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....

Tummuru or Tumuru is a village in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and the local Vishnu temple is dedicated to Karumanikkap-Perumal.

Karumanikkap-perumal temple

We learn from an inscription found in this temple that one Tyagasamudrapettai Vimarasan, belonging to the ‘kingdom’ of Madhurantaka Pottapichchola alias Ganda-gopalan Tirukkalattidevan, built the temple and the tirumaligai of Karumanikkapperumal in Tumbaiyur alias Jayangondasola chaturvedimangalam (N.I.S. 12). This record is dated in the 13th regnal year of Rajaraja III and could therefore be dated to a.d. 1229.

In the 23rd year of this ruler, a prominent local citizen, Erama Reddi, son of Rajendra Muvendavelan, the kaniyalan of Tiruvam-bur, gave one madai for the sandhi vilakku to Karumanikkap-Perumal (N.I.S. 17).

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