Later Chola Temples

by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam | 1979 | 143,852 words

This volume of Chola Temples covers Kulottunga I to Rajendra III in the timeframe A.D. 1070-1280. 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....

Tiruppugalur is a village in the Nannilam taluk of the Tanjavur district. The Agnisvara temple here has already been dealt with in my Early Ckola Temples (pp. 246-7).

Agnisvara (Pugalur Devar) temple

From an inscription of the second year of Vikrama Chola found in this temple (ARE 97 of 1927-28), it is learnt that a piece of land was sold for the maintenance of a hospital for tending the sick and the destitute; it was established on the north bank of the Mudikondasolap-pereri at Tiruppugalur. And the Assembly of Kshatriyanatha chaturvedimangalam met in a hall known by the name of Naralokaviran mandapa in the temple of Pugalur devar and made a remission of the tax on land gifted for the maintenance of the hospital.

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