Valanadu: 2 definitions
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India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: A study of place names of Nalgonda district
Valanadu is one of the terms designating an ‘administrative division’ used in the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh.—Valanadu literally means in Tamil “a fertile country”. But Valavan was the dynastic name of the Cholas and Valavar was the name of the people of Cholanad who were mainly agriculturists. Valavan-nadu is a better explanation than Valavar-nadu because there is no mention of valanadu outside the dominion of the Cholas, and no other dynasty in Andhra had employed this appellation. It was initiated by Rajaraja-I in C.A.D.1000 and continued upto C.A.D. 1250. The Cholas seem to have used it as a synonym of rashtra or desa. Some of the valanadus of Andhra Pradesh were Gangagondachola-valanadu, Jayakulamanikka-valanadu, Uttamachola-valanadu, and so on.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Vaḻanāḍu.—(IE 8-4; EI 25), Tamil; a province; a district consisting of sub-divisions called kuṟṟam or nāḍu. Note: vaḻanāḍu is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Appointment of Temple Servants and Administrative Arrangements < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]
Temples in Tirumangalam < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Tirumalavadi < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Valuvur < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Kuttalam < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Ambar-makalam < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)