TIRUVAṆṆĀMALAI INSCRIPTION OF RĀJARĀJA VĀṆAKOVARAIYA

The following inscription is in the gopura called Kiḷigopuram in the Tiruvaṇṇāmalai temple. The inscription eulogies the fame of Rājarāja vāṇakovaraiyan who gilded temple with gold. Some great port called Kavirāja wrote the poem. The period of the inscription can be calculated from another inscription from the temple which informs that Rājarāja vāṇakovaraiya who gilded…

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TWO NEW SANSKRIT INSCRIPTIONS FROM KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE

இரண்டாம் வடமொழிக்கல்வெட்டு.

The presiding deity of Kāñcīpuram and one of the Śaktipīṭhas is situated at the centre of the city. The deity of the temple is Kāmākṣī and the temple is named as “Kāmakoṣṭha” (Kāmakoṭṭa in tamil). The shrine for Dharma Śāstā at this temple is known in connection with Karikāla legend. Aḍiyārkku nallār commentary written in…

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TWO INSCRIPTIONS FROM KAILĀSANĀTHA TEMPLE, KANCHIPURAM

New inscription from Kailāsanātha temple

            Inscriptions starting from Pallavas, Coḹas and Vijayanagara period were copied from the Kailāsanātha temple Kāñcīpuram. Still there are two inscriptions which are not recorded in the S.I.I Volume I. INSCRIPTION I             This inscription is inscribed inside a Devakulikā which is at the corner right to the temple. Since this is inscribed inside wall,…

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