by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam | 1960 | 105,501 words
This volume of Chola Temples covers Parantaka I to Rajaraja I in the timeframe A.D. 907-985. The Cholas of Southern India left a remarkable stamp in the history of Indian architecture and sculpture. Besides that, the Chola dynasty was a successful ruling dynasty even conquering overseas regions....
Tirruvannamalai has a long recorded history with 125 inscriptions ranging from the days of Parantaka I (10th century) to the days of Sadasiva Raya of Vijayanagar (16th century).
It is believed that there was an earlier temple during the days of Appar (7th century a.d.) who has sung a hymn on the glory of Anu-Annamalai, whose temple is situated on the western side of the circuit round the hill.