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Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

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Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

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Epigraphica Indica

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Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XVII

INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED DURING 1903 - 1904

Pandyas

Maravarman Vikramapandya II

No. 635.

(A. R. No. 586-C of 1904).

Srinivasanallur, Musiri Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the east wall of the Kuranganatha temple. Maravarman Vikramapandya.

This inscription contains portion of the prasasti Tirumagal Jayamaga, etc., of Maravarman Vikramapandya.

This mentions Sri Rajaraja-chaturvedi[mangalam]. Other details are lost as the inscription is fragmentary.

Mara. Kulasekhara III

No. 392.

(A. R. No. 362 of 1904).

Narttamalai, Pudukkottai Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District.

On the east wall of the prakara of the Tirumalaikkadambar temple.

Mara. Kulasekhara III. Year 31 : 1346 A. D.

The details of date given viz., 31st year, Mina, su. 10, Friday with Punarpusam correspond to 1346 A.D., March 3.

This records the grant of land, purchased from the Sivabrahmanas of the temple of God Tirumalaikkadamburudaiya Nayanar in Telingakulakalapuram alias Kulottunga solapattinam, a town in Konadu alias Kadaladaiyadilangaikondasola-valanadu, for 54 anradu-varahan, to the god of the same temple for a service called Ulkappu, offerings at midday and midnight and two lamps, by Annalvayiludaiyan Kannudaiyan Alagiyanayan alias Gurukulattaraiyar. The land seems to have been part by part mortgaged to the donor by the predecessors of the above-said Sivabrahmanas. The Sri Mahesvara-kkankani appears to have taken over the land and agreed to execute the wishes of the donor whatever fate befell the lands.

Text published in Inscriptions (Texts) of the Pudukkottai State, No. 445.

Maravarm an Vikramapandya III

No. 202.

(A. R. No. 181 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in Chandramaulisvara temple.

Maravarman Vikramapandya III. Year 6 : 1288-89 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti Samasta bhuvanekavira, etc., of the king and is dated on the 273rd day of the 6th year.

It records a tax-free gift of land by the king to god Aludaiya Nayanar at Tiruvakkarai, a taniyur of Mattur-nadu in Jayangondasola-mandalam, for a special daily service called Vikrama-Pandiyan sandhi and an annual festival to be called Vikramapandiyan tirunal, both named after himself.

After the signatures of Gunamangalam-udaiyan and Valudiyadaraiyan the phrase tirueluttu occurs, perhaps signifying royal assent.

No. 210.

(A. R. No. 188 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the east wall of the mandapa inside the first prakara of the Chandramaulisvara temple.

Vikramapandya (III ?) Year 4 : 1286-87 A.D.

The characters of this inscription are of the 13th century A.D. Hence the king Perumal Vikramapandya may be identified as Maravarman Vikramapandya (III) who ascended the throne in A.D. 1283.

It records the construction of the mandapa by the Pandya queen, Ulagamuludumudaiyar.

Jatavarman Vikramapandya (Unidentified)

No. 130.

(A. R. No. 112 of 1904).

Tiruchchopuram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the north base of the central shrine in the Mangalapurisvara temple.

Jatavarman Vikramapandya. Year 3 : 1403 A.D.

The details of the date given, viz., Vrischika, su 5, Sunday, Tiruvonam, correspond to 1403 A.D., November 18, Sunday.

This record registers a grant of land as tirunamattukkani along with specified taxes to god Tiruchchopuram-udaiya nayanar at Tyagavalli in Merkal-nadu, a subdivision of Virudarajabhayankara-valanadu towards the expenses of providing worship, offerings and unguents in the temple.

Among the boundaries of the land is mentioned Avanivichchadiram (vidyadharan) toppu.

Vikramapandya (Unidentified)

No. 128.

(A. R. No. 110 of 1904).

Tiruchchopuram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

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

Vikramapandya Year 7 : 1289 –90 A.D.

This inscription commences with the prasasti Samasta Bhavanekavira, etc., of Vikramapandya. The details of date given, viz., Vrischika, su. 13, Friday, Uttiram are irregular.

It registers the gift of 30 ma of tax-free land in Vetchikkadu alias Ambalakkutta-vilagam lying to the east of Vellaru in the Tyagavalli-pparru to the sthanattar of the temple of Tiruchchopuram Udaiyar in Tyagavalli in the eastern division of Vesalippadi in Rajaraja-valanadu by the king (?) for worship and repairs. It mentions a number of taxes and levies.

No. 144.

(A. R. No. 124 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On the east wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Sivankuresvara temple.

Vikramapandya. Year 4 : 1253.

The details of date given, viz., Kumbha, su. 3, Sunday, Uttiram will correspond to A.D. 1253, February 2, Sunday, 71, 76, if the nakshatra Uttiram is taken as a mistake for Uttiradam.

This inscription registers the gift of 20 ma of land by Tamandai Velan Tiruvannamalai Udaiyan Tennavarayan of Perunganur in Panchavanmadevipuram in Kuvalaiya-nadu in Rajaraja-valanadu to the kankanikaranattar of the temple of Tiruttinainagarudaiyar as tirunamattukkani (See No. 122 above).

No. 547.

(A. R. No. 504 of 1904).

Agattiyanpalli, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the south wall of the central shrine in the Agastyesvara temple. Vikramapandya.

The date is lost in the damaged portion.

This seems to record the sale of land to the matha belonging to the Tiruchcherrimurrattu-santanam made free of taxes for 60 panamas by the Uravar. Other details are lost.

Jata (Maravarman) Kulasekhara

No. 555.

(A. R. No. 512 of 1904).

Kodiyakkadu, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north wall of the Amritaghatesvara temple.

Jata (Maravarman) Kulasekhara. Year 39 : 1307 A.D.

The high regnal year seems to indicate that the surname Jatavarman is a mistake for Maravarman. The details of date given viz., 39th year, Kumbha, su are insufficient for verification.

This inscription seems to record the sale of land. Other details are lost as the record is built in at the right end and in incomplete.

Sundarapandya (Unidentified)

No. 127.

(A. R. No. 109 of 1904).

Tiruchchopuram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the central shrine in the Mangalapurisvara temple.

Sundarapandya Year : 13 + 1

The details of date given, viz., Vrischika su 10, Saturday, soti (svati) are irregular. Palaeographically this inscription may be assigned to the 13th century.

It records the gift of ten veils of wet (nanjai) lands in the village of Tyagavalli in the Tyagavalli-pparru alias Andagalur-pparru in the eastern division of Merka-nadu in the Rajadhiraja-valanadu by the king for offerings of the occasion of Sundarapandiyan sandhi instituted after his name besides other services including festivals and repairs. The land which is stated to have been formerly a taxable tirunamattukkani was made free of a number of taxes and levies mentioned in the inscription. Netturudaiyan Ilaiyalvan Kalingarayan figures as one of the signatories of the document.

No. 552.

(A. R. No. 509 of 1904).

Kodiyakkadu, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north wall of the Amritaghatesvara temple. Sundarapandya.

The title of the king and the date have been lost in the beginning of the inscription which is built in.

This seems to record some provision made for the excavation of a vedi (?) in the temple by the Paradavar of kadalvattam.

Jatavarman-Konerinmaikondan

No. 553.

(A. R. No. 510 of 1904).

Kodiyakkadu, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjore District.

On the north wall of the Amritaghatesvara temple.

Jatavarman-Konerinmaikondan. Year 18.

Palaeographically this inscription may be assigned to the 14th century.

This inscription records an order of the king arranging for the surplus of 55 pon, left after spending for the services till the 17th year in the temples of Tirukkodikkulagar in Umbala-nadu and Tiruvagattiyanpalli-udaiyar and another 63 pon, on which there were some charges, to be utilized as capital for the services, repairs and other services in those temples from the 18th year.

Konerinmaikondan

No. 136.

(A. R. No. 116-A of 1904.)

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west and south walls of the central shrine in the Sivankuresvara temple.

Konerinmaikondan. Year 3.

This record is dated in the 98th day of the 3rd year.

It registers the gift of 50 veli of land similar to No. (136) above, in Puvalasundaranallur (renamed as Kulottungacholanallur), a hamlet of Tiruttinainagar in Jayangondasola-chaturvedimangalam in Merka-nadu in Virudarajabhayankara-valanadu.

No. 169.

(A. R. No. 170 of 1904).

Tirukanthesvaram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Natanapadesvara temple.

Konerinmaikondan. Year 4.

The inscription is dated in the 4th year and 142nd day. Palaeographically it may be assigned to the 13th century.

It records the remission of taxes such as karopadi, pura-udal kadami, kasayam on dry lands, other kasayam such as settirai, tari-irai, sekkirai etc., on the tirunamattukkani and devadana lands in favour of the sthanattar of the temple of god Tirukkannisvara mudaiyar, for worship and repairs in the temple. Veliyarrur-udaiyan and Kappalurudaiyan figure as signatories.

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