(A.R. No. 487 of 1904.)
Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District
pillar in the mandapa in front of Ramanathesvara shrine, Vedaranyesvara temple.
is engraved on the same pillar as No. 205 above of the king’s 10th year. It states that the devaridaichchanrar
(temple servants) agreed to measure an uri of ghee every day for burning
2 lamps in the temple, for 180 sheep presented by two persons Satta Sanran and Satta Damodiran both natives of
Amanappulam in Malainadu. The Alphabet
is early and the record may be of the time of Aditya I.
(A.R. No. 177 of 1928.)
Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.
the south wall of the mandapa to the south of the central shrine,
should also be an inscription of Aditya I. It records the gift of a gold necklace of rudraksha beads
with a clasp (?) set with diamonds, rubies and sapphire for the god by Gangama[r*]ttanda alias Sembiyn Prithivigangaraiyar, son of Mahadevar (the
chief) of Pangala-nadu. This
donor has been surmised to be the brother of Alivin Kallarasi alias
Sembiyan Bhuvanigangaraiyar of Nos. 93 and 177 of 1931 and Sembiyan
Prithivigangaraiyar of No. 139 of 1928 (M.E.R. 1931, II, 8).
(A.R. No. 94 of 1931.)
Tanjore Taluk, Tanjore District.
the south wall of the central shrine, Pushpavanesvara temple.
writing of this inscription is early and the record may be assigned to Aditya
I. It registers the gift of a
lamp-stand and an endowment of 25 kalanju of gold for burning a
perpetual lamp in the temple of Mahadeva at Tirutturutti, by Kavidi
Subrahmanyan of Suduvur in Peruvaliyur-nadu a subdivision of Pandi-nadu.
(A.R. No. 218 of 1904.)
Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.
the south base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine, Vrishabhapurisvara
is a record of Aditya I, mutilated at the right end. It seems to register the gift of a golden
fore head plate (evidently to an image in the temple) by a lady, the wife of (prince) Kannaradeva. The gift was left in
charge of the nagarattar of Manavur. Kannaradeva is surmised to have been a son of Aditya and brother
to Parantaka (M.E.R. 1895, p. 5)
(A.R. No. 230 of 1928.)
Cheyyar Taluk, North Arcot District
the south wall of the central shrine, Chandramaulisvara temple.
inscription is damaged. It seems to record a gift of 10 kalanju of gold
for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tiruppondaip-Perumanadigal at Rajamalla-chaturvedimangalam by Ashtamurtti, a resident
of the village, and an endowment in land by his wife (name lost), after
purchase, for the daily feeding of a Brahmana in the temple. The inscription has been assigned to Aditya
I on account of the high rengal year of the king and the identity of
the donor with the one figuring in No. 224 of 1915 of the time of Parantaka I (M.E.R.
1916 II. 9). It is surmised that the
village owed its origin to Rajamalla an early king of the Western Ganga dynasty. (See No. 292 above.)
(A.R. No. 14 of 1920.)
Udaiyarpalaiyam Taluk, Trichinopoly District.
the north wall of the central shrine, Vaidyanatha temple.
records a gift of 10 kalanju of gold and a bronze lamp-stand for burning
a perpetual lamp in the temple of Perumanadigal at Tirumalavadi by Ilangon
Pichchi, the Senior queen of Solapperumanar and the daughter of Vallavaraiyar. In M.E.R. 1920, II, 9, this
inscription has been attributed to Rajaraja I, on account of the details of
date given init, viz., Tula, Saturday, Bharani. This seems to receive support from the
mention of Vallavarayar in the record, pusumably the same as Vallavaraiyar
Vandyadevar the husband of Rajaraja’s elder sister Kundavaiyar, both to whom
largely figure in the Tanjore inscriptions of Rajaraja. It is curious however that in record of such
a late period of this reign like this one, the historical introduction of the
king should have been omitted. It may
be mentioned here that the details of the date also correspond to A.D. 897,
October 15, which falls into the reign of Adiya I. ‘Vallavaraiyar’ might
refer to the Rashtrakuta king of that period (See Ep. Ind., Vol. XXVI,
(A.R. No. 15 of 1920.)
the west wall of the same shrine.
records an endowment of 3 ½ ma of land after purchasing it tax-free from
the assembly (perunguri-sabhai) of Maripidugu-chaturvedimangalam by Nakkan
Singan the headman of Purisai in parivandatturai, the eastern division of
Arkattu-kurram, for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of
Malapadi-Mahadeva. The high rengal
year of the king suggests that the inscription might be one of Aditya I.
(A.R. No. 125 of 1929.)
Lalgudi Taluk, Trichinopoly District.
the north wall of the central shrine, Saptarishisvara temple.
records an endowment of land left in charge of the sabha of the village Nityavinitamangalam,
after making it free of all taxes by payment of a lump sum to it, by a certain Brahmadhiraja
for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of Isvara Bhattaraka at
Tiruttavatturai in Idaiyaru-nadu. The
early characters of the inscription and the high regnal year of the king make
the record assignable to Aditya I.