PALLAVA DESCENDENT AS PĀṆḌYA OFFICIAL

          We know that after Aprājita pallava who was killed by Āditya Coḹa, the pallava race lost its glory and became a subordinate one without any significance. We know that Āditya coḹa married Tribhuvanamādevi from pallava race. Karandai plates of Rājendra I claim that Parāntaka I fought with pallavas. Pārthivendrādivarmā, was the in charge of…

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NEW AND IMPORTANT INSCRIPTION FROM KĀÑCĪ KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE

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I have already posted two unpublished Sanskrit inscription of Sundara Pāṇḍya and a fragmentary inscription of Parāntaka I from Kāñcī kāmāṣi amman temple. The following new inscription is found near the Vināyaka shrine of the Ṛṣi gopura. By seeing the lines I was excited. Because the term “Priya Nāccuyār” is found in this Pre-Vijayanagara inscription….

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DAŚĀVATĀRA INSCRIPTION FROM RAṄGANĀTHA SVĀMI TEMPLE, ŚRĪ RAṄGAM

The following inscription is inscribed on the west wall of the Pakal pattu Maṇḍapam and published in South Indian Inscriptions – Vol XXIV with the number No 488. The record is damaged. Describes the ten avatāras in verses and records gifts of lamps for Raṅganātha, Lakṣmī, Viṣvaksena, Garutmān etc. and gold for conducting festivals and…

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DEVĀRA TRIO FROM SANSKRIT INSCRIPTION

          Appar, Sambandhar and Sundara Mūrti are called as Devāra Trio since they composed  the Tamil hymns “Devāram”. They are considered as the important amongst the 63 śiva bhaktas. The images of these three along with Māṇikya vācaka are installed and being worshipped in almost all the śiva temples of Tamilnadu. An interesting inscription from…

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NEW FRAGMENTARY INSCRIPTION OF PARĀNTAKA I FROM KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE

          The following inscription is found on the floor before the śāstā shrine of Kāmākṣi amman temple, Kāñcīpuram. Though it is fragmentary it has some value in the history of the temple. So far the fragmentary inscriptions of Rājarāja I was considered as the earliest of the temple. Since the later copy of the inscription…

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AGASTYA’S INCARNATION FROM ANDHRA INSCRIPTION

The following inscription is found on two beams built into the roof of the Maṇḍapa in front of Avimukteśvara shrine, Penukonda, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. The date of the inscription is given in Bhūta saṅkhyā as Giri-akṣi-vahni-sudhāmarīci, Pārthiva cyclic year and śukla pakṣa Daśamī, Sunday. The date from these details can be fixed as February…

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