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....
Kalameghapperumal temple (Gandagopala Vinnagar)
We learn from an inscription found in Kanchipuram (ARE 415 of 1919) that a temple dedicated to Vishnu, called that of Gandagopala Vinnagar Kalameghapperumal, was in existence by the 22nd year of Rajaraja III and that the village of Pundi was given as tiruvidaiyattam by Madhurantaka Pottapichchola Manumasiddharasan Tirukkalatti devan alias Gandagopalan. This Vishnu temple must have been built around a.d. 1238.