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No. 354

(A. R. No. 354 of 1906)

Tiruchirapalli District, Pudukottai State, Kudumiyamalai.

Sikhanathasvami Temple --- On The South Wall Of The Akhilandesvari Shrine.

Mar. Sundarapandya I---14th Year (A.D.1229-30)

This begins with the introduction pumaruviya Tirumadandaiyum etc. It registers a gift of two (adjoining) pieces of land at Sikaranallur in Kunriyur-nadu on the east bank of the river Vellaru as tiruvettai-tiruttoppu to the temple of Tirunalakkunramudaiya-Nayanar by Sankaran Kandan alias Kalikadinda-Pandyadeven of Kulattur in Malai-mandalam after purchasing the same from some specified individuals, residents of the place. The purpose of the gift is evidently to provide a garden where the image of the god was taken in procession and worshipped on certain festival occasions as will be seen by No. 355 below.

No. 355

(A. R. No. 355 of 1906)

Tiruchirapalli District, Pudukkottai State, Kudumiyamalai..

Sikhanathasvami Temple --- On The Same Wall.

Tribh. (Mar) Sundarapandya I --- 14th Year (A.D.1229-30).

She king is given the attribute “who presented the Chola country” as in the inscription above. This records a further gift made by the same donor Sankaran Kandan providing by means of an agreement with the nattar for the supply of 10 kalam and 5 kuruni of paddy every year by the nattar of Malai-nadu (probably by some investment with them), for the offering of Tiruppavadai amudu to the deity after being taken in procession to the garden (Tiruvettaittoppu) called the Tyaganjiriyan-tiruttoppu on the respective days of festival in the months of Margali, Masi, and Panguni. 

No. 362

(A. R. No. 362 of 1906)

Tiruchirapalli District, Pudukkottai State, Kudumiyamalai.

Sikhanathasvami Temple --- On The Same Wall.

Mar. Sundara Pandyadeva I --- 3rd Year (A.D. 1218-19)


The king claims the attribute “who was pleased to take the chola country”, even in this third regnal year. The inscription registers a public sale of a piece of dry land at sikaranallur in Kunrusul-nadu a division of Ten-Konadu evidently by the Urar of the place represented by a committee of seven persons, and its purchase by Nambi Ponnambalakkuttan alias Udaiyan Sangeyarayar of Arrur in Sola-Pandya-Valanadu for 2 ½ palankasu. 

No. 379

(A. R. No. 379 of 1906)

Tiruchirapalli District, Pudukkottai State, Kudumiyamalai

Melaikkoyil Rock-Cut Temple --- On The Rock Behind The Vinayaka Shrine.

Tribh. Sundara Pandyadeva --- 201st Year.

The king is evidently Maravarman Sundara I (acc. A.D. 1216) as in No. 380 below. This registers a sale of 5 ma of land in the devadana village Tirumeyyam belonging to the temple of Tiruvikrama – Cholisvaram – udaiya – Nayanar at Menmanainallur in Kunrisul –nadu by the trustees of the temple and the Urar of the place, for 3200 kasu, to Periyanachchi Duggai, a devaradiyal of the temple at Tirunalakkunram. The proviso of the sale given at the end is not clear. 

No. 380

(A. R. No. 380 of 1906)

Tiruchirapalli District, Pudukkottai State, Kudumiyamalai

Melaikkoyil Rock-Cut Temple – In The Same Place.

Mar. Tribh. Sundara Pandya I – 21+1st Year (A.D. 1236-37).

This records a similar sale of another piece of land, 5 ma in extent, in the same village, by the Urar and temple trustees to Umaiyalvi Periyanachchi. In this case they also agreed to pay the kilirai on the land on behalf of the purchaser for an additional sum of money received by them. It is possible that Periyanachchi was the mother of Duggai mentioned in No. 379 above.

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