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South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

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Preface

Introduction

Dynastic Index

Topographical Index

Text of the Inscriptions 

Chalukyas Eastern

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Pandya

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Hoysalas

Kakatiyas

Marathas of Tanjore 

Pallava

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Rashtrakuta

Reddis

Rulers of Kongu

Sambuvarayas

Vijayanagara

Other Feudatories

Miscellaneous

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Volume 23

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Volume 26

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Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
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Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

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Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

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Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

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Pudukkottai

(INSCRIPTION COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1908-09)

miscellaneous

No.8 (Page No 5)

(A. R. No. 8 of 1909.)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

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

Saka. 1400, Vilambi, Arpasi 28=1478 A. D., October 27 (Tuesday).

This inscription records the grant, as devadimaikani, of six ma of land and six house-sites to a dancing girl named Mani and her relatives who were dedicated to the service of god Rajendrasolisvaram-udaiya-nayinar at Pomnnamarapati in Puramalai-nadu for the merit of Varahakandiyadevan, a Kaikkola of the Alagiya-sokkanar temple at Madural. 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pundukkottai State, No. 817. 

No. 12 (Page No 9)

(A. R. No. 12 of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

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

Konderinmaikondan: Year 3, Tai, 185th day.

This inscription, damaged in the last line, records the tax-free gift of the village Virattalai in the Pounamarapati-pparru together with a number of levies specified here for the maintenance of a tannirpandal (water-shed) at Ponnamarapati for the use of the people of the locality, established by Arkadukilar Tiruvenkadudaiyar alias Vanadarayar. A long list of taxes imposed at that time is also given. 

Cf. Inscription (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 656. 

No. 13 (Page No 10)

(A. R. No. 13. of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

On a pillar in the manadapa in the south  prakara of the Cholesvara temple.

This inscription in Tamil characters of about the 12th century records that the flight of steps (sopana) and the cloister round the shrine (tirunadai-maligai) were built by Nilaimaiyalagiyan. Below the last line of the inscription is a sketch of a kumbha flanked by lamp-stand? 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 1009. 

No. 15  (Page No 11)

(A. R. No. of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

Inside the Sundararaja-perumal temple.

Saka 1367, Krodhana, Tai 15=1445 A.D., January 10 (Sunday)

It records a gift of paving stones (pakkal) for two sections in the mahamandapa in the temple of Puramal Alagapperumal-vinnagara-emberumal of Ponnamarapati in Puramalai-nadu by Parambai-urudaiyan [Vadi] viralagiyan Tirumeniyar of Desiuagnadapattana, a part of Sundarasolapuram in Ollaiiyur-kurram in the subdivision of Ten-Konadu of Konadu alias kadaladaiyadilam-gaikondasola-valanadu. 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 788. 

No. 17  (Page No 12)

(A. R. No. 17 of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappali District

On the south wall of the Sundararaja-perumal temple

Saka 1368 Meda (Mesha) Murridi (Purva-paksha), valuvilelu-pakkam (saptami) Arka-varam (Sunday), Punarda-nal (Punarvasu) = 1466 A.D., April 3. 

It begins with a Tamil verse mentioning the dedication of herself to the temple, here called Alagar of Ten-ponnai-nagar and other maiden performance (arangerram) of Siranganayaki, a dancing girl, and records the gift to her of one ma of tax-free land in Puduvur, a tiruvidaiyattam according to the custom of Senapati-tirukkai-valakku. 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 781. 

No. 19 (Page No 13)

(A. R. No. 19 of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappali District

On the north well of the Sundararaja-perumal temple.

Saka 1375, Mithuna su.11, Monda, Anuradha=1453 A.D., June 18 The tithi ended on the previous day at 24.

It registers a gift of money by the Sribhandarttar of Alagapperumal-vinnavar-emberuman temple at Ponnamarapati in Puramalai-nadu to two women Mallayi and her daughter Ulagudaiyanachchi and other who were strangers to the place but who had desired to settle down there by accepting service in the temple. 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 793 where the text of the entire is given. 

No. 20 (Page No 14)

(A. R. No. 20 of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappali District

On the north wall of the Sundararaja-perumal temple.

Saka 1371, Sukla, Kumba I=1450 A.D., January 26. (Monday)

It is in the nature of an order by the deity Sundararaja, registering the gift of the village Manattar alias Snkayipuram, bifurcated from Mulangudi in Ponnamarapati-nadu, here called as the tiruvidaiyattam of the deity, as sarvamanya to Tiruvanandalvar Paligaivarulidasa of the Atreya-gotra, described as a kovanavan, who sang the hymns of Sadagopan (i.e., Nammalvar) at the request of his Senapati. 

Cf. Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 7. 

No. 23 (Page No 17)

(A. R. No. 23 of 1909)

Pon-Amaravati, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappali District

On a slab set up in another field in the same village.

Cirea 14th century; Chitrabanu Chittirai 8=1342 A.D., April 2 

Only the prasasti, commencing with Muvarayakandan kandanadu-kondu, etc., of one Pratapa Mavali Vanadarayan Maharasa Sundarattoludaiyan, is preserved, the rest of the text having been damaged. 

No. 29 (Page No 23)

A. R. No. 29 of 1909)

Kunnakkudi, Tiruppattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

On the same pillar in the place.

This inscription, in late (sluice) to Nayinar Tiruppalaivasal Mudaliyar by the residents of Sali alias Tiruchchamanamalagiya-nallur, one of the villages irrigated (by the river) Tenaru. 

No. 34 (Page No 25)

(A. R. No. 33-A of 1909)

Kunnakkudi, Tiruppattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

In the same place as above.

This inscription in modern characters, engraved in continuation of No. 33 above is dated Angirasa, Ani 9. It seems to records the authorisation, by the trustees, etc., of the temple of Subrahmanya at Kunnakkudi, for the payment of one panam  by each family residing in the village Naduvakkottai belonging to the  deity probably for the repairs etc., of the temple, during famine times. 

No. 38 (Page No 29)

(A. R. No. 38 of 1909)

Kunnakkudi, Tiruppattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

On the fourth pillar in the same place.

Jatavarman Srivallabhadeva: Year 8=1098-90 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol.XIV, No. 217

No. 45 (Page No 33)

(A. R. No. 44 of 1909)

Kunnakkudi, Tiruppattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

On the roof of a natural cavern called Jnaniyarmadam on the hill. 

This record in Brahmi characters of about the 2nd century B.C. is written curiously in the manner as if the letters are mirror images.  So we have to read the inscription with the help of a mirror. 

No. 58 (Page No 36)

(A. R. No. 56 of 1909)

Pallavaram, Saidapet Taluk, Chingleput District

On a slab set up near a well. 

This late record contains details of date, viz., pramathin, Avani 15.

It registers that the villagers of Agaram Pallapuram alias Avubalammasamudram sold a piece of land for a well to Seku Musamiyar, son of Sekua Alavattin. 

No. 103 (Page No 66)

(A. R. No. 100 of 1909)

Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam Taluk, Visakhapatnam District

On the back of the second stone lying near Paravartu Rangacharya’s house,

Saka 1120== 1180 A.D.

The details of date, viz., Saka 1102, Purattadi, dasami, Monday, Pusam, correspond to 1180 A.D., September 15, f.d.t., 40; f.d.n., 20. The paksha was bahula. The cyclic year was Sarvari. 

This damaged inscription seems to be a Tamil version of the Telugu record published in S.I.I., Vol. X, No. 651 and refers to the gift of Annurruvar of (Mattottam) alias Iramakulavallipattanam and by “the Twelve Persons”of Srimat- Visakhapattanam alias Kulottungasolapattanam. 

No. 104 (Page No 67)

(A. R. No. 101 of 1909)

Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam Taluk, Visakhapatnam District

On a tomb-stone on the Darga-hill in the village.

1603 A.D.

Published in Epigraphia Indo-Moslemica,

Vol. [?] No. [?] 

Nos. 105 to 107 (Page No 67)

(A. R. Nos. 102 to 104 of 1909)

Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam Taluk, Visakhapatnam District

On two other tomb-stones in the same place.

Published in Epigraphia Indo-Moslemica

Vol. [?] pp. [?] 

No. 108 (Page No 68)

(A. R. No. 105 of 1909)

Kuppalinattam, Tirumangalam Taluk, Madurai District

On a rock near the Jaina images on the hill.

This damaged inscription in Vatteluttu characters of c. 10th century records that five images were caused to be made by different persons like lady disciple and others (whose names are not clear) in the name of certain persons (name lost). 

No. 126 (Page No 77)

(A. R. No. 120-B of 1909)

Komaralingam, Udumalaipet Taluk, Coimbatore District

On the north base of the Karivaradaraja-perumal temple.

This damaged inscription, of which the beginning is lost, in characters of about the 12th century, seems to record the order of the king. Granting of land and incomes from levies as abhisheka-dakshina to god Karumanikkalvar and of paddy for offerings and for the reciters of Tiruvayamoli. 

No. 162 (Page No 106)

(A. R. No. 154 of 1909)

Sangramanallur, Udumalaipet Taluk, Coimbatore District

North wall of the same mandapa

It records an order of the king addressed to the servants of the temple of Viracholisaramudaiyar, remitting the taxes such as polivu, porpu, elavai, yugavai, and svamibhogam in favour of the inhabitants living within the temple premises defined by four specified boundaries. 

No. 165 (Page No 108)

(A. R. No. 156-A of 1909.)

Sangramanallur, Udumalaipet Taluk, Coimbatore District Same wall.

This inscription in two pieces is damaged and does not seem to be complete. It appears to record the gift of money to provide oil for some lamps given to the temple at Koluman. 

No. 173 (Page No 113)

(A. R. No. 162 of 1909.)

Sangramanallur, Udumalaipet Taluk, Coimbatore District

Third slab in the same place.

No. King: (Sarvajit) Adi 2.

This inscription is incomplete at the end. It mentions a certain Vidivitankanayinar who imposed a fresh tax on the tanattar (trustees) inhabiting the premises of the temple of Alagiya-Tiruchchirrambalamudaiyan in Kolumam.

The imprecatory passage at the end says that those who do not obey would be deemed to have wronged the deity Nittaninraduvar (i. e., Nataraja). 

No. 179 (Page No 118)

(A. R. No. 168 of 1909.)

Sangramanallur, Udumalaipet Taluk, Coimbatore District

Slab built into the floor of the Varadaraja-perumal temple in the same village.

 No. King: No date.

This inscription records that this door-frame (probably the one on which the record is engraved) and the door-frame of the inner shrine were the gifts of Udaiyan Arumanidevagalasiriyamudaiyan of Oramalaichcheri in Minamalai-nadu. 

No. 188 (Page No 123)

(A. R. No. 177 of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District

A pillar of the mandapa in front of the same shrine.

No. king: Palvanga, Chittirai

It records that the mandapa was caused to be constructed by a certain Vanadaraya Vadamalaiyappar. 

No. 189 (Page No 123)

(A. R. No. 177-A of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District

A second pillar in the same place.

No. king: Plavanga, Chittirai

This inscription records the perpetual obeisance of a certain Vanadarayan Vadamalaiyappar.
 

No. 194 (Page No 126)

(A. R. No. 182 of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District Same wall.

No. king: Prabhava, Masi 22

This inscription is incomplete. It records an order of Adi-Chandesvara of Avinasiyaludaiyar directing that on the date mentioned above the following among the devaradiyars  of the temple, viz., Nagapasa-nangai, Santal, nangai, should render the service of tiruvantikkappu. 

No. 200 (Page No 131)

(A. R. No. 188 of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District Same wall.

No king : Pramoduta, Valkasi.

This incomplete inscription records an order of the deity Adi-Chandesvara, granting the right called tachchachariyakkani in the temple of Avinashi Aludaiyanayanar, to two artisans named Udaiyan Nayakapillai alias Alagiyasemachari of Tirumarudanturai and Udaiyan alias Elukarainattu-achari, and enjoining upon them to attend to the ten kinds of repairs in the temple in lieu of the right given to them. 

No. 202 (Page No 133)

(A. R. No. 190 of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District Same wall.

No king: Dundhubhi, Avani This inscription records a gift of 10 panam by a certain Padari of the Vellala community, named Nallisaiyalan Parakkiraman of Palatoluvau in Kuruppu-nadu for a sandhya lamp given by the donor to the god Avinasiya-Ludaiya-nayanar. 

No. 206 (Page No 135)

(A. R. No. 194 of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District Same wall.

No king: Dundubhi, Adi 14.

This inscription records a gift of 10 panam by Pillai alias Sirukkodukkan, a Vellalan Kundeli of Adavur in Kuruppau-nadu, for a sandhya lamp given by the donor to (the temple of) the deity Avinasiyaludaiya-nayanar. 

No. 242 (Page No 156)

(A. R. No. 230 of 1909.)

Solamadevi, Udumalaipet Taluk, Coimbatore District Same wall.

No king: No date.

This inscription is damaged in some places. It records a list of land belonging to the god Kulasekhara-Isvaramudaiyar of Solamadevinallur. It includes a land where 6kalam  of seeds could be sown, for food offerings, a land, where I kalam of seed could be sown, for nimantappuram, a land where padakku of seed could be sown for a service (name lost), a land where 2 kalam of seed could be sown for tirunnunta-vilakkuppuram, a land where 3 kalam of seed could be sown for food offerings to the deity and another land where[ . . . . .]nippadakku  of seed could be sown for the panvilai. 

No. 256 (Page No 163)

(A. R. No. 244 of 1909.)

Desur, Wandiwash Taluk, North Arcot District

West wall of the Karivada-Iavara temple.

No king: S 1450, Sarvadhari, Chittiral 29, su. 6, Friday,

Punarpusam, Karkataka-lagna=1528 A. D., April 24

This inscription is in verse. It records that a temple to the god Sengai-Velayudha (i.e., Subramanya), with the help of the mercy of Isurat-Timmaiyan, was caused to be constructed at Desur by a certain Unnamulaiyan described as one who patronised the poet of Karidurga, the ruler of Kampai, Kannan, Ponnainadan and one who favored a certain Pariyalvan who (suddenly) appeared like a cloud.  

No. 257 (Page No 164)

(A. R. No. 245 of 1909.)

Kalambur, Arni Taluk, North Arcot District

A pillar in the  Selliyamman temple.

No king: Saka [9]82=1060 A. D.

This inscription is damaged and the date does not seem to be genuine. It records a gift of a nanda lamp to the image of the god Alagiyama[na]vala set up in the temple of the god Mahavishnu Kalikesarivinnagar-alvar of the village of Vikkiramachola-charuppedimangalam, by a certain Brahmana woman, wife of Prayagai-Suryyadevan, a member of the executive council (Alunganam) of the place. The record also makes mention of the sabhai of the village, who had undertaken to burn the nanda lamp. 

No. 258 (Page No 164)

(A. R. No. 246 of 1909.)

Kalambur, Arni Taluk, North Arcot District

A pillar in the Venugopalasvamin temple.

No king: S. 892 (probably mistake for 982 ?)=1060 A. D. (?)

This inscription the date of which does not seem to be genuine, records a gift of money for burning daily a sandhya lamp in the mandaga (mandapa)  in the temple of kalikesarivinnagar-devar by a certain bhattan  (name not clear) belonging to Tirukkadavur. The money was received by the sabhai (assembly) of Kalamur, who had undertaken to burn the lamp accordingly. At the end of the record there is a passage which states that the same sabhai had undertaken to burn a lamp during day-time in the sanctum sanctorum (of the same temple?).

No. 260 (Page No 165)

(A. R. No. 247-A of 1909.)

Kalambur, Arni Taluk, North Arcot District

Another fragment built into same wall.

No king: No date.

This inscription is also fragmentary. It, however, appears to record a gift of ½ a nanda lamp and some money to provide for this, by a donor (name not preserved), in the temple of Sirikaiyyillayam (Srikailayam) Amudisvaramudaiya . . . . ., at Kalamur alias Vikkiramacholachcharuppedimangalam in Pangala-nadu. The gift is stated to have been accepted by the sabhai of the place who had also agreed to carry out the object of the gift. 

No. 261 (Page No 166)

(A. R. No. 247-B of 1909.)

Kalambur, Arni Taluk, North Arcot District

A third fragment built into the same wall.

No king: No date.

This piece of the inscription is extremely fragmentary in nature and contains only a part of the passage referring to the boundaries of a certain land. 

No. 262 (Page No 166)

(A. R. No. 247-C of 1909.)

Kalambur, Arni Taluk, North Acot District

A fourth fragment built into the same wall.

No. king: No date.

This piece of an inscription is too fragmentary, and the passage preserved here contains only the last part of the record. It refers to certain privileges like the vilakkennai-bhogam, tiruvamudu-bhogam, manjal-inji, etc. 

No. 268 (Page No 170)

(A. R. No. 253 of 1909.)

Tiruppattur, Tiruppattur Taluk, North Arcot District

A pillar set up in front of the same temple.

No king: Prabhava : c. 13th century.

This inscription is damaged much. It refers to a certain Mahapradhana  Singaya-dannayaka and to another Dannayaka (name not clear) alias Valadevar. It records the gift probably by the above-mentioned Dannayaka of a nanda lamp to be burnt from the month of Karttigai in the above-mentioned cyclic year in the temple of Anaikattaperumal in Sri-Madhavachchaturvedi mangalam. 

No. 278 (Page No 177)

(A. R. No. 263 of 1909.)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

This inscription seems to be incomplete. It records a gift of some bronze vessels to the temple occurring in No. 277 above by a private individual named Kuppai Sorudaiyan, the kilavan of Ayanallur and the Muvendavelan of Oymanadu in Jayangondasola-[mandalam*]. 

No. 293 (Page No 187)

(A. R. No. 278 of 1909.)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District

North wall of the same mandapa.

 . . . . . . .. ladeva : Year 4[.]

The inscription is built in at the beginning. So, the name of the king, the date and some other important details are lost.

It appears to record a gift of lamp and the undertaking given in this regard by four persons. Nedungunra-nadu, Jayangondasola-[mandalam] and [. . . .] Perumpudur are mentioned. 

No. 308 (Page No 196)

(A. R. No. 292 of-A of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Talu, Chingleput District Same wall. 

This is too fragmentary a piece.  However, it records a gift of a lamp (detail lost) to the temple of the god.  Tiruvalakkoyiludaiya-naynar of the place (name) lost, but evidently the same Tirukkachchur occurring in No. 306 etc., above, by a certain Porudapillai alias Abhimana bhushanamanikkam, daughter of Ariyapillai, a devaradiyal of the same temple.  It seems that the gift was accepted by Alvan......] alias Kannayira-bhattan of Bharadvaja [gotra], who had right, of worship in the temple. 

No. 309 (Page No 197)

(A. R. No. 292-B of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

Only the last line of the inscription is all that is preserved.  Mentions a certain Vinaya[ka*]-bhattan who was probably the recipient of the gift to the temple. 

No. 319 (Page No 202)

(A. R. No. 301 of 1909)

Tirukkachchur, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

No King: No date.

This inscription appears to be incomplete. 

It states that a certain Perunambigal, belonging to the santana (lineage or family) of certain Sattanar who had the titles of Muttanil Acharyar and tamil-karaikanda and who was a member of the Gadikai(Skt. Ghatika, a learned assembly) of Kavanur alias Poyyamolimangalam in Konasura-nadu in Sengattuk-kottam owned Poyyamolimangalam as his kani.

No. 359 (Page No 236)

(A. R. No. 340 of 1909)

Kuvam, Tiruvallore Taluk, Chingleput District

North wall of the same mandapa.

This inscription is built in at the beginning. 

It appears to record lands with a total extent of 1,000 kuli in some localities by a certain Pallavaraiyan for various services, nanda lamp, and offerings to the god of the temple of Tiruvirkolamudaiyanayar, and the acceptance of the gift by the tanikar of the temple who had undertaken to carry out the object of the gift. 

Representing the donors, Kurumudich Chudiyanayan Pallavaraiyan, and Kurumudit-Tiruvenkatapperumal Irasanrayanap Pallavaraiyan figure as signatories.  Among the tanikars Tiru Annamalaiudaiyan Somana-bhattan of Gautama-[gotra] and Porkoyinambi Somanadevan of Kasyapa-[gotra] figure as signatories. 

No. 360 (Page No 237)

(A. R. No. 340-A of 1909)

Kuvam, Tiruvallore Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall 

This inscription is also fragmentary. 

It records a gift of a sandhi lamp by a certain Attipperaiyan, the son of Virasolapperaiyan, to the temple of the god Tiruvirkolamudaiyanayanar. 

No. 361 (Page No 238)

(A. R. No. 340-B of 1909)

Kuvam, Tiruvallore Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall 

This inscription is also extremely fragmentary. 

It seems to record a gift of a sandhi lamp to the same temple occurring in No. 360 above, by a certain Kumarasattan Valavandan Tiruvirkolamudaiyan Pariunan Marran of the same place (name lost).  Of the Sivabrahmanas of the temple the name of Sivakkoluna-bhattan of Gautama-[gotra] is preserved. 

No. 362 (Page No 238)

(A. R. No. 341 of 1909)

Kuvam, Tiruvallore Taluk, Chingleput District Same wall.

King’s name lost: Year 28 

This inscription is built in at the beginning, and hence several important details are not available. 

It records a gift of 10 panam of money for burning a sandhi lamp in the temple of Tiruvirkolamudaiyanayanar in Kuvam alias Tiyagasamudranallur in Jayangondasola-mandalam, by a certain araiyan (full name not preserved) of Sivapuram in Manavir-kottam in the same mandalam.  The gift was accepte4d by the same Sivabrahmanas of the temple who figure in No. 358 above. 

No. 368  (Page No 242)

(A. R. No. 347 of 1909.)

Kuvam, Tiruvallore Taluk, Chingleput District

Slab set up near the temple-kitchen.

Saka 1801, Bhudhanya, Panguni 12=1879 A. D., March 24.

This inscription records an endowment of Rupees 130 with a certain Taniyattan of Malavaraya-gottiram, belonging to Pillaiyar-kuppam, and records that the interest derived from this should be used annually for the special abhisheka on the Ani-Tirumanjanam days for the god Chirsabhapati of the (temple of)  Tirupurantakasvamiyar, by the above-mentioned Taniyattan and his descendants. The above-mentioned abhisheka service was instituted by a certain Arasappamudali, son of Ponmugari Tiruvairkolamudaiyar of Kumaracgcgeri Kumara[tair]-gottiram, who endowed Rupees 80 for this and the balance of Rupees 50 was contributed by many others. 

No. 369 (Page No 242)

(A. R. No. 348 of 1909.)

Kuvam, Tiruvallore Taluk, Chingleput District

On a slab set up in a grove of trees near the village.

This undated record in characters of c. 17th century  records, the raising of a grove which was gifted to Timmappanayani by Timmanayani, son of (name lost) at Kuvvam; the donee was to enjoy the fruits of the grove. Kuvvam was under the administration of the donor. 

No. 370 (Page No 243)

(A. R. No. 349 of 1909.)

Kuvam, Tiruvallore Taluk, Chingleput District

Slab set up in another grove of trees. A. D. 1855, Ananda, Ani.

This inscription, in corrupt language, records a gift of a flower garden and an Ilippai tree grove to provide for a lamp to the god Tirupurantakasvamiyar by Annasamimudaliyar and others, sons of Muttiya-mudali of Varaya-gottiram of Kumarachcherivu.

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