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South Indian Inscriptions


 

(INSCRIPTION COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1908-09)

PANDYA

 

Mara Sundarapandya II

No. 469 (Page No 304)

(A. R. No. 446 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District

North wall of the same mandapa.

Maravarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva II: Year 10, Vrischika (Karttigai) su. 8, Revati=1248, A. D., November 25, The nakshatra was Purattadi.

This inscription records a gift of 150 panam by a certain Tirunavudaiyar of Ambalattadinallur alias Manappaidaividu in Kilkalak-kurram to provide for food and other offerings to the images of the god, goddess, and Ilaiya-nayanar(i.e., Subrahmanya ?) set up him in the name of Sundarapandya Kandiyadevar in the temple of the god Munrukaiyisvaramudaiyanayanar of the place. It is stated that the money was received by the Sivabrahmanas of the 30 circles attached to the temple, who had agreed to carry out the object of the endowment. 

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. 493 (Page No 328)

(A. R. No. 468 of 1909)

Alvar-Tirunagari, Tiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall

Maravarman alias Tribh. Sundarapandyadeva:  Year 11,

day 454=1248-49 A.D. 

This inscription contains the prasasti of the king commencing with Pumalartiruvum, etc., and mentions the queen Ulagamulududaiyal.  It also states that the king was seated on the couch called Malavarayan in the bed-room in the palace at Madakkulakkil Madurai. 

It states that a certain Araiyan Puvan alias Venavudaiyan instituted a worship called Tirunadudaiyan-sandhi after Araiyan Tirunadudaiyan alias Nilagangaraiyan of Kilaikkodumalur alias Madurodayanallur in Vadatalaichchembi-nadu, to the god Paramasvami of the temple of Polinjuninrarulina Paramasvamigal of Tirukkurugur in Tiruvaludi-valanadu, besides instituting a 15-day festival in the month of Chittirai to celebrate the Uttirattadi which was his birth asterism.  In order to provide for offerings at these functions, land 4-1/2 veli in extent, in Perungulam alias Uttamadananallur, was given as devadana by this Venavudaiyar to the temple of god Paramasvamigal and that as per the request of Ayyan Malavarayan, the king made it a karanmai miyatchi devadana from the 11 + 1st year of his reign.  It is stated that Venavudaiyan had given half a veli of land in Perungulam as danmadana to a certain Tiruvellaraininra Vadippiran Vanduvaraiperumal alias Sundarapandya Brahmadhirayan. 

The signatories were Uyaninradu Vanavar Somadevan alias Tirunilattaiyan of Tadankanni Sirrur in Tirumallinadu and Araiyan Viratmudittan alias Pallavarayan of Chakkarapaninallur in Sevirukkai-nadu.  

No. 494 (Page No 330)

(A. R. No. 470 of 1909)

Alvar-Tirunagari, Tiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Marapanman-Tribh    Sundarapandyadeva:  year 11, day 465=1248-49 A.D. 

This inscription is a copy of that dealt with under No. 493 above.  Its continuation is, however, missing.  It gives in detail the boundaries of the gift land in Perungulam.  Among the boundaries the places Sivaikundam alias Irajentirach-chaturvedimangalam, Singankurichchi and Tiruttunai Villimangalam, figure. 

No. 495 (Page No 332)

(A. R. No. 471 of 1909)

Alvar-Tirunagari, Tiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Tribh.  Konermaikondan :   year 11, day 494=1248-49 A.D. 

This inscription is another copy of the same detailed under No. 493 above.  Here, however, a long list of Signatories is given at the end.

Jata Sundarapandya I

No. 273 (Page No 173)

(A. R. No. 258 of 1909)

Kunnattur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District

Two detached fragments built into the shrine of the same temple.

Sundarapandyadeva: Year 13, Mithuna su......=1264 A.D.  (Jata Sundara-pandya-I?) 

These pieces are too fragmentary in nature.  However, the record mentions a Vishnu temple called Sendamaraikkannavinnagar............., and a village called Idaiyur. 

No. 274 (Page No 174)

(A. R. No. 259 of 1909)

Kunnattur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District

South wall of the shrine of the goddess in the same temple.

Tribh Sundarapandyadeva: Year [......]: 13th century:  (Jata Sundara-Pandya-I?) 

This inscription is also slightly damaged. It records a gift of tow cows for burning a sandhi lamp in the temple of Tiruvagattisuramudaiyar of Manamai alias Jananathanallur in Amur-nadu in Amurk-kottam in Jayangodasolamandalam, by a woman named Perunkarunaiyatti alias Devarkalabhiyam, a nyayattar of Uttaranmerur.  The cows are stated to have been received by a number of people including Gavutaman Nangai-bhattan Vadugapillai a devakanmi having right of worship in the temple, and Ammai Appan Samaiyan-mudali alias (second name lost), who had agreed to burn the sandhi lamp accordingly. 

No. 275 (Page No 174)

(A. R. No. 260 of 1909)

Kunnattur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District West wall of the same shrine.

Jatavarman alias Tribh : Sundarapandyadeva (I) : Year 7=1257-58 A.D. (?) 

This inscription records a gift of sandhi lamp to the same deity of the same Jananathanallur occurring in No. 274 above, by a woman stated to be the daughter of a certain Sattuvarappu Purridangondar of Perumpachcheri.  It is stated that the gift was accepted by the temple Sivabrahmanas Gauvutavan (Gautaman) Ammai Appan alias Panpayesvara-bhattan and Nangai-bhattan Vaduga-bhattan, who had agreed to burn lamp accordingly. 

No. 321 (Page No 203)

(A. R. No. 303 of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Jatarvarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva (I): Year 7, Mina (Panguni)-su. 10, Sunday,

Hastam=1257 A.D., Feb. 25.  But the Nakshatra was Punvarvasu. 

This inscription records a gift of a sandhi lamp to the same temple of the same place occurring in No. 320, above, by Vikkairama-soladevar alias (name lost), a mudali of the king.  The gift of a (cow or buffalo) and heifer to provide for this by the donor, was accepted by the Sivabrahmanas belonging to the 44 circles of the temple who had agreed to burn the lamp. 

No. 322 (Page No 204)

(A. R. No. 304 of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva (I): Year 8=1258 A.D. 

This inscription is damaged.  It records the gift of land, etc., in the village of [Ip]puram a devadana of the temple of Tiruvalakkoyiludaiyana-nayanar of Tirukkachchur but owned by Manarkudaiyan Devagadevan alias Vayiradarayan for worship and offerings to the deity Devar-Adisuramudaiya-nayanar of [p]-puram.  The gift was made by the trustees (tanattar) of the temple of Tiruvalakkoyiludaiyana-nayanar. 

No. 323 (Page No 205)

(A. R. No. 305 of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Sundarapandyadeva (I): Year 8, Mithuna (Ani)-ba(tithi omitted). 

 Monday, Uttirattadi=1258 A.D., June 24.  The tithi was Saptami. 

This inscription records a gift of a nanda lamp placed over a brass figure of a women (pavai-vilakku), to the same temple of Tirukkachchur mentioned in No. 320 above, by a woman Urranachchi, the daughter of Bhogamattar, a devaradiyar of the temple.  It is stated that including a cow previously given by her, she gave 30 cows and a bull to the temple to provide for the lamp and these were accepted by two groups of people one group consisting of the manradis Vadugakon’s Tali and his younger brother Atti and the other group consisting of Pungakon’s son Maniyan and his younger brother Pungan, each group undertaking to be responsible for half of the lamp and both and both groups together agreeing to measure out daily one ulakku of ghee, by the measure called Irasakesari, till eternity. 

No. 326 (Page No 207)

(A. R. No. 308 of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva I: Year 17, Singa (Avani) su. (The tithi lost),

 Monday, Uttiradam=1268 A.D., August 20.  The tithi was su. 11 

The beginning of this inscription seems to be built in.  It records a gift of a sandhi lamp to the temple of the god Tirukkachchur occurring in several records above, by the merchant Kaduvetti Nar[pat]tennayirachchilai......venvayiludaiyan, resident of the street of Bhuvanamulupperunderu in Sri-Madhu-rantaka-chchaturuvedimangalam.  It is stated that he gave 3 cows to provide for this lamp.  It is further stated that 11/2 cows were accepted by the Sivabrahmana Mudaliyan Tirunatta-bhattan of Bharadvaja-[gotra], who had right of worship in the temple and the other 11/2 cows by Agattiyan Tiruvalakkoyiludaiyan alias Tiruvagatti-bhattan, who both had agreed to burn the lamp perpetually.

No. 328 (Page No 208)

(A. R. No. 310 of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva : Year 9+1, Adi, 1260-61 A.D. 

This inscription records a gift, made by the king, of two veli of land in the nanjai land of nanjai land of Kurumbanmedu in Irandayiravelipparru to the north of [Tirukkachchur?] to two priests in the temple of the deity Tiruvegamba-mudaiyanayanar at Kasyapa-(gotra) and Kanchai Anavaratsundara-bhattan Perumankkan Tiruchchirrambala-bhattan of Bharadvaja-(gotra).  The land was given as Bhattavritti-agaram(Bhattavritti-agaram) from the date of this inscription.  The details such as the extent of each piece of land and its location in the different parts of the above mentioned Irandayira-velipparru, are also given.  Besides the land, it is stated that the donees were given each a house-site in the residential area.  A certain Munaiyadaraiyan figures as the signatory. 

No. 332 (Page No 212)

(A. R. No. 314 of 1909.)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva I: Year 15=1265-66 A. D.

This inscription is interesting as it refers to the gifts of lamp made during the reign-periods of three or four earlier kings.

It states that an extent of 525 kuli of land and a well which were granted formerly for burning a nanda lamp in the temple of Tiruvalakkoyiludaiyanayanar of Tirukkachchur by a certain Kirandai Amarkanayakan Kakkunayakar and his younger brother Tiruvalakkoyiludaiyan in the 20th year of the reign of Kulottungasoladeva (see No. 291 above), were sold back to Kirandai Arumaninayakar, one of the sons of the above-mentioned donor, for a sum of 12 Palankasu, 1260 Narkasu and 32 panam, by the following Sivabrahmanas in the manner detailed below. Tillaikkutta-bhattan received 5 Palankasu in the 38th year of Tribhuvanaviradeva for ¼ lamp, Srikantha-bhattan and others received 7 Palankasu in the 15th year of Irasarasadeva for ¼ lamp, Devargal-Devan Sundaran alias Narpattennayira-bhattan received 1,260 Narkasu in the 27th year of Irasarasadevur for ¼ lamp, Sundarapandyadevar for [...] lamp, Tiruchchirrambala-bhattan Bhiman alias Panmakesura-bhattan received 11 panam, for 1 ma araiye-araikkani mumdirigai lamp, Tiruvagatti-bhattan received 3 panam for ½ lamp, Narpattennayira-bhattan and others received 3 panam for kani-araikkani mundrigai lamp, and Sadasiva-bhattan and others received 3 panam for kanaraikkani lamp.  It is stated that all these Sivabrahmanas had agreed to burn the nanda lamp accordingly. 

It is interesting to note that the record of the 20th year of Kulottungasoladeva containing the original grant of land, is stated to be engraved on the northern side of the mandapa which it described as pa-kal mandapa  (i. e. one, built of larger dressed stone slabs).

No. 333 (Page No 213)

(A. R. No. 315 of 1909.)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Jatavarman  alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva : Year 13, Kumbha (Masi) su, 5, Wednesday, Asvati=1263 A. D., February 14th. The nakshatra ended on the previous day at 98. 

This inscription refers to the atrocities committed by certain Brahmanar of Uttipakkam  alias Adinayaka-chchaturvedimsngslsm in Tamula-nadu in Amur-kottam in Irandayiravelipparru and to the punishment meted out to them on the request of the residents of the Agara-brahmadesa, the Velan-urs and the Nagaras of the same parru. It is stated that the rebellious people could not be controlled by Vikkiramasoladeva Irungolasaniyan alias Vanarayar, the previous district authority, and others and that this could be achieved only by another officer named Pillai Pottappirayar, who after arresting the criminals and putting them to jail, after punishing them in the manner employed for lower caste people, ordered the confiscation of their properties and selling them to temple, etc. Their property in Uttipakkam was thus sold as tirunamattukkani  of the temples of the place, Tiruvagattisvaramudaiya-nayanar and Srikayilayamudaiya-nayanar for 200 panam and this money was deposited in the temple at Tirukkachchiur. The sale was effected by the residents of Agaram, Velan ur and Nagaras mentioned above, whose representatives figure as signatories. 

No. 335 (Page No 216)

(A. R. No. 317 of 1909.)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District

Another detached stone built into the same wall.

Sundarapandyadeva (-- jat Sund Pandya I ) : No. date=C. 13th century.

This inscription is extremely fragmentary. It refers to the king as one ‘who was pleased to take every country’. Other details are lost.

No. 338 (Page No 217)

(A. R. No. 319 of 1909.)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District

North wall of the Vighnesvara shrine near the tank, in the same village.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva I: Year 8, Rishabha (vaikasi) su. 3,

Thursday, Pusam=1258 A. D., May 9, the tithi was su 5.

This inscription refers to the king as one ‘who was pleased to take every country’.

It records a gift of 23 veli of land by three persons, viz., Panchanadivana Nilagangaraiyar (5 veli), Nallanayanar Nilagangaraiyar (8 veli) and Arunagiri Perumal Nilagangaraiyat (10 veli) as iraiyili tiruvidaiyattam land in Brahmakulattur alias Vettaikkaran Kulattur to the temple of the god Perumal narpattennayiravinnagar Emberuman of Tirukkachchur. A certain Tirumalaitantan Munaiyadaraiyan figures as the signatory. 

No. 439 (Page No 218)

(A. R. No. 418 of 1909.)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva I : Year 13, Mina (Pankuni) su. 6, Saturday, Rohini=1263 A. D., March 17. The tithi and nakshatra ended on the previous day respectively at 97 and 22.

This inscription is damaged in some places.

It records that a certain Kaikkola (name lost) of Sirringur, a brahmadesam  in Kurukkaik-kurram in Maladu in Irajarjavalanadu, set up an image of Aludaiyapillaiyar in front of the shrine of the god Tiruppulippagava-nayanar of the god’s temple in Sirringur, and that the Sivabrahmanas of the 40 circles belonging to the temple had agreed to provide for food offerings and other services to the above-mentioned image as well as for weeding out the grass in the compound (surralai), from out of the interest on 2,000 kasu which they had received from a certain Arindavan Pallavaraiyar in the time of Kopperunjingadevar. 

No. 506 (Page No 338)

(A. R. No. 479 of 1909)

Edirkottai, Sattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

A Slab set up in a place to the east of the same village.

Jatavarman alias Tribh. Sundarapandyadeva:  Year 8+1,

I (?) Chittiral 28=1260, A.D.   April 21, (Wednesday). 

This inscription is incomplete. 

It records a gift of land, by purchase, half a veli in extent, in Venbaikkudi in Venbaikkudi-nadu, for food and other offerings to the god Kulanagari Kavali, svaramudaiyar of Pullinaikkuruchchi, a devadana of the temple of the god Vikkiramapandisvaramudaiya-nayanar of Venbaikkudi.  It is not clear who the donor was, but probably the king himself donated the land.

No. 718 (Page No 510)

(A. R. No. 667 of 1909)

Tirunedungalam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

North wall of the mandapa in front of the same shrine.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva I: Year 8. Makara

(Tai) su. 10, Wednesday, Rohini=1258 A. D., January 16.

This inscription contains at the beginning, a prasasti of the king in Sanskrit, engraved in Grantha characters. It gives the titles of the king as follows: Somakula-tilaka, Madhurapuri-Madhava, Keralavamsa-nirmulana, Lankabdhi-lumtana, Dvitiya Rama, Cholakulasaila-kulisa, Karnatakaraja vidravana, Kanchipuravaradhisvara, Ganapatiharina-sarddula, Nellurapura-virachita-virachita-vi[ra*] bhisheka, etc., 

It records a sale of 8 veli of land by a certain Tirukkattuppalliudaiyan Seliyakangan of Kiliyur in Kiliyur-nadu, in Pandikulapati-valanadu to the temple of the god Tirunedungala-udaiya-nayanar in Vadakavi-nadu in the same nadu. It is stated that the land belonged to the Periyamudali alias Kangayar, the younger brother of the above-mentioned Seliyakangan and that the former had left the place not being able to pay the dues. It is also stated that price for the land was 450 Anradu Narkasu. This document was called Vilaipramana-isaivutittu. 

No. 719 (Page No. 512)

(A. R. No. 668 of 1909)

Tirunedungalam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva I: Year (lost),

Month (name lost) su. 13, Monday, (Nakshatra name lost): C. 11th century.

This inscription is damaged. It records that a certain Pallamudaiyan Iramapiran Sarvatirttamudaiyar of Osama Vanavanmadevinallur of Mutturruk-kurram in Pandi-mandalam, made f Vadakavi-nadu in Pandikulapati-valanadu, and to provide for this he gave a sum of 8,000 Anradu Narkasu to the temple in lieu of which, the temple authorities sold a land, 7-1/2 ma in the extent, from the tax-free temple tirumattukkai and in Mankanam alias Nittamanavalanallur in Vadakavi-nadu in Pandikulapati-valanadu.  It is stated that the temple authorities had agreed to pay the taxes in respect of the land themselves.  A number of signatories also figure. 

No. 722 (Page No. 515)

(A. R. No. 671 of 1909)

Tirunedungalam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

Tribhuvanachakravartin (Jata Sundarapandya I ): Year 10,

Minam (Panguni) su. 9, Wednesday, Hastam=Irregular. 

This inscription is damaged in some places.

It records that the land in Mankanam purchased from the residents of the place by the ur of Kiliyur of Vadakavi-nadu, was sold as Tirunamattukkani by the same ur to the temple of Tirunedungalam-udaiyar of Vadakavi-nadu in Pandikulapati-valanadu.  The price of the land is stated as 12,000 kasu or 400 panam.   It is stated that the land belonged to a certain Vilupparaiyar of Karuppur, to Kilanallur-kilavar Milichchurangum-perumal and to a certain kaniyalar.  It is stated that the land was made tax-free.  In the description of the boundaries Puduvayal, Oppilamulainachchiyar’s Kudikkadu, Nambur and Kadaiyakkudi figure.  A number of residents of Kiliyur figure as signatories. 

No. 728 (Page No. 521)

(A. R. No. 677 of 1909)

Tirunedungalam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District Same wall.

Jatavarman Sundarapandyadeva I : Year [11] Makara (Tai) sy,

[tithi is not mentioned], Wednesday, Rohini=1261 A.D., January 12, f.d.n. 19.

This inscription is damaged in some places. 

It contains the prasasti of the king beginning with Samasta-jagadadhra etc., in Sanskrit, engraved in Grantha characters. 

It records a gift by the nattavars, the kaniudaiyars and the kaniudaiyaraiyars of Misengali-nadu in Tenkarai Jayasingakulakala-valanadu in the same valanadu.  It is stated that the above-mentioned people received from three persons of Tiyaneri, the village Tiyaneri having an extent of 12 veli and with all its residential areas, tank, and gardens and gave it together with its punjai land, shares, etc., to provide for the festival instituted in the name of the ruler ending with the day of his natal asterism, in the temple.  It is further stated that the gift was a tirunamattukkani, and that the donors themselves would pay the various taxes in respect of the village and that the income from the levies like makanmai, sirrayam etc., should be paid to the temple. 

No. 731 (Page No. 526)

(A. R. No. 680 of 1909)

Tirunedungalam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District West wall of the same shrine. 

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandya I: Year 3, Rishabha (Vaikasi)

Su. 11, Monday, Pusam-Irregular: 13th century. 

This inscription is damaged in some places. 

It records a gift of a nanda lamp to be burnt in the temple of Tirunedungalam-udaiyar of Vadakavi-nadu in Pandikulapati-valandu by a certain Arayan Sivandakalalagiyar of Puduvur in Arvalak-kurram in Irasendirasola-valanadu.  It is stated that the donor paid a sum of 4,000 Anradu Narkasu, the equivalent of 20-1/4 panam to the temple which sold to him for this purpose, some land from out of its tax-free tirunamattukkani village of Mankanam alias Nittamanavalanallur and granted this sale deed (vilaippiramana-isaivut-tittu.  It is stated that the taxes on the land would be paid by the temple. 

The signatories were the different temple authorities like the temple accountant Perumbuiliyurudaiyan, the madavattiyam Idarkalaivan alias Arbudakalandan, the simahesvarakankani Chandesuranambi, another post (name lost) Araiyadevan, and yet another kankani (detail lost) Tirujnana-sambandan.  Besides, a few other individuals also figure as signatories. 

No. 592 (Page No. 411)

(A. R. No. 561 of 1909)

Chintapalle, Sattenapalle Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab forming the wall of a small shrine in the courtyard of the same temple.

Saka 11[63] Plava.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. X, No. 294.

No. 795 (Page No. 583)

(A. R. No. 744 of 1909)

Purattukoyil, Kulittalai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

East wall of the same mandapa.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Sundarapandyadeva I: Year 8, Karttigai=1258-59 A. D.

This inscription is built in at the left side and hence several passages are not available in full. So, the purport of the record is difficult to make out completely. 

 It records an isaivu-muri (agreement) between Siraman Manikkam Mudumala-battar, a Sivabrahmana of the temple of Tirumuttisuram-udaiya-nayanar of Kaduvankudi in Mudusorkudi-nadu in Uratturk-kurram in [Ka]-nadu alias Kadaladaiyadilangaikondasola-valanadu, and Andan Tiruvedamalagiyar, a nambi having the right of worship and acharya in the temple. The agreement seems to centre round the kani given as sridana to Andan Tirurvedamalagiyar when he married the daughter of a certain Siriman [. . .]ttar, both of the same place. 

Kodumbalurudaiyan Devan Nittaninraduvar also figures as the signatory.

Jata Virapandya

No. 61 (Page No 38)

(A. R. No. 59 of 1909)

Tirukkalikkunaram, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District

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

Jatavarman Virapandyadeva: Year 13.

This record, in characters of about the 13th century A. D., given details of date, viz., Tula, su. 6, Friday, Mulam which may correspond to 1265 A. D., October 16, f.d.t. 20; the nakshatra ended on the previous day at. 67. 

It records the gift of the village Karumarampakkameri, made tax-free by the people (nattar) of kalattur-parru to the temple of Tirukkalukkunra. Mudaiya-nayanar at Tirukkalukkunram in kalattur-kottam in Jayangondasola mandalam for offerings during the Kalingarayan-sandhi established by Kappalurudaiyan karumanikka . . . . alias Kalingarayar of kappalur alias Ulagalandasolanallur in Mutturru-kkurram in Pandi-mandalam and for the festival held in Aippasi on the day of Puradam, the natal star of Kalingarayar. 

No. 504 (Page No 337)

(A. R. No. 477 B of 1909)

Edirkottai, Sattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District Same wall

Jatavarman VI  . . . . . . . . . Year lost. 

This is fragment in Tamil script c. 12th century.  It seems to record a grant of one and a quarter veli of land and a garden along with income from taxes by the nagarattar of [Udaiya] mattandapuram. (See No. 500 above). 

No. 508 (Page No 340)

(A. R. No. 481 of 1909.)

Maraneri, Sattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

North wall of the same temple.

Virapandyadeva (=Jata Virapandya I): Year 11+Adi=1264-65 A. D.

This inscription is damaged in some places.

It records a gift of land, made probably by the king in Maramangalam alias Sundarapandyanallur in Karunilakkudi-nadu, to the temple of the god Sundarapandisvaramudaiya-nayanar of the place. It is stated that an extent of 3ma of land measured by the 12-foot rod was gifted for the god’s Tirumukkalvattagai, flower-garden, madam, and tirumadaivilagam and another 30 ma of land, 10 ma in one place and 20 ma in another place, was meant for food and other offerings to the same god, It is also stated that the gift was a tax-free karanmai devadana. 

No. 521 (Page No 250)

(A. R. No. 494 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District Same wall.

Jatavarman alias Tribh Virapandyadeva I : Year 6=1258-59 A.D. 

This inscription is damaged in some places. 

It records that the sribhandarattar (authorities) of the temple of the god Uttamasolavinnagar-emperuman received (Uttamasolapuram) of money from a certain, Tiruvelundur Narayanan Narayana-bhattan of Uttamasolach-chaturvvedimangalam and gave the some to the stone mason for providing the pavement caused to be done in the Seranaryanan-mandapa, by a certain Udaiyar Kalappalar.

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