The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Topographical Index

Dynastic Index

Text of the Inscriptions 

Chalukya,Western

Cholas

Hoysala

Kalachurya

Marathas of Tanjore

Nayakas of Tanjore

Pallava

Pandyas

Pandyas of Ucchangi

Rastrakuta

Sambuvaraya

Sultans of Mysore

Telugu Chola

Tondaman

Vijayanagara

Yadava

Yadavaraya

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Volume 22
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Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

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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
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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

SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XVII

INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED DURING 1903 - 1904

Cholas

Rajadhiraja I

No. 231.

(A. R. No. 209 of 1904).

Melsevur, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Rajadhiraja I. Year 27 : 1044 – 45 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti, Tingalertaru etc., of Rajadhiraja I.

It records the gift of 96 sheep for a perpetual lamp for god Tiruttantonri Mahadeva in Kilvalich-Chevur in Singapura-nadu in Rajendrasola-valanadu, by Narayanan Rajarajan alias Keralantaka-ppallavaraiayan, the kilavan of Vanjiyur and the Perumdanam officer.

No. 307.

(A. R. No. 278 of 1904).

Kalahasti, Kalahasti Taluk, Chittoor District

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

Rajadhiraja I. (1018 – 1054 A. D.) date lost.

This fragmentary inscription is damaged and only the portion containing part of the prasasti, Tingalertaru tan tongal, etc., of the king is available.

No. 312.

(A. R. No. 283 of 1904).

Kalahasti, Kalahasti Taluk, Chittoor District

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

Rajadhiraja I. Year 22 : 1039 – 40 A. D.

This inscription records the gift of 192 sheep for two perpetual lamps to the Udaiyar (god) of Kalahasti, in Arrur-nadu of Perumbanappadi in Jayangondasola-mandalam by Teri Matalan Irungolan Kula . . . . . . . . . yan Madurantakan alias Jayangondasola Irungolan of Irungolappadi.

Rajendra II

No. 154.

(A. R. No. 134 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Rajendra II. Year 9 : 1060-61 A.D.

This record commences with the prasasti Irattapadi elarai ilakkamum etc., of Rajendra II.

It registers a gift of 18 kalanju of gold, stated to be equivalent to madhurantakan madai, by Anattan Surri Sambandan for burning a perpetual lamp to god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiyar in Solakulavallinallur in Pavitramanikka-valanadu in Rajendrasola-valanadu.

No. 155.

(A. R. No. 135 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Rajendra II. Year 9 : 1060-61 A.D.

This inscription records in Tamil verse the same gift mentioned in No. 154 above.

No. 249.

(A. R. No. 227 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. Rajendra II Year 7 : 1058 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti, Tirumagal maruviya, etc., of Rajendra II. The details of date cited in the body of this inscription, viz., Mesha, ba. 3 Monday, Kettai, correspond to 1058 A.D., April 13, Monday, f.d.t. 36, f.d.n. 58.

It records the registration of the following gifts by the Peru[nguri]-pperumakkal of Rajaraja-chchaturvedimangalam, a brahmadeya and a taniyur in Panaiyur-nadu in Rajendrasola-valanadu, when they had assembled in the courtyard of god Sri Rajaraja-vinnagar-Alvar, in the presence of Nambikotti Atiratra-yajiyar.

(a) A gift of 96 sheep for a perpetual lamp to god Pallikondarulugira Paramasvamigal in Tirruppanrikkunru, by Kari Murugan alias Uttamasola ………[laiyur] Nadalvan of Mullurppalli, a hamlet of the village, in expiation of the sin of having killed Kodandan Devan alias Edirilisola-kkarpundi-nadudaiyan, the commander of tanamadai Jananatha-tterindavilligal ;

(b) gift of 24 (?) sheep for ¼ of a perpetual lamp by a number of pallis (?) for the merit of Palli Sattan Surri who died in a hunting expedition ;

(c ) gift of 12 sheep collected from a number of Srivaishnavas, for 1/8 of a perpetual lamp ;

(d) gift of 12 sheep for 1/8 of a perpetual lamp by Kuppai Tiruvarangan, a manradi (shepherd) ;

(e) gift of sheep for two perpetual lamps by Vaikundan Pichchan alias Rajaraja-pperiyaraiyan of Amburppalli, a hamlet of Rajaraja-chaturvedimangalam in expiation of the sin of having killed Amuru[daiyan] Bhattan Vichchadi……….ra Rajadhiraja-ttirumunaippadi-Nadalvan and his brother Bhattan Madevan, when their adoptive father Palli Eluvan ……….. [Karika]lasola-Amur-Nadalvan and his brothers complained about the same.

No. 388.

(A. R. No. 358 of 1904).

Narttamalai, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

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

Rajendra II Year 3 : 1054 – 55 A. D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti Tirumaruviya, etc., of the king. Here the title of the king viz., Rajakesari seems to be a mistake for Parakesari.

This seems to record a grant of gold for services and offerings during the three sandhis to the god set up by themselves in [Thirumalaikada]mbur Tirumalai by the merchants and devotees of this god resident in that place. Other details are lost as it is built in at the beginning.

Published in Inscriptions (Texts) of Pudukkottai State, No. 110.

No. 389.

(A. R. No. 359 of 1904).

Narttamalai, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

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

Rajendra II. year 4 : 1055 – 56 A. D.

This record commences with the prasasti Irattapadi elarai ilakkamum etc., of the king.

It seems to record the grant of gold (2 kalanju) for sandhi lamps by some merchants who were members of a body called desittisaiyayirattannurruvar. The gold seems to have been collected from among themselves in connection with some social functions as marriage, nuptials (kattilera) etc., and enmavarigam. It also mentions the setting up of the image of Sangu Paramesvari. Other details are lost as the inscription is built in at the left end.

No. 454.

(A. R. No. 423 of 1904).

Vedaranyam, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine

in the Vedaranyesvara temple. Rajendrachola III. year 4 : 1250 A. D. 

The details of date, viz., Makara su 1. Wednesday, Tiruvonam correspond to 1250 A. D. January 5, Wednesday.

No. 579.

(A. R. No. 534 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

On the north wall of the Tyagraja shrine in the Tyagarajasvamin temple.

Rajendra II. Year 9 : 1060 – 61 A.D.

This inscription contains portions of the prasasti, Tirumadu puviyenum etc., of Rajendra II.

This records the gift of land by purchase from the perunguri sabha of Velangudi, a brahmadeya in Tiruvarur-kurram in Adhirajaraja-valanadu, who made it tax-free in lieu of 140 kasu received by them from Velan Maran alias Sembiyan Ten . . . . of Paravai-chchurru-ppundi in Rajaraja-valanadu, for certain services including Na[du]vil Rajendran sandi to god Mulasthanam-udaiyar at Tiruvarur.

Virarajendra

No. 301.

(A. R. No. 273 of 1904).

Yogimallavaram, Puttur Taluk, Chittoor District.

On four detached stones lying in front of the Parasaresvara temple.

Virarajendra. Year 7, S. 991 : 1069 – 1070 A.D.

The inscription is dated in saka 991, Saumya and in the 7th year of the kings reign thus yielding the initial year 1063 – 64 A. D. It describes the king with the Chalukya titles like Sakalabhuvanasraya, Medinivallabha and Ravikula-tilaka, etc., and also commences with the prasasti Virame tunai-yagavum etc., of the king.

This seems to record some grant by the king, when he was seated in his palace on the banks of the river Pagalai, in Nurungi in Vallakkunda-nadu in Vijayarajendramandalam to god Pippladisvaramudaiya-mahadeva.

Four more pieces, apparently belonging to the same inscription seem to record the details of the grant.

No. 311.

(A. R. No. 282 of 1904).

Kalahasti, Kalahasti Taluk, Chittoor District

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

Virarajendra. Year 3 : 1066 – 67 A. D.

This inscription records the gift of 96 sheep by Narayanan alias Siyarur Madurantaka-muvendavelan of Porkalakkudi in Marukal-nadu in the Kshattiriyasikhamani-valanadu, of Solamandalam for burning a perpetual lamp to the deity Tirukkalatti-udaiyar in Arrur-nadu, a division of Adhirajendra-mandalam.

Adhirajendra

No. 227.

(A. R. No. 205 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west wall of the mandapa in front of the Varadaraja Perumal

shrine in the Chandramaulisvara temple. Adhirajendra Year 2 : 1068-69 A.D.

This epigraph contains two portions, one in Sanskrit and the other in Tamil. The former engraved in Grantha characters records that Kotacholaka Vimana originally built of brick was now rebuilt of stone by Sendan (Jayantan) Poyakapati. The Tamil portion which is incomplete while recording the same fact describes him as Kumari Sendan alias Jayangondasola Vilupparaiya-nadalvan, a kudippalli of Poypakkam in Panaiyur-nadu in Rajendrasola-valanadu. (See Introduction).

No. 653.

(A. R. No. 603 of 1904).

Srinivasanallur, Musiri Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On a stone built into the wall of the kitchen in the Visvanathasvamin temple.

Adhirajendra. Year 3 : 1070 – 71 A. D

This fragmentary inscription contains a portion of the prasasti, Tingaler malarndu of the king.

This records a gift of land for cultivating a garden. Mimalai Jayangondasola chaturvedimangalam in Virarajendra-valanadu is also mentioned.

Kulottunga I

No. 148.

(A. R. No. 128 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

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

Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113-14 A.D.

On account of the high regnal year, the king may be identified with Kuottunga I.

This inscription records a gift of [½] kasu by Nangai Uyyan for a sandhi lamp to God Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Madadeva of Solakulavallinallur in Gangaikonda-sola-valanadu.

No. 149.

(A. R. No. 129 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

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

Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113-14 A.D.

For the same reasons, as stated for the inscription No. 148 above, this inscription also may be assigned to Kulottunga I.

It records the gift of 1½ kasu by Padaiyamulan Peruman Kuppai alias Alagiyasolan, the Muvendavelan of Vesalippadi and a native of Tinaiyambakkam for a sandhi lamp to God Tirukkannisvaramudaiya Mahadeva of Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu.

No. 151.

(A. R. No. 131 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113-14 A.D.

This inscription records an undertaking given by the Sivabrahmana Tirunilakanthan and a number of others to Para . . . . . . . . . . . tan Nalsunga[n*]tavi[r*]ttasola-ppal[la*]varaiyan to burn a sandhi lamp, in the temple of Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu for 1½ kasu received. Solappallavaraiyan is said to have been in the enjoyment of a kani in the temple.

No. 152.

(A. R. No. 132 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113-14 A.D.

This epigraph records an undertaking similar to the above, given by the sivabrahmana Bharadvaji Tirunilakanthan Tirukkannisvaram-udaiyan and his brother Kunikkum Piran to Uruvaru-kilan Eran Tiruvalinambi alias Na[n*]-chey[ya*]padap-pichchan to burn a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu for 1½ kasu received from him.

No. 153.

(A. R. No. 132 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the centraql shrine in the Natanapadesvara temple.

Kulottunga I. Year 14 : 1083-84 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti Tirumagal jayamagal etc., of Rajakesari Kulottunga (I).

It registers a gift of one ma of land for various offerings to god Dakshinamurtigal in the temple of Mahadeva at Tiruvaduvur, in Solakulavallinallur in Pavitramanikka-valanadu in Rajendrasola-valanadu.

No. 156.

(A. R. No. 136 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 48 : 1117-18 A.D.

This inscription records the gift of 96 sheep for burning a perpetual lamp of god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiyar in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu by Ayi . . . . . . . . . . daiyan Vidividangan Tirukkannisvaram-udaiyan.

No. 157.

(A. R. No. 137 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 48 : 1118-19 A.D.

This inscription records the acceptance by Sivabrahmana Bharadvaji Sadasivan Tirunilakanthan Tiruvekambamudaiyan and his brothers, Tirukkannisvaramudaiyan and Kunikkum Piran to burn half a sandhi lamp and Arur Tiruvannamalai Bhattan to burn another half a sandhi lamp in the temple of Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu for the money received from nallur Nangai probably related to Arugamangalangilan S[a]mi Ti[ru]varangam-udaiyan. 

No. 158.

(A. R. No. 138 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 46 : 1115-16 A.D.

This inscription records the gift of 1½ kasu by Tiruva[n*]namalai Akkan for a sandhi lamp to god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu. The money was received by Aru[r*] Tiruva[n*]namalai Bhattan.

No. 159.

(A. R. No. 139 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 49 : 1118-19 A.D.

This inscription records the gift of 24 sheep for two sandhi lamps by Tanduraiudaiyan Malai Namban to god Tirukkannisvara-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakula Vallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu.

No. 160.

(A. R. No. 140 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113-14 A.D.

This epigraph records the gift of money in the coin in current use (anradunarkasu) by Kumaramulan Velan Kakkunayakan of Damanallur in Tirumunaippadi, for a sandhi lamp to god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu. The gift was received by Gautaman Tiruvorrikandasiva [n*].

No. 161.

(A. R. No. 141 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113-14 A.D.

This inscription records the gift of 1½ kasu by Palamulan Kutteran Paranjoti of Adirayamangalyapuram, for a sandhi lamp to god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu. The sivabrahmana Ga(g)utaman Tiru[chchi*]rrambalam-udaiyan Puvattaraiyan of the temple received the gift.

No. 162.

(A. R. No. 142 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the east base of the central shrine in the Natanapadesvara temple.

Kulottunga I. Year 49 : 1118-19 A.D.

This record registers the gift of 1 kasu and 6 ma by Sikkal-udaiyan Seyyapadankuttan for a sandhi lamp to god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu. The gift was received by the sivabrahmana Bharadvaji Tirunilakantan Tirukkannisvara-udaiyan, Kunikkum Piran, Tiruchchirrambalam-udaiyan Puvattaiyan and Sendan Pichchadevan.

No. 163.

(A. R. No. 143 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the east and north bases of the central shrine in the Natanapadesvara temple.

Kulottunga I. year 29 : 1098-1099 A.D.

This inscription records the gift of 6 kasu and 12 ma by Kumaramulan Arumoli Tirumapperan alias Singalanta[ka*]-muvendavelan of Idaiyaru for 4 sandhi lamps to god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu. The money was distributed among the sivabrahmanas Tirunilakantan Tiruvekambam-udaiyan of Bhraradvaja-gotra, his brothers Tirukkannisvaram-udaiyan, and Kunikkum-Piran Tiruorrikandasivan and Sundaran Tirukkannisvaram-udaiyan.

No. 164.

(A. R. No. 144 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south base of the central shrine in the Natanapadesvara temple.

Kulottunga I. Year 42 : 1111 – 12 A.D.

This record registers the gift of 50 sheep by Kalappalan Sellaiyan Tonnambi of Eydamendur, for he merit of his wife Umai Nangai, for half a perpetual lamp to god Tirukkannisvaram-udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu.

No. 168.

(A. R. No. 148 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga I Year 38 : 1107- 08 A.D.

This inscription records an undertaking by Bharadvaji Tirunilakantan Tiruvekambam-udaiyan and his brothers Tirukkannisvaram-udaiyan and Kunikkum Piran, the sivabrahmanas of the temple of Tirukkannisvaram udaiya Mahadeva in Solakulavallinallur in Pattanpakkai-nadu in Gangaikondasola-valanadu to burn two sandhi lamps in the temple of the god, one for 1 kasu and 6 ma received from Pakkam-udaiyan Tillaikkuttan Devan and the other for a similar amount received from Tandal-udaiyan Panichchai Sattan.

No. 173.

(A. R. No. 153 of 1904).

Tiruppalappandal, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west base of the central shrine in the Madhyasthanathesvara temple.

Kulottunga. Year lost.

The portion of this inscription containing the date is damaged. On paleographic grounds it may be assigned to the 12th century A.D. It records the gift of 100 kasu for a sandhi lamp for god Tirunagisu[ra*]mudaiya Nayanar by Mandaialvan Pottimenko[n] Andan in expiation of a sin committed by him (details lost).

No. 174.

(A. R. No. 154 of 1904).

Tiruppalappandal, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Kulottunga. Year 11.

The inscription may palaeographically be assigned to the 12th century A.D. It records the construction of a gateway, two steps and a door in the ardhamandapa of the temple of Tirunagisuram-udaiya Nayanar by Tiruchchirrambala-kon, son of manradi Karadi Uran.

No. 196.

(A. R. No. 175 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine

in the Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottunga I. Year 45 : 1114-15 A.D.

This inscription commences with Pugalmadu vilanga, etc., the prasasli of the king.

It records a gift of land in Nenmali in the western hamlet of Olugarai alias Kulottungasolanallur of Mattur-nadu by Nadan Tulaiyadaselvan alias Rajarajappallavaraiyan the headman of Velur in Kilvelur in Ala-nadu, in Goyamanikka-valanadu, for burning a perpetual lamp to the god at Tiruvakkarai in Mattur-nadu in Jayangondasola-mandalam for the merit of his father, Peruntirukkoyil Nadanar.

No. 199.

(A. R. No. 178 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine

in the Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulotltunga I. Year 10 : 1079-80 A.D.

On grounds of kpalaeography, the inscription may be assigned to Kulottunga I.

This records the gift of sheep by Tamar-udaiyan Tiruvaraipon, the wife of Araiyan [na]daippori Ka[ruman] alias Alagiyasola-Pallavaraiyan, a resident of Karanaikkottai in Vilupparaiya-nadu in Rajendrasola-valanadu for a sandhi lamp to the god at Tiruvakkarai, for the merit of her husband.

No. 200.

(A. R. No. 179 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in

the Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottunga I. Year 7 : 1076-77 A.D.

On grounds of palaeography this inscription may be assigned to Kulottunga I (1070-1120 A.D.).

It seems to record some arrangement by the Nattar in the presence of Nilagangaraiyar, made in expiation of the sin committed by mistake by Palli Ulukkai Nadalvan for having killed Pachchai Palli by a arrow in the course of a hunting expedition led by the Nattar.

No. 203.

(A. R. No. 182 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in

the Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113-14 A.D.

On account of the high regnal year, palaeography and the fact that two of the Sivabrahmanas mentioned in this inscription figures also in No. 206 below dated in the 3rd regnal year of Vikramasola, Kulottungasoladeva of this inscription may be identified with Kulottunga I (1070-1120 A.D.)

This records the gift of 65 kasu by Vamanan Sri Raman, a resident of Irumudisolach-cheri in Tribuhuvanamadevi-chchaturvedimangalam for perpetual lamps, one each for the gods Aludaiyar and Alvar at Tiruvakkarai, one sandhi lamp for goddess Durga, oil for oil bath on Saturdays and masa-tirunali-ennai for the first two deities. Kulan-gilavan Attirayan Kunrameduttan Tiruidaiyan, Kasyapan Parpanaban Tiruvengadam and Bharadvaji Tiruvengadan-Churai, the sivabrahmanas of the temple undertook to arrange for the burning of the lamps.

No. 204.

(A. R. No. 183 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottungachola I. Year 29 : 1098-99 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti, Pugalmadu vilanga, etc., of the king.

It records the dedication of the services of Angadi, her daughter Perangadi and her descendants as devaradiyar to god Mahadeva in Tiruvakkarai by Amudan Pallikondan, Amudan Velan and Amudan Uyyavandan, the first being referred to as a vellala resident of Pandimangalalattur-ppaligaiyur in Mattur-nadu in Jayangondasola-mandalam. This document is endorsed by the first of the three donors who are evidently brothers on account of their patronymic Amudan. The other two of the signatories are apparently described as Rajasikhamani-ppallavaraiyan and as the Muvendavelan of Karikalasolattenkarai-nadu, a member of the regiment called Mudikondasolatterinda villigal respectively.

No. 207.

(A. R. No. 186 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the north base of the mandapa in front of the

central shrine of  Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulotltunga I.

This inscription belongs to the reign of Kulottunga I, but the date has been lost. It is mentioned that the grant was made from his camp in the garden at Ambil in Kanchi, where he had his light refreshment (sirusoru).

This inscription records the grant by the king of lands and also of the income from the levies, antarayam and achchiyabhogam from the villages of Tiruvakkarai, Koraikeni Perungeni and Mattaikal apparently to the deities at the Siva temple in Tiruvakkarai’. Repairs to the temple were also provided for from the above income.

The grant is stated to have been made at the instance of a person who had the title Abhimanaraman.

No. 223.

(A. R. No. 201 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south base of the Varadaraja Perumal shrine in the

Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottunga I. year 27 : 1096-97 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti, Pugalmadu vilanga, etc., of the king.

This seems to record some gift made by Kudippalli Sendan Nagan alias Rajendra sola Viluppadirasan of Poygaipakkam in Panaiyur-nadu in Rajendrasola-valanadu for the merit of his younger brother Sendan Karanai alias Kidarattaraiyan. Other details are lost as the inscription is incomplete.

No. 224.

(A. R. No. 202 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west base of the Varadaraja Perumal shrine in the

Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottunga I. year 41 : 1110-11 A.D.

This inscription records the gift of 3 sheep for a sandhi lamp for god Tiruvakkarai Alvar by a shepherd (manradi) Selvan Vadugan.

No. 226.

(A. R. No. 204 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the north base of the Varadaraja Perumal shrine in the

Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottunga I. Year 3 [0] : 1099-1100 A.D.

This epigraph commences with the prasasti, Pumadu vilanga, etc., of the king.

This mentions Sengattu Molakkan alias Marudantakapperiyaraiyan, the kudippalli of Vallaippakkam, in the eastern hamlet of [Tri]bhuvanamahadevi-chaturvedimangalam in Jayangondasola-mandalam and Marudagandan Marudanta………………………. The kudippalli of Velungambadi of Panaiyur-nadu. Other details are lost as the inscription is incomplete.

No. 228.

(A. R. No. 206 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the north base of the mandapa in front of the Varadaraja Perumal

shrine in the Chandramaulisvara temple. Kulottunga I.

This inscription which commences with the short prasasti, Pugalmadu vilanga etc., of Kulottunga I stops abruptly after mentioning the king’s titles Rajakesarivarman alias Tribhuvanachakravarttigal.

No. 241.

(A. R. No. 219 of 1904).

Melsevur, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

 Vrishabhapurisvara temple. Kulottunga I. Year 45 : 1114-15 A.D.

This fragmentary inscription may be assigned to Kulottunga I on account of the high regnal year.

It records the gift of 32 cows by Palli Minan alias Villi for a lamp probably in expiation of a sin committed by him for the merit of his wife Iraman Tiruvi. Her brother Iraman Sadaiyan and the Nattar assembled and seem to have demanded Villi to provide for a lamp.

No. 247.

(A. R. No. 225 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. Kulottunga I. year 30 : 1100 – 01 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti, [Pugal]madu vilanga, etc., of Kulottunga I.

It records the gift of 32 milch cows for a perpetual lamp to god Tiruppanrikkunralvar by ….ra[pi]chchan Vaikundan alias Jayasinga-kulakala-periyar, a resident of Arumbur in Vikramasola-valanaldu in Jayangondasla-mandalam. It mentions Kasyapan S[r]I Raman of Vaikh[a]nasa-sutra, who was performing worship in the temple of the Alvar.

No. 292.

(A. R. No. 264 of 1904).

Yogimallavaram, Puttur Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the south wall of the Parasaresvara temple.

Kulottunga I. year 4[1] : 111[0]-11 A. D.

This inscription is damaged and seems to begin with the prasasti, Pugalmaduvilanga etc.,of Kulottunga, of which, only portions can be made out.

It records a sale of land to god Panchanedivanisuramudaiya Mahadevar by the devakanmigal of Tippaladisuramudaiyar of Tiruchchuganur. It mentions the Srimahesvaras of god Tirukkalatti Udaiyar, Munnaippundi, a devadana Tiruvenkadanallur and the levy pattikkasu.

No. 293.

(A. R. No. 265 of 1904).

Yogimallavaram, Puttur Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the west and south walls of the Parasaresvara temple.

Kulottunga I. Year 24 : 1093 – 94 A.D.

This inscription begins with the prasasti, Pugalsulnda punari of the king.

It records a gift of 128 cows for a 4 perpetual lamps to god Tippaladisvaramudaiya-mahadeva in Tiruchchuganur in Kudavur-nadu in Tiruvengada-kkottam in Rajendra sola-mandalam, by Tiruchchirrambala Nabi, a servant in the temple.

No. 298.

(A. R. No. 270 of 1904).

Yogimallavaram, Puttur Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the north wall of the Parasaresvara temple.

Kulottunga I. year 36 : 1105 – 06 A. D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti, Pugalnadu vilanga, etc., of the king.

This records the grant by the kings, of the village of Munnaippundi alias Sivapadasekharanallur as a devadana, made free of tax, to god Tippaladisvaramudaiay-mahadeva in Tiruchchukanur, in Tiruvengada-kkottam, Rajendrasolamandalam at the request of Bharadvaji Kannan Vasudevan alias Irunikki Ulagandachola-Brahma-marayan of Kudavur-nadu.

No. 382.

(A. R. No. 353 of 1904).

Kudumiyamalai, Kulattur Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the east wall of the mandapa in front of the Melaikoyil temple.

Kulottungachola I. year 36 : 1105 – 06 A. D.

Published in Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 125.

No. 456.

(A. R. No. 425 of 1904).

Vedaranyam, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

Vedaranyesvara temple.  Kulottungachola I. Year 23 : 1092 – 93.

This inscription begins with the prasasti, Pugalmadu vilanga etc., of the king.

It seems to refer to a gift of perpetual lamp by Ariyan Udaiyalar alias Sembikulamanikka-kkuttar to the god Tirumaraikkadu Udaiyar, in Kunrur-nadu in Dinachintamani-valanadu.

No. 578.

(A. R. No. 533 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

On the east wall of the Tyagraja shrine in the Tyagarajasvamin temple.

Kulottunga I. Year 23 : 1092 – 93 A.D.

This inscription contains portions of the prasasti, Pugalsulndapunari etc., of Kulottunga I.

It seems to record some sale of land to the temple by the nagarattar of Tiruvarur in Tiruvarur-kurram in Geyamanikka-valanadu. Other details are lost as the record is built in and incomplete.

No. 586.

(A. R. No. 541 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

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

Kulottunga I. Year 44 : 1113 - 14 A.D.

This record commences with the prasasti pugalmadu vilanga etc., of Kulottunga I.

It states that the sabha of Pudukkudi, a brahmadeya in Tiruvarur-kkurram in Geyamanikka-valanadu, having assembled at the Devasriyan sold and made tax-free various pieces of lands with all rights of irrigation to Tribhuvanamudaiyan Irajendrasolan alias Kulottungasola-Malaiyarajapanmar, a panimagan, resident in the place, who paid 24½ kalanju of gold and donated the land for daily worship and offerings to the deity Umai Nangai set up at the Ulaguyyakkonda-kamakkottam. The treasury is called Tyagavinodan and the standard weight stone is stated to be equivalent to Tyagavinodan-madai.

No. 589.

(A. R. No. 544 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

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

Kulottunga I. year 34 : 1103 – 04 A.D.

This epigraph commences with the prasasti, pugalmadu vilanga etc., of the king.

It seems to record a list of the lands belonging to god Ulagisvaramudaiyar of Tiruvarur, in Tiruvarur-kkurram in Geyamanikka-valanadu.  The devadanam Palanakkudi is mentioned.  The details of the gift are lost as the inscription is damaged and incomplete.

No. 606.

(A. R. No. 561 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the south wall of the second prakara in the Tyagarajasvamin temple.

Kulottunga I. Year 49 : 1118 – 19 A.D.

This record begins with the prasasti, Pugalmadu vilanga etc., of Kulottunga I.

It seems to record some favour granted by god Vidividangar of Tiruvarur, in Tiruvarur-kurram in Geyamanikka-valanadu, when the god was seated in the hall called Devasriyan, witnessing a dance performance by Pukkaturai-vallavattalaikkoli. As the inscription is incomplete other details are lost.

No. 623.

(A. R. No. 577 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the south wall of the central shrine in the Satyavachakesvara temple. Kulottunga I.

This inscription commences with the prasasti Pugal sulnda punari, etc., of the king. Probably this is the original grant mentioned in No. 625 below and if so, though the date portion is lost here, it may be restored as the 26th year of the king’s reign.

It seems to record the sale of land made tax-free to god Tirumandali udaiyar Mahadeva by the sabha of Pandanainallur, a brahmadeya in Tiruvarur-kkurram in Geyamanikka-valanadu, receiving 4 kalanju and 8 manjadi of gold equivalent to 8 kasu from [Pat]tasalichch[I] Sellurir-Kari Pavalakkunru alias Narpattennayira An[nad]ana Nangai, for the feeding of sivayogis and tapasyar on New moon days.

No. 624.

(A. R. No. 578 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District.

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

Kulottunga I. Year 48 : 1117 – 18 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti Pugalmadu vilanga etc., of the king.

It records an allotment of fallow lands belonging to the temple to various persons, for reclamation and contribution of paddy for sribali and other offerings to God Alavidangadevar, the deity taken out on procession in the temple, his consort Palliarai Nambirattiyar of the inner apartment and Chandrasekharadeva. Puliyan Arumolidevan, the kilavan of Palaiyur who appears as the signatory of the record was one of the persons to whom land was allotted.

No. 625.

(A. R. No. 579 of 1904).

Tiruvaur, Nagapattinam Taluk, Tanjore District

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

Kulottunga I. year 27 : 1096 – 97 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti Pugal sulnda punari of Kulottunga I. Though the portion containing the date is lost in the body of the grant it is stated that this grant issued in the 27th year became necessary as the endowment already made in the 26th year was found insufficient.

It records the sale of land, made tax-free, to god Tirumandali-udaiya Mahadeva probably by the same sabha as in No. 623 above, receiving 6¾ and makani kasu endowed for offerings on specified occasions and for feeding Sivayogis and Mahesvaras, by Pattasa………. [Se]llur-kkari Pavala-kkunru alias Narpattennayira-vannadananangai Tali-nindi and Sellur-kkari Parpati.

No. 627.

(A. R. No. 581 of 1904).

Kalla Perumbur, Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the west wall of the central shrine in the Kailasanatha temple.

Kulottunga I. year 49 : 1118 – 1119 A.D.

In this inscription only the date, year 49, is mentioned. The palaeography, the high regnal year and the name Rajasundari-chaturvedimangalam suggest that this inscription belongs to the reign of Kulottunga I.

It records some injunctions regarding the eligibility of candidates for selection framed by the Perunguri Mahasabha of Rajasundari-chcharuppedimangalam.

No. 628.

(A. R. No. 582 of 1904).

Kalla-Perumbur, Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the west wall of the central shrine in the Kailasanatha temple.

Kulottunga I. year 49 : 1118 – 1119 A.D.

This record commences with the prasasti Pugalmadu vilanga etc., of Kulottunga.

It records the grant of land as madappuram for feeding the devotees of the god by ………Tillaiyar Kula Aran Terpidaran Irandairappichchan, a tapasi resident in the tirumadaivilagam of god Madadeva at Sri Kayillasam (Kailasam) alias Kulottungasola-Isvaram in rajasundari-chcharuppedimangalam.

No. 645.

(A. R. No. 595 of 1904).

Srinivasanallur, Musiri Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the west wall of the Kuranganatha temple.

Kulottunga I. year 21 : 1090 – 91 A.D.

This record commences with the prasasti Pugalmadu vilanga, etc., of Kulottunga I.

This mentions Mimalai Jayangondasola-chchaturvedimangalam and Rajendrapperunteru. Other details are lost.

No. 651.

(A. R. No. 601 of 1904).

Srinivasanallur, Musiri Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the south wall of the Pattabhiramasvamin shrine in the

Visvanathasvamin temple. Kulottunga I. year 22 : 1091 – 92 A.D.

On paleographical grounds this inscription maybe assigned to the 11th century and hence the king may be identified with Kulottunga I.

This records the undertaking given by the anvayattar and the brahmacharins (main-seydar) of the temple to burn a sandhi lamp with the interest accruing from 2 kasu received from Nittal Kilaiyombi, the headman of Vayarrur, a merchant residing at Tottiyam.

No. 659.

(A. R. No. 608 of 1904).

Srinivasanallur, Musiri Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

Ramanathasvamin temple. Kulottunga I. Year 42 : 1111 – 12 A.D.

This inscription begins with the prasasti, Pugalsulnda punari etc., of the king.

It records a gift of tax-free land for gardening by the sabha of Jyangondasola-chaturvedimangalam. It also refers to a previous gift in the 32nd regnal year of the king (1102 A.D.) by the Perunguri-sabha of the same place for performing the sacred bath and for food offerings to god Tirunaraynapurattalvan on the day of Punarpusa, the birth day asterism (?) of Kulottunga I.

No. 660.

(A. R. No. 608-A of 1904).

Srinivasanallur, Musiri Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central

shrine in the Ramanathasvamin temple. Kulottunga I.

Of the three unconnected pieces below, piece 1 refers to some exchange of land, and piece 2 contains a portion of the prasasti Pugal sulnda etc.,of the king.

No. 709.
(A. R. No. 652 of 1904).
Ramagiri, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.
On the east wall of the Bhairava shrine in the Valisvara temple.  Kulottunga I.

This is a fragmentary inscription beginning with portions of the prasasti “pugalmaduvilanga”, etc., of the king.

No. 770.

(A. R. No. 713 of 1904).

Tirumala (Tirupati), Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

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

 in the Venkatesa-perumal temple. [Kulottunga I].

 

Published in T. T. Devasthanam Inscriptions Vol. I, No. 22.

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