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South Indian Inscriptions


 

VOLUME XIX - INSCRIPTIONS OF PARAKESARIVARMAN

No. 253

(A.R. No. 240 of 1915)

Brahmadesam, Cheyyar Taluk, North Arcot District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Chandramaulisvara temple

This is damaged and built in at the right end.  It seems to record a gift of gold by one Somasi Sami for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Sripondai-[Perumanadigal?] at Rajamalla-chaturvedimangalam besides a land gift made for another lamp evidently by a different person.

No. 254

(A.R. No. 482 of 1918)

Tiruvenkadu, Sirgali Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the wall of the east inner gopura, Svetaranyesvara temple

This is probably an inscription of Uttama-Chola.  It records a gift of 25 kalanju of gold for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tiruvenkadu-Devar by Sadirayan Uttamasiliyar, wife of [the chief] Vannadudaiyar.

Above this is a much damaged record with its beginning lost, which seems to record a gift of land made tax-free by the sabha of the village.  Reference is made to the enacting of play called Vaigarai-attam which is also mentioned in another inscription from Tiruvidaimarudur.

No. 255

(A.R. No. 483 of 1918)

On the same wall

This records a gift of 25 kalanju of gold for a perpetual lamp by Vannadudiyuar Maranattuvelar, evidently the same chief as is mentioned in No. 254 above.

No. 256

(A.R. No. 484 of 1918)

In the same place

This is much damaged.  It records gift for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tiruvenkadudevar.

No. 257

(A.R. No. 485 of 1918)

In the same place

This records a gift of 90 sheep for a lamp in the same temple by Aruran Ambalattadigalar the queen of [Uttama-Chola].

No. 258

(A.R. No. 490 of 1918)

In the same place

This records a gift of 30 kalanju of gold deposited with the sabha of Nangur for the principal offering (of rice) during the day’s worship to god Tiruvenkada-Devar and to feed one person therewith in the temple, by Naruman Kilan alias Manisivan a merchant of Adirayamangalyapuram in Merka-nadu, the same as the present Tiruvadi in the Cuddalore taluk.

No. 259

(A.R. No. 148 of 1919)

Kiliyanur, Tindivanam Taluk, South Arcot District

On the east wall of the central shrine, Agastyesvarasvami temple

This records some provision (not mentioned) made by Parasaran Tayan Sattan a member of the alvinganam of Kilinallur a brahmadeya in Oyma-nadu for (a special) offering of 4 mali of rice during worship on the amavasya and sankranti days in the temple of Tiruvagnisvaram-Udaiyar at te place, in additions to the usual daily offerings during the three services.

No. 260

(A.R. No. 1 of 1920)

Tirumalavadi, Udaiyarpalayam Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District

On the north wall of the central shrine, Vaidyanatha temple

This records the gift of a sliver vessel weighing 5 palam or 77½  kalanju for offering betel-nut to god Tirumalavadi-Udaiyar, by queen Nakkan Tillai-Alagiyar Solamadeviyar.  Panchvan-Madevi the queen of Rajaraja was also known as Nakkan Tillaiyalagiyar (A.R. No. 47 of 1928).  This is probably assignable to Uttama-Chola.  But immediately below and in continuation of this is engraved No.2 of 1920 which is a record of his predecessor Madiraikonda Rajakesari (Sundara-Chola).

No. 261

(A.R. No. 10 of 1920)

On the same wall

This records a gift of lamp-stand and or 96 sheep for a burning a perpetual lamp with an ualkku of ghee daily in the temple of Mahadeva at Tirumalavadin Miypilarunadu a sub-division of Poygai-nadu, by Attiraiyan Sivadasan Solai alias Uttamasola-Brahmadarayan of Puvannur in Vennikkurram.  This is probably an inscription of Uttama-Chola.

No. 262

(A.R. No. 13 of 1920)

On the same wall

This is fragmentary.  It seems to record a gift for burning a lamp in the temple, by a native of Perarkkadu in Arkkattuk-kurram.

No. 263

(A.R. No. 554 of 1920)

Udaiyarkudi near Kattumannarkoyil, Chidambaram Taluk, South Arcot District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Anantisvara temple

This records a gift of 20 Ilakkasu deposited with the Sankarappadiyar of the village for the daily supply of an ulakku of oil for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tiruvanantisvarattu-Paramasvami by Sembiyan Muvendavelan of Panaippakkam in Munaippadi.

No. 264

(A.R. No. 593 of 1920)

On the south wall of the same shrine

This records an endowment of 150 kalanu of gold towards the daily feeding of 5 Brahmanas in the temple after the mid-day service to the god, by Nandi Puttan alias Sembiyan-Muvendavelan of Panalpakkam in Kilamur-nadu a division of Munaippadi. The amount is stated to have been invested in the purchase of a vel of land at Mangudi Vettamangalam in Vilattur-nadu.  Five plates and five basins were also presented evidently for holding the offering.  This is probably an inscription of Uttama-Chola.

No. 265

(A.R. No. 429 of 1921)

Tiruvennainallur, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine, Kripapurisvara temple

This inscription is worn out by weather and is also built in.  It registers a sale of land made tax-free by the sabha of Tiruvennainallur for the price and tax amounts received by them, to one Aparayitan-Uttamasola-Marayan of Perumur for being endowed by him to the temples as devadana.  This is a record of Uttama-Chola.

No. 266

(A.R. No. 398 of 1924)

Melappaluvur, Udaiyarpalayam Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Sundaresvara temple

This records a gift of 96 sheep and a lamp-stand for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Pagaividai-Isvaragrihattu-Mahadevar Paluvur-Nakkar at Mannu-Perum-paluvur in Kunra-kurram, by Attirayan Sivadasan Solappiran alias Uttamasola Brahmadarayar of Puvanur in Vennik-kurram.  Probably an inscription of Uttama-Chola.  In the same place is found an unfinished piece of a record of the 4th year of Parakesarivarman ‘who took the head of the Pandya’ (Aditya II).

No. 267

(A.R. No. 78 of 1926)

Anangur, Mayuram Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Agastyesvara temple

This records a gift of 90 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Agattisvaramudaiya-Mahadeva at Tiruvanangur a brahmadeya in Tiruvalumdur-nadu on the southern bank, by a Vellala resident of Pelaikkudi in Amur-nadu.

No. 268

(A.R. No. 217 of 1926)

Kilippaluvur, Udiayarpalayam Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District

On the north wall of the central shrine, Pasupatisvara temple

A gift of 90 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple o Maravanaisvaram Udaiyar at Siru-Paluvur by the nattar (assembly) of Kunrak-kurram.

No. 269

(A.R. No. 166 of 1928)

Tiruppalanam, Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the south wall of the central shrine Apatsahayesvara temple

This is incomplete.  This records an endowment for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mahadeva at Tiruppalanam by Tennavan-Madeviyar the consort of king Rajakesarivarman, who might possibly be Sundara-Chola.  Parakesari of this inscription may be equated with Uttama-Chola.

No. 270

(A.R. No. 113 of 1929)

Lalgudi, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District

On the north wall of the central shrine, Saptarishisvara temple

A gift of 90 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Perumanadigal at Tiruttavatturai in Idaiyaru-nadu by Singam Poduvan of [Kuvan]kudi and (his wife?) Elini Ainkari Narani of Kakkallur.

No. 271

(A.R. No. 114 of 1929)

On the same wall

This is a gift of 180 sheep for two lamps in the same temple by Vadugan Kari a manradi of Attuppalli Niyamam in Eyi-nadu and his wife Uran Vembi.

No. 272

(A.R. No. 170 of 1929)

Govindaputtur, Udaiyarpalayam Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Ganga-Jatadhara temple

This records a gift of 96 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Sri Vijayamangalattu-Mahadeva at Periya Sri-Vanavanmahadevi-chaturvedimangalam a brahmadeya on the northern bank of the rivers, by Ambalavan Paluvuran alias SriVikramasola-Marayar, who is stated to have also constructed this stone temple for the god.  Another gift of twice this number of sheep is also recorded at the end to have been made by one Malavar of Andadu, evidently a close relation of the donor.  This is an inscription of Uttama-Chola.

No. 273

(A.R. No. 173 of 1929)

On the same wall

This records a gift of 90 sheep for a lamp in the same temple by Manapperumaisvami alias Kunranattu Gandapperundinai of Araninalluri n Kunakkurram an agent of Adigal Palavettaraiyar Maravan Kandanar.  This is also assignable to Uttama-Chola.

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