Friday, July 5, 2019

Vaidyanatha Swami Temple, Vaitheeswaran Koil – Inscriptions

Vaidyanatha Swami Temple, Vaitheeswaran Koil – Inscriptions
The temple received contributions from various rulers of the region like Kulothunga Chola, Vikrama Chola, Vira Rajendra Pandya, Achuthappa Nayak (1560 - 1614 AD) and Maratha prince Thulaja. The temple has five inscriptions mainly belonging to the period of Kulothunga Chola I (1070-1120 CE). The inscription on the steps of Subramanya shrine records the shutter of the sluice at Sattainathapuram measures 35 inches in length and 8 inches in breadth. 
The one on the right of the temple tank indicates the tank, Nachiyar shrine, and its hall were completely renovated when Kanderayar was governing the Sigali Simai, and during the management of the temple by Muthu Kumaraswamy Tambiran, a disciple of Sivagnanadesikar – Sambandar of the Dharmapuram Aadheenam.
On the wall of the second precinct, the inscriptions state that the courtyard of Thaiyalnayaki shrine, the sacred steps and Tattisuri hall were built during Tamil year 4868 corresponding to 1689 CE. On the floor near accountant's seat registers a deed granted by Sankarabaragiri Rengopanditar by Ambalavanatambiran, an agent of the temple. The Eastern gateway inscription indicates the gift of taxes from Manipallam in Tiruvalipparu. 

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