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South Indian Inscriptions


 

INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1905-1906

RASHTRAKUTA

KRISHNA III

No. 97 (Page No 88)

(A. R. No. 91 of 1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Jambai

Jambunatha Temple-On The East Wall Of The Second Prakara

Kannaradeva (Krishna III) – Date Lost. 

The inscription is mutilated towards the end. It registers a sale of land eight ma in extent, by the sabha of Ranabhimamangalam in Vanagoppadi on the southern bank of the Pennai, for worship to god Ainnurruva-Vidividangar (Nataraja) in the temple of Tantonri-Isvara at Valaiyar on the northern bank for 40 pon (corresponding to 1 ½ kalanju) received by them. 

No. 110 (Page No 98)

(A. R. No. 110 of 1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Jambai

Jambunatha Temple-On The South Wall Of

The Gopura at The Second Entrance

Kannaradeva (Rashtrakuta Krishna Iii) – 23rd Year (A.D. 960-61) 

This is a mere fragment of an inscription, which seems to record a gift of money for burning a lamp in the temple, by a resident of Karuppur in Miraik-Kurram who left it in charge of the Nagarattar of Valaiyur. 

No. 112 (Page No 99)

(A. R. No. 112 Of 1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Jambai

Jambunatha Temple-In The Same Place

Kannaradeva (Rashtrakuta Krishna Iii)-26th Year (A.D. 964-65). 

This records a gift of 96 sheep for burning a perpetual lamp before the image of Suryadeva and an endowment of 5 kalanju of gold for the daily offering to the deity, in the temple of Tantonri-Alvar at Valaiyur, by the urar of Kumana-mangalam. 

No. 116 (Page No 100)

(A. R. No. 116 Of  1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Jambai

Jambunatha Temple-In The Same Place.

Kannaradeva (Rashtrakuta Krishna Iii)-24th Year (A.D. 962-63). 

This is made up of two separate pieces found engraved on different slabs built into the right and left sides of the entrance.  It records a gift of ten kalanju of gold deposited with the Nagarattar of Valaiyur for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tantonripperumal by one Vadugan Kalaiyan Achchan. 

No. 118 (Page No 101)

(A. R. No. 118 Of 1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Jambai

Jambunatha Temple-In The Same Place

Kannaradeva (Rashtrakuta Krishna Iii)-23rd Year (A.D. 961-62). 

This is mutilated.  It records a gift of a lamp to the temple of Tantonrip-Peruma alias Vidividangadevar at Valaiyur on the northern bank of the Pennai by one Venadudaiyar Nattadigal. 

No. 125 (Page No 103)

(A. R. No. 125 Of 1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Jambai

Jambunatha Temple- In The Same Place.

Kannaradeva (Rashtrakuta Krishna Iii) – 28th Year (A.D. 964-65) 

This is mutilated.  It seems to record a gift of gold for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tantonrippiran at Valiyur by the Nagarattar of place. 

No. 126 (Page No 104)

(A. R. No. 126 Of 1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Jambai

Jambunatha Temple- In The Same Place.

Kannaradeva (Krishna III)-Date Lost. 

This is also mutilated like the above.  It records the gift of lamp a called the Ilavilakku and of for burning the light (with the interest thereon) before god Vidividangar during the service in the temple of Tantonripperumal at Valaiyur the donor was a resident of Tanjavur by name Vettarai Kaviriyar. The amount is said to have been deposited with the Nagarattar of the place. 

No. 199 (Page No 161)

(A. R. No. 199 of 1906)

South Arcot District, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, Perangiyur.

Ruined Siva Temple – On The South Wall Of The Central Shrine.

Kannaradeva (Rashtrakuta Krishna III) – 17th Year. (A.D. 953-54).

The inscription is left in complete. It seems to record some provision made for the Sribali offerings and music during the three services in the temple of Mulasthanattu-Perumanadigal at Peringur by a native of Karusur in Sengunra-nadu of Kalattur-kottam, a division of Tondai-nadu. The name of the donor is not clear. Just above the last portion of the 2nd line is found engraved a fragment giving the name of Parakesari ‘who took Madurai’. 

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