The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Dynastic Index

Topographical Index

Text of the Inscriptions 

Chalukyas Eastern

Cholas

Pandya

Dutch

Hoysalas

Kakatiyas

Marathas of Tanjore 

Pallava

Qutb Shahis

Rashtrakuta

Reddis

Rulers of Kongu

Sambuvarayas

Vijayanagara

Other Feudatories

Miscellaneous

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
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Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

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Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

(INSCRIPTION COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1908-09)

ummattor chiefs

Vira Nanajaraya-udaiyar

No. 210 (Page No 137)

(A. R. No. 198 of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District

Slab set up near the Kalyana-mandapa  in the same temple.

Vira-Nanjaraya-udaiyar : Saka 1419, Pingala =1497-98 A. D.

This inscription records a gift of 3 panam, made by a certain Onnakkalachchettiyar, son of Nandaganachettiyar, one of the merchants of Emmarkal in Tenakkadambai-nadu for food-offerings daily during the mid-day worship to the deity Avinasi-ilingan in Dakshina-Varanasi. It is stated that the amount of 3 panam was the monthly interest of 15 pon lent by the donor to some persons including Tanikar Avadaiya Nambiyar. 

No. 213 (Page No 140)

(A. R. No. 201 of 1909)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District

Slab set up in front of the gopura of the same temple.

Krishnaraja-Vadeya of Mahisuru ruling at Srirangapattana. S. 1678,

Kali 4857, Dhatri=1756 A.D. 

This incomplete inscription records that Sankarayya, son of Madanayya and grandson of Mdayya who is the son of Virayya and an officer (gurikara) at Coimbatore and a karyakarta of dalavayi Devarajayya, an agent of the king in this part of the country, is stated to have carried out the renovation of the temples at Avinasi including the manadapas, the gopuras, the prakara walls, the paved flooring (nelakattu) and the tank for the floating festival (teppakola).  He is also stated to have set up a Panchalinga called Samkaresvara in the south-east corner of the prakara of Avinasisvira temple here.  Also it registers a grant of land made after purchase, to the above deity for the maintenance of lamp and worship.  The details of grant land are not given in the record. 

No. 220 (Page No 144)

(A. R. No. 208 of 1909.)

Nambiyur, Gobichettipalayam Taluk, Coimbatore District

Two broken pieces of a slab set up in Pudur, a hamlet of Nambiyur.

Mahamandalesvara Vira-Nanjanna-udaiyar : Isvara, Chittiral=1517 A. D.

This fragmentary inscription now contains only the name of the ruler and the few details of the date given above. 

No. 222 (Page No 145)

(A. R. No. 210 of 1909.)

Pattanam, Palladam Taluk, Coimbatore District

Slab set up in the village.

Mahamandalesvara Vira-Nanjana-udaiyar : Piravava (Prabhava),

Chittiral, 1=1570 A. D. ? March 28 (Sunday). The cyclic year falls in Saka 1429.

This inscription is damaged at the end. It records that a certain Madukkadu in Vayiraikka-nadu was in ruins for a long time and that six merchants (names specified) belonging to the group of Adichettis of Srinatha-pattanam of the king. Arranged to recolonise the place to make it into a Nanadesippattanam as well as an Anjinan-pugal-idam. It also mentions Irajarajapurachchavadi, Elukarai-nadu, a temple and Suvarmadi.

Vira Chikkaraya-udaiyar

No. 211 (Page No 138)

(A. R. No. 199 of 1909.)

Avanashi, Avanashi Taluk, Coimbatore District

Another slab set up near the same mandapa.

Vira-Chikkaraya-udaiyar : Saka 1430, Vibhava, Karttigai 15=1508 A. D.  November 13 (Monday).

This inscription is much damaged in its middle and end parts.

The ruler is stated to be the son of Vira-Nanjaraya-udaiyar.  The inscription records a gift of 4 panam, being the monthly interest on the capital of 20 pon, made by a certain Oduvanajayan, son of Nanjana-chettiyar, a merchant of Emmarakal in Tinaikkanambai-nadu (Terkanambi-nadu), to provide for food offerings during a daily periodical worship instituted in the donor’s name to the deity Avinasi-lingam in Dakshina-Varanasi.  The amount of
20 pon was take on loan by some persons who were enjoined to give the interest of 4 panam monthly to carry out the object of the endowment eternally. 

Virapratapa Chikkadeveraja

No. 221 (Page No 144)

(A. R. No. 209 of 1909.)

Satyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam Taluk, Coimbatore District

East and north walls of the temple of Andavarkoyil on the Daulagiri hill.

Virapratapa-Chikkadevaraja, ruling at Maisur : S. 1598, Nala,

Chittirai 1=1676 A. D., March 29 (Wednesday). 

This inscription refers to the ruler well as his feudatory Dalavay Nanjanathayyan, son of Kulale Mallarajayyan who is described as the ruler’s sarvva-karyya-dhurandharar and Sivabhakt-agresarar, ruling at Satyamangalam. It records that a temple for the god Kumarasvami was caused to be constructed on the Dhavalagiri hill which was known as the Dirvasa-kshetra and was situated on the confluence of the rivers Chintamani and Bhavani and which was situated on the northern bank of the Bhavani in Satyamangalam included in Oduvanga-nadu, by Ranganatha-chetti, the son of Appi-chetti and grandson of Appana-chetti of the Kaveririshi-gotra and Sinna-chetti, the son of Tirivi-chetti and grandson of Kuruppu-chetti of the Kabandhamaharishi-gotre, who were nagarattars of the place called Vinnappalli. These and all other nagarattars are stated to have built the tank at Maladipputtur at a cost of 300 pon. It is also stated that these nagarattars purchased two salagais of nanjai land from the palace and gifted one salagai to provide for worship to the deity Kumarasvami and the other salagai to the Mahadevarmatha at Haradanahalli.

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