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South Indian Inscriptions


 

(INSCRIPTION COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1908-09)

PANDYA

Mara Kulasekhara Emmand

No. 11 (Page No 8)

(A. D. No. 11. of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruohirappalli District

On the north wall of the central shrine in the Cholesvara temple.

Kulasekharadeva: Year [.] 3, Arpasi 1= (Maravarman Kulasekhra I:e. 1268-1312 A. D)

The king is given the title Emmandalamum-kondaruliya here. 

This inscription is built in at the left end and the date portion cannot, therefore, be made out. It is also incomplete.

It records a gift of tolls on horse, avilakkattu, handloom clothes, etc., to the Sive temple of the place to meet the expenses connected with the celebration of the annual festival of the deity, by the people of the Patinen-vishayas (eighteen divisions) and the nagarattar.

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 586. 

No. 21 (Page No 15)

(A. R. No. 21 of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappali District

On the north wall of the Sundararaja-perumal temple.

Maravarman Kulasekaradeva : Year 18, Simha-su. 5, Monday,

 Uttiradam= 1285 A.D., August 6.  The nakshatra was Chittira. 

This inscription is incomplete. 

This king is described here as Emmandalamum kondaruliya.  It seems to record a sale of land (senapati-peruvilai) by the residents of Pulankurichchi of Puramalai-nadu to the servants of the temple of Alagapperumal-vinnagara-emperuman of Ponnamarapati, in the same nadu. 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 398.

No. 42 (Page No 31)

(A. R. No. 41 of 1909)

Kunakkudi, Tiruppattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

On the north wall of the Agastyesvara shrine at the food of the hill.

Maravarman Kullasekharadeva I: Year 22, Ani=1289-90 A.D.                                      

This incomplete record describes the king as Emmandalamum-kondaruliya.

It refers to the devakanmi, etc., of the temple of Udaiyar tenarru-Nayakar of Tirukkunrakkudi, one of the villages, irrigated by (the rivera) Tenaru in Adalaiyur-nadu in Keralasinga-valanadu.

No. 475 (Page No 311)

(A. R. No. 452 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Maravarman alias Tribh Kulasekharadeva (I)? : Year 5=1272-73 A. D. (?)

This inscription is incomplete and damaged.

It appears to record a gift for a nanda lamp and food offerings to the goddess in a temple of a place (name not preserved) by a certain Varandaruvan Padaran Kadu . . ., of Pattivasekaranallur in Polyur-nadu. Other details are lost.

No.481 (Page No 316)

(A. R. No. 458 of 1909.)

Suttamalli, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Maravarman alias Tribh Emmand Kulasekharadeva: (Acc. 1268 A. D.)=Year lost.

This inscription is damaged and obliterated.

It records a gift of a nanda lamp to the temple of the god Bagavatisvaramudaiyar of Suttavalli alias Viravinodach-chaturvvedimangalam in Mel-Vemba-nadu by a certain Vellaikkuttan alias Periyapperumal. It is stated that the gift was accepted by the Sivabrahamanas of the 30 circles attached to the temple. Other details are lost.

No. 492 (Page No 328)

(A. R. No. 468 of 1909)

Alvar-Tirunagari, Tiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall

Maravarman alias Tribh. Sundarapandyadeva II :  Year 15 = 1252-53 A.D.

This inscription records that a certain Araiyan Viratamudichchan alias Pallavarayar of Chakkarapaninallur in Sevvirukkai-nadu, caused the construction of this mandapa and the setting up of an image of Sri-Varaha-nayanar.

The reference to the mandapa as “this” suggests, this inscription was originally a mandapa and that it was transferred to its present position during some repairs.

No. 517 (Page No 348)

(A. R. No. 490 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

Inner gopura of the same temple, left of entrance.

Maravarman alias Tribh Emmand Kulasekharadeva: Year 36, Margali=1303-04 A.D.

This inscription records a decision arrived at by the Ur and karanavar of Solapuram in Anma-nadu, and those of Mudivalangapandyan, Kunrattur, Irandusolladan Seturamakuruchchi, Samanatakandan Virasinganallur and every sari (pudavai) sold by them and by those from other places, to provide for the repairs to the temple of the god Vikramapandisvaramudaiya-nayanar of Solapuram.

No. 518 (Page No 349)

(A. R. No. 491 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District Same gopura.

Maravarman alias Tribh Emmand Kulasekharadeva: Year 37, Chittirai=1304-05 A.D.

This inscription is incomplete.

It records that the Sri-Rudra Sri-mahesvaras of the temple of the god Vikramapandisvaramudaiya-nayanar of Solapuram in Anma-nadu had agreed to conduct of a festival with procession of the image of the god from the rent realised on a house presented to the temple by a certain Tennilangai Vilanji alias Sorragankadinatan Umaiyorupagan residing in the street of Narpatten-nayiravan-perunteru in Mudivalangupandyanallur, in Anma-nadu itself.

No. 526 (Page No 354)

(A. R. No. 498 of 1909.)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanthapuram District

Lintel of the main entrance into the same temple.

Kulasekharadeva : Year 38, Ani=1305-06 A. D.

This inscription records that a certain kalattavurudaiyan Viran Kolankariyan alias Venavudaiyar of Kalattavur alias Onnallaki[r]ttinallur in Sevvirukkai-nadu caused the building of the antarala-mandapa[m], where the images of Perumal and Mannar were placed, and which was to the east of the atta(arddha)mandapa, and the mahamandapa with sopana (steps), in front of the antarala-mandapa, in the temple of the god Uttamasolavinnagara Alvar.

No. 529 (Page No 357)

(A. R. No. 501 of 1909.)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathpuram District Same wall left of entrance.

Kulasekharadeva: Year 38, [Ani]=1305-06 A. D.

This inscription is a copy of No. 526 above. Here however, mention is made of the building of a pair of Kaip-padai (balustrade) also, in addition to other items mentioned in No. 526.

No. 785(Page No. 573)

(A. R. No. 734 of 1909)

Purattukoyil, Kulittalai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

South wall of the mandapa in front of the central of the shrine in the muktisvara temple.

Maravarman alias Tribh Kulasekharadeva : Year 28, Kanni (Purattasi),

Ba. 10, Friday, Hastam=1295 A. D., December 2, if the month is Dhanus.

This inscription records a gift of a village as danmadana by the  nattavar (inhabitants) of Vada-Konadu in Urattur-kurrram in Ko-nadu-alias Kadaladai-yadilangaikondasola-valanadu and the nattavar of Mudiyakkudi-nadu to the temple of Tirumuttisuram-udaiya-nayanar of Kaduvankudi in the same nadu. It was located to the west of Udaiyakudi, to the north of Kodumbalur to the east of Arampalikkal and to the south of Semman-galam and Akalankanallur. The gift is stated to have been made as a tax-free tirunamattukkani to provide for worship, repairs and festivals in the temple.

Beside the above-mentioned nattavars, Sellanambi of Karraleri alias Vikkiramakesarich-charuvedimangalam, Vikkiramasolar-marayan, Virasolappi-ramarayan of Samuddiram, a certain person (name lost) of Kulattur, a Brahma-rayan of Samuddiram, Kurukulattaraiyan of Kulattur, Kulottungasola-Muvellan, Venavudaiyan and Viluppadarayan figure as signatories.

No. 796(Page No. 585)

(A. R. No. 745 of 1909)

Purattukoyil, Kulittalai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

Maravarman alias Tribh  . . .. . . .. (Kulasekhara I) : Year 39, Ani=1306-07 A. D.

This inscription is much damaged. It refers to the king as ‘who pleased to take every country.

It appears to record a gift of 30 panam to provide for festivals and processions to the god Tirumuttisvaram-udaiya-nayanar of Kaduvankudi in Mudiyakkudi-nadu in [. . . . .], probably by the uravar of Melaik-Kaduvankudi and Kilaik-kaduvankudi.

The signatory was Omandan Ilamaitattan.

Mara Kulasekhara

No. 489 (Page No 324)

(A. R. No. 465 of 1909)

Alvar-Tirunagari, Thiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District

East wall of the shrine of Jnanapiran, in the temple of Adinatha.

Maravarman alias Tribh Kulasekharadeva :  Year 4, day 208 =1316-17 A.D. 

This inscription contains the prasasti of the king commencing with Terapolalgur tirumagal punaravum, etc., and mentions the queen Lokamulududaiyar.  It states that the king was seated on the couch called the Kalingarayan in the palace situated in the grove on the southern side of Jayamgondasolapuram, at this time. 

It records a gift of land as madappuram by the king at the request of a certain Kalingarayan.  It is stated that a certain Odanattadigal build a matha called Arulaladasar-madam for the sake of the saint Tiruvaymoli Mamuni, a disciple of Tirukkurgur Mamunigal of the temple of the god Polinjuninraruliya Paramasvamigal of Tirukkurugur in Tiruvaludi-valanadu, that three lived learned Brahmanas (Brahma-vidvan) from all the 18 vishayas, and that they required to be fed.  To provide for this the above-mentioned Odanattadirgal purchased two hamlets called Sengankulam and Nedungulam of Tirukkugur, purchased from a Kiranji Ilaiya Divakarabhattan and others of Srivaikundam alias Irasendirach-chaturvvedimangalam, Udaiyadivakar-battan and other of Karambichchettu and Karumanikkalvan, and these hamlets, excluding from them the old devadana and Pallichchanda lands were gifted as the tax-free madappuram for the Arulaladasa-madam.  The signatories were Kundal Sankaran alias Tennavadaraiyan of Nirmadaiyur in Punavar-valanadu and Varandaruvanappan alias Kaduvetti of Poliyur alias Partipasekara-nallur in Poliyur-nadu.    

No. 490 (Page No 326)

(A. R. No. 466 of 1909)

Alvar-Tirunagari, Tiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall

Tribh.  Konerinmaikondan  :  Year 4=1316-17 A.D.

This inscription is incomplete at the end. 

It records a copy of the king’s order contained in No. 489 above.  The details such as the names of signatories, etc., are not available.

No. 530 (Page No 357)

(A. R. No. 502 of 1909.)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Raluk, Ramanathapuram District Same wall.

 Maravarman alias Tribh Emman Kulasekharadeva ; Year 25,  Chittirai=1303-04

This inscription is built in at one end.

It records a gift by the king of land as tiruvidaiyatta iraiyili  to the image of the god manner set up by Nachchiyar in the temple of the god Uttamasolavinnagar {Alvar] of Solapuram in Anma-nadu, to provide for daily worship and offerings to the same. The extent of the land was one veli. This order of the king was sent to the Nambimar and Srivalshnavas of the temple.

The signatories included, Alagan Sokkan of Olagalandasolanallur in Mutturruk-kurram, Damodiran Tuppan alias Kulasekaravi[ . . . .. .], Devachchilai alias Minavan Vilupparaiyan of a place (name lost) in Rasendirasola-valanadu, Uyyavadan Uyyan iduvan Kurukula [ . . . .] of Kiranur in  [  . . . .] mbi-nadu, Yogapperuman Sokkanar alias (name lost) of a certain nallur (name lost) in Naduvilkkurru in Milalaik-kurram and [ . . . .] yon Kaliyan alias Kalingaraiyan of place (name lost) in Kilchchembi-nadu.

No. 788 (Page No. 576)

(A. R. No. 737 of 1909)

Purattukoyil, Kulitalai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District In the same place.

Maravarman alias Tribh Kulasekharadeva :Year 4, . . . .su. (the tithi not Mentioned), Monday, Rohini=1316 A. D., November 29. The tithi was su. 15.

This inscription is built in at the beginning. So, some passages have been lost. 

It records a gift of the village of Alagiya Semanallur as kudininga devadana  made by the king, by sending his order through Semandan to the temple of Tirumuttisuram-udaiya-nayanar of Kadavankudi in Mudiyakkudi in Vada-Konadu in Urattur-kurram in Kadaladaiyadilangai[konda]sola-valanadu. It is stated that the gift was to take effect from the 19th in the month of Margali in the 4th year of the reign of the king corresponding to 1316 A. D., December 15, Wednesday.

No. 793 (Page No. 581)

(A. R. No. 742 of 1909)

Purattukoyil, Kulittalai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

Maravarman alias Tribh Kulasekharadeva : Year 6, Makara (Tai) su. 1.

Saturday, Avittam=1320 A. D., January 12.

This inscription is damaged in some places. 

It records a tax-free danmadana by uravars  of the three villages, viz. Melaik-Kaduvankudi, Kilaik-Kaduvankudi and Poygai in Mudiyakkudi-nadu, in Uratturk-kurram in Konadu alias Kadaladaiyadilangaikondasola-valanadu, of the village Punattur [alias] Vijeyasrikaranallur belonging to the parru of the above-mentioned uravars, to the two temple, viz., Tirumuttisvaram-udaiya-nayanar and Poygaimalaiy-udaiya-nayanar. 

The signatories were Vidi alias Varakkanda.-velan of Kodumbalur the accountant of the nasu, Omandan Ilamaitattan, the goldsmith of Kaduvan-gudi and another goldsmith (name lost).

Mara Vikramapandya II (a younger brother of  Kulasekhara)

No. 401 (Page No 259)

(A .R. No. 380 of 1909)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District Same wall.

Tribh Vikrama-Pandyadeva : Year 6=1274 A.D. 

This inscription records a gift of 500 kuli of land as tax-free tirunamattuk-kani, to provide for offerings to the god Adavallar (i.e., Nataraja) in the temple of the god Tiruppulippagava-nayanar of Sirringur in Kurukkaik-kurram in Maladu alias  Jananatha-valanadu, by the Saliga-nagarattars of Tirukkovalur residing in Marudur alias Maduraikkuvaytta Perumalpuram, in the same nadu.  It is stated that the gift-land was given to the Nagarattars as Perumal-kani probably by the king.

No. 431 (Page No 283)

(A. R. No. 410 of 1909.)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District Same wall.

Maravarman alias TribhVikramapandyadeva II : Year 6, Kanni (Purattasi) su. 1,

 Sunday, Hastam=1274 A. D., September 2, f.d.n. 53 f.d.t. 04.

This inscription records a gift of 1,000 kuli of land in Sirringur in Kurukkaikurram in Maladu in Iraraja-valanadu, by the nagarattars  of the same place to provide for food-offerings at the waking up service and the Pulavar-talaivan-sandhi, in the temple of the god Tiruppulippagava-nayanar of the place. The land is stated to be a gift, probably from the king, to the nagarattars called the Perumal-kani. It is stated that they made the gift as tax-free tirunamattukkani. The village of marudur is mentioned as forming a boundary of the gift land.

Mara Vikramapandya III

N0. 60 (Page No 37)

(A. R. No. 58 of 1909)

Tirukkalukkunram,  Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District

On the north wall of the Kitchen in the Bhaktavatsalesvara temple, left of entrance.

Pratapa-Bokkarya : Saka 1328=1406 A.D. 

This inscription is written below No. 59 above.  The details of date given here are the same as found in No. 59 above and their equivalent is, therefore, 1406 A.D., October 27. The nakshatra ended on the previous day at 40. 

It seems to be in the nature of confirmation of the grant of the village Jananathapuram alias Sirudaiyur in Ayiravellipparu  to the temple of Tirumalaiyaludaiya to the temple of Tirumalaiyaludaiya nayinar by the king as recorded in No. 59 above by the people (nattar) of Ayiravellipparru in Amur-kottam in Jayangonda sola-mandalam.

No. 476 (Page No 311)

(A. R. No. 453 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District

South wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Anaikatta Perumal temple.

Tribh Konerinmaikondan (Vikramapandya) : Year 8=(1290-91 A. D.)

This inscription records an order of the king granting some land in Marudannambikuruchchi in the eastern quarter of Srivallava-mangalam in Kilkalak-kurram to provide for worship and offerings in the temple of the god Kanaviniya Vinnagaralvar built by Seyan Tumamaniyan (of. No. 478 below) alias Kulasekarapanman of Manarpadaividu in Kilkalak-kurram, at the same place. The order was issued at the instance of Ayyan Malavarayan. It is stated that from the area in which the gift-land was situated, the land belonging to the sabhai of the village and those cultivated by Sundarapandya Malavarayar were excluded. It is further stated that the levies and taxes due from the land which the king’s uncle (amman) Munayadaraiyar had bought or got on lease from the sabhai were included in the gift which was declared as tax-free devadana. 

It is to be noted that amongst the boundaries of the gift-land a certain canal called Kulasekarankal is mentioned. 

No. 477 (Page No 313)

(A. R. No. 454 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District

West wall of the same mandapa.

Tribh Konerinmaikondan (Vikramapandya): Year 11+1 (1294-95 A. D.)

This inscription is order issued by the king at the instance of Ayyan Malavarayan, granting land probably to the same temple mentioned in No. 476 above, to provide for worship and offerings in it. It appears that the land belonged as jivitam to the Padaiyilar of the same place where the temple is situated viz., Ambalattadinallur alias Manarpadaividu in Srivallava-mangalam in Kilkalak-kurram, and it was situated in Nakka-mangalam in Kilvemha-nadu. It is stated that the gift was a tax-free devadana. Other details are lost. 

No. 478 (Page No 313)

(A. R. No. 455 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District

North wall of the same mandapa.

This inscription is damaged and incomplete.

It contains the prasasti of the king commencing with Tirumalar madu poruvaraimarpura and mentions the queen Ulagamulududaiyal. 

It appears to records a sale of land in favour of the temple in the western parts of Ambalattadinallur alias Manarpadaividu, built by Seyyan Tumamani, a palace servant of the king.

No. 522 (Page No 351)

(A. R. No. 495 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District Same wall.

Marvarman alias Tribh Vikrama-Pandyadeva: Year 5+1, Aippasi 1=1288-89 A.D.

The end portion of the inscription is missing. 

It records the gift of 81/2 achchu of money, 71/2 achchu for a nanda lamp and 1 achchu for a sandhi lamp, to be burnt in the temple of Uttamasolavinnagar-emperuman of Anma-nadu by a certain Narayanananananta-narayana-bhattan of Tirunallur in Uttamasolach-chaturvedimangalam, a Tiruvidaiyatta-Brahmadeyam of the god.  It is stated that the money was received by Pandavadutan Iyadavan alias Alagiyamanavala-bhattan, the tiruvadippidi of the god, and Narayanan Virrirundan-bhattan who had agreed to burn the lamps forever. 

The inscription written in continuation of the above, records another gift of one achchu of pon for some other presents to the temple made by the same donor.  But the end portion being not traceable, the details are lost.

Srivalladeva (Jata Srivallabha)

No. 531 (Page No 358)

(A. R. No. 503 of 1909.)

Pudupalaiyam, Srivilliputtur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

South wall of the Parannangattaruliyasvamin temple.

Srivalladeva (=Jata Srivallabha) : Year 6, Mesha (Chittirai) su. 11, Friday,

Uttirattadi=1297 A. D., Aprli 19. The tithi was ba. 11,

This inscription is very much damaged. 

It, however, appears to record a gift of a nanda lamp in the temple of the god (name lost) at Karungulam alias Satavasakanallur in Venbaikkudi-nadu

The gift is stated to have been received by several Sivabrahmanas of the temple who had agreed to cairy out the object for ever, failing which, they had agreed to burn two nanda lamps, besides paying a fine.

Jata Parakramaoandya

No. 514 (Page No 345)

(A. R. No. 487 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

West wall of the same verandah.

Jatavarman Tribh Parakramapandyadeva: S. 1244 and 8th year,

Mithuna (Ani) 28, su. 15, Wednesday, Chittirai-1322 A.D., June 23.  The tithi was su. 8. 

This inscription is damaged in some places. 

It records that the mahasabhai of Sri[.....] mangalam alias Taniyanai [Vira]pandyach chaturvvedimangalam, a Brahmadeyam, in Ari-nadu, sold some land comprising Sakaraneri in the southern quarter of their village, as karanmachchenmam to a certain Suriyadevan Tampikku Nallaperumal alias Pillai Sundarapandya Vanakovaraiyar, an [Agappavirar] mudali of the king, of Arukkai Kunrattur in Anma-nadu, as vadak-kadamai to the temple of the god Vikramapandisvaramudaiya-nayanar of Solapuram in Anma-nadu.  It is stated that the mahasabhai sold the village of Sakaraneri for 500 panam and granted all the taxes, etc., that it yielded to the temple of the god mentioned above and had ordered the transfer of the land to the grants of lands of the temple after removing it from the village of the sabhai.  A number of signatories are listed at the end.

The engraver on stones was Sambandan Appan alias Viravinoda Achariyan the sirpachariyan of the same nadu.

Mara Virapandya

No. 465 (Page No 299)

(A. R. No. 442 of 1909)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District

South wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Mundisvaramudaiyar temple.

Mara Vira Pandya (?): Kollam 616, Ani 4, su. 11, Wednesday, Svati=1441 A.D. May 31. 

This inscription records a gift of 100 panam for a nanda lamp to be burnt in the temple of the god Munrisvaramudaiyar of Ambalattadinallur alias Manappadaividu in the north-east quarter of Srivallavanmangalam, a brahmadesam in Kilkalak-kurram, by a trustee of the temple named Mattandan-Peruman alias Villavarayar.  The gift money was accepted by Srikailaya-mudaiyan-bhattan Anavaratadanapperumal, Tirunelveliudaiyar, Verrikkuvel-eduttaperumal Irasakumara-bhattan and Perraperumal-Aramvalatar the devakanmis of the 30 circles belonging to the temple.  These persons had agreed to burn the lamp hereditarily out of the interest on the gift money. 

At the end of the record, besides the above mentioned people, Munrisura Muppan and Nanambi Ayyan Villavaraya Asari, the sirpi (sculptor) of the village, also figure as signatories. 

No. 466 (Page No 300)

(A. R. No. 443 of 1909)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Mara Vira Pandya (?) : Kollam 616 Ani 4, su. 11, Wednesday, Svati.

=1441 A.D. May 31. 

This inscription records that the services of reciting the holy hymns and the provision of a flower-hall in the temple of the god Munrisvaramudaiya-nayinar of Ambalattadinallur alias Manappadaividu in the north-eastern quarter of Srivallavanmangalam, a brahmadesam, in Kilkalak-kurram, were arranged to be the proprietary right of the 15 circles (of the temple) by the Bhiksha-matha.  It states that the privileges accuring therefrom were to be enjoyed by Uyyanerikattinar Vanattuvalvittar, a disciple of Agamasiladevar alias Umaiyorupagar of the lineage of the Bhiksha-matha, and his successors (cf : No. 471 below). 

The signatories were Srikaiyilayamudaiyan-bhattan Anavaratadanapperumal of the temple, Tirunelveliudaiyar, Verrikkuveledutta Perumal Irasakumara-bhattam, Aramvalattail, Krentisvaramudaiyan Munrisvara-bhattan Narpattennayira Sikaranattan, Mattandan-perumal alias Villavarayan, the temple trustees, and Nanambi Ayyan Villavarasar the sirpi (sculptor), of the place.

No. 471 (Page No 305)

(A. R. No. 448 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk,Tirunelveli District

East wall of the same mandapa.

Maravarman alias Tribh Virapandya : Year 2+21, Adi 27=c. 1448 A. D.

This inscription is damaged in some places and is incomplete at the end. 

It records a grant of 25 ma of land as devadana for worship, offerings and procession to the god Munrisvaramudaiya-nayanar of Ambalattadinallur alias Manarpadaividu, in the north-eastern quarter of Srivallavanmangalam, a Brahmadesam  in Kilkalak-kurram, and 5 ma of land as madappuram to [Agamasiladevar] alias [Umaiyorupaga] Mudaliyar of the lineage of the Bhikshamada. Owing to the incomplete nature of the record, other details like the donor, etc., are not available.

Sundarapandya

No. 14 (Page No 10)

(A. R. No. 14 of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

On the gopura of the Cholesvara temple, right of entrance.

Sundarapandyadeva : Year 8, Arpasi. 

This record registers a royal order addressed to the authorities of several temples in Ponnamarapatipparu restraining them from using the water in Idangamikaman, unlike before. 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 513.

No. 415 (Page No 268)

(A. R. No. 394 of 1909.)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District Same wall.

Konerinmaikondan Tribh Sundarapandyadeva : Year 10.

This inscription records the purchase of the village of Vivalam as kani by the Kaikkolurs  including Kadaladaittan of Sirringur, abrahmadesam  in Kurukkaik kurram in Irajaraja-valanadu from the sabhai of the same place, and its donation as devadana  to the temple of the god Tiruppulippagava-nayanar of the same place. It is stated that from the month of Karttigai of the year quoted (i.e. 10th), all the levies and incomes from the entire village such as kadamai, antarayam, karpura-vilai, pon-vari, vini-yogam, upadi, panchupili, sandhivigrahapperu, idaiyar-vari, ina-vari, erimin-pattam, vasal-vari, talaiyoppu, tari-irai, chekk-irai, tattoli, tattar-pattam  and other incomes, should be enjoyed by the purchasers. They in their turn should annually pay paddy at the rate of 12 kalam per one ma of nanjai land and 5kalam per one ma of land with crops of Sittiraikar paddy irrigating by means of well-water; and 4 pon for the punsey, puravadai  and nattam (house-site) lands to the temple. 

Two signatories named Sundarapandya-Kalingarayan and Netturudaiyan figure.

 

No. 452 (Page No 294)

(A. R. No. 429 of 1909)

Siddhalingamdam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District

East wall of the Vahana-mandapa in the same temple.

Konerinmaikondan Tribh Sundarapandyadeva : Year 11 

This inscription records the grant, as tax-free devadana, of a number of taxes such as tari-irai, settirai, etc., levied by the natters from the residents of the tirumadai-vilagam of the temple of Tiruppulippagavanaynar of Sirringur a brahmadesam, in Kurukkaik-kurram in Maladu in Irajaraja-valandu, made by the king to provide for a service, named after the king, to the god, instituted by a certain Kuttapperumal, an angavaidya and for a festival of the same deity.  It is stated that this royal order was addressed to the tanattar (trustees) of the temple.  A certain Tunjalurudaiyan and Pallavarayar figure as signatories.

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