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....

In the main temple in Nallur, a village in the Tanjavur district, there is a shrine for Ganapati.

Vinayaka Pillaiyar shrine

From an inscription of the fifth year of Rajaraja III (a.d. 1221: ARE 58 of 1911), we find that the temple servants of the Nallur temple (pala-pani-nivandakkarar) built this shrine calling it the Agambadi Vinayakappillaiyar temple; they sold to the temple 100 hull of land at 40 kasu per kuli, together with four yielding coconut trees cosdng 600 kasu and four unyielding trees costing 400 kasu.

This is a dated shrine of the days of Rajaraja III.

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