TEMPLE ENDOWMENTS – AGNEESWARER TEMPLE AT THIRUPPUGALUR – PART IV

Endowment for Food-offering During the reign of Rajaraja I and Kulothunga I, there are a large number of endowments for food offerings to God and feeding the devotees. The details are given below: There is an endowment in A.D. 1006 during the period of Rajaraja Chola during his 21st regnal year about the gift of paddy and money by one Angikumara Kramavittan alias Porkoilchandesvarayogi of Kundur....


TEMPLE ENDOWMENTS — AGNEESWARER TEMPLE AT THIRUPPUGALUR – PART III

Endowment and Donation for Lamps There are more than 16 inscriptions recording the endowments or donations for lamps to be lit in front of Thiruppugalur Deva. The earliest inscription in Thiruppugalur temple registers a sale of land by the assembly to Gopan Sakuppu, a queen of Uttamachola for providing endowment for a lamp to the lord of Kailasam Udaiya Mahadevar at Tirupuramangalam. It is dated ....

TEMPLE ENDOWMENTS — AGNEESWARER TEMPLE AT THIRUPPUGALUR – PART II

Endowment of lands There is a mention of tax remission on land donated to the God Sri Pugalur Mahadeva in A.D. 1022 during the reign of Rajendra I by the assembly of Bhulokamanikka Chaturvedi Mangalam, a Brahmadeya in Panaiyurnadu, a division of Kshatriyasikhamani Valanadu in consideration of 150 kasus received as fees from the temple. In A.D.1046 during the reign of Rajadhiraja I, there was a sa....

TEMPLE ENDOWMENTS — AGNEESWARER TEMPLE AT THIRUPPUGALUR – PART I

Since the time of the Pallava, people gave donations to the temple either for their prayer or after the fulfillment of their desire. Temple endowments were given for the sake of conducting pujas and festivals, for food offerings, for making ornaments and new idols, for lighting lamps and for new constructions and repair works inside the temple premises, etc. Philanthropic people came forward to ma....