The following inscription was found on a rock locally called as Aḍukkaṅgal, up the hill near the village Tenmādi Maṅgalam, Polūr taluq. The inscription is in Sanskrit and inscribed in Grantha characters of 10th – 11th CE. The inscription is recorded in the ARE report 1933-34 with the number 50. Since the text is not published yet, I hereby publish the same after getting the exptempage from ASI.

The inscription is in a predictive mode and tells that Lord Viṣṇu will born as Rājarāja and Bṛhaspati will born as his minister “Jayanta”. They will measure the world and will build a city at the top of the Triśūla hill. Though it belongs to the period of Rājarāja, it refers the incidents in future tense. I think, the inscription is not completed and starting of a long inscription. The portion after this would give the meaning that “to prove the above prediction, Rājarāja was born and he accomplished the tasks”. But the rest of the portions are not carved. But there is no city structure found up the hill. Hence that would be a mere prediction.

Though this inscription is not significant in terms of history, the name of the minister of the king is found in this inscription.


Line 1: वासुदेवो महाविष्णुः राजराजो भविष्यति।
Line 2: जयन्तो वाक्पतिर्म्मन्त्री तस्य राज्ञो भविष्यति।
Line 3: तत्काले जगतो मानं करिष्यति जगत्पतिः।
Line 4: तन्नाम्ना नगरीन्दिव्याम् त्रिशूलोच्चगिरौ पुरी।।

Metre : Anuṣṭup

वासुदेवो महाविष्णुः राजराजो भविष्यति।

जयन्तो वाक्पतिर्म्मन्त्री तस्य राज्ञो भविष्यति।

vāsudevo mahāviṣṇuḥ rājarājo bhaviṣyati|

jayanto vākpatirmmantrī tasya rājño bhaviṣyati|

          The lord Mahāviṣṇu, son of Vasudeva will born as Rājarāja. Bṛhaspati, the minister (of gods) will be the minister to the king with the name “Jayanta”.

Metre : Anuṣṭup

तत्काले जगतो मानं करिष्यति जगत्पतिः।

तन्नाम्ना नगरीन्दिव्याम् त्रिशूलोच्चगिरौ पुरी।।

tatkāle jagato mānaṁ kariṣyati jagatpatiḥ|

tannāmnā nagarīndivyām triśūloccagirau purī||

The emperor will measure the world during his reign. He will build a divine city with his name above the Triśūla hill.

It can be mentioned that the Triśūla hill, mentioned here is the Navira Malai referred in the Tamil literature and a temple of Kāri Uṇḍi is said to exist there.

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