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....

Vayalaikkavur is a small village in the Chingleput district. There is a small Siva temple in this village.

Shiva temple

From an inscription dated in the 27th year of Rajaraja III found in this temple, we learn that one Varanavasi Udaiyan Kalappalan constructed a stone temple and a at the village of Vayalaikkavur and consecrated the image of the God. He also made an endowment of one madai for burning a perpetual lamp.

This is a dated temple (a.d. 1243) which came into existence in the closing years of Rajaraja III’s reign.

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