The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Text of the Inscriptions 

No. 01  -  21

No. 22  -  42

No. 43  -  63

No. 64  -  84

No. 85 -  105

No. 106 - 126

No. 127 - 147

No. 148 - 168

No. 169 - 189

No. 190 - 210

No. 211 - 231

No. 232 - 252

No. 253 - 273

No. 274 - 294

No. 295 - 315

No. 316 - 336

No. 337 - 357

No. 358 - 378

No. 379 - 399

No. 400 - 420

No. 421 - 446

No. 447 - 471

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

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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

VOLUME XIX - INSCRIPTIONS OF PARAKESARIVARMAN

No. 274

(A.R. No. 504 of 1930)

Valappur-nadu, Namakkal Taluk, Salem District

On the door-jamb, left of entrance, of the central shrine, Arappalisvara temple

This is an incomplete inscription.  It records an endowment of a quarter sey of land as sala ppuram, left in charge of the urar of the village for the celebration of the annual Karttigai festival in the temple of Tiruvarappalliyalvar by Pratigandan Darachcholan.  Probably a record of Uttama-Chola.

No. 275

(A.R. No. 505 of 1930)

On a broken slab in the mandapa of the same temple

This is also incomplete like No. 504 above.  It seems to record the grant of half a sey of land to the temple by the same donor and for the same purpose.

No. 276

(A.R. No. 170 of 1931)

Tiruchchatturai, Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District

This is damaged in portion.  It seems to record a gift of 90 sheep for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple, and another 50 for the supply of 4 nali of ghee on the days of sankranti every month for the sacred bath (?) of the god, by a lady who left them in charge of a local shepherd for the necessary supply.  The donor also presented 32 ciooer-lamps, evidently for the lights to be bruit on the sankranti day.

No. 277

(A.R. No. 177 of 1931)

On the same wall

This records a gift of 30 kalanju of gold for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple under the name Kumaramattandam, by Aliving-Kallarasi alias Sembiyan Buvanigangaraiyan.  The donor has been taken as the younger brother of the Western Ganga chief Gangamarttandan alias Sembiyan Prithivigangaraiyan and son of Rajaditya Mahadeva.  This is an inscription of Parantaka I.

No. 278

(A.R. No. 230 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the west wall of the central shrine, Mahalingasvami temple

The portion of the inscription after line, 13 is completely damaged.  It seems to record some gift to the temple of Mahadeva at Tiruvidaimarudu, made during the administration of Sandirachchan Satturugandan of Varampusal in Vennadu.  Reference is made to Kumaramat[tanda], probably a liquid measure, called after the surname of Pallava Nandivarman III.

No. 279

(A.R. No. 231 of 1907)

On the same wall

This is also damaged like the above after line 13. and refers to the regime of Sandirachchan Satturugandan, during which some gift was made to the temple of Mulasthanattu-Mahadeva at Tiruvidaimarudu, probably, by a resident of Tiraimur.

No. 280

(A.R. No. 622 of 1909)

Konerirajapuram, Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Umamahaesvara temple

This records an endowment of land (after purchase0 for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple at Tirunallam a brahmadeya in Vennadu by one … . .. Venkadan Singam alias Disai yayirat tainurruvan of Tiru[narayanapuram] (?).  This is probably ad inscription of Uttama-Chola.

No. 281

(A.R. No. 711 of 1909)

Alambakkam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Varadaraja-Perumal temple

This records an endowment of 3 ma of land situated below the Marpidugeri (tank) by Kanderu Sannapperumal-Somasi (Somayaji) a member of the alunganam of Dantivarmamangalam a brahmadeya on the northern bank of the river for maintaining a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tirumerrali-Perumal in the village.  The land is stated to have been purchased free of taxes from the sabha for the purpose, Marpidugu was evidently a surname of Pallava Dantivarman, to whom the village Alambakkam called Dantivarmamangalam should have owed its origin (M.E.R for 1910)

No. 282

(A.R. No. 62 of 1913)

Tiruchchengattangudi, Nannilam Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the north wall of the Ganapatisvara shrine, Uttarapatisvara temple

This registers a sale of land tax-free to the temple of Paramesvara at Tiruchchengattangudi, for the maintenance of a perpetual lamp in the temple by the assembly of Marugal in Tirumarugal-nadu.

No. 283

(A.R. No. 563 of 1920)

Udaiyarkudi near Katumannar koyil,  Chidambaram Taluk, South Arcot District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Anantisvara temple

This  records a gift of gold deposited with the temple authorities of Tiruvarantisvara for maintaining a perpetual lamp with an ulakku of ghee everyday, by Nakkarn Piratamadevi alias Mu[m]mudisola-Talaikkoli daughter of Sri-Arurttevanar.  Talaikkoli was a title known to have been conferred on a person for proficiency in dancing and other fine arts.

No. 284

(A.R. No. 240 of 1923)

Koyil-Tevarayanpettai near Pandaravadai, Papanasam Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the north wall of the central shrine, Matsyapurisvara temple

This records the gift of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tiruchchelur-Mahadeva at Rajakesari-chaturvedimangalam by one Koyil Nilavani (Nilavanji) a member of the Madurantaka-terinja-Kaikkolar (regiment) An inscription of Uttama-Chola.

No. 285

(A.R. No. 211 of 1926)

Sendalai, Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Sundaresvara temple

This is an incomplete inscription with the beginning portion also built in.  It records an endowment of land by a resident of Chandralekai-chaturvedimangalam a brahmadeya in Arkkattu-kurram, made to the temple of Tirupperundurrai-Mahadeva for rearing a flower-garden.

No. 286

(A.R. No. 139 of 1928)

Tiruppalanam, Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the north wall of the central shrine, Apatsahayesvara temple

This records a gift of 30 kalanju of gold for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mahadeva at Tiruppalanam in Viraikkurram by Alivinkallarasiyar alias Pirudigangaraiyar sen of Mahadeva (the chief) of Pangala-nadu.  It seems to refer to the lamp by the name Kumaramattandan evidently after the surname of the donor.  This has been surmised to be a title of Pallava Nandivarman III also.  This is an inscription assignable to Parantaka I.

No. 287

(A.R. No. 151 of 1928)

On the west wall of the same shrine

This records a gift of 90 sheep made on the day of a solar eclipse by Sedi . . . . . . . wife of  Skkavadantadigal (the chief) of Maladu for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple.

No. 288

(A.R. No. 115 of 1929)

Lalgudi, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

On the north wall of the central shrine, Saptarishisvara temple

This records a gift of 90 sheep for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Perumahadigal at Tiruttavatturai in Idaiyaru-nadu by Kalanganilai Sokki wife of Mananilai Virapiran of Idaiyarrumangalam in the same nadu.

No. 289

(A.R. No. 116 of 1929)

On the same wall

This is in faulty script.  It records a gift of 90 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Perumanadigal at Tiruttavatturai by Tayan Se[n]dan of Nelkuppa in Tanjavur-kurram.

No. 290

(A.R. No. 119 of 1929)

This registers the sale of a quarter (veli) of land to the temple of Mahadeva, exempt from taxes like irai, echchoru, vetti, vedinai and sennirvetti, by Tonan Adittapidaran of Pudukkudi near Karandai in Eyil-nadu for 15 kalanju of gold which was endowed to the temple for perpetual lamp by Uran Maran of Ayirattali a resident of Aduppa li Niyamam in the same nadu.

No. 291

(A.R. No. 491 of 1930)

Valappuranadu, Namakkal Taluk, Salem District

On the north wall of the central shrine, Arappalisvara temple

This records a decision (probably of the temple authorities), fixing a recurring (annual) payment of a kalanju of gold as remuneration to four persons, for conducting the three daily services in the temple of Tiruvarappalli-Udaiyar with twelve nail of rice by the standard measure Tiruvellarai-kanam, derived from the (temple) land situated at Verunur.  This might be referred to the reign of Uttama-Chola.

No. 292

(A.R. No. 36 of 1931)

Tirukkodikaval, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Tirukkotisvara temple

This is evidently assignable to Uttama Chola.  It gives the interesting information that while Parantakan-Madevadigalar alias Sembiyan Mahadeviyar the mother of Uttama-Chola and daughter of malavaraiyar caused to be rebuilt of stone, the original brick-structure of the central shrine of the temple of Mahadeva at Tirukkodikaval in Nallarur-nadu, she ordered the re-engravement on its walls, of the Pandya king Maran Sadaiyan, and records a gift of 120 kalanju of gold which was entrusted to the sobha of Mahendra-kottur by Vara[guna-Maharaja, for burning perpetual lamps with the daily supply of nail of ghee in the temple.

No. 293

(A.R. No. 87 of 1931)

Tiruppundurutti, Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the west wall of the central shrine, Pushpavanesvara temple

This is very probably an inscription of Parantaka I.  It records a gift of 96 sheep left with the sabha of Tirutturutti by the chief Siddhavadavan Gamundan of Miladu for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple with the daily supply of a ulakku of ghee.

No. 294

(A.R. No. 173 of 1931)

Tiruchchatturai, Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District

On the south wall of the central shrine, Odanavanesvara temple

This records an endowment made by Malapadan Malapadi a merchant of Mandipuram alias Ayirattali for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tiruchchorrutturai-Madeva with an ulakku of ghee every day, and the setting up of an image of the goddess as consort of [V di]-Vidangar (procession image), by the same donor.

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