(A.R. No. 329-A
On the same wall.
This inscription is damaged. It seems to record an endowment of an areca
garden to the temple of Sambaresvara at Nalur in Serrur-kurram. This seems to be a record of Rajaraja I
because of the close resemblance of its writing to that of a fragment of
Rajendra Chola I immediately below.
(A.R. No. 222
Tirunagesvaram, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjore District.
On a pillar lying in a mandapa at the end of the street in
front of the Naganathasvamin temple.
This inscription is engraved in
archaic characters and has been assigned therefore to Aditya I. It records the provision made by the Perunagarattar
(merchant community) of Kumaramattandapuram in Tiraimur-nadu for the renovation
of the surrounding hall (tiruchchurralai) and the gopura in a
(Jaina) temple called the Miladudaiyar-palli. Kumaramarttanda seems to have been a surname of the Pallava king Nandivarman
III (No. 199 of 1907).
Published in South Indian
Inscriptions, Vol. III, No. 91.
(A.R. No. 21
Tirumananjeri, Mayavaram Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the south wall of thecentral shrine, Udvahanathasvamin
This records an order of Sembiyan-Mahadeviyar,
the mother of Uttama-Chola fixing the allotment of paddy for the several items
of daily expense in the temple of Tirukkarrali-Mahadeva at Tirumananjeri, near
Kadalangudi in Kurukkai-nadu, out of the produce from 14 veli of land
endowed by her in Mulangudi in Nallarrur-nadu. This is evidently an inscription of the time of Rajaraja I.
(A.R. No. 466
Tiruvenkadu, Shiyali Taluk, Tanjore District.
On a pillar near the north wall of the central shrine,
This is a damaged inscription
recording a gift of 96 sheep (for a lamp). Mention is made of Perunarkilli-Chola (See No. 21 below).
(A.R. No. 491
On the east inner gopura, left side, of the same temple.
This records an endowment of 60 kalanju
of gold by a certain Ayyan Vembadigal of the Parttivasekarat-terinja-Kaikkolar
(regiment ?) for daily offerings and for feeding in the temple of
Tiruvengadudevar. The assembly of
Nangur received the amount and sold to the temple tax-free, one veli of
land for this purpose. Among the
boundaries of the land mentioned, are a high road leading to Pattanam
(Kaverippumpattinam), and another land which had been endowed to the temple by
a certain Kottappichcholar (Pottapi-Chola). This
person may be identical with the chief Pottappichcholar Sattiyaraiyar
figuring in a record from Vriddhachalam in the South Arcot district (No. 49 of
1918), dated in the 7th year of Rajaraja I, and hence the present inscription may be
assigned to that king. Parthivasekhara
after whom the Kaikkolar regiment was called seems to have been a title of
(A.R. No. 607
Udayargudi (near Kattumannarkoyil), Chidambaram Taluk,
Sourth Arct District.
On the north wall of the central shrine, Anantesvara temple.
A gift of 12 ½ kalanju of gold
for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tiruvanantisvarattu-Paramasvami at
Viranarayana-chaturvedimangalam by Kanjai Tiruvenkada-Kramavittan of Kondandaramachcheri. Viranarayana was a surname of Parantaka
I. This record might be referred to
the reign of either Gandaraditya or Sundara-Chola.
(A.R. No. 124
Tiruvaduturai, Mayavaram Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the south wall of the central shrine, Gomuktisvara temple.
This is an incomplete inscription,
recording a gift of 12 kalanju of gold for a perpetual lamp in the
temple of Tiruvavaduturai-Mahadeva at Sattanur, a brahmadeya
in Tiraimur-nadu by a merchant of Karuppur. The wiring appears to be earlier than that of No. 17 above.
(A.R. No. 267
Tiruvidaikkali, Mayavaram Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the north wall of the mandapa in frong of the central
shrine, Subrahmanya temple.
This inscription is damaged. It seems to register the mortgage of a piece
of land for the dues of 200 kalam of paddy by Korrappalli Kandan
Ayyan, a resident scholar (?) of the village, to the temple at
Tiruvidaikkali, a devadana in Kurumbur-nadu. The characters appear to be similar to those of No. 17 above.
(A.R. No. 70
Tiruppugalur, Nannilam Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the south wall of thecntral shrine, Agnipurisvara temple.
This is a fragmentary epigraph
registering a gift of a silver vessel to (god) Sri Pugalurdeva. Below and close to this is another fragment
of the 3rd year of a king whose name is lost, which records gift of
a silver pot to the same deity by Pa[Bha)ttan Danatungi[yar], a queen of
(A.R. No. 143
Tiruppalanam, Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the north wall of the central shrine, Apatsahayesvara
This records a gift of 30 kalanju
of gold for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mahadeva at Tiruppalanam, a devadana
in Mirai-kurram, by Solaperumanadigal Perunerkillich-Chola. The donor is evidently identical with king Rajakesarivarman
himself who was called so after his great ancestor Perunarkilli of Sangam fame
who performed the Rajasuya sacrifice. The same surname is found for the donor in No. 15 above from
Tiruvenkada, which is also dated in the 2nd year of
(A.R. No. 191
Tiruchchatturai, Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the south wall of
the central shrine, Odanavanesvara temple.
This records an endowment of 145 kalanju
of gold by Somasi Sendan alias Solaperunkavidi, the Madhyastha
of Ayirattali, for daily offerings in the temple of
Tiruchchorrutturai-Mahadeva. The Patipadamula-Pattudai-devakanmis
of the temple undertook to maintain this gift with the (interest in) paddy
derived from the temple land at Kodyalam.
(A.R. No. 349
Kudumiyamalai, Pudukkottai State.
On the south wall of the rock-cut shrine, Melaikoyil temple.
This records a gift of 31 cows for
the supply of milk for the early morning bath of the deity, and milk and ghee
for offerings in the temple of Tirunilakkunrattu-Paramesvara by Sandaiyan,
a cavalier of Mahimalaiya-Irukkuvelar. This Irukkuvelar is also called Parantakan Virasolan in No. 117
(published below) dated in the 5th year of the king. This may be a record either of Gandaraditya
or Parantaka II Sundara-Chola.
(A.R. No. 466
Vedaranyam, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.
On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the Tyagaraja shrine
in the Vedaranyesvara temple.
This is slightly damaged. It seems to record a gift of 90 sheep for a
perpetual lamp in the temple of Mahadeva at Tirumaraikkadu, a devadana
in Umbala-nadu, by a lady, Nangai [Pa]ravvaiyar, a ‘parikai’ in the Big
Temple (or palace at Tiruvarur and another individual, probably an officer of
the king (Tiru-ulagaperumanar).
(A.R. No. 469-A
On another pillar in the same mandapa.
This records a similar gift of 90 sheep left in charge of
the servants of the temple at Tirumaraikkadu, a devadana in Umbala-nadu,
for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple with an ulakku of ghee daily,
by a native of Velur in Oyma-nadu.
No. 17 a.
(A.R. No.577 of 1920.)
On the west wall of the central shrine, same temple, 2nd
(Published in Ep. Ind. Vol. XXI. Pp. 165-79).