The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Text of the Inscriptions 

1 to 25

26 to 50

51 to 75

76 to 100

101 to 128

129 to 150

151 to 175

176 to 200

201 to 225

226 to 250

251 to 267

Appendix

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
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

PANDYA INSCRIPTIONS

INSCRIPTION OF THE EARLY PANDYAS

No. 101.

(A. R. No. 69 of 1905.)

No. 102.

(A. R. No. 70 of 1905.)

No. 103.

(A. R. No. 71 of 1905.)

No. 104.

(A. R. No. 72 of 1905.)

No. 105.

(A. R. No. 73 of 1905.)

No. 106.

(A. R. No. 74 of 1905.)

No. 107 - 119.

(A. R. No. 691 to 703 of 1905.)

Ayyampalaiyam, Palani Taluk, Madurai District.

The following Vatteluttu and Tamil labels are engraved near the natural cavern in the hill called the Aivarmalai, which was called ‘Ayiraimalai’ in the inscriptions. This Ayirai was famous in the olden times as a Jaina colony. The God Parsvanatha sculptured in this place was the recipient of some endowments in the reign of the Pandya king Varagunavarman in A.D. 870. The Vatteluttu labels engraved below the images of several Jaina Tirthankaras sculptured in half relief near this cavern are also attributable to the same period approximately, and they record the fact that the respective images were the gifts of Ajjanandi, Indrasena, Mallisena, etc., Avvanandi-Kurattiyar the disciple of Pattini-Kurattiyar also had an image sculptured on the rock. An ascetic by the name of Ajjanandi is mentioned in the Jivakachintamani, the premier Jaina classic of this early period.

No.115, which is written in a more archaic script, is very much damaged.

No. 120-128.

(A. R. Nos. 723 to 732 of 1905.)

Uttamapalaiyam, Periyakulam Taluk, Madurai District.

On the rock called the Karuppannasvamin rock.

The subjoined Vatteluttu inscriptions are engraved in characters attributable to about the end of the 9th century and the beginning of the 10th century A.D. below the images of the Jaina deities sculptured in low relief on the face of the rock. Some of them are very much worn out while three of them are legible. They record that certain images were cut by Ajjanandi (No. 126) and by Arittanemi-Periyar, the disciple of Ashtopavasi Kanakavirar (No. 122). In No. 128 this hill is called Tirukkunagiri and a certain ascetic named Anantavara-Adigal is stated to have made a gift of money for a lamp to the God Tirukkunagiri-Devar.

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