The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Volume - III

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part - I

Inscription at Ukkal

Melpadi

Karuvur

Manimangalam

Tiruvallam

Part - II

Kulottunga-Chola I

Vikrama Chola

Virarajendra I

Kulottunga-Chola III

Part - III

Aditya I

Parantaka I

Gandaraditya

Parantaka II

Uttama-Chola

Parthivendravarman

Aditya II Karikala

Part - IV

copper-plate Tirukkalar

Tiruchchengodu

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XV.- Inscriptions of Parthivendravarman or Parthivendradhipativarman, who took the head of Vira-Pandya

No. 162 to 165 Vaikuntha-Perumal, Vishnu temples at Tirumalpuram

No. 152 to 155 Vaikuntha-Perumal, Madariamman temples

No. 156 to 157 Kharapurisvara, Vaikuntha-Perumal temples

No. 158 to 161 On the east and north wall of the Vaikuntha-Perumal temple

No. 166 to 170 Jalanathesvara temple at Takkolam

No. 171 to 176 Subrahmanya, Vaikuntha-Perumal, Masilamanisvara temples

No. 177 to 180 Siva, Varaha-Perumal temples

No. 181 to 184 Tiruvalisvara,  Vaikuntha-Perumal, Jalanathesvara temples

No. 185 to 189 Varaha-Perumal, Tiruvalisvara, Ullagaikulunda temples

No. 190 to 194 Jalanathesvara, Selliyamman, Vishnu temples

No. 195 to 198 Masilamanisvara, Manikanthesvara, Vishnu temples

No. 162.— ON THE SAME WALL[1]

This record states that in the 3rd year of Parthivendradhipativarman who took the head of Vira-Pandya, certain lands belonging to the village which did not fetch any tax, were given free of taxes by the village assembly to a temple at Uttaramerur-chaturvedimangalam.

(Line 1.) Hail ! Prosperity ! In the 3rd year of (the reign of) Parthivendradhipativarman who took the head of Vira-Pandya, (this is) the writing of us (the members) of the big assembly of Uttaramerur-chaturvedimangalam.  The following lands from among the lands of our village which, not paying any tax are (the common property) of the village, were given free of all taxes as long as the moon and the sun (last) for sacred lamps, sacred offerings and for worship of the god (perumanadigal) Srila . . . . . . . . . . . . of our village : -

(L. 3.) 470 Kuli in the first sadukkam (situated) to the east of (the path called) Marapidugu-vadi of the fifth kannaru to the south of (the channel called) Sridevivaykkal; 552 kuli in the fifth sadukkam (situated) to the east of (the path called) Paramesvara-vadi of the fourth kannaru to the north of the village ; 452 kuli in the second sadukkam (situated) to the east of (the path called) Marapidugu-vadi of the third kannaru to the south of (the channel called) Sridevi-vaykkal; in the same place 120 kuli in the first sadukkam (situated) to the east of the above-said vadi of the fifth kannaru ;  in all for the quarter land (kanilam) included herein we received purvacharam from Sandiran Elunurruvan alias Nulamba Mayilattiyar of Kandapurattu-pettai and ordered these lands to be free from any kind of tax such as irai, echchoru, vetti, amanji.  Those who say ‘Let this perish’ shall incur the sins committed (by sinners living) between Ganga (the Ganges) and Kumari (Cape Comorin).

No. 163.— ON THE SAME WALL[2]

This is a record of the lands owned by the temple of Tirumalirunjolai at Uttarameru-chaturvedimangalam, drawn up in the 3rd year of Parthivendradhipativarman who took the head of Vira-Pandya.

(Line 1.) Hail ! Prosperity ! In the3rd year of (the reign of) Parthivendradhipativarman who took the head of Vira-Pandya, (this is) the writing of us (the members) of the big assembly of Uttarameru-chaturvedimangalam . . . . . . . . . . . in Kaliyur-[kottam].  (The following are) the lands of the god in (the temple of) Tirumalirunjolai in our village : -

(L. 2.) 360 kuli of first rate (land) in the first sadukkam east of (the path called) Marapidugu-vadi in the tenth kannaru, south of (the channel) Sridevi-vaykkal ; in the same place, 7 ¾  kuli  of first rate channel – (?) (land) in the first (sadukkam) of the eleventh kannaru ; 370 kuli of first rate land in the first square of the eleventh kannaru ; 240 kuli of first rate (land) in the same place; and 130 kuli of first rate areca (land) in the fifth square (sadukkam), west of (the path called) Paramesvara-vadi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . north of (the lane called) Subrahmanya-narasam.  In all 1,107 ¾ kuli of cultivated (?) land (tukuli) equal to . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

No. 164.— ON THE SAME WALL[4]

This inscription records that in the 3rd year of king Parthivendradhipativarman who took the head of Vira-Pandya, certain lands were given by the great assembly of Uttaramelur-chaturvedimangalam to the god Mahavishnu of the Somaneri temple of Uttaramallur, for lamps, offerings and worship.

(Line 1.) Hail ! Prosperity ! In the 3rd year of (the reign of) Parthivendradhipativarman who took the head of Vira-Pandya, (this is) the writing of us (the members) of the big assembly of Uttaramelur-chaturvedimangalam, (a village) in its own subdivision in Kaliyur-kottam.  The following lands were granted for sacred offerings, sacred lamps and archanabhoga to (the temple of) Mahavishnu at Somaneri in our village: -

(L. 2.) 160 kuli of first rate (land) in the seventh sadukkam (situated) to the east of (the path called) Marapidugu-vadi of the twelfth kannaru to the north of (the channel called) Sridevi-vaykkal; 80 kuli of first (rate land) in the same place; in the same place, 120 kuli  of first (rate land) in the first sadukkam, (situated) to the east of (the path called) Palla [va]narana-vadi of the eleventh kannaru ; 410 kuli of first (rate land) in the third sadukkam (situated) to the west of (the path called) Vedelvidugu-vadi of the first kannaru to the north of Vayiramega-vadi; 240 kuli of first (rate land) in the third sadukkam (situated) to the east of (the path called) Pallavanarana-vadi of the third kannaru to the south of (the channel called) Sridevi-vaykkal ; 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . of second rate (land) in the first sadukkam (situated) to the west of (the path called) Uttarameru-vadi of the first kannaru to the south of Vayiramega-vadi; and 480 kuli of second rate (land) . . . . . . . . .  and . . . . . . . . . . . (and) 240 kuli of first rate (land) in the first sadukkam (situated) to the east of (the path called) Pallavanarana-vadi of the . . . . . . . . . .. kannaru to [the north] of (the channel called) Sridevi-vaykkal.

(L. 6.) We, (the members) of the big assembly having received purvacharam from Sandiran Elunurruva Nulamba-Mayilatti for the above land, ordered it to be free from all taxes as long as the moon and the sun (last).  We shall not show any kind of (tax), such as irai, echchoru, amanji, vetti against this (land).  We (the members) of the big assembly (also) ordered that if (any such taxes are) shown (against it), each person (so showing) shall be liable to pay a fine of twenty-five kalanju of gold in the court of justice (dharmasana).

No. 165.— ON THE SOUTH WALL OF THE CENTRAL SHRINE IN THE RUINED VISHNU TEMPLE AT TIRUMALPURAM[5]

This mutilated inscription dated in the 3rd year of {Par]thivendravarman mentions the Brahman assembly (sabha) of Ilai-Vallam in Damar-kottam and the measure called Uragattu-ninrar, by which oil was evidently measured out for maintaining a lamp in the temple of Govindapadi-alvar.  Uragattu-ninrar must refer to the Vishnu temple of Ulagalanda-Perumal at Conjeeveram whose name according to the Vaishnava scriptures (Nalayiraprabandham) was Uragam.

(Line 1.) . . . . .. .  . . . . . . . .. . Narayana whose innermost heart was moved by devotion for the feet of the husband of Sri (i.e., Vishnu) [made] to . . . . . . . .  . .. . . . . . . . Govi[ndapadi] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . in the Brahman assembly (sabha) of [Ila]-Valla in Damar-kotta.

(L. 2.) In the 3rd year of . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . .  . . ..  [Par]thivendravarman we (the members) of the assembly of Ilai-Vallam in Damar-kottam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for the gold received by us from Narayana-Kramavittan alias Vaidumbaraditta-Brahmadirajan of Ikkattu-[kotta] . . . . . . . . . . .  .. . . . . . . . . . . . .We (the members) of the assembly [agreed] . . . . . . . . ..  .. . oil till the moon and the sun (last) by the nali (measure) which was equal to the measure (kal) (called after the god) Uragattu-ninrar, to (the temple of) the glorious Govindapadi-Alvar.

(L. 5.) If we failed (to continue the charity) by not pouring (the oil), we shall incur the sins committed by the sinners between Ganga and Kumari.  If we deviated from this . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. .  We unanimously give our consent to the fined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Even after paying this fine, we shall pour out the oil without stopping it.  This oil shall be supplied every month by us. . . . . . . . .


[1]  No. 17 of 1898.

[2]  No. 21 of 1898.

[3]  The extent of land is expressed by a group of symbols ; see 1. 5 of the text.

[4]  No. 26 of 1898.

[5]  No. 304 of 1906.

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