(A.R. No. 202 of 1907.)
Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the north wall of the central shrine, Mahalingasvamin
This is an incomplete inscription
recording probably some gift of land.
(A.R. No. 242 of 1907.)
On the south wall of the same shrine.
The inscription records an endowment
of 6 Karunkasu (the same as Ilakkasu ?) entrusted with the Senaiyar
(Military body) of the place, for the daily supply of two tender cocoanuts for
offering after the midday worship, to god Mahadeva of the Mulasthana at
Tiruvidaimarudil in Tiraimur-nadu on the southern bank (of the river), by Karuttan
Sattan of Arisattanur in Kana-nadu, who calls himself an agent of the chief
of Kilar-nadu (or ‘of Nattukkonar, the kilar i.e., the elder’ of the
(A.R. No. 325 of 1907.)
Tiruvisalur, same Taluk and District.
On the north wall of thecentral shrine, Sivayoganathasvamin
The inscription is damaged. It
registers a gift of land made tax-free after purchase, by Siddhavadavan
Suttiyar, a queen of Uttama-Chola and daughter of a Miladu chief (name not
given), to provide for 108 pots of water for the sacred bath on the day of sankranti
every month, of the god (Paramasvami) at Tiruvisalur in Amaninarayana-chaturvedimangalam
on the northern bank (of the Kaveri). This is evidently a record of Rajaraja
(A.R. No. 327 of 1907.)
On the same wall.
This is an unfinished inscription
which refers to Pirantakan Madevadiga, the mother of Uttama-Chola, as
making a similar endowment as in No. 39 above for the sacred bath of god
Tiruvisalur-Paramasvami at Avaninarayana-chaturvedimangalam. This is also
evidently a record of Rajaraja I.
(A.R. No. 379 of 1909.)
Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District.
On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the central
shrine, Vyaghrapadesvara temple.
This is engraved below No. 378 of
1909 of Vikrama-Chola and in similar characters. It is obviously a copy of
an early inscription as the temple is known to have been renovated in the
reign of Kulottunga I by one of his officers, when al the earlier inscriptions
should have been reproduced on the new walls (M. E. R.1910, para 24). It
records an endowment of sheep for lamp to the temple of Tiruppulippagavar by a
chief, Siddavadan of Maladu.
(A.R. No. 682 of 1909.)
Tirunedungulam, Trichinopoly Taluk, Trichinopoly District.
On the south wall of the Ganesa shrine, Nedungalanathasvamin
The inscription registers an
endowment of land after reclamation, which was left in charge of the sthanikas
of the temple, by a certain . . . . . . . . . . midayan Varadan alias
Arumunikanda-Perunayar for offerings of rice twice a day to the image of
Likasundara set up in the temple of the god at Tirunedungalam in Kaviranadu
by Mosi Orriyuran Kuttan-Piran of Tiruvanakkaval, who was probably a
relation (father ?) of the donor.
(A. R. No. 262 of 1910.)
Tiruvadandai, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District.
On the south wall of the central shrine, Varaha-Perumal
This records an agreement given by
the sabha of Madambakkam (s. a. Madambakkam in the Saidapet taluk) alias
Anidira-mangalam in Nedungunra-nadu, a sub-division of Puliyur-kottam, to pay
as interest every year on 15 kalanju of gold received by them from Nakkan
Pirantakan alias Brahmasrirajan, a resident of Alaiyur in
Poygai-nadu of Sonadu, ninety nali of oil calculated at one ulakku
per day, for a perpetual lamp in the temple at Tiruvidavandai, a devadana
in Paduvur-nadu a sub-division of Amur-kottam. In default the sabha made
itself liable for a fine of 8 ¼ kanam a day to be paid to the Dharmasana
and for a levy of a manrupadu tax of a manjadi a day to the then
reigning king. The sabha of Tiruvidavandai through its Tiruvunnaligai-variyap-perumakkal
(temple-committee) held itself responsible for the collection of this oil and
for burning the lamp.
Alaiyur in Poygai-nadu may be
identified with Allur in the Tanjore taluk, since Tillaisthanam in the same
taluk (No. 47 below) was also like Alaiyur in Poygai-nadu.
(A. R. No. 227 of 1911.)
Kumbhakonam, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the north wall of thecentral shrine, Nagesvara temple.
This records a sale of a quarter
portion (or veli ?) of land (karchey) by the Mulaparishad
of Tirukkudamukkil, a devadana in Pambur-nadu on the northern bank (of
the Kaveri), to a certain Aravan Kalangamalai, a Vellala resident
of Tanjavur who endowed it to the temple of Tirukkilkottattu-Paramasvamin
for the daily feeding of a Sivayogi in the temple. The land is said to
have formed part of 4 veli which the assembly had received a abhisheka-dakshinai
(from the king).
(A. R. No. 228 of 1911.)
On the same wall.
This records a gift of 90 sheep for a
perpetual lamp in the temple of Paramasvami of Kilkottam, by Kumaran
Tudu[va]n, a Kaikkola resident of Tanjavur who was a member of the Virasola-terinja-Kaikkolar
(community or regiment). They were left in charge of two shepherds who were to
supply 7 nali and 1 uri of ghee every month for the purpose. Virasola
was a surname of king Parantaka I and the inscription might
therefore be referred to Gandaraditya, his immediate successor.
(A. R. No. 225 of 1911.)
On the south wall of the same shrine.
The inscription is damaged. It seems
to register a sale of 10 veli of land, including a portion situated at
Arisalur which had been granted to the Mulaparadaip-Perumakkal of
Tirukkudamukkil (by the king) as abhisheka-dakshinai to the temple of
Tirukkikottattu-[Parama]svami in return for 1500 kalanju. It refers to a
fine of 3000 kalanju received by Madirai-konda-Udaiyar (Parantaka
I) and to the Pandippadaiyar (regiment). Mention is also made of (a
temple of) Jalasayana. This might be a record of Gandaraditya.
(A. R. No. 278 of 1911.)
Tillasthanam, Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.
On the south wall of the central shrine, Ghritasthanesvara
This is an unfinished inscription in
which two persons are mentioned evidently as donors to the temple of Mahadeva
at Tiruneyttanam, a devadana of Kilpilaru in Poygai-nadu. One of them,
Kuttan Nikalankan, is said to have belonged to the regiment called Smarakesarit-terinja-Kaikkolar
and the other, Villi Tada . . . . . to Vikramasingat-terinja-Kaikkolar.
These regiments might have derived their names from possible titles of Parantaka
I, and hence the record might be assigned to Gandaraditya.
(A. R. No. 279 of 1911.)
On the same wall.
another unfinished inscription
mentioning a gift to the same temple on behalf of Mallan Araiyan of the Samarakesarit-trinja-Kaikkolar
(community or regiment). This is also probably a record of Gandaraditya
like the inscription above.
(A. R. No. 392 of 1913.)
Erumbur, Chidambaram Taluk, South Arcot District.
On the north wall of the central shrine, Kadambavanesvara
This records an endowment of 7 ma
of land to provide for the daily offering of rice to thedeity in the temple of
Siru-Tirukkoyil-Perumanadigal at Urumur in Nalvayalur-kurram by Aritan
Kannan Kannan of the village. The local sabha undertook to maintain
(A. R. No. 123 of 1914.)
Tiruverumbur, Trichinopoly Taluk, Trichinopoly District.
On the south wall of the central shrine, Pipilikesvara
The middle portion of the inscription is built in. This
registers a joint sale of some land by the Perunguri-sabha of
Srikantha-chaturvedimangalam and the Urar of Erumbiyur between whom the
boundary of the land is said to have been a matter of dispute, to a certain Viranarayanan
Sembiyan Vedivelar of Sirudavur in Kiliyur-nadu. They agreed to pay the taxes irai, echchoru and vettivedinai
due on the land for a lump sum of gold received by them in addition to the sale
amount, and also agreed to give the necessary supply of water for irrigation of
the land from the tank at Srikantha-chaturvedimangalam. The land was endowed to
the temple by the purchaser for the maintenance of our persons singing the tiruppadiyam
(before the god). The donor is known from No. 51 below to have built the Srivimana
of this temple.