181 to 184 Tiruvalisvara, Vaikuntha-Perumal, Jalanathesvara
152 to 155 Vaikuntha-Perumal, Madariamman temples
156 to 157 Kharapurisvara, Vaikuntha-Perumal temples
158 to 161 On the east and north wall of the Vaikuntha-Perumal
162 to 165 Vaikuntha-Perumal, Vishnu temples at Tirumalpuram
166 to 170 Jalanathesvara temple at Takkolam
171 to 176 Subrahmanya, Vaikuntha-Perumal, Masilamanisvara temples
177 to 180 Siva, Varaha-Perumal temples
185 to 189 Varaha-Perumal, Tiruvalisvara, Ullagaikulunda temples
190 to 194 Jalanathesvara, Selliyamman, Vishnu temples
195 to 198 Masilamanisvara, Manikanthesvara, Vishnu temples
181.— ON A SLAB LYING IN THE COURTYARD OF THE TIRUVALISVARA TEMPLE
AT PADI (TIRUVALIDAYAM)
record registers that in the 6th year of king
Parthivendravarman the assembly of Kurattur alias
Parantaka-chaturvedimangalam sold 1,350 kuli of manjikkam
land to the temple of Tiruvalidayil and made it tax-free.
1.) Hail ! Prosperity ! In the 6th year (of the reign) of
king Parthivendravarman, we (the members) of the assembly of
Kurattur alias the prosperous Parantaka-chaturvedimangalam,
(a village) in Ambatturerikilnadu, (a subdivision) of Pulal-kottam,
being (engaged in) selling the land, the manjikkam of the
assembly in the southern fields of our village, sold tax-free to the
(god) Mahadeva (Siva) of Tiruvalidayil, (a village) in Tudamuninadu,
(a subdivision) of Puliyur-kottam 1,350 kuli of land
(measured) by the rod of sixteen spans and comprised within the
following four boundaries, viz., : — east side : west of
the channel through which the water of the Abattur tank flows to
Konrur ; south side : north of the channel through which the water
of the Ambattur tank flows to Villipakkam and Konrur ; west side :
the manjikkam (land) belonging to the sabha ; Having
fully received the due sale amount on this (land), we (the members)
of the assembly sold (it) tax-free to the (god)
Mahadeva (Siva) at Tiruvalidayil.
The Mahadeva of Tiruvalidayil also received by purchase after
paying up fully the due amount of sale, the land comprised within
these four boundaries not excluding (any portion of) the land
contained therein. The
right for the water of the tank and that for the channel through
which the water flows shall belong to this land in the same way (after
sale) as (it did) when we possessed it.
We have received fully the sale money agreed upon, removed
the tax and sold (it) tax-free.
19.) If this be violated, we agree to pay when demanded
a penalty of one kalanju of gold daily to the king to be
credited as a fund to the court of justice.
We (the members) of the assembly (further agree)
that even after paying this penalty (manrupadu), we shall
obviate any hindrance that might be caused to this land from the
king ruling our village. I,
the elderly headman of this village Ninrai Nurrenma-bhattan (myself)
being a member of the assembly, wrote (this) by order of the sabha.
I, Narasingabhattan, a member of the Tiruvalidayil assembly (kuttam),
bear witness to this, I, Damodara-bhattan of the Nulappiyarrur
assembly, bear witness to this.
I, Divakara-bhattan of the Konrur assembly, bear witness to
Tiruvorriyuran gave a lamp-stand for burning (the lamp), from
(the produce of) this land.
Having received (the produce from) this land, we the
great men of the interior (of the temple) agreed to burn one
perpetual lamp as long as the moon and the sun (last).
This (charity) is (placed) under the protection
of all Mahesvaras.
182.— ON THE NORTH WALL OF THE VAIKUNTHA —
PERUMAL TEMPLE AT UTTARAMALLUR
inscription records a gift of land by Sandran Elunurruvan alias
Nulamba Mayilatti, a resident of the hamlet of Ranavirappadi in
Kanchipuram, to the temple of Tiruvunnaur (i.e., Tiruvunniyur
of No. 179 above) at Uttarameru-chaturvedimangalam, in the 6th
year of Parthivendradhipativarman, who took the head of the Pandya (king).
1.) Hail ! Prosperity ! In the 6th year of (the reign
of) Parthivendradhipativarman who took the head of the Pandya (king),
(this is) the writing of us (the members) of the
assembly of Uttarameru-chaturvedimangalam, (a village) in its
(own) subdivision in Kaliyur-kottam.
The following are the lands which Sandran Elunurruvan alias
Nulamba Mayilatti of Ranavirappadi, (a hamlet) of Kanchipuram
acquired for sribalibhoga out of the lands lying waste (Vizhuviyai
kidantha nilam) in our village and gave as sribalibhoga
to the god (perumanadigal) of Tiruvunnaur : -
3.) 240 kuli of second rate (land) of the first sadukkam
(situated) to the west of (the path called) Paramesvara-vadi
in the fourteenth kannaru, north of (the lane called)
Subrahmanya-narasam ; 240 kuli of second rate (land)
of the eighth sadukkam, west of the path which went stright
to the (tank) Kavanur-eri in the eighteenth kannaru,
north of (the lane called) Subrahmanya-narasam ; 300 kuli of
fourth rate (land) of the sixth sadukkam east of (the
path called) Pallavanarana-vadi in the sixteenth kannaru,
south of the channel Sridevi-vaykkal; and 240 kuli of second
rate (land) of the ninth and tenth sadukkam, east of (the
path called) Marapidugu-vadi) in the seventeenth kannaru,
north of (the lane called) Subrahmanya-narasam.
1 and 2 of note.) 480 kuli of
second rate (land) in the sixth square (situated) in
the east of (the path called) Pallavanaranavadi in thetwenty-second
kannaru, west of (the lane called) Subrahmanya-narasam.
In all, these (are) seven padagam (of land).
We (the members) of the assembly of
Uttarameru-chaturvedimangalam have received purvacharam from
this person declared that no tax, echchoru, vetti and amanji
shall be shown (in the account books) by us against these
lands as long as the moon and the sun (exist) and had (this)
engraved on stone. I,
the arbitrator, Sivadasan Brahmapriyan, wrote (this) under
orders of the great men, being myself in the assembly.
183.— ON THE SOUTH WALL OF THE SAME TEMPLE
the 7th year of (the reign of) king
Parthive[ndradhipativarman] who took the head of the Pandya (king),
the assembly of [Uttarameru-cha]turvedmangalam declared some lands
of the temple of Kurukshetra at that village tax-free, on receiving purvacharam
from a certain Ammatti Sirrambalavan of Perumpattanam in
temple of Kurukshetra has been already referred to in No. 160 above.
! Prosperity ! In the 7th year of (the reign of)
king Parthive[ndradhipativarman], who took the head of the Pandya (king),
(this is) [the writing] of us (the members) of the
great assembly of [Uttarameru-cha]turvedimangalam in its own
subdivision in Kaliyur-kottam.
The following is the land which we (the members) of
the assembly gave tax-free to the lord of (the temple of)
Kurukshetra of our village after
receiving purvacharam from
Ammatti Sirrambalavan . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . of
Perumpattanam in Pattana-nadu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . west of (the path called)
Uttarameru-vadi in the twelfth kannaru, north of (the path
called) Vayiramega-vadi .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . .
184.— ON THE WEST WALL FO THE CENTRAL SHRINE IN THE JALANATHESVARA
TEMPLE AT TAKKOLAM
record registers a gift of sheep for a lamp to the temple of
Tiruvural-Alvar by a certain Kumaradi-nangai in the 7th
year of king Parthivendradhipativarman.
! Prosperity ! In the 7th year (of the reign) of
king Parthivendradhipativarman, Kumaradi-nangai, daughter of
Nandiri-nanagai, daughter of Devanar of Tiruvural, (a suburb)
of Takkola, gave ninety-six sheep which would neither die nor grow
old, to the god (alvar) of Tiruvural for a perpetual lamp. Paiyan Tiruvural was the shepherd who took charge (of
these ninety-six sheep) and agreed to supply daily one ulakku
of liquid ghee (neiyannai). The
sacred feet of those who protect this charity shall be on (my)