XIX - INSCRIPTIONS
No. 305 of 1904)
Pudukkottai State, Tirucirapalli District
the second pillar (from the right) in front of the rock-cut central shrine, Gokarnesvara temple
is built in at the end. It seems to record some provision made by a resident of
Tirvetpur for the celebration of a festival on the day of asterism
Uttiram in Panguni month to god Ganapati in the temple at Sri-Gokarnam
No. 443 of 1904)
Tirutturaipundi Taluk, Tanjavur District
a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine, Vedaranyesvara
inscription is much damaged. It seems to record and endowment in money deposited with two
residents of the village, to provide for rice offering to god
Bhuvani-Vitanka (Nataraja) on his return to the temple after procession
on the day of Tiruvadirai festival.
No. 320 of 1906)
Walajapet Taluk, North Arcot District
the south wall of the central shrine, ruined Vishnu temple
records an endowment of land, 1462½
kuli in extent, by Koyil Kannapiratti wife of the
chief Sattan Kalan Ve[lan] [Adi]tyan alias
Minavan Muvendaelan of Pullali, for the daily expenses of the
ardha-yama service in the temple of
theGoindapadi-Ninraulina-Perumanadigal. This land is stated to have been
situated in the devadana-brahmadeya village Sirriyarur belonging
to the Sabha of Nallimanglam and purchased out of the share owned
by Vishnuchandra Bhutikramavitan a member of the ganam, his
brother and their sister-in-law. The
mention of the chief makes the inscription assignable to Uttama-Chola.
the body of the inscription are two panels, one containing in relief the
figures of two warriors, and the other the figures of a warrior and a
No. 321 of 1906)
the same wall
may also be a record of Uttama-Chola.
It states that Sri Govindapadi Narayanan of Urupputtur a
member of the alum-ganam of Avaninarayana-chaturvedimanalam
consecrated an image of god Manavalapermal (in the temple) and
made provision for the mid-day offering to the deity by an endowment of
land let in charge of the servants of the matha attached to the
No. 471 of 1908)
Tiruchirapalli Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District
the fifth pillar in the inner enclosure of the Ujjivanathasvami temple
records a gift of 90 sheep for a perpetual lamp with an ulakku of
ghee every day in the temple of Tirukkarkudi-Paramesvara by Udaitalai
Tirukkarkudi Nangai wife of Ulaichchanan Kandan Sattan a
resident of Nandipanmamangalam.
This might be an inscription of Uttama-Chola.
No. 690 of 1909)
Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirapalli District
the north wall of he Ganesa shrine, Nedungalanathasvami temple
records an endowment of six veli of land, including ¾
veli of tank-bed and house-site areas, after purchasing it
tax-free from the Sabha of Tirunarayana chaturvedimanglam in [Miy]singili-nadu
by Sendan Kari alias Vadapuraiyurnattu Muvendavelan.
This land is stated to have been distributed in specified
extents in perpetuity as vedakkadan among twelve persons who were
to measure out between them, to the temple of Kayilayattu-Mahadeva
157 kalam and odd of paddy at one kalam and odd on
every ma of land every year, half of this paddy being intended for
the daily requirements of midday worship and offering to the god as tiruchcenadai,
and the other half for the maintenance of four uvachchar (musicians)
doing service in the temple. The
inscription may probably be one of Uttama-Chola though the
writing appears to be later.
No. 129 of 1911)
Mannargudi Taluk, Tanjavur District
the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine,
is mutilated in the middle and at the end.
It seems to record and order issued by Periya-Tirmanjunappittar,
allotting the quantity of paddy required for offerings and for
burning lamps during the different services in the temple of
Tirviramisvaratu-Mahadeva at Madanamanjari-chaturvedimangalam, a brahmadeya
in Nenmali-nad out of the produce from the lands which had been endowed
to it by several persons. This
Tirumanjunappittar is also mentioned in an inscription of the 6th
year of Rajakesarivarman an from the same village.
This is assignable to Uttama-Chola.
No. 240 of 1911)
Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanavur District
the west wall of the central shrine, Nagesvarasvami temple
is an inscription assignable to Uttama-Chola on account of the details
of date given, which correspond to A.D. 982, June 9, Friday in the 13th
year of the king. This
registers a gift of land after purchase by Viranaraniyar a queen of
Uttama-Chola to the temple of Tirukkilkottattu-Perumal at
Tirukkudamukkil, for providing for flower garlands to the god.
No. 341 of 1914)
the wall of the north verandah in the first prakara Madattukkoyil temple
is an incomplete inscription in which mention is made of
Tirupperumankoyil-Mahadeva in Urattur-kurram and (a chief) Udaiyar
Virasolan Uttamasilan Malaiya .. .
No. 59 of 1918)
Vriddhachalam Taluk, South Arcot District
the north wall of mandapa in front of the central shrine,
records the tax-free gift of a quarter (veli) of dry land below
the tank by the urar (assembly) of Nerkuppai, for offerings to
Suryadeva (in the temple) at Tirumudukunram.
This was later converted into wet land by the efforts of one Kavidikkudi
Kulamanan Kuttan mentioned in No. 303 above.
Both these inscriptions seems to be assignable to Uttama-Chola.
No. 434 of 1918)
Sirgali Taluk, Tanjavur District
the south wall of the central shrine, Velvidainatha temple
records the appointment of nine persons for playing music during the
three services of the sandis, of ardhayama and palli-eluchchi
in the temple of Tiruvelladai-mahadeva at Tirukkurugavur in
Tiruvali-nadu, and the endowment of 1 veli, 3 ma and 3 kani
of land for their maintenance. Made by Semban Arulan Uttamanidhi alias
additional piece of a ma and kani of
land was also given to tem towards their service during the palli-eluchci. The donor is also stated to have built the temple with
stone. This is assignable to
No. 381 of 1924)
Udaiyarpalayam Taluk, Tirucirapalli District
the south wall of the Cholesvara shrine, Agastyesvara temple
records the gift of procession image of Ganapati with pitha and prabha
and a gold flower for
the deity to the temple of Mahdevaat Avanigandharva- Isvara-griham in
Kunra-kurram, by Kandan Devadi of Navalur a subordinate of the chief
Adigal Palavettaraiyan Kandan Sundarasolan.
This is an inscription of Uttama-Chola.
No. 325 of 1927)
Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District
the west wall of the central shrine, Sakshisvara temple
records a gift of 2 ma and a kani of land in
Vanavamadevi-chaturvedimangalam in Inambar-nadu on the northern bank of
the river, for burning 1½ perpetual lamps in the temple of
Aditta-Isvaram-Udaiya at Tiruppurambiyam a devadana separated
from Andattu-kurram, by Setti Peruman of Manarkudi in Manarkudi-nad also
on the northern bank. This
Manarkudi is probably the same as Manikudi in the Kumbhakonam taluk.
Vanavan-Madevi was a queen of Uttama-Chola.
No. 141 of 1928)
Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District
the north wall of the central shrine, Apatsahayesvara temple
inscription is much damaged. It seems to record an endowment of land after making it
cultivable, for offerings in temples of Tiruppalanam, Tiruvaiyaru,
Tiruneyattanma, Tiruvedikudi and two others, by Pudi Kuttan of [Pu*]llamangalam
in Nalur-nadu probably at the instanceof the king while he was stating
at Palaiyaru. This
might be assigned to Uttama-Chola.
No. 134 of 1929)
Lalgudi Taluk, Tirucirapalli District
a slab built into the pavement on the north side of the verendah
round the amman shrine, Saptarishisvara temple
is fragmentary. It makes mention of
Vishnu temple at Idaiyaru-mangalam in Idaiyaru-nadu a division
of Pandikulasani-Valanadu. This
is probably an inscription Rajendra-Chola I, Pandikulasani’
being surmised to be a surname of is father Rajaraja.
No. 157 of 1929)
Udiyarpalayam Taluk, Trichinoploy District
the north wall of the central shrine, Gangajatadhara temple
registers an agreement given by the Sivabrahmanas headed by
Kasyapan Kunran Singa-Bhattan and Bharadvaji Korran Tiruvaranga-Bhattan
of Periya Sri-Vanavamadevi-chaturvedimangalam to Araiyan
Sankaranarayana alias SolaMuttaraiyar, that they would regularly
conduct by him in the village, for the endowment of land made by
him under the Vadagudi tank. The services comprised daily worship,
special bath, offering and worship on the two Ayana-Sankranti and
two Vishu days, and also on the day of Visakha in Vaigasi month,
and the maintenance of a perpetual lamp.
They bound themselves to be supervises by the Mahesvara-Narpattennayiravar
and to pay fines in case of default to the vaiya-perumakkal of
No. 165 of 1929)
the west wall of he same shrine
states that Ambalavan Paluvur-Nakkan alias Vikramasola-Marayan
of Kuvalalam (Kolar) the Perundaram of Uttama-Choladeva built
of stone the
of the temple of Vijayamangalatu-Deva at Periya Sri-Vanavanmadevi-chaturvedimangalam.
No. 166 of 1929)
the same wall
records a gift of 96 sheep for burning a perpetual lamp with an ulakku
of ghee everyday in the
temple, by Aparayitan Seyyavaymani wife of Ambalavan Paluvur-Nakkan who
built this stone temple. This
is an inscription of Uttama-Chola.
No. 167 of 1929)
the same wall
records a similar gift of sheep by Singapanman Kanji-Akan another
wife of Paluvur-Nakkan.
No. 196 of 1929)
Udaiyarpalayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District
the door-jamb at the northern entrance into the central shrine,
registers a sale, by Kappiyan Vasudevan Setti of Peumalalur, residing
at Sri Amaravikramachcheri (quarter) of Sri-Kandaradita-chaturedmangalam
a brahmadeya on the northen bank of he river, of (the right of
worship in the temple together with) his shade of emolument in land wet
and dry, house, and (other income like?) sravanai, idukuru and padukuru
belonging to him in common with others (sadukkam) (by order of he
king) as sasanabaddha, for an agreed amount in gold, to one Brahmadharayan
alias Atti[ra*]yan Chakrapani Sri Vasudevan.
This gold is stated to hve been of the quality tested by the standard
weight and fineness of that obtaining at Korramangalam in Mala-nadu.
No. 172 of 1931)
Tanjavur Taluk, Tanjavur District
the south wall of the central shrine, Odanavanesvara temple
records a gift of 25 kalanju of gold deposited with the Sabha
of Kalappalkudi a brahmadeya in Miraikurram for the daily supply
of an ulakku of ghee for a perpetual lamp in the temple of
Tiruchchorruturai-Madeva by . . . . . . Namban alias Kantakachandavarana-Peraaiyan
of Kayalur in Manni-nadu. To
judge by his title, the donor should have been military chief of some