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.