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....

Uttama Chola Isvaram Udaiya Mahadevar temple

Of this temple at Kalpe Korale in Sri Lanka, we know very little beyond the name. On a pillar slab at Etakade in Kalpe Korale, there is an inscription of the twenty-eighth year (possibly of Rajaraja I) which registers a gift of three velis of land for a lamp to the temple of Uttama-Chola-Isvaram Udaiya Mahadevar, by a certain Arangan Iramesan (ARE 615 of 1912). In all likelihood this temple was built during the days of Rajendra I’s viceroyalty in Sri Lanka.

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: