Sunday, June 12, 2016

Yathothkari Perumal Temple (Tiruvekkaa), Kanchipuram – History

Yathothkari Perumal Temple (Tiruvekkaa), Kanchipuram – History
The temple is considered one of three oldest temples in Kanchipuram, the other two being Ulagalantha Perumal Temple & Pandava Thoothar Perumal Temple. The temple is originally believed to be built during the period of Pallavas. The temple has a set of inscriptions associated with Cholas. A record of the Chola king, Parantaka I (907–950 CE) indicates gift of 367 kalanju of gold to the temple by an individual.
The south wall of the central shrine of the temple has inscriptions from the period Rajendra Chola I (1012–44) indicating gifts of land measuring to one tuni of land and 127 kalanju of gold to the temple. The inscriptions on the base of the eastern wall of the central shrine from the period of Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) indicates gift for lighting lamps of the temple.
The southern side inscriptions of the temple from the period of Kulothunga Chola III (1178–1218 CE), indicates a gift of village to feed 32 Brahmins. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.

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