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South Indian Inscriptions


 

(INSCRIPTION COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1908-09)

HOYSALAS

 

NARASIMHA II

 

No. 764 (Page No 547)

(A. R. No. 713 of 1909)

Alambakkam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

This inscription is partly in verse and partly in prose.

The first section, which is in poetry records that a certain Kalakiyamudaiyan Surriy [.] Sirkondilangu Chatumaraivanan, a Polli of  Nenmali caused the construction of the temples of Dachchina Kayilaymudaiyar and Tirurmerkoyil and the Mudurantappereri, and that the temples became dilapidated.  It appears to state that they were renovated by a certain Satiyavachakan of Nellainagar. 

The first section, which is in poetry records that a certain Kalakiyamudaiyan Surry [.] Sirkondilangu Chatumuraivanan, a Palli of Nenmali caused the construction of the temples of Dachchina Kayilayamudaiyar and Tiruurmerkoyil and the Mudurantappereri, and that the temples became dilapidated.  It appears to state that they were renovated by a certain Satiyavachakan of Nellainagar. 

The second section which is in prose, records that Vaiya-dandanayakkan, son of Adappillai-dandanayakkan of Sri Madurantaka [Ara*]nappuram, in Tondai-mandalam, who was a dandanayaka of Narasingadevan caused the repairs to this sri vinama (the main temple), the name of which is not given.

Somesvara

No. 170 (Page No. 112)

(A. R. No. 159 of 1909.)

Sangramanallur, Udumalaipet Taluk, Couimbatore District

Same base, in the same place as above.

[Hoysala] Somesvaradeva : Saka 1[2]65,

wrong for 1165 Subhanu=e. 1243-44 A. D.

This inscription is damaged in some places. It is dated Saka 1265, Subhanu Tai-su, 11 Karttigal  is wrong for 1165 Saka year. 

It refers to the Mahapradhana Kettaya-[dannayakkan] son of the Mahapradhana Madappa-dannayakkan who was probably a feudatory of the Hoysala king [Vira-So]mesvara. It records the grant of land to Brahmanas by Kettayadannakkan probably for the victory and prosperity if his brother Singayadannayakkan and for the achievement of his own desired ends. The gift land was probably situated in Ottaikkumindan in Karaivali-nadu in Kongu-mandala. A certain Kannappan Tennavadaraiyan, the udaiyan  of Seluvanur is mentioned.

Ramanathadeva

No. 720 (Page No. 513)

(A. R. No. 669 of 1909)

Tirunedungalam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

Vira Ramanathadeva : Year 13, Mesha (Chittirai) su.[...], Sunday,

Ayilyam=1267 A.D., April 4 f.d.n. 12. The week-day was Monday. 

This inscription records a gift of 870 kalam of paddy to provide for food and other offerings, services, and repairs and constructions in the temple of Tirunedungala-udaiyar in Vadakavi-nadu in Pandikulasani-valanadu, made by Udaiyan Kurramarinjan Vanigai Purandar of Ariyalur.  It also records that the service of tiruchchinnam should be held in front of the image of the deity whenever Vanigai Purandarar Tampiran attended the minors services.

No. 798 (Page No. 586)

(A. R. No. 747 of 1909)

Samayavaram, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

Vira-Ramanathadeva : acc. 1254 A. D.

This inscription is extremely damaged and stone are missing.

 It appears to record a gift of land. Other details are lost. 

No. 799(Page No. 587)

(A. R. No. 748 of 1909)

Samayavarma, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

On the west wall of the kitchen of the same temple.

Vira-Ramanathadeva.

Published in S. I. I., Vol. IX, No. 348.

Ballala III

No. 201 (Page No 132)

(A. R. No. 189of 1909.)

Avanashi. Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District Same wall.

Vira-Vallaladeva : Saka 1204, Dundhubhi, Rishaba (Vaikasi)-ba-5, Thursday,

Uttirada =1282 A. D., May 6. The Saka year was mistake for 1244.

It records a gift of the village of Tenpalinattam alias Sitakargandanallur, which was carved out of the devadana  and belonging to the deity Avinasiyaludaiyanayanar of Tiruppukkoliyur, by Madappa-dannayaka, son of the mahapradhana Immadi Irahuttarayan Perumal-dannayakan of the Matigolaya-kula. The gift is stated to be provide for food offerings and other services during the Immadi-Irahuttarayan-sandhi instituted in the temple by the donor, for conducting the Vaikasi-visakham festival and for doing repairs to the temple.

No. 264 (Page No 167)

(A. R. No. 249 of 1909.)

Tiruppattur, Tiruppattur Taluk, North Arcot District Same wall.

[Hoysala] Vira-Vallaladeva III : S[12]56, Bhava, Mine-ba. 12, Wednesday,

sadayam=1334 A. D., April 1. The weekday was Friday.

This inscription is very fragmentary and refers to the king as Sarvvabhauma. Only the passage containing the particulars of date is preserved.

Visvanathadeva

No. 265 (Page No 168)

(A. R. No. 250 of 1909.)

Tiruppattur, Tiruppattur Taluk, North Arcot District Same wall.

[Hoyasala] Visvanathadeva : Year 3, Singa (Avani)-ba.11, Saturday,

Punarpusam=1299 A. D., August 22.

This inscription is built in the middle. It record that from the year quoted the devadana villages belonging to the temple of Brahmisvaramudaiyanayinar were made sarvamanya(rent-free).

Kettaya-dandanayaka

No. 161 (Page No 105)

(A. R. No. 153 of 1909)

Sangramanallur, Udumalaipet Taluk, Coimbatore District Same base.

Vira-Narayanadeva : Year 8=1146-47 A.D.

This inscription is damaged in some places.  It contained also other particulars of date but owing to the damage suffered by the record, all that remains of these is the 5th tithi of the bright half of the month. 

It records the sale of land by public auction held at Keralakesarinallu in Karaivali-nadu.  It states that the land belonged to manradi Viladattaraiyan of the above-mentioned place and that the sale by auction was intended to pay off the fine imposed on him for the destruction he caused to the treasury of the god Tiruvalandurai-udaiyar.  It is stated that the land was purchased for 10 achchus by a certain Kannabhattan, a servant of the temple of Viracholisvaramudaiyar, on behalf of the temple treasury.

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