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....
Tirumananjeri and its temple of Udvahanathasvamin have already been dealt with in an earlier volume (Early Chola Temples, pp. 188-90).
A record of the seventh year of Rajaraja III found in this temple refers to the benefactions of a noble lady, who was the wife of Kannamangalam Udaiyan Vimappillai, and daughter of Puliyur Udaiyan Aditta Devan, the Chief of Milalai nadu.
She raised money by public subscription for building the shrine of the Goddess in the local temple, for erecting (setting up) a called ‘Alala-sundara’ for the use of Pugalivendar of Pundi and for offerings, lamps, etc. Thus the Amman shrine can be attributed to this period (seventh year of Rajaraja III—a.d. 1223).