Middle Chola Temples

by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam | 1975 | 141,178 words

This volume of Chola Temples covers Rajaraja I to Kulottunga I in the timeframe A.D. 985-1070. 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....

Inscriptional References: General

1. Larger Leyden Grant (Rajaraja I and Rajendra I); Epigraphia Indica XXII, 34.

2. Tiruvalangadu Copper Plate Grant; sixth year of Rajendra I; SI I, III, Pt. Ill, 205.

3. Karandai Tamil Sangam Copper Plate Grant; eighth year of Rajendra I; Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy 1949-50; Section A, 57 and 58.

4. Journal of Oriental Research; XIX, Part II.

5. Kalidindi Grant of the Eastern Chalukya King Rajaraja I (Narendra); Epigraphia Indica XXIX, Pt. Ill, 8.

6. Kanyakumari Stone Inscription of Vira Rajendra; Epigraphia Indica XV and XVIII.

7. Tirumukkudal Stone Inscription of the fifth year of Vira Rajendra; Epigraphia Indica XXI, 38.

8. Charla Plates of the seventh year of Vira Rajendra—- Saka 991—a. d. 1069; Epigraphia Indica XXV.

9. South Indian Inscriptions Vol. II, Pts. I to V.

10. Tirukkalar Plate of Rajendra Chola I, eighteenth regnal year; SII, III, Pt. IV, 207. It registers the extent of devadana lands belonging to the temple of Mahadevar at Tirukkalar.

11. Tirukkalar Plate of Rajadhiraja I, thirty-first regnal year; SII, III, Pt. IV, 208. Tirukkalar is 16 kms south-east of Mannargudi, Tanjavur District. The historical introduction states that the king took the head of Vira Pandya, Salai of the Chera king and Ilangai (Sri Lanka).

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