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....

Raja Mahendra, the heir-apparent of Rajendra deva II, appears to have died even during his father’s lifetime. He is said to have made a gift of a jewel to Lord Ranganatha at Srirangam as also a “serpent-bed” studded with precious stones; one of the streets of that town was also named after him as Raja Mahendran Tiruvidi. His participation in the campaign against the Western Chalukyas has already been mentioned.

His prasasti commences with “tirumagal vilanga virunila madandaiyai”.

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