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....
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.