PLANTS, CONSTELLATIONS, THE ZODIAC AND THE PLANETS

Plants are the earliest form of life on earth. 10 million years ago, much before primitive man made an appearance; they were in fully developed existence with stems, fruits and flowers. Plants are the foundation stone of life on earth. They capture energy from the sun and use it to build up leaves, stems and roots making up a green mantle that covers much of our planet. Plants are not the only l....


TEMPLE ENDOWMENTS – AGNEESWARER TEMPLE AT THIRUPPUGALUR – PART V

Ornaments Ornaments were presented by many devotees during the reign of Rajendra II to the image of the god. Devan Pattagal Pandaram and his daughter set up the image of Suryadeva and his two consorts newly in the temple at Thiruppugalur. The names of donors are engraved in the inscription. Devan Pattagal Pandaram and his daughter belonged to Siva Padasekaraterinda Thirumanjanathar velam, a bathi....

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 ....