South
Indian Inscriptions, Volume 2

Tamil
Inscriptions
part
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INSCRIPTIONS
OF THE TANJAVUR TEMPLE
INSCRIPTIONS
ON THE WALLS OF THE CENTRAL SHRINE
No.
5
On
the north Wall upper tier

The original of this
inscription is divided into two sections of nine lines each. At the
commencement of each line of the first section, a few syllables are lost, and
the first five lines of the same section are considerably damaged about the
middle. In the first line the date is lost. As, however, the preserved part of
the historical passage, with which the line opens, agrees literally with the
corresponding passage of No.4, the inscription cannot have been engraved before
the 29^{th} year of the reign of Rajarajadeva. Like No. 4, this
inscription specifies the revenue in paddy and the revenue in gold, to be paid
by a number of villages which Rajarajadeva had given to the temple.
1. [Hail! Prosperity!] There
was engraved on stone, as orally settled, the revenue in paddy, â which has to
be measured by the marakkal called (after) Advallan, which is equal to a
rajakesari, â and the gold and the money (kasu), which have to be paid from the
land paying taxes; (there was also engraved on stone) the land free from taxes,
â including the village[site], . . . . . . . . the channels, the Paraichcheri,
the Kammanaseri and the burningground, â in the villages, which [the lord]
SriRajarajadeva had given . . . . . . . . . [1]
2. The land which forms
the portion (vagai) of the cultivators (Vellan), excluding that which is given
to the temple (devadana) and that which is enjoyed by the (royal) palace (?
Salabhoga), â (in the village of) Karuppur in Innambarnadu, (a subdivision) of
[VadakaraiRaje]ndrasimhavalanadu, (contains) five (measures), one half, four
twentieths, one eightieth, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of one half, one fortieth, one
hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of one half and one twentieth. [There have to be deducted] . . . . . . .
consisting of the villagesite, the ponds and (their) banks, the sacred temple
and (its) sacred court, the temple of Pidari, one third of the pond in which
red waterlilies are planted, and the burningground . . . . . . . [The revenue
is] five hundred and fortynine kalam, seven kuruni and four nari of paddy, . .
. . . . . . .
3. (In the village of)
T[i]ruttevankudi in [Tiruvali]nadu, (a subdivision) of the same nadu, (some)
land had been set aside for (the temple of) Kadadevar[2]
in the village, (but) had been entirely taken away and enjoyed (by others).
Therefore another estate (? Mudal) was formed and made over to the cultivators.
The land which forms the portion of the cultivators, â excluding the estate[3]
which belongs to the portion of the cultivators, and excluding the land free
from taxes, which includes the villagesite and the burningground of this
village, (and which) has to be enjoyed in common (by all the cultivators), â
(contains), according to measurement, twentynine (measures of) land, one
quarter, three eightieths and one theehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of four
twentieths, one eightieth and one hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of one quarter and one fortieth. The revenue paid as tax is two thousand nine
hundred . . . . . . . . . .kalam and tuni and one nari of paddy, which has to
be measured by the marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a
rajakesari.
4. (The village of) Ku[ruv]aniyakkudi
in Tiruvalinadu, (a subdivision) of the same nadu (contains), according to
measurement, fortysix (measures of) land, one fortieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of three twentieths and three eightieths; and
(1/320)^{2} of three quarters and one twentieth, â including the Jaina
temple. There have to be deducted . . . . . . . the village site, the sacred
temple and (its) sacred court . . . . . . . (There remain) thirtynine
(measures of) land paying taxes, one half, three twentieths, one eightieth and
one hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of three quarters, four twentieths and three
eightieths; and (1/320)^{2} of three quarters and one twentieth. The
gold paid as tax is three hundred and four karanju and three manjadi nine
tenths[4]
and one twentieth.
5. (The village of)
Anpanur in Mipalaru,[5]
(a subdivision) of Pachchirakurram in Maranadu, alias Rajasrayavalanadu,
(contains), according to measurement, eighty (measures of) land and three
quarters; 1/320 of one half, four twentieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of four twentieths. There
have to be deducted four (measures of) land free from taxes, three quarters,
three twentieths, three eightieths and one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320
of one quarter, . . . . . . . [and (1/320)^{2} of one half and two
twentieths], â consisting of the villagesite, the thrashingfloor of this
village, the ponds and (their) banks, the Peruvalavay (channel),[6]
which passes through this village and irrigates the country, the channel which
branches off from the Peruvalavay, passes through this village and irrigates
(the village of) Settimangalam,[7]
the sacred temple of Mahadeva, (called) TiruVannibhagavar (i.e.,
SriVahnibhagavat), in this village and (its) sacred court, the temple of
Pidari and (its) sacred court, the temple of Settaiyar[8]
and (its) sacred court, the pond of TiruppainniliMadevar (Mahadeva)[9]
and (its) banks, the Irachcheri of this village, the Paraichcheri, the
burningground of the cultivators, the burningground of the paraiyas, and the
stone fold (karkidai) (for cattle). (There remain) seventyfive (measures of)
land, three quarters, . . . . . . one fortieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of one half and two
twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is five thousand eight hundred and fifty
kalam, two tuni (one) kuruni and one nari of paddy, which has to be measured by
the marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.
6. (The villages of)
Ingaiyur in KirPalaru,[10]
(a subdivision) of Pachchirkurram in the same nadu (contains), according to
measurement, fortyfive (measures of) land, one half, one fortieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; and 1/320 of one half. There have to be deducted two
(measures of) land free from taxes and three quarters, â consisting of the
villagesite, the temple of Pidari in this village and (its) sacred court, the
temple of . . . . . . . . . . .and (its) sacred court, the sacred temple of
Mahadeva in this village and (its) sacred court, the sacred bathingpond
(tirumanjanakkulam) of this god, the Paraichcheri, the burningground of the
cultivators, and the burningground of the Paraiyas. (There remain) fortytwo
(measures of) land, three quarters, one fortieth and one hundredandsixtieth;
and 1/320 of one half.; The revenue paid as tax is four thousand two hundred
and seventyeight kalam, three kuruni and four nari of paddy, which has to be
measured by the marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a
rajakesari.
7. (The village of) .. .
. . . . . nur alias Panamangalam, (in) PanamangalaVanakaraiparru, (a
subdivision) of KirPalaru in Pachchirkurram in the same nadu , (contains),
according to measurement, fortytwo (measures of ) land, eight twentieths, . .
. . . . . . 1/320 of eight twentieths and three eightieths; and (1/320)^{2}
of three quarters and one twentieth. There have to be deducted one (measure of)
land free from taxes, one half, two twentieths, . . . . . . and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of one half, one twentieth, one hundredandsixtieth
and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of four
twentieths, consisting of the villagesite (urirukkainattam), the sacred
temple of Mahadeva in this village and (its) sacred court, the channels which
pass through this village and supply water to other villages, the temple of
Pidari and (its) sacred court, the public pond (urunikulam) and (its) banks,
the temple of Aiyan and (its) sacred court, the stables,[11]
the burningground of the cultivators, the burningground of the Paraiyas the
Paraichcheri and the Irachcheri. (There remain) forty (measures of) land, three
quarters, three eightieths and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of one half and two twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is four thousand and
seventytwo kalam (one) kuruni and seven nari of paddy, which has to be
measured by the marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a
rajakesari.
8. (The village of)
Satta[np]adi (in) PanamangalaVanakaraiparru, (a subdivision) of Kir[Pa]laru
in Pachchirkurram in the same nadu (contains), according to measurement,
nineteen (measurement), nineteen (measures of) land, one twentieth, one
hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of four
twentieths, three eightieths and one hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of eight twentieths. There have to be deducted four twentieths (of a measure)
of land free from taxes, one eightieth and one hundredandsixtieth; and 1/320
of three quarters and one twentieth, â consisting of the villagesite, the
Paraichcheri, and the [P]ainge[ni] channel, which passes through the land of
this village and supplies water to other villages. (There remain) eighteen
(measures of) land, three quarters, one twentieth and three eightieths; 1/320
of eight twentieths, three eightieths and one hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of eight twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is one thousand eight hundred and
eightythree kalam two tuni and three kuruni of paddy, which has to be measured
by the marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.
9. (The village of) . .
. . kkankudi (in) Sem . . . . . pparru, (a subdivision) of Kirpalaru in
Pachchirkurram in the same nadu, (contains), according to measurement, four
(measures of) land, three quarters, two twentieths and three eightieths; 1/320
of six twentieths and three eightieths; (1/320)^{2} of three twentieths, one
hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{3}
of four twentieths.; There have to be deducted three twentieths (of a measure)
of land free from taxes, one fortieth and onethreehundredandtwentieth;
1/320 of four twentieths and one hundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{3}
of one half and two twentieths, â consisting of the villagesite, the
Irachcheri, the stables and the Paraichcheri. (There remain) four (measures of)
of land, one half, four twentieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of two twentieths, one fortieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; (1/320)^{2} of done quarter, one fortieth
and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{3} of one half and
two twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is four hundred and sixtynine kalam,
(one) tuni and one nari of paddy, which has to be measured by the marakkal
called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.
10. (The village of)
Mandottam in Kalarakkurram (a subdivision) of the same nadu, (contains),
according to measurement, fifteen (measures of) land, one half, one eightieth,
one hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of one
half, three twentieths, one fortieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and
(1/320)^{2} of one half and two twentieths There have to be deducted
three quarters (of a measure) of land free from taxes, four twentieths and one
hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of seven twentieths, one hundredandsixtieth and
one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of [four] twentieths,
â consisting of the village âsite, the thrashingfloor of this village, the
Kammanaseri, the Paraichcheri of this village, and the Agaiyaru (river) at this
village. (There remain) fourteen (measures of) land, one half, one twentieth,
one eightieth and one threehundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of
eight twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is one thousand four hundred and
fiftysix kalam, five kuruni and seven nari of paddy, which has to be measured
by the marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.
11. (The village of)
Iraiyanseri in Kalarakkurram (a subdivision) of the same nadu, (contains),
according to measurement, twelve (measures of) land, one half, two twentieths,
one fortieth and one threehundredand twentieth; 1/320 of one quarter and
three eightieths; and (1/320)^{2} of three quarters and one twentieth.
There have to be deducted three quarters (of a measure)) of land free from
taxes, two twentieths, one eightieth and one hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of one
half and three twentieths; (1/320)^{2} of three twentieths, one
hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; (1/320)^{3}
of three eightieths; and (1/320)^{4} of three quarters and one
twentieth, consisting of the villagesite, the site of the houses
(kudiirukkai), the Paraichcheri, the watercourse (nirodukal), (called) the
Kannan channel, (and the other) channels which pass through this village and
irrigate other villages, the village thrashingfloor of this village, the ponds
of this village and (their) banks, the sacred temple of Madevar (Mahadeva) in
this village and (its) sacred court, and the sacred bathingpond of this god.
(There remain) eleven (measures of) land, three quarters and one
hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of one half, two twentieths and three eightieths;
(1/320)^{2} of one half, two twentieths and three eightieths; (1/320)^{3}
of three quarters, four twentieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{4} of [four twentieths]. The
revenue paid as tax is one thousand one hundred and sixtynine kalam two tuni,
two nari and (one) uri of paddy, which has to be measured by the marakkal
called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.
12. (The village of)
Venkonkudi in Venkonkudikandam,[12]
(a subdivision) of the same nadu (contains), according to measurement, fifty
(measures of) land, seven twentieths and one eightieth; and 1/320 of three
quarters and one twentieth. There have to be deducted two (measures of) land
free from taxes, one quarter and one eightieth; 1/320 of one twentieth, one
fortieth, one hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and
(1/320)^{2} of one half and two twentieths, â consisting of the villagesite,
the site of the houses, the public pond, the land lying waste as pasture for
the calves, the site of the houses of the Kanmanaseri,[13]
the temple of Pidari and (its) sacred court, the road (vari) which leads to the
burningground of the cultivators, the burningground of the cultivators
(itself), the burningground of the Paraiyas, the land used as thrashingfloor,
the temple of Aiyan and (its) sacred court, the eastern quarter in which
Paraiya cultivators (Urapparaiyar) live, . . . . . . . . the western
Paraichcheri in which Paraiya cultivators live, and the Nattar channel,[14]
which passes through the land of this village.; (There remain) fortyeight
(measures of) land and two twentieths; 1/320 of one half, four twentieths and
one eightieth; and (1/320)^{2} of eight twentieths. The revenue paid as
tax is four thousand seven hundred and eightyfour kalam , two tuni and six
nari of paddy, which has to be measured by the marakkal called (after)
Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.

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13. (The village of)
Maganikudi in Venkonkudikandam, (a subdivision) of the same nadu, (contains),
according to measurement, twentythree (measures of) land, one half three
twentieths and one hundredsand sixtieth; 1/320 of one eightieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of eight twentieths. There have
to be deducted nine twentieths (of a measure) of land free from taxes, three
eightieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredand twentieth; 1/320
of nine twentieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one three
hundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of four twentieths, consisting
of the villagesite, the thrashingfloor of the village, the sacred temple of
Kalar[15]
(and) Pidariyar in this village and (its) sacred court, the flowergarden
(nandavanam) of Pidariyar, in which cocoanuttrees grow, the channels which
pass through this village and supply water to other villages, the Irachcheri,
the burningground of the cultivators, the burningground of the Paraiyas, and
the Paraichcheri. (There remain) twentythree (measures of) land, three
twentieths and one hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of one half, one twentieth, one
hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of four twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is two thousand three hundred and
fifteen kalam and (one) kuruni of paddy, which has to be measured by the
marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a Rajakesari.
14. (The village
of) SiruSemburai in Semburaikandam, (a subdivison) of the same nadu,
(contains), according to measurement, six (measures of) land, one half, three
twentieths, one fortieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and 1/320 of one
half, four twentieths, three eightieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth. There have to be deducted seven twentieths (of a
measure) of land free from taxes and one eightieth; 1/320 of seven twentieths,
one hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of four twentieths, consisting of the villagesite, the stables, the hill
(tidal) on which (the temple of) Madevar (Mahadeva) stands, the channel which
branches off from the Kannan channel, passes . . . . . . . the land of this
village and supplies water to other villages, the burningground of the
cultivators, the kanmanaseri the Paraichcheri, and the burningground of the
Paraiyas. (There remain) six (measures of) land, six twentieths, on eightieth
and one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of seven twentieths, one fortieth,
lone hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of three quarters and one twentieth. The revenue paid as tax is six hundred and
twelve kalam and (one) padakku of paddy, which has to be measured by the
marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.
15. (The village of) Turaiyur
in KirPalaru, (a subdivision) of Pachchilkurram in the same nadu, (contains)
one hundred and fiftytwo (measures of) land, three quarters, one
hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of one half,
three twentieths and one eightieth; and (1/320)^{2} of three quarters,
three twentieths and three eightieths. There have to be deducted three
(measures of) land free from taxes, one eightieths, one
hundredandandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{3}
of four twentieths, â consisting of the site of this village, the site of the
houses, the wells (kinaru) and cisterns (totti), the burningground of the
cultivators, the stables, the quarter near the gate (Talaivaychcheri), the
Irachcheri, the Kammanaseri the Paraichcheri, the burningground of the
Paraiyas, the channels which pass through the land of this village and supply
water to other villages, the temple of Pidari, (called) Punnaitturainangai,
and (its) sacred court, the sacred temple of Kadugal[16]
in this village and (its) sacred court, the temple of Durgaiyar (Durga) in this
village and (its) sacred court, the fold[17]
for the male sheep of this village, the sacred temple of Kalar (and) Pidariyar
in this village and (its) sacred court, the temple of Aiyan and (its) sacred
court, the sacred temple of Pidari, (called) Kuduraivattamudaiyal, in this
village and (its) sacred court, the ponds of this village and (their banks.
(There remain) one hundred and fortynine (measures of) land, one half, four
twentieths and three eightieths; 1/320 of three quarters, one eightieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; (1/320)^{2} of one half, of twentieth and
one fortieth; and (1/320)^{3} of thee quarters and one twentieth. The
revenue paid as tax is fourteen thousand eight hundred and eightyeight kalam,
(one) tuni (one) padakku and one nari of paddy, which has to be measured by the
marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.
16. (The village of)
Karimangalam in the same nadu (contains) eleven (measures of) land, nine
twentieths and one eightieth; 1/320 of three quarters, three eightieths and one
threehundredand twentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of one half and two
twentieths. There have to be deducted seven twentieths (of a measure) of land
free from taxes, one fortieth, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of three quarters and one fortieth; (1/320)^{2}
of six twentieths, one eightieth and one hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{3}
of eight twentieths, â consisting of the site of this village, the thrashingfloor,
the burningground of the cultivators, the sacred temple of Pidari, (called)
Tiruvaludaiyal, and (its) sacred court, the temple of Kadugal and (its) sacred
court, the Irachcheri, the Kammanaseri, the Paraichcheri and the burningground
of the paraiyas. (There remain) eleven
(measures of) land, one twentieth, one fortieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of one eightieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; (1/320)^{2} of one quarter, one fortieth
and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{3} of one half and
two twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is one thousand and eightythree kalam
and five nari of paddy, which has to be measured by the marakkal called (after)
Adavallan, which is equal to a rajakesari.

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17. Venni, a town
(nagara) in Vennikurram, (a subdivision) of Nittavinodavalanadu, (contains)
twentyone (measures of) land, one half and one hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of
eight twentieths and three eightieths; and (1/320)^{2} of three
quarters and one twentieth. There have to be deducted four (measures of) land
free from taxes and one hundredandsixtieth; and 1/320 of two twentieths and
one fortieth, consisting of the site of this village, the ponds and (their)
banks, the sacred temple, the temple of Aiyan, the Paraichcheri, the burningground,
and the land used as a pit (pallavay) which is dug (for) the water from the
tank (eri) (of the village) of SiruMunniyur. (There remain) seventeen
(measures of) land and a half; 1/320 of six twentieths and one eightieth; and
(1/320)^{2} of three quarters and one twentieth. The gold (to be paid)
is ninetythree karanju, three manjadi, four tenths and one fortieth.[18]
18. (The village of)
Pudamangalam (i.e., Bhutamangalam) in the same nadu, which adjoins his village
(of Venni), (contains) twentyfive (measures of) land, three quarters, two
twentieths, one fortieth, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of three quarters, three twentieths, three
eightieths and one hundredand sixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of one half.
Thee have to be deducted one half (of a measure) of land free from taxes, four
twentieths, three eightieths and one threehundredandtwentieth, consisting
of the ponds and (their) banks, the burningground, the site of the
Paraichcheri, and the site of the village. (There remain) twentyfive (measures
of) land, two twentieths, three eightieths and one hundredand sixtieth; 1/320
of nine twentieths and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of one half. The gold (to be paid) is two hundred and fortysix karanju and a
half, three tenths (of a manjadi) and three fortieths.
19. (The village of)
Miduveli in the same nadu, which is a part (pal) of Pudamangalam, and which
adjoins this village, (contains) three (measures of) land and a quarter; and
1/320 of eight twentieths. There have to be deducted four twentieths (of a
measure) of land free from taxes, one eightieth, one hundredandsixtieth and
one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of three quarters, two twentieths, one
fortieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of done
half and two twentieths, â consisting of the villagesite. (There remain) three
(measures of) land and one fortieth; 1/320 of one half, one eightieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of eight twentieths. The gold (to
be paid) is thirty karanju and a quarter, three tenths (of a manjadi) and three
fortieths.
20. (The village of)
Nagarakkarikurichchi in the same nadu, which adjoins this village, (contains)
two (measures of) land, three quarters, one twentieth, three eightieths, one
hundredand sixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of six
twentieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredand twentieth; and
(1/320^{2} of four twentieths. The gold (to be paid) is twentyeight
karanju, nine manadi, seven tenths and one twentieth.
21. (The village of)
Vadatamarai in the same nadu, which adjoins this village, (contains) six
(measures of) land, three quarters, two twentieths and one eightieth; 1/320 of
one half, one fortieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of one half and two twentieths. There have to be deducted two twentieths (of a
measure) of land free from taxes, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; and 1/320 of eight twentieths, â consisting of the
villagesite. (There remain) six (measures of) land, three quarters and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of two twentieths, lone fortieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of one half and two
twentieths. The gold (to be paid) is sixtyfour karanju and three quarters,
(one) manjadi, eight tenths and three fortieths.
22. (The village of)
VenniTirappanpalli in the same nadu, which adjoins this village, (contains)
ten (measures of) land, one half, two twentieths, one eightieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of one half, two twentieths and one eightieth; and
(1/320)^{2} of three quarters and one twentieth. There have to be
deducted two (measures of) land free from taxes, one half, four twentieths,
three eightieths, one hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth;
1/320 of three quarters, three twentieths, one eightieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of eight twentieths, consisting
of the ponds and (their) banks, the temple of Settai, and the villagesite.
(There remain) seven (measures of) land, three quarters, two twentieths, one
eightieth and one hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of one half, three twentieths,
three eightieths and one hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of eight
twentieths. The gold (to be paid) is seventyseven karanju and three quarters
and (one) manjadi.
23. Altogether,
(the villages of) Venni, Pudamangalam, Miduveli, which is a part of
Pudamangalam, Nagarakkarikurichchi, Vadatamarai and VenniTirappanpalli contain
seventy (measures of) land, three quarters, four twentieths, one fortieth and
one threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of four twentieths and three eightieths;
and (1/320)^{2} of three quarters and three twentieths. The land free
from taxes, which has to be deducted, (contains) seven (measures), three
quarters, one twentieth, one fortieth and one hundredandsixtieth; and 1/320
of three quarters, one twentieth, one eightieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth. (The remaining) land (contains) sixtythree
(measures), two twentieths, three eightieths and one hundredandsixtieth;
1/320 of eight twentieths, one eightieth, one hundredandsixtieth and one
theehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of three quarters and three
twentieths. The gold paid as tax is five hundred and fortyone karanju, (one)
manjadi and eight tenths.

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24. (The village of) Kodimangalam,
which is enjoyed by the (royal) palace (? Salabhoga), in Takkalurnadu, (a
subdivision) of Arumoridevavalanadu, (contains) fiftythree (measures of)
land, one quarter, one fortieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and 1/320
of one half, three twentieths and one hundredandsixtieth. There have to be
deducted two (measures of) land free from taxes, one half, one twentieth, one
fortieth and one hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of three quarters, one twentieth,
one fortieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2} of
one half and two twentieths, â consisting of the villagesite, the ponds, the
sacred temple, and the Tindachche[ri]. There have (further) to be deducted two
twentieths (of a measure) of land free from taxes, one fortieth and one
hundredandsixtieth, â consisting of the channel which passes through the land
of this village and irrigates (the village of) Tiruminkunram. There have (further)
to be deducted three eightieths (of a measure) of land free from taxes and one
hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of one half, two twentieths and three eightieths;
and (1/320)^{2} of three quarters and one twentieth, â consisting of
the channels which pass through the land of this village and irrigate (the
village of) Paruttiyur. Altogether, there have to be deducted two (measures of)
land free from taxes, three quarters, one hundredandsixtieth and one
threehundredandtwentieth; 1/320 of nine twentieths, one eightieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of eight twentieths. (There
remain) fifty (measures of) land, one half, one eightieth and one
hundredandsixtieth; 1/320 of three twentieths, one fortieth, one
hundredandsixtieth and one threehundredandtwentieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of one half and two twentieths. The revenue paid as tax is five thousand and
fiftyone kalam two tuni, three kuruni and four nari of paddy, which has to be
measured by the marakkal called (after) Adavallan, which is equal to a
rajakesari.
25. Ve[n]elviduguPallavapuram, a town in
Takkalurnadu, (a subdivision) of Arumoridevavalanadu, (contains), according
to measurement, twentyseven (measures of) land, three quarters, three
twentieths and one fortieth; 1/320 of one half and one fortieth; and (1/320)^{2}
of eight twentieths. There have to be deducted seven (measures of) land free
from taxes, one half, two twentieths, one fortieth and one
threehundredandsixtieth; and (1/320)^{2} of eight twentieths, â
consisting of the villagesite, the Paraichcheri of this village, the
Kammanaseri, the ponds included in the village, the ponds in the fields (pulam)
and (their) banks, the sacred temple of Tiruvadigal in this village and (its)
flowergarden, the embankment (kulai) of the Pandavay (river,) the sacred
temple of the god of P[u]garIsvara[gri]ham in this village and (its) sacred
court, the quarter near the temple (Talichcheri), and the burningground.
(There remain) twenty (measures of) land, one quarter, three eightieths and one
hundredandsixtieth; and 1/320 of three quarters, one fortieth and one
hundredandsixtieth. The gold paid as tax is one hundred and sixtyseven
karanju and a half, three manjadi, two tenths and one twentieth.

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