inscription is built in the middle and is incomplete.  It contains the prasasti of the king commencing with Tirumadar Puvinnum, etc.,

It states that the Perumguri Mahasabhai of Puvaikkudi, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valanadu, assembled in the temple of the god.  Sri-Madurantakisvaram-Udaiyar of the place, and decided after receiving some money (details lost) from the temple of the god Tirugundam-Udaiyar of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in the same nadu, to give away some land in the place, as tex-free gift, to provide for the feeding of the Sivajogis in the temple.

Madurantaka-vadi is mentioned in connection with the specification of the boundaries of the gift-land.

It also appears to record a gift of land to the image of the god Umaskandan set up in the temple of  Tirunallamudaiya-mahadevar. 

No. 679 (Page No. 462 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 634 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District Same wall

Parakesarivarman alias Udaiyar Sri-Rajendradeva II : Year 7, Mesha (Chittirai)

(paksha not mentioned) 2, Friday, Karttigai = 1059 A.D.,

April 16.  The Paksha was sukla.

This inscription is built at the beginning and is incomplete.  It contains the last part of the prasasti of the king. 

It states that the Perumguri Mahasabhai of Pavaikkudi, a Brahmadeyam in vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valanadu, assembled in the temple of Madurantaki Isvaramudaiyar and decided, after receing a sum of 165 kasu from the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiyar of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in the nadu to give as tax-free gift some land in the village, to provide for the worship and offering to the image called Amaragalnayakam, of the god Umaskandar.

Solakeralan-vayakkal, Madurantaka-vadi, Sri-Rajendrasola-vaykkal and Pungudi-vaykkal are mentioned in the description in the description of the boundaries. 

No. 681 (Page No. 464 Volume 26)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District

North wall of the same shrine Parakesarivarman alias

Udaiyar Sri-Rajendracholadeva:  Year 31=1042-43 A.D. 

This inscription is damaged in some places.  It contains the Prasasti of the king commencing with Tirumanni valara etc., 

It records a gift of one tuni of paddy daily to a certain Kari Tillaiyvanan alias Tirukkurangaduturaiyp-pichchan to whom the madapattiyam of the temple of  the god Tirunallamudaiyar of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valanadu, belonged, by the sabhai of the place. 

No. 682 (Page No. 466 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 637 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District Same wall

Parakesarivarman alias Sri Rajendracholadeva I:  year 7 =1017-18 A.D.

This inscription contains the prasasti of the king commencing with Tirumanni valara, etc, 

It records a gift of nonda lamp and a sum of 30 kasu to provide for burning it in the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiya-mahadeva of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in vennadu in [Uyyakkondar-valanadu, by a certain woman Venkadan] Sangam alias Ainnuruvachchi for the sake of her younger sister named Venkadan Ilai [ . .  . .] alias [ . . . . . ] Sundari of Tiruvali in Tiruvali of the temple named Kavisiyan Ilaiya Sattanakkan, Kavisiyanakkan Munnurruvan, Nakkan Sattan, Nakkan [Sodi, Nakkan, Adittan, Nakkan Solai Nakkan Tiruvanantisvaram] Madalan Munnurruva Nakkan, Paradayan Chandirasekaran Tirupurantaka-bhattan, Kavisiyan Tayan Rishabhavahanan and his younger brothers accepted the gift with an undertaking to burn the lamp during the period of their turn of worship in the temple.  

No. 684 (Page No. 467 Volume 26)

(A. R.  No. 639 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District Same place.

Uttamachola : Year 6=975-76 A. D.

Published in S. I. I., Vol. III, No. 130. 

No. 685 (Page No. 469 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 640 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, thanjavur taluk, thanjavur district  same wall.

Rajakesarivarman alias Vijaya-Rajendradeva (Rajadhiraja): Year 36,

Karkata (Adi), Thursday, Hastam =1053 A. D., July 22.

This inscription which is damaged in some places contains the prasasti of the king beginning with Tingaler taru, etc.,

It states that the Perumguri sabhai of Pavaikkudi, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakondar-valanadu, assembled under the tamarind tree on the bank of the Suttamallivaykkal, decided to give lands, made tax-free, for (worship and offerings) to the image of a certain deity (name not clear), set up in the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiya-mahadevar at Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in the same [vala*]nadu.  The land was given to the temple as iraiyili (made tax-free) on receipt from the temple a sum of 135 kasu plus 3¼ ma kasu.  It is stated that the sabhai had agreed to bear all the expenses connected with the land, and that permission to get this record engraved on the temple and on copper-sheet was given to the temple servants.  After this a long list of the names of the members of the sabhai is appended. 

No. 687 (Page No. 475 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 642 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, thanjavur taluk, thanjavur district Same wall

Parakesarivarman alias Sri-Rajendracholadeva I  : Year 7=1018-19 A.D.

This inscription is damaged in some places.  It contains the prasasti of the king commencing with Tirumanni valara etc., 

It records that a certain Vellala (name lost) of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valanadu, made a gift of 8 kasu to the temple of the god [Adi]tta-Isvaram-udaiya-mahadevar of the place.  This money was received by the temple uvachchas named Padasivan Venkada-Nakkamani, [. . . . . ] sirajan, Madevan Tiruppugalur and Varagunanallaram.  It consider of this money these uvachchas had agreed to play on drums and blow conches for a period of 3 nali at the early morning service to the god of dance (Kuttapperumal) in the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiyar. 

The signatory was Battan Kavaiyattevan. 

No. 690 (Page No. 478 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 645 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District. Same wall.

Parakesarivarman alias Sri-Rajendracholadeva I: Year 7=1018-19 A.D. 

This inscription is damaged in some places.  It contains the prasasti of the king commencing with Tirumanni valara, etc. 

It records a gift of a sandhi lamp and a sum of 6 kasu to provide for burning the lamp in the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiya Aditta Isvaramudaiya-mahadevar of Tirunallam, a Brahmadeyam in Vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valanadu, by a certain Tevaradiyan-battan Arangan alias Tava [.....] of the same place.  It is stated that the money was received by a number of persons having right of worship in the temple who had agreed to burn the lamp for ever. 

It also records a gift of 4 kasu by the same donor, which was received by Padasivan Venkada-nakkamani, Nallattamiga Siralan, Madevan Tiruppugalur and Varagunanallaran, the uvachchas of the temple, who had agreed to play on all the various drums to the god (details lost). 

This signatory was battan Kavaiyattevan.

No. 694 (Page No. 482 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 648 of 1909)

Koneririrajapuram, Thanjavur District, Thanjavur District Same wall.

Rajakesarivarman alias Tribh Virarajendra: Year (lost) C. 11th century. 

This inscription is built in at the end and is badly damaged.  So, many particulars including the date, are lost.  It contains the prasasti of the ruler (name lost) commencing with Virame tunaiyagavum, etc. 

It appears to record a sale of land to the temple of the god Tirunallamudaiya-mahadevar of Tirunallam, by the sabhai of the place who had assembled in the Tiruvolakka-mandapa of the temple.  The gift-land appears to have belonged to a certain Algiyarajamuvendavelan and that it was made tax-free by the sabhi who had also agreed to pay several levies due from the land to the government (?). 

The post-script mentions something about a madappuram. Several persons figure as signatories. 

No. 703  (Page No. 494 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 655 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District

At the entrance into the Nataraja shrine in the same temple, right side.

Rajakesarivarman alias Udaiyar sri-Rajadhirajadeva (I): Year 33, 1050-51 A.D. 

This inscription is damaged at the end.  It refers to the king as who took the head of Virapandya, the head of the Cheran(?) and Ilankai (Lanka=Ceylon). 

It records a gift of 4 kasu for burning a sandhi lamp during night in the temple of the god Uttamasolavinnagar Alvar of Tirunallam, a Brahmadesam, in Vennadu in Uyyakkondar-valandu, by a certain Brahmana named Madalan Tirumalirunjolai Srikarimaran and that the money was received by a certain Vaikanasan Kasyapan-Ketalan Govindan, who was probably a priest of the temple, who has agreed to burn the lamp. 

No. 704 (Page No. 495 Volume 26)

(A. R. No. 656 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Thanjavur Taluk, Thanjavur District Same place, left side.

Rajakesarivarman alias Udaiyar sri-Vijaya-Rajendradeva

(Rajadhiraja I ) : Year 35=1052-53 A.D. 

This inscription is damaged at the end.  It refers to the king as ‘who took the head of Virapandya, the head of the Cheran, Ilankai (Lanka-Ceylon), and the 7 ½-lakh Irattapadi, and who had got anointed at Kalliyanapuram’.

It records a gift of a sandhi lamp and a sum of 3 kasu to provide fot it, by a certain Madalan Tirumalirunjolai Sikarimaran of Tirunallam, to the temple of the god Sri-Karikalasola-vinnagar Alvar of the same place.  It is stated that three persons named Vaika[na]san Bharggavan, Saruppedi Srikrishnan, his younger brother Su(r)yyan Appirameyan and Narayanan Krishnan received the gift amount and had agreed to burn the lamp from out of the interest thereof. 

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