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Pudukkottai

SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XVII

INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED DURING 1903 - 1904

Pandyas

Maranjadaiyan

No. 340.

(A. R. No. 311 of 1904).

Tirugokarnam, near Pudukkottai, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the south wall of the rock-cut central shrine in the Gokarnesvara temple.

Maranjadaiyan. Year 17.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XIX, No. 25.

No. 342.

(A. R. No. 313 of 1904).

Kudumiyamalai, Kulattur Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the east face of the north pillar of the rock-cut

shrine in the Melaikoyil temple. Maranjadaiyan. Year 23.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XIV, No. 30.

No. 443.

(A. R. No. 413 of 1904).

Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

 On the last pillar in the upper rock-cut cave. Maranjadaiyan. Year 4.

Published in S.I.I., XIV., No. 11.


No. 444.

(A. R. No. 414 of 1904).

   Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the east wall right of the entrance into the upper rock-cut shrine.

Maranjadaiyan. Year 4, 2501st day.

Published in A.D.I., A.R., 1903 – 04, p. 270 ff. and also S.I.I., XIV, No. 10.

Sadaiyamaran

No. 352.

(A. R. No. 323 of 1904).

Kudumiyamalai, Kulattur Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the east face of the south pillar in the rock-cut shrine in the Melaikoyil temple.

Sadaiyamaran. Year 2 + 1 + 1

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XIV, No. 50.

Srivallabha

No. 398.

(A. R. No. 368 of 1904).

Sittannavasal, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the rock, south of the rock-cut Jaina temple. Srivallabha.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XIV, No. 45.

Maravarman Srivallabhadeva

No. 584.

(A. R. No. 539 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

On the east wall of the first prakara in the Tyagarajasvamin temple, right of entrance.

Maravarman Srivalla[bha*]deva. Year 35 : 1342 A.D.

Palaeographically the inscription may be assigned to the 14th century and the details of date given viz., Year 35, Simha su. 5, Wednesday, Chittirai regularly correspond to 1342 A.D., August 7, ’44 ; ’30.

This seems to record a gift of land by purchase, after making it tax free, for the recitation of Vedic hymns (adhyayana) once daily in the temple, by Tolan Irajaraja Akalanka-nada[lvan] of Tiruttondisvaram in Panaiyur-nadu in Kulottungasola-valanadu.

Maravarman Sundarapandya I

No. 391.

(A. R. No. 361 of 1904).

Narttamalai, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the rock which forms the north wall of the Tirumalaikkadambar temple.

Mara. ?Sundarapandya I. year 3 : 1219 A.D.

On grounds of Palaeography and the identity of the signatories with those in No. 390 above belonging to the reign of Kulotltunga III, Tribhuvanachakravartin Sundarapandyadeva mentioned in this record may be identified with Maravarman Sundarapandya I.

This inscription records the gift of 4 ½ kalanju of gold of eight mari by Veliyarrudaiyan-Soran Tanti and his sister Ariyanral for mid-day offerings and a lamp to god Nagarisvaramudaiya Nayanar of Telingakulakalapura alias Kulottungasola Pattanam in Irattapadikondasola-valanadu. The Sivabrahmanas of the tiruvunnaligai (Sanctum sanctorum), who received the gold, undertook to arrange for the offerings and the burning of the lamp.

Text published in Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 503.

No. 394.

(A. R. No. 364 of 1904).

Narttamalai, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On a rock north of the big rock-cut hall known as Kshamanal-kudagu on the Melamalai hill.

Maravarman Sundarapandya I. year 11 + 1 : 1227 – 28 A.D.

The king in this inscription is described by the title sonadu valangiyaruliya.

This records an allotment of different pieces of land, granted by different people as kudininga tiruvidaiyattam for food offerings to god Padinenbhumi-vinnagara Emperuman and his consort for whom shrines were erected by the Nagarattar of Telingakula kalapuram alias Kulottungachola-pattinam in Irattapadikondasola-valanadu. The nagarattar agreed to arrange for the remittance of 57 kalam of paddy measured by sulakkal for the said service and took upon themselves the burden of paying taxes viz., tiruvasal-ponda irai, kudimai, antarayam, etc., in case of failure of crops, a remission was to be allowed after due inspection. One-sixth of the summer crops was to be paid to the temple.

Provision was also made for the repairs in the temple from levies such as adaikkasu and kidaykkasu collected from the bride’s party in a marriage.

Text published in Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 281.

No. 397.

(A. R. No. 367 of 1904).

Ammsatram, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

At the entrance of the natural cave east of the rock known as Aluruttimalai.

Maravarman Sundarapandya I. acc. 1216 A. D.

The date portion of this inscription is lost.

This epigraph seems to record a grant of land in Periyapallivayal as pallichchandam to Nayanar Tirumanaimalai Alvar, by Pambaiyurudaiyan, Sengudi Anaina[di] (?) tenar perumagan alias Gangadarar, a merchant. It mentions Kanakachandra Pandita and his discipla Danmadeva Acharyan.

Text published in Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudaukkottai State, No. 474. The text is, however, published here in view of some differences in the reading.

Jatavarman Sundarapandya I

No. 170.

(A. R. No. 150 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Natanapadesvara temple.

[Jatavarman Sundarapandya I]. Year 14 : 1264 A.D.

This inscription is dated in the reign of Konerimaikondan, who from the reference to Koyilponmeyndaperumal and Sundarapandya in the body of the inscription, may be identical with Jatavarman Sundarapandya I. This is dated in the 205th day of the 14th Year.

It records a royal order leasing out 30 veli of land belonging to Deyvanayakan temple in Tiruvayindirapuram in Marudadu, a hamlet of Solakulavallinallur and Kilaikkeralantakanallur as Kudiningada tiruvidaiyattam to the chaturvedi-bhattas of Puttulan-Brahmadesam in Tiruvayindiram by Puttular Tiruvarangachchelvar alias Villavarayar. The bhattas were required to measure out annual to the Deyvanayakan temple, 20 kalam of paddy per veli, as ayam, upadi and kadamai for food and other offerings to the image of god Koyil-ponmeynda Perumal, set up by the king in his name and for offerings on the occasion of Sundarapandyan sandhi for the god Deyvanayakan. Tachchanenmali-udaiyan figures as the signatory of the record. The body called Irandayiravar was entrusted with the supervision of this arrangement.

This record pertaining to the Deyvanayakan temple of Tiruvayindiram (Tiruvendipuram) was engraved here evidently because some of the lands under reference were situated in Solakulavallinallur, where Tirukkanthesvaram was situated.

No. 171.

(A. R. No. 151 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Natanapadesvara temple.

Jatavarman Sundarapandya I. Year 14 : 1264 A.D.

This inscription records an agreement entered into between the sivabrahmanas on the one hand and the temple authorities, the royal Kankani officers, and the ur-mudalis of Solakulavallinallur on the other for conducting a service to god Tirukkannisvaramudaiya Nayanar on the occasion of tiru-ppalli-eluchchi to be called Paliyil-pugalalan sandhi for which the former received as adaippu 3 ma of land from Meyur Milaiyan-kilan Alagiya Tiruchchirrambalamudaiyan Manrirkunikkum Peruman alias Abhimanatunga-ppallavaraiyar of Solakulavallinallur. The donor made an additional grant of land made tax-free for the same purpose, on finding that the sivabrahmanas could not perform the service regularly with the income from the previous grant.

Among the boundaries of the land originally granted is mentioned a piece of tirunamattukkani land purchased from a number of persons including Villavan Vilupparaiyar of Kannamangalam in the 13th year.

 

No. 723.
(A. R. No. 666 of 1904).
Tirumullaivayal, Saidapet Taluk, Chingleput District.
On the south wall of the central shrine in the Masilamanisvara temple.
Jatavarman Sundarapandya I. Year 15 : 1265 – 66 A.D.

The provenance of this record so far to the north and its palaeography would point to the identity of the king with Sundarapandya I.
This records the gift of the proceeds from certain taxes like ur-kadamai, ayam, perasadavari etc. by the inhabitants (nattavar) of Pular-kottam and Ikkattu-kottam, for repairs, and unguents in the temple of Tirumullaivayil-udaiya-nayanar, at Kanapperuru-nadu, in Pular-kottam in Jayangondasola-mandalam.

No. 727.
(A. R. No. 670 of 1904).
Tirumullaivayal, Saidapet Taluk, Chingleput District.
On the west wall of the central shrine in the Masilamanisvara temple.
Jatavarman Sundarapandya I. Year 17 : 1267 – 68 A.D.
The provenance of this record and its palaeography suggest the identity of the king with

 Sundarapandya I.

This inscription records an agreement among the inhabitants of Pular-kottam alias Vikramasola-valanadu, in Jayangondasola-mandalam, regarding a gift of 148 madai, by Sendamaraikkannan of Tirumullaivayal, in Kanapperur-nadu, for conducting a special service called Vikkiramasola-valanattar Sandhi, the Vaikasi festivals and for repairs in the temple of Tirumullaivayil-udaiya nayanar.

No. 759.

(A. R. No. 702 of 1904).

Tirumullaivayal, Walajapet Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the east wall of the first prakara, to the right of the entrance in the Kharapurisvara temple.

Sundarapandya I. Year 14, 181st day : 1264 A.D.

The king mentioned in the record as Emmandalamum kondaruliya Devendra vallavan (vallabhan) Sundara-pandya is evidently identical with Jatavarman Sundarapandya I. He is also stated to have issued this memorandum (ninaippu) from Kannanur which may be easily identified with Kannanur near Tiruchirappalli, which was till then, the Hoysala capital in south.

This records the royal order, issued from Kannanur, registering the gift of 3 veli of land made free of taxes such as antarayam, ponvari etc. in Tirupparkadal to Kakkunayaka-pichchar, as madappurattu-iraiyili.

There is another incomplete inscription below this, of the same king, which is apparently connected with this.

No. 769.

(A. R. No. 769 of 1904).

Tirumala (Tirupati), Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the south wall of the first prakara (called the Mukkoti-pradakshina)

 in the Venkatesa-perumal temple. [Jatavarman]Sundarapandya I.

 

This fragmentary inscription contains portions of the prasasti of the king commencing with Samasta-jagad-adhara etc. It mentions the regnal year 7 in line 4.

Jatavarman Sundarapandya II

No. 561.

(A. R. No. 518 of 1904).

Tevur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Devapurisvara temple.

Jatavarman Sundarapandya II. year 1 : 1287 A.D.

On grounds of palaeography the king Jatavarman Sundarapandya may be identified with the second king of that name and the details of date given viz., 1[1]th year, Vrischika, ba. 6, Wednesday, Pusam, correspond to 1287 A.D., October 29, Wednesday.

This inscription records the grant of lands after purchasing the same from the temple for 150 panam, to god Tiru-Adittisvaram-udaiyar in Tiruttevur in Tevur-nadu in Arumolideva-valanadu, as capital for performing the Atkondanayakan-sandhi named after the donor, just after the early morning service, by Alagiyamanavalan, Atkondanayakan of Tengudi, a lease-holder in Menilappadi alias Virarajendrapuram in Tiruvarur-kurram in Geyamanikka-valanadu. The temple authorities undertook to conduct the service even in time of floods and draught.

This money received as price for the land was utilized by the temple authorities to construct in stone the structure above the kumudaga-ppadai and kovalam in the tiru-agra-mandapam

Jatavarman Sundarapandya

No. 131.

(A. R. No. 113 of 1904).

Tiruchchopuram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On stray stones on the roof of the mandapa in front of the

central shrine in the Mangalapurisvara temple. Jatavarman Sundarapandya.

The date portion in this inscription is lost. Palaeographically it may be assigned to the 13th century A.D.

This record registers a gift of land to a temple for the expenses of worship and offerings on the new moon and full moon days (uvappadi) by Sariputra Panditan Mention is also made of the Sangattar of the place.

No. 143.

(A. R. No. 123 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On the east wall of the central shrine in the Sivankuresvara temple.

[Jatavarman] Sundarapandya I. Year 13 + 3 : 1265 A.D.

This inscription mentions the title Kodandaraman of the king, after which the sandhi was named. The details of the date given, viz., 13 + 3rd, year, Mesha, su. 9 Pusam regularly correspond to 1265 A.D., March 27 ; 28 ; .03. It also mentions the 276th day of the same regnal year at the end. Netturudaiyan Ilaiyalvan Kaligarayan figures as the signatory of the inscription.

It records a grant by the king of 50 veli of land in Puva[ni]lai Sundarasolanallur, a hamlet in the Merka-nadu free of taxes such as kadamai, kudimai, ponvari, antarayam, kanikkai, kattigaippachchai, kirruvari, sanduvigrahapperu vasalviniyogam, olai-edupadi (?), kurrilakkai, kadaikkuttilakkai, pasippattam, erivari, inavari, idaivari, olukkunirppattam, visuvalaippattam, arisikanam, ayavargam, tari-irai, tattarppattam, sekkayam, maganmai, ilanchinai, anaichchalai, kudiraippandi, andu-eluttu-ttevai, palattevai, vetti, nilaiyal, tachchuttalvu, al-amanji and nattuviniyogam for Kodandaraman sandhi named after himself, festivals and repairs in the temple of god Tiruttinainagarudaiyar in Jayngondasola-chchaturvedimangalam in Merka-nadu in Vadakarai Virudarajabhayankara-valanadu.

No. 147.

(A. R. No. 127 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On the south wall of the Vighnesvara shrine in the Sivankuresvara temple.

Jatavarman Sundarapandya I Year 14 : 1264-65 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti, Samasta jagadadhara etc.,

of Jatavarman  Sundarapandya I.

It records the assignment of the proceeds at the rate of one kuruni per ma from the lands in Vesalipadi-parru excluding devadana and tiruvidaiyattam lands of the temples, for worship and repairs in the temple of God Tiruttinainagar-udaiyar in their village, by the administrative body (Kuttapperumakkal) of Jayangondasolach-chaturvedimangalam functioning from the month of Karkataka. The temple authorities were authoritised to received these contributions and issue receipts.

Jatavarman Parakramapandya

No. 393.

(A. R. No. 363 of 1904).

Narttamalai, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the rock north of the pond situated to the west of the Tirumalaikkadambar temple.

Jata. Parakramapandya. Year 6 : 1320 – 21 A.D.

This inscription is dated in the 6th year of Jatavarman Parakrama-pandya who may perhaps be identified with the one who began his reign by 1314 – 15 A.D.

This recors the distribution of 10 ma of land belonging to the temple, to ten devaradiyar, for serving in the temple twice a day, by the Uravar of Telingakulakalapuram alias Kulottungasola-ppattinam in Konadu alias Kadaladaiyadilangai-kondasola-valanadu by the authorities of the temple and the mathas attached to it, who were assembled at the tirumandapa that day.

Text published in Inscriptions (Texts) of Pudukkottai State, No. 621.

Maravarman Kulasekhara I

No. 253.

(A. R. No. 231 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south base of the central shrine in the ruined Adivaraha Perumal temple.

Maravarman Kulasekhara I. Year 30 : 1298 A. D.

The details of date given viz., 30th year, Simha su. 11, Mulam, may correspond to 1298 A.D., August 19. The weekday was Tuesday.

This inscription records the tax-free gift of the village of Singapuram, including the lake, wet and dry lands, puravadai, mavadai, maravadai, kulavadai, asuvatiperkkadamai, kasayavargga [*m], kudiperkkadamai and other rights accruing from the lands including the old tiruvidaiyattam but excluding the devadana lands, as tirunamattukani, for worship, festivals and repairs to the temple, for the merit of the king [Perumal] to god Panri Alvar in Tiruppanrikunru in Singapuram, in Singapura-nadu in Palkunrakkottam in Jayangondasola-mandalam, by the Nattavar of Senjimalai-pparru.

It mentions Irugai madavarana Rajaraja Brahmarayan among the signatories.

No. 549.

(A. R. No. 506 of 1904).

Agattiyanpalli, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north wall of the central shrine in Agastyesvara temple.

Maravarman Kulasekhara I. Year 31 : 1299 A.D.

The details of date given viz., 31st year, Rishabha, Sunday su. [9], Uttiram, correspond to 1299 A.D., May 10, ’18 ; ’89.

This epigraph records the grant of 5 veli of land, made free of taxes to god Tiruvagattiyanpalli-udaiyar in Kunrur-nadu, in Umbar-valanadu alias Taranimulududaiya-valanadu, for the celebration of a festival in the month of Vaikasi, on the last day of which occurs the star Hasta, for the health of the king by the Nattavar of Kunrur-nadu. The land was called Bhagampiriyada-nallur after the name of the god.

No. 550.

(A. R. No. 507 of 1904).

Agattiyanpalli, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north base of the central shrine in Agastyesvara temple.

Maravarman Kulasekhara I. year 5 : 1273 A.D.

This inscription is dated, year 5, Tai 21. Palaeographically this inscription may be assigned to the 13th century.

This records the gift of 150 panam by Gautaman Andan Kunramerindar, for Sri Mahesvarapujai in Agattiyadevar tirumadam in the same place, out of the income accruing from the gift-money either by investing it in tax-free land or by lending it out for interest. The money was entrusted to the tanattar in the temple of Tiruvagattiyanpalli-udaiyar.

No. 573.

(A. R. No. 528 of 1904).

Tiruttengur, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District

On the south wall of the central shrine in the Rajatagirisvara temple.

Maravarman Kulasekhara (I). year 31 : 1298 – 99 A.D.

This inscription is dated in the 31st year of Tribhuvanachakravartin Maravarman Kulasekhara. The high regnal year points to the identity of the king with Maravarman Kulasekhara I.

It records the gift of paddy and money to god Tiruvelliyangunram-udaiya-nayanar of Tiruttengur for a service called Malavan-sandi by Alaivayuganda Perumal alias Mala[va*]chchakravattigal, son of Narasingadevar.

No. 596.

(A. R. No. 551 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

On the west wall of the first prakara in the Tyagarajasvamin temple.

Maravarman Mulasekhara I. year 40 : 1308 A.D.

The details of date given viz., Year 40, S. 1229, Mina ba. 10, Monday, Tiruvonam, regularly correspond to 1308 A.D., March 18, Monday. The Saka date 1229 is given at the end.

This epigraph records a grant of land in Sirunallur a brahmadeya in Tevur-nadu in Geyamanikka-valanadu as tirunamattukkani to god Tiruvarurudaiyar by Velan Kongil Pillaiyan of Kalanivayil in Eyil-nadu in pandikulapati-valanadu. The lands are stated to have been purchased for this purpose even in the 32nd year of the king but were in the enjoyment of the donor.

Jatavarman Parakramapandya (Unidentified)

No. 554.

(A. R. No. 511 of 1904).

Kodiyakkadu, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north wall of the Amritaghatesvara temple.

Jatavarman Parakramapandya. Year 5.

On grounds of palaeography the inscription may be assigned to the 13th century.

This inscription records a gift of 150 varahan for a perpetual lamp for god Tirukkodikkulagar in Umbala-nadu alias Taranimuludumudaiya-valanadu by Gamudavan Andan Perra[n*].

Maravarman Virapandya

No. 141.

(A. R. No. 121 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Sivan-kuresvara temple.

Maravarman Virapandya. Year 9.

The details of date given are Panguni 24 in the 9th year. Palaeographically this record may be assigned to the 13th century A.D.

It records the assignment of tolls on a number of articles to god Tiruttinainagar udaiyar of Jayangondasola-chaturvedimangalam, by the sabha and nattar of Andagalur-parru towards the worship and other offerings and procession during the festival to be celebrated in the month of Vaikasi, terminating on the Vaisakha day, the day of tirtham on the seashore and for the oil for the lamp, flowers and other worship and offerings during the twelve days of another festival beginning with Tirunavukkarasu-tirunal and terminating on Nachchiyar-tirunal, for the health of the king (for the recovery of the king ?). The rates of tolls are laid down in the inscription.

No. 142.

(A. R. No. 122 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the east wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Sivankuresvara temple.

Maravarman Virapandya. Year 9.

This inscription also seems to belong to the same king in whose reign No. 141 is dated.

It records the sirumuri (agreement) entered into between the authorities of the temple of Tiruttinainagar-udaiyar and apparently the local bodies (kankani-karanattar), regarding the re-assignment of the maganmai, previously collected at the toll gates and 40 ma of land formerly given (see No. 144, below)by Tamandai-Tennavarayan of Perunganur, to the west of the madil in Tanrur in Panchavan-madevipura-parru, for the daily food offerings from Chittirai of the 9th year and for the festival for the god in the month of Vaikasi.

No. 248.

(A. R. No. 226 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the east base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Ranganatha temple.

Maravarman Virapandya

The beginning of the lines in this inscription are built-in and therein the date has been lost. The available details of date are saptami, Wednesday, Tiruvonam, which are insufficient for verification.

It records the grant of wet lands with the income from the taxes such as tari-irai, tattarpattam, kasayam etc., in the village of Pallavanpattu in the Seruvalur-parru, as tax-free tirunamattukkani by the nattavar of the place, for the health of ……………. Perumal (king) for worship and various offerings to gbod Nayanar Devapperumal set up in the temple of Nayanar Panri-Alvar in Tiruppanrikunru in Singapuram in Palkunrakko[ttam] inJayangondasola-mandalam by a person (name lost) of Rajarajapuram in the same division. It is stated that Irugai-madavarana Rajaraja Brahm[a*]rayan (see No. 253 below) drafted the record under orders of the nattavar.

No. 402.

(A. R. No. 372 of 1904).

Palani, Dindigual Taluk, Madurai District.

On the south base of the Palani Andavar shrine. Virapandya. Year 15 +.

On grounds of palaeography the king may be identified with Jatavarman Virapandya who ascended the throne in 1253 A.D.

This records the grant by the king, of land in the northern portion of Idumbankulam, alias Kunran-vayal alias Virasolan-mannarai, exempted from the taxes such as kadamai, pattam, kattigai-ppachchai, antarayam, etc., for services and offerings to god Subrahmanya-ppillaiyar in Palani hill in Vaikavur-nadu. The same piece of land called Idumbankulam is mentioned in No. 403 below.

No. 403.

(A. R. No. 373 of 1904).

Palani, Dindigual Taluk, Madurai District.

On the north base of the Palani-Andavar shrine. Virapandya. Year 15 + 5 : 1273 A. D.

For the reason stated in No. 402 above the king of this record may be identified with Jatavarman Virapandya.

This records the grant by the king, of land in the southern portion of Idumbankulam alias kunran-vayal alias Virasolan-mannarai after making the lands free from taxes such as kattigai-ppachchai and antarayam for services and offerings to god Subrahmanya on the Palani hill in Vaikavur-nadu.

Among the lands excluded from the gift land is mentioned the tiruvidaiyattam land of Lakshminarayana Perumal temple.

No. 546.

(A. R. No. 504 of 1904).

Agattiyanpalli, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the south wall of the central shrine in the Agastyesvara temple.

Maravarman Virapandya, Year 15.

On palaeographical considerations, this inscription may be assigned to the 13th century.

This seems to record the gift of 2,000 kuli of land by purchase for service and offerings early in the morning to god Tiruvagattiyanpalli-udaiyar in Kunrur-nadu of Umbar-valanadu alias Taranimuludum-udaiya-valanadu by Arayan Poyan Vilupparaiyan, the kilavan of Elumur, who is also stated to have reclaimed the land which was lying fallow. The donor is stated to have deposited in the temple 45 panam for his purpose, out of which 5 panam was provided towards the payment of taxes such as kudimai, vinivogam, etc.,

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