(A.R. No. 117 of 1914.)
On the west wall of
the same shrine.
This records an endowment of ma of land to the temple
of Mahadeva on the hill at Srikantha-chaturvedimangalam, to provide for the
supply of an ulakku of ghee every day for a perpetual lamp in the
temple, by Tayan Kanamudaiyan, a resident of the village, who also made
it tax-free by a lump-sum payment of gold to the sabha.
(A.R. No. 126 of 1914.)
On the south wall of
the same shrine.
This records a gift of forty-five sheep for burning a lamp
in the day-time in the temple of Tiruverumbi[y*]ur-Devar by Kalladai Peruman,
a Vellala resident of Srikantha-chaturvedimangalam, and his wife Paraman
(A.R. No. 132
This records a gift of 34 sheep for burning a lamp during the three
services in the temple of Alvar on the hill at Tiru[v*]erumbiyur, and of a
lamp-stand for the same, by Narayana-Kramavittan, son of Manacha(sa)rman of
Kavanur, a member of the Alum-ganam of Srikantha-chaturvedimangalam.
(A.R. No. 133
This seems to be an inscription of Sundara-Chola. The details of the date given, viz.,
Mithuna, Wednesday, Svati, correspond to A.D. 961, May 29. This records an undertaking given by the Perunguri-sabhai
of Srikantha-chaturvedimangalam who held their sitting on the hill of
Tiruverumbiyur-Alvar, that they would not confiscate the property (devasvam)
of the temple on grounds of default in the payment of taxes as the temple was
not bound to pay any kind of taxes. The
assembly also declared that they would ostracize such a person as suggested,
ordered or himself made the confiscation, and would treat him as “an annoyance
to the village,” besides making him liable for fine at the hands of Mahesvaras.
(A.R. No. 359
(near Pondicherry, French India).
north wall of the central shrine, Panchanadesvara temple.
This registers a sale of some plots of land to the temple of
Tiruvarai-Nakkan-koyil-Paramasvamin at Tribhuvanamahadevi-chaturvedimangalam,
by the perunguri-perumakkal (assembly) of thevillage,effected in the 28th
year of Kannaradeva (Rashtrakuta Krishna III) as compensation for the
silver and gold vessels and jewels of the temple which had been utilized by
them for sabha-viniyoga (expenses?) in former years. The sabha refer in this sale
transaction to a land endowed by them to the temple as devadana in
the 14th year of king Parantaka I. The Rajakesarivarman of this inscription should evidently refer
to the Chola king who reigned after the 28th year of the Rashtrakuta
king, i.e., A.D. 967 and, as such he can be identified with Rajaraja
I. (M.E.R. 1918, II. 23). The name of the village seems to indicate its origin to Tribhuvanamahadevi,
a queen of Parantaka I.
(A.R. No. 135 of
Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.
south wall of the central shrine, Panchanadesvara temple.
The inscription is damaged and incomplete. It seems to record a gift of 25 kalanju of gold for the
endowment of a piece of land after purchasing it (probably tax-free) from the nagarattar
of Sivapuri, for a lamp in the temple of Mahadeva at Tiruvai-aru by Payitangi
Valuva-Nagani, the wife of Nagakumaran Vadavi-Araiyan of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kalakkudi. Both Sivapuri and Kalakkudi
are in the Tinnevelly district.
(A.R. No. 346
Trichinopoly Taluk, Trichinopoly District.
north wall of the central shrine, Sundaresvara temple.
This records an endowment of land, one veli in extent, as
tax-free devadana for the requirements of daily offerings and worship
and a perpetual lamp in the temple of Paramesvara at Tiruppaluvar in
Vilattur-nadu, by Mahimalaiya Irukkuvel alias parantakan
Virasolan. The donor seems to have
belonged to the family of Irukkuvels of Kodumbalur figuring in the
Pudukkottai inscriptions, and should have been a feudal chief under Parantaka
I or II. The Rajakesari of this inscription might therefore
refer to Gandaraditya or Sundara-Chola. Since however, the record mentions a lunar
eclipse in the month of Kanya – one occurred in A.D. 954 (September 15) and
another in A.D. 955 (September 4) – it is more probably that of the former.
(A.R. No. 348
This is an incomplete inscription. This seems to have been intended in its original form to record an
endowment of another half a veli and half ma of land by the same
chief in addition to the gift mentioned in No. 117 above for providing
offerings, etc., on a bigger scale. From the disposition of the stones containing this and the preceding
record and also No. 141 below, it appears as if they belonged to another temple
and were used again after dismantlement in the construction of the present
structure. This is also probably an
inscription of Gandaraditya.
(A.R. No. 565
(near Kattumannarkoyil), Chidambaram Taluk, South Arcot District.
south wall of the central shrine, Anantesvara temple.
This records a gift of 13 kalanju of gold for burning a perpetual
lamp in the temple of Tiruvanantisvara[m*]-Udaiyar at
Viranarayana-chaturvedimangalam on the north bank, by Irayur Sottai
Aiyanambi-Bhatta a resident of Sridhara-Narayanachcheri (quarter) of the
village. The shepherds of the place
with whom this money was entrusted agreed to the daily supply of an ulakku
of ghee for the purpose. This may be a
record of either Gandaraditya or Sundara-Chola.
(A.R. No. 27 of
Villupuram Taluk, South Arcot District.
north wall of a room inside the ardha-mandapa, Abhiramesvara temple.
This records the gift of a perpetual lamp made to the temple of
Paramasvamin at Tiruvamattur a devadana in Vavalur-nadu by a certain Siriyamarayan
and his brothers, on behalf (or in memory ?) of Sandirachchan, son of Kali alias Minavan-Marayan of Tennavanmadevi (village) in
Ve[n]-nadu-perhaps in expiation of some wrong done by them to the latter.
(A.R. No. 47
Conjeeveram Taluk, Chingleput District.
built into the walls of the Kamakshiyamman shrine, Kailasanathan temple.
This records the decision of the assembly of
Parmesvara-chaturvedimangalam (evidently the present Pullalur) in Eyir-kottam
including the samvatsara-variya-perumakkal (members of the Annual
Superivision Committee) and two other dignitaries Piranadhi[karigal],
to purchase back and reassign the land which had originally belonged to the
temple of Tirumerrali-Mahadeva at the village, for providing with the income
there from for the sacred bath of the deity and worship and offerings during
the three services in the temple every day. It was also resolved by them to form a flower-garden for the temple with
the patti land to the north and west of the temple compound.
(A.R. No. 337
Kumbakonam Taluk, Tanjore District.
south wall of the central shrine, Sakshisvara temple.
This records a gift of 90 sheep entrusted to two local residents, for
burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Bhattala(ra)ka at Tiruppurambiyam, by
a shepherd of Kuvaru named Nattuvitanka-Perumanradi. Twelve of these having died, the deficiency
is said to have been made up by a certain Malavadi Kannan.
(A.R. No. 135
Lalgudi Taluk, Trichinopoly District.
base of the outer north wall of the Amman shrine, Saptarishisvara temple.
This is an inscription of Rajaraja I. Its continuation is lost after the 4th line. It registers an endowment of twelve kalanju
of gold by Ta[t*]ta Narayani the wife of a local resident, Kausikan
Bhattan Adityan Ta[t*]tan of Sirukottaiyur, providing with the interest (pilavu-palisai)
thereon for the sacred bath of the deity with 108 pots of water on the day of
Vishu in Aippigai month, in the temple of Tirunachchiyur-Mahadeva at Manarkal,
a brahmadeya in Kila[r*]k-kurram, a subdvision of Mala-nadu on the
(A.R. No. 175
Udaiyarpalaiyam Taluk, Trichinopoly District.
south wall of the central shrine, Gangajatadhara temple.
This inscription is left unfinished towards the end. It records the endowment of lands got
tax-free after purchase in the village Periyavanavanmadevi-chaturvedimangalam,
a brahmadeya on the northern bank (of the river), by Ambalavan
Paluvur Nakkan alias Rajaraja-Pallavaraiyan, to provide for
the several requirements in connection with the daily worship and offerings to
the deity and on special days of the year, in the temple of Sri
Vijayamangalat[tu*]-Devar. The value in
paddy of each item of expenditure is given for estimating the total annual
requirement of the temple to be met from the produce of the lands. The donor figures largely in the records of
Uttama-Chola as an officer of the king with the title Vikramasola; and
he is surmised to have been held in high esteem under Rajaraja I also as
evidenced by his new title Rajaraja-Pallavaraiyan (M.E.R. 1929,
(A.R. No. 17
Kumbakonam Taluk, Tanjore District.
north wall of the central shrine, Tirukkotisvara temple.
This is stated to be a copy of an old inscription. It records an agreement by the sabha
of Tirukkodika alias Kannamangalam in nallarrur-nadu on the northern
bank (of the river), to make immune from all taxes, a piece of land sold by
them to a resident of the village by name Attiraiyan Kilavan Kodikavan
who endowed it to the temple of Mahadeva as melukkuppuram, i.e., for the
maintenance of a servant for cleaning the premises.