Kiranur, Kīranūr: 1 definition



Kiranur means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)

Kīranūr is an archaeologically important site situated in Nannilam-taluk (Tanjore district, Madras), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Kīranūr there is a damaged inscription in the Tamil language on the north wall, ardhamaṇḍapa, Śivalokanāthar temple. It seems in record a gift of land free of taxes, as archunābhoga to Viṣṇubhaṭṭan Veṅgaḍavan, a Vaikhānasa Brāhmāṇa of the Gautama gotra, resident of Kīranūr.

This inscription belongs to king Rāja-Rājakesarivarman of the Chola dynasty.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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