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South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

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Introduction

Topographical Index

Dynastic Index

Text of the Inscriptions 

Chola

Pandya

Vijayanagara

Nayakas of Madurai

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Pallava

Rashtrakuta

Kakatiya and Feudatory

Pottapi-Chodas

Chera

Setupati

Kongu

Kodumbalur

Unidentified Pandya or Chola

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Tiruvarur

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Annual Reports 1935-1944

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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

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Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1906-07

Vikrama-Chola

No.11 (Page No.4)

(A. R. No. 11 of. 1907)

Tiruvisalur, Kumbhakonam  Taluk, Tanjavur District

Sivayoganatha temple--- on the same wall

Vikramachola : year 14 : 1131-32 A.D. 

This register an endowment of eight kasu, made jointly by three residence of Sennimangalam in Tirunaraiyur-nadu subdivision of Kulottungachola-valanadu, four for the daily supply of two pots of water for the sacred bath of the deity, and is here stated to be a division of Virudarajabhayankara-valanadu, so named after a title of Kulottunga-chola  I.

No.52 (Page No.31)

(A. R. No. 52 of. 1907)

Tiruvisalur, Kumbhakonam  Taluk, Tanjavur District

Sivayoganatha temple--- on the wall of the inner gopura, right of entrance

This states that the gopura on which the inscription is engraved and the enclosed verndah all round the prakara were built by (king) Vikrama_chola.

No. 170 (Page No.137)

(A. R. No. 170 of 1907)

Tiruppalatturai, Tiruchirappalli Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

Adimulesvara temple—on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola : year 16 : 1113-34 A.D. 

This registers a gift of 12 kasu by one Savandi Tiruvaranga Narayanan Bhaskaradevan of Tiruppalatturai for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple of  Mahadeva at the place. Tiruppalatturai is said to have formed part of Uttamasili-chaturvedimangalam a brahmadeya on the southern bank (of the Kaveri).

No. 272 (Page No.185)

(A. R. No. 272 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the south base Of the same mandapa

Vikrama-Chola  : year 7  : 1123-24 A.D.

The prasasti begins with the words Pumadu punara. 

The inscription states that while the king was seated on his pallippidam in the (tiruveduttukkattil) called Ekanayakan in the big court-yard in front of the temple, he ordered that the brahmadeya village Vannakkudi in Tiraimur-nadu, with its lands about a hundred veli in extent, was to be endowed as tax-free devadana to the temple under the name Tyagasamudra-Chaturvedimangalam, and that it was to receive rent from the lands at the rate of 60 kalam of paddy per veli every year, according to the (revenue) settlement of the [3] 8th year (of the king’s predecessor Kulottunga I). Four officers are mentioned at the end of the record, including Sandivigraham [Kuladipa]rayar, as having issued the royal grant. The inscription also adds at the end that Nalladi in Tirunaraiyur-nadu was a devadana of the temple. 

No. 273 (Page No.186)

(A. R. No. 273 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same base

Vikrama-Chola  :  year 7;  340th   day 

The inscription begins with prasasti Pumalai midandu etc. This is the ulvari document giving effect to the orders recorded in No. 272 above, by entering the lands in the Tax Registers as tax-free, and getting the charter engraved on stone. It is signed at the end by seven revenue officers, three of them known as Puravuvari-tinaikkala-Nayakam and the other four, Puravuvaritinaikkala-Mugavetti. 

No. 274 (Page No.187)

(A. R. No. 274 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same base

Vikrama-Chola  :  year 9  : 1125-26 A.D. 

This is a mutilated and damaged inscription with the inscribed disarranged (in renovation). It seems to register the ulvari (execution?) of the document for the tax-free grant of lands, made by the king in two separate villages Tribhuvanamuladudaivilagam and Nalladi, for burning a number of lamps in the temple and in the hall called the Vikramasolan-tirumaligai (in the temple premises). The income from these lands was fixed in money from the former village and in paddy in the case of the latter. 

It is possible that parts of two inscriptions have been mixed up in the pieces. 

No. 275 (Page No.188)

(A. R. No. 275 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the north base of the same mandapa

Vikrama-Chola  :   year 9 : 1125-26 A.D. 

This registers an endowment of six veli of land in three separate plots at Vikramasolanallur, made by the king, to meet the expenses of worship of god Vikramasolisvaram-Udaiyar newly consecrated by him in the temple. The rent from these tax free devadan lands is said to be 345 kalam of paddy, as settled in the revenue survey conducted in the 38th year (of the king’s predecessor). 

No. 276 (Page No.190)

(A. R. No. 276 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same base

Vikrama-Chola  :  year 10  : 1126-27 A.D. 

This is evidently connected with No. 274 above. It is incomplete, large portions being peeled off at the end. It records the grant of the taxes on certain lands measuring about 35 veli in all, by order of the king, for burning two sets of lamps, one set consisting of 160 and the other of 240 lights, in the hall Vikramasolan-tirunundavilakku, to be burnt in the central shrine, is also mentioned as having been endowed for in the 9th year, by the queen Tribhuvanamulududaiyal. The king is said to have been occupying the royal seat Solakon in the hall known as Tyagasamudran-tiruveduttukkattil in the temple, at the time of making the grant. 

No. 280 (Page No.193)

(A. R. No. 280 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – in the same piace

Vikrama-Chola  :   year  3  :   1119-20 A.D. 

This records a similar gift of one kasu for the (daily) supply of an earthen water pot to the temple by one Adichchadevi, the daughter of Solanambi Kadamban a resident of Sembangudi in Tiruvindalur-nadu a sub-division of Rajadhiraja-valanadu. 

No. 282  (Page No.194)

(A. R. No. 282 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola  :   year  7  :   1123-24 A.D. 

This records a gift of 2 kasu, one on his own behalf and one on behalf of his elder brother Bhavadrona-Bhatta by Sriram-Bhatta, son of Kundur (Guntur ?) Jannaiya Bhatta-Vijayapeyayaji of Tiruchchirrambalachcheri in Suttamalli-chaturvedimangalam a brahmadeya in Purangarambai-nadu a division of Rajendrasola-valanadu. The interest on the amount was to be utilized for burning a twilight lamp in the temple and for the daily supply of an (earthen ?) water-pot for the sacred bath. 

No. 283 (Page No.194)

(A. R. No. 283 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall, left of entrance

Vikrama-Chola  :  year 5  :  1121-22 A.D. 

This records a gift of ten kasu for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple and of a lamp stand for the purpose, by one Paramarman (Paramatman) Srikanthadevan of Tiraimur in Vilai-nadu a subdivision of Rajanarayana-valanadu.  

No. 284 (Page No.195)

(A. R. No. 284 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same place

Vikrama-Chola  :   year 6  :   1122-23 A.D. 

Like No. 282 above this also records a gift of 2 kasu to the temple, by Adanur Sridharan Satti-Bhattan of Suttavallichcheri in Suttavalli-chaturvedimangalam on his own behalf and on behalf of his father Tiruvenkadan  Sridhara-Bhatta Sarva-kratuyajiyar for a lamp and a water-pot. 

No. 285 (Page No.195)

(A. R. No. 285 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – in the same place

Vikrama-Chola  :   year 14 :  1130-31 A.D. 

This commences with the Prasasti Punara etc. It records ha gift of 12 kasu for a perpetual lamp in the temple by Andapillai-yandar a devotee of the god. 

No. 286 (Page No.196)

(A. R. No. 286 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – in the same place

Vikraman-Chola  :  year 5  : 1121-22 A.D. 

This also commences with the introduction pumadu etc. This registers a grant of 175 kuli of land after bringing it under cultivation, by one Atkondan Arikularaja-marayan of the Virasola-Anukkar (regiment ?), so as to provide 10 kalam and odd of paddy per year, to meet the expenses of worship of god Manikkakkuttar (Nataraja) on all days of Amavasya in the year and to pay the taxes on the land. The donor also paid and kasu for the (daily) supply of a bathing water pot to the temple out of the interest on the amount. 

No. 287 (Page No.197)

(A. R. No. 287 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – in the same place

Vikrama-Chola  :  year 4  :   1120-21 A.D. 

The introduction commences with the words Pumalai midaindu. The inscription registers a gift of three ma and odd of vacant land situated on the north wing of the Maligaitteru (Street) at Tiruvidaimarudar by the Nagarattar of the place, for meeting the expenses of the big annual festival in the temple. Taxes likes silvari and peruvari due on the land were to be met out of the amount deposited in the temple for the purchase of a site for a matha for the mahesvaras, by a native of Ilangarikudi in Peravur-nadu.  

No. 290 (Page No.201)

(A. R. No. 290 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – in the same place

Vikraman-Chola  :   year  3 :  1119-20 A.D. 

This records the gift of one kasu for the daily supply of an earthen bathing water pot to the temple with the interest thereon, by the Tillaikkuttan of Nedumpuliyur in Purangarambai –nadu. 

No. 292 (Page No.202)

(A. R. No. 292 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the south wall of the first prakara

Vikrama-Chola : year 4  : 1120-21 A.D. 

This records the gift of one kasu with the interest on which a bathing earthen water-pot was to be supplied (daily) to the temple, by one Velan Udaiyajeyadan of Sattimangalam in Innambar-nadu a division of Virudarajabhayankara-valanadu. 

No. 293 (Page No.203)

(A. R. No. 293 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola  :   year 4 1120-21 A.D. 

This also records a similar gift of one kasu by one Surri Kamban of Tribhuvanamadevi-Perangadi (bazaar) in Gangaikondasolapuram. 

No. 294 (Page No.203)

(A. R. No. 294 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama –Chola  :   year 6  : 1122-23 A.D. 

This records a gift of one kasu for burning a lamp in the temple, by another resident of the same place by name Devargandan Suriyan. 

No. 295 (Page No.204)

(A. R. No. 295 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola :   year 4 :  1120-21 A.D. 

This records a gift of money for a bathing water-pot and for a lamp in the temple by Ganda[n*] Avaiyampukkan alias Adalaiyurnattu-Pallavaraiyan a Vellala of Serrur in Rajaraja-Pandinadu. 

No. 296 (Page No.204)

(A. R. No. 296 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola :  year 4 : 1120-21 A.D. 

This is damaged. It records a gift of ten kasu to the temple by one Triga[r*]tta-rayan of Ilangari in Avur-nadu for the supply of bathing water-pots and probably also for lamps. 

No. 297 (Page No.205)

(A. R. No. 297 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola : year  4 :  1120-21 A.D. 

This records a gift of 2 kasu for two lamps in the temple, be one Chandrasekharana Gangadharan of Uttamasili-chaturvedimangalam in Pandikulasani-valanadu. 

No. 298 (Page No.205)

(A. R. No. 298 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola  : year  7 : 1123-24 A.D. 

This records the gift of a cow and a calf for the daily supply of ghee for burning a lamp during the three services in the temple, by one Andamai Vedavanamudaiyal a lady resident of Mulanallur in Tiraimur-nadu.  The yield of the cow is said to be six nali of milk (per day ?) 

No. 299 (Page No.205)  

(A. R. No. 299 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola :   year 7 : 1123-24 A.D. 

This records a similar gift of cow of 5 nali yield of milk, by a devaradiyal of the temple, Madavan Tavamseydal alias Pukkaturai Vallabhamanikkam. 

No. 301 (Page No.207)

(A. R. No. 3011of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola :   year  4 :  1120-21 A.D. 

The introduction commences with the words Pumalai midaindu. The inscription registers an order of the king, conveyed through the Tirumandiravolai (Royal Secretary) Madhurantaka-Paravainattu-Muvendavelan, and the ulvari executed by 7 other Puravuvari officers, granting ten veli of land in five different plots as tax-free devadana, for the requirements of worship and offerings to God Kulottunga-Cholisvaramudaiya-Mahadeva, consecrated by Svamidevar Srikantha-Siva for the merit of (the king’s predecessor) Kulottunga-Chola I, at Mangalakkudi a hamlet of Solamarttanda-Chaturvedimangalam in Manni-nadu a subdivision of Virudarajabhayankara-valanadu. Of this land, 8 veli and is said to have formed part of a devadana originally belonging to the temple at Vingunir-tirutturutti. The total yield from the lands was 1525 kalam of paddy including 1000 kalam by way of kanikkadan at the rate of a hundred kalam on every veli of land. 

The teacher Srikantha-Siva was possibly the same as, if not a predecessor to, Srikantha-Sambu the father of Somesvara the royal preceptor of Kulottunga-Chola III, who performed the consecration ceremony of the God at Tribhuvanam temple built by his disciple (vide An. Rep. 1908, Part II, para 64). 

No. 302 (Page No.209)

(A. R. No. 302 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola  :   year  3 :  1119-20 A.D. 

The inscription begins with introduction Pumadu punara etc. It registers a gift of some lands, two veli in extent, to the temple of Kulottunga-Cholisvaram-Udaiyar mentioned above, by one Tiruvisaluradigal-Bhattan of Aranaippuram after purchasing them from the owners. These lands and the lands already in possession of the temple and measuring one veli were now made tax-free by the assembly of Solamarttanda-Chaturvedimangalam, on receipt of 105 kasu from Srikantha-Siva the founder of the temple. 

No. 455 (Page No.341)

(A. R. No. 455 of 1907)  

Periyakottai, Palani Taluk, Madurai District

Cholesvara temple – on the door-post of the

central shrine, left side

Vikrama-Chola :  year 17+3 

This states that this post was the gift of Mulaiyan Velan alias Tamiladaraiyan, a Vellala of Pulariyur in Anda-nadu.

No. 457 (Page No.342)

(A. R. No. 457 of 1907)  

Periyakottai, Palani Taluk, Madurai District

Cholesvara temple – on the north wall of the central shrine

Vikrama-Chola :  year 22 

This is fragmentary. It records a gift of a Sri yakki-palanjalagai-achchu to the temple by Jayagondasola-Silasetti. Close to this is another fragment (of a Pandya king) dated in the 9th year and mentioning the temple of Mandaranisuram-Udaiyar and the village Pulariyur. 

No. 462 (Page No.345)

(A. R. No. 462 of 1907)  

Periyakottai, Palani Taluk, Madurai District

Cholesvara temple – on the same wall

Tribh. Vikrama-Chola :  year 8 

This record the gift of one Siriyakkipalanjalagai-achchu for burning a twilight lamp in the temple of Tiruppandesuramudaiyar by a Vellala of Alvankoyil alias Virasolanallur in the Anda-nadu.

No. 491 (Page No.370)

(A. R. No. 491 of 1907)  

Kuttalam, Mayuram Taluk, Tanjavur District

Uttaravedisvara temple – on the same wall

Vikrama-Chola :  year 3 : 1120-21 A. D 

The inscription states that the introduction (tiruvaykkelvi) pumalai punaindu etc. has been taken as written before the king’s name and date. The details of the date are given as Makara, ba. 7, Monday, Hasta which are however irregular. This registers a similar sale of one veli of land as Madappura-iraiyili by the sabha of Bhulokamanikka-chaturvedimangalam, here stated to be in Nallarrur-nadu of Virudaraya-bhayankara-valanadu to the same temple of Sonnavararivar for 91 kasu received from the temple, through one Devan Tirutturutti-pichchan a servant of the temple (Sripadam-tanguvan). The assembly is stated to have met for this transaction in the courtyard of Alagiya-Manavala-Alvar temple in their place. 

No. 492 (Page No.372)

(A. R. No. 492 of 1907)  

Kuttalam, Mayuram Taluk, Tanjavur District

Uttaravedisvara temple – on the same wall

Vikram-Chola :  year 8 : 1125-26 A.D. 

The details of date are given as Makara, su. 9, Saturday, Anusham (and found to be irregular). This registers still another sale of land, a little more than a veli in extent, by the same assembly as iraiyili madappuram to the temple of Sonnavararivar for 92 kasu received by them from a certain Pallikondan Kuttan Araiyan Nandiyarayan of Sirramur in addition to 8 kasu paid for parisattam. This land is said to have been assigned to one Sabhayoga-Gengadharan Uyyaninraduvan, a resident of Tiruchchirrambalach-chaturvedimangalam for the service he was to conduct (daily ?) in the temple and specially on a festival day in the month of Vaigasi.  

No. 579 (Page No.397)

(A. R. No. 579 of 1907)  

Nandaluru, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District

Saumyanatha temple – on the 2nd and 3rd tiers of the north base and

on the three tiers of the west base of the same mandapa

Vikrama-Chola. Year 8, Saka 1047 Visvavasu : A.D. 1125-26 

The inscription begins with the introduction Pumadu Punara etc. This registers the gift of the village Mannur alias Vikramasola-chaturvedimangalam in Merpakkai-nadu, a division of Adhirajendramandalm, as an agrahara of 70 shares to several learned Brahmanas, for securing success to the king’s arms, by the chief Mahamnadalesvara Vimaladityadeva who is stated to have been ruling Pottappi-nadu. He was the son of Siddharasa and was called Madhurantaka Pottappichchola. A list of all the donees is given with the number of shares each got, being specified. 

No. 588 (Page No.409)

(A. R. No. 588 of 1907)  

Nandaluru, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District

Saumyanatha temple – on the south wall of the central shrine

Sundara Pandya.  Year 17 : 1292-93 A.D. 

This seems to be a record of Jatavarman Sundara-Pandya II (acc. A.D. 1276.) The details of the date are given as Nandana, Mina, su. 10, Wednesday, Pushya which would correspond to A.D. 1293; The record states that on this day one Karumanikkalvan [Ja]ndivarammar the headman of Sirumali residing at Tolur in Tolur-nadu a division of Manavil-kottam in Jayagondasolamandalam caused to be given the sacred bath (tirumanjanam) to Sokkapperumal and his consorts in the temple at Nirandanur. The special mention of the bath probably signifies a pucificatory reconsecration of the deities.

Kulottunga II 

No.49 (Page No.29)

(A. R. No. 49 of. 1907)

Tiruvisalur, Kumbhakonam  Taluk, Tanjavur District

Sivayoganatha temple--- on the same wall 

This is an inscription of the 5th year of Kulottunga-Chaoladeva (II ?), recording an endowment of three plots of land after purchase at Edirilisolamangalam a devadana village to (the temple of ) Tiruvisalur-Uadaiyar, by a lady by name Siriyandal Sani the wife of one Kurovi Atkondan-Bhattan, for the maintenance of a perpetual lamp in the temple with the produce thereof after paying the taxes due on the lands. Edirilichaola and Virudaraja-bhayankara are known to have been the title of king  Kulottunga-Chola I. 

No. 154 (Page No.124)

(A. R. No. 154 of 1907)

Malaikkoyil, Tirumayam Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

Another (rock-cut)cave—on the south wall 

This is an inscription of Parakesarivarman Kulottunga Choladeva, the date of which is lost. It is damaged and seems to record a gift of land.

Published in S.I.I. Vol. III. 

No. 303 (Page No.211)

(A. R. No. 303 of 1907)

Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Mahalingasvami temple – on the same wall

Kulottunga-Chola II :   year 7+1  :  1141-42 A.D. 

The inscription begins with a short introduction with the words Pumevi valar. It registers the sale of 12 veli and 8 ma of  lands, said to have been classified into four different grades (according to yield) in the 4th year of Vikrama-Chola, by the mahasabha of Kulottungasolamangalam separated from the brahmadeya village Keralantaka-chaturvedimangalam, to one Vamanan Anbarkkaraisu alias Tirunaraiyurnattukkon of Tandattottam who was to pay the devarkadamai to the temple and antarayam of 778 kalam and odd of paddy and 21 and odd kasu respectively. The reason for the sale seems to be that the lands became fallow by neglect on account of the sabha’s inability to cultivate them and consequently arrears of the rent due to the temple had accumulated.

No. 343 (Page No.234)

(A. R. No. 343 of 1907)

Tiruvisalur, Kumbhakonam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Sivayoganatha temple – on the same wall

Kulottunga-Chola ;  year 5 

This might be an inscription of Kulottunga II. It records the gift of a silver vessel with a golden nozzle (?), weighing about 104 kalanju, for use in abhisheka of the god Andanayaka, by one Velvetti Uyyakkondar-Bhatta Srivachchadeva-Bhatta. Triruvisalur is here said to be a part of Edirilisola-chaturvedimangalam an agaram in Manni-nadu, a subdivision of Virudarajabhayankara-valanadu.

No. 366 (Page No.253)

(A. R. No. 366 of 1907)

Aduturai, Papanasam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Apatsahayesvara temple – on the south wall of

The mandapa in front of the central shrine

Rajak : Kulottunga-Chola (II) :  year 10 :  1145-46 A.D. 

This is damaged in places. It seems to record an endowment of land after purchase, by one Muppiral Dakshinamurtti-Bhatta, making provision, besides the tax due to the ur for the tirumanairapponagam offering to the god, for the daily supply of six pots of water (from the river) for the sacred bath and for rearing a flower garden for the supply of flowers. At the end of the record the temple Sivabrahmanas agree to burn 4 lamps every day during the services for some gift received from one Pichchadeva-Bhatta of Aranaippuram another resident of the place. The owner of the land purchased by the donor is said to have been a resident of Vikramasola-chaturvedimangalam which is called a Tiruppallippadai (final resting place), obviously of king Vikrama-Chola.

No. 370 (Page No.256)

(A. R. No. 370 of 1907)

Aduturai, Papanasam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Apatsahayesvara temple – on the same wall

Kulottunga-Chola (II) :  year 5  : 1138-39 A.D. 

This is also damaged. It records some gift made by one Kanjapposan Yajna-Narayana-Bhattan of Vikramasola-Chaturvedimangalam, whish is referred to as a  palli [ppadai] of the king, situated in Tiraimur-nadu, for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple.

No. 572 (Page No.391)

(A. R. No. 572 of 1907)  

Nandaluru, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District

Saumyanatha temple – on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th tiers of the south base

Kulottunga II year 8 : 1193-40 A.D. 

The inscription begins with the introduction Pumevu Tirumagal etc. Portions are built in. This is stated to be the charter of the devadana lands of god Kulottungasola-Vinnagar-Alvar and of the demarcation of the four boundaries of the village Kulottungasola-chaturvedimnagalam granted to the Sabha by the chief Madhurantaka Pottappichchola Siddharasa. A list of the former is given in which are included wet and dry lands coconut and areca garden, flower and deserted land (nattappal) and residential areas. (Of the latter?) the charter confirms 52 share-holders in their possession as sarvanamasya recorded as granted in No. 573 below. 

No. 573 (Page No.393)

(A. R. No. 573 of 1907)  

Nandaluru, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District

Saumyanatha temple – on the 4th tier of the south base 

This is built in at the beginning and is also incomplete. In the body of the inscription is mentioned the 8th year of Kulottunga-Chola with details of date Kumbha, ba. 14, Friday, Sravana, Sivaratri corresponding to A.D. 1141, February 7. The nakshatra was of the previous day when it ended at 88 of that day. 

On this date Madhurantaka Pottappichchola Siddharasan is stated to have granted house-sites and lands to 52 Brahmanas and a flower garden (for the temple). With this is found a two line piece of a different inscription dated in Virodhikrit year, recording some gift (of money) to the temple at Kulottungasola-chaturvedimangalam by a certain Malaikiniyaninran Adinadan of Oyma-nadu to secure for himself ‘long life, health and prosperity’.

Rajaraja II

No. 368 (Page No.254)

(A. R. No. 368 of 1907) 

Aduturai, Papanasam Taluk, Tanjavur District

Apatsahayesvara temple – on the same wall

Rajaraja (II)  :  year  16 

This is possibly an inscription of Rajaraja II, in which case the date would be 1161-62 A.D. it is damaged and seems to register a sale of 7 ma of land belonging to the temple to one . . . . . . . kondasola-Pallavaraiyan. The Sivabrahmanas who received the amount from the purchaser agreed to measure out 3 kalam and odd of paddy every year to the temple. The purchaser is said to have improved the land by digging a well therein and to have agreed to certain obligations to fulfill to the temple, which are lost in the damaged portion of the record. Sungatavirttasola-Peraru is referred to as the northern boundary of the land.

Rajadhiraja II

No. 571 (Page No.391)

(A. R. No. 571 of 1907)  

Nandaluru, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District

Saumyanatha temple – on the same base

Rajaraja (II) year 12 : A.D. 1175 

The date is given as Hevilambi, Makara. Su. 1. Saturday, Avittam corresponding to A.D. 1178, January 21. 

The ends of the first two lines are lost. The inscription records the gift of 62 kuli of arecanut garden by one Pattinankilan Devar to provide for the offerings of tirupponagam to the god Kulottunga[sola-Vinnagar-Alvar] at Kulottungasola-chaturvedimangalam an agara-brahmadeya of Nirandanur in Merpakkai-nadu, a division of Adhirajendra-mandalam.

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