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....
Kolagaala is a small village, lying one km to the south-east from the 38th km stone from Mysore on the road from Mysore to Heggada-devanakotte.
On a stone in front of the Mari temple here, there is an inscription dated in Saka 975 as also in the eighth regnal year of Rajadhiraja I. It mentions that one Rachayya, son of Uttama Chola Gavunda of... (name of town missing) in Navale nadu set up the god Gangesvara and endowed the temple with some lands adjoining one Tavudahalli tank. This Gangesvara temple, presumably a foundation of the days of Rajadhiraja I, has also now gone out of existence.