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South Indian Inscriptions






List of Plates

Additions and Corrections



Altekar, A. S

Bhattasali, N. K

Barua, B. M And Chakravarti, Pulin Behari

Chakravarti, S. N

Chhabra, B. CH

Das Gupta

Desai, P. B

Gai, G. S

Garde, M. B

Ghoshal, R. K

Gupte, Y. R

Kedar Nath Sastri

Khare, G. H

Krishnamacharlu, C. R

Konow, Sten

Lakshminarayan Rao, N

Majumdar, R. C

Master, Alfred

Mirashi, V. V

Mirashi, V. V., And Gupte, Y. R

Narasimhaswami, H. K

Nilakanta Sastri And Venkataramayya, M

Panchamukhi, R. S

Pandeya, L. P

Raghavan, V

Ramadas, G

Sircar, Dines Chandra

Somasekhara Sarma

Subrahmanya Aiyar

Vats, Madho Sarup

Venkataramayya, M

Venkatasubba Ayyar

Vaidyanathan, K. S

Vogel, J. Ph

Index.- By M. Venkataramayya

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Vol. IV - VIII

Volume IX

Volume X

Volume XI

Volume XII

Volume XIII

Volume XIV

Volume XV

Volume XVI

Volume XVII

Volume XVIII

Volume XIX

Volume XX

Volume XXII_Part I

Volume XXII_Part II



Volume XXIII

Volume XXIV

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In his article on the eight inscriptions of Kāḍavarāya chiefs (above pp. 80 ff.), Mr. K. S. Vaidyanathan attempts to give a connected genealogy of the Kāḍava chiefs of Kūḍal, from Vaḷandanār alias Kāḍavarāyar who flourished about the time of the Chōḷa sovereign Vikrama-chōḷa down to Kōpperuñjiṅga and his supposed three sons : Nīlagaṅgaraiyan, Śōlakōn and Vēṇāvuḍaiyān. Though in this attempt he has followed the lead given in the early Reports on South Indian Epigraphy- required revision, the genealogy given in the above article is open to controversy. In this connection, it may be pointed out that the editor of the new edition of the Mysore Gazetteer[2] has fallen into a similar error in mentioning the three persons noticed above as sons of Kōpperuñjiṅgadēva. Without going into other details of Mr. Vaidyanathan’s article, I shall confine my remarks to two salient points arising out of the subject :

(1) about Kōpperuñjiṅga’s father and (2) his supposed three sons.

Mr. Vaidyanathan agrees with me that Kōpperuñjiṅga’s father was Maṇavāḷapperumāḷ who is identical with Jīya-Mahīpati of the Tripurāntakam record[3] and with Alagiyaśīyan and Alagiya-Pallavan[4] of other records and that he was the first Kāḍava chiefs of the Kūḍal family to assert his independence after the battle of Teḷḷāru. He quotes the Vailūr record[5] edited by me, but misses the main point that Kōpperuñjiṅga is therein called Alagiyaśīyan,[6] as in another record from Tiruvaṇṇāmalai.[7] Further, Mr. Vaidyanathan quotes my father Venkayya approvingly for taking ‘ Alagiyaśīyan’ as a name and not as a title.

Since Jīyamahīpati’s son is also known as Kōpperuñjiṅga in the Tripurāntakam record, both the father and the son must have been known by the same name. I have arrived at the same conclusion from a record of Kōpperuñjiṅga found at Chidambaram[8] wherein an inscription of ‘ Periyadēvar’ is referred to, which has been identified[9] and shown to be a record of Kōpperuñjiṅga.


[1] The expression may also mean that ‘ the diggings made gods and men rejoice’.
[2] Vol. II, part II, p. 1221.
[3]A. R. No. 198 of 1915.
[4] Above, Vol. XXIV, p. 23.
[5] Above, Vol. XXIII, pp. 174-82.
[6]The wording of the inscription is : Sakalabhuvanachch-akkaravatti Śrī-Kōpperuñjiṅgan Sōlanai=tTaḷḷāṛrilvenru sakala parichchinnamuṅ=koṇḍu Śōlanai=chchiraiy=iṭṭu vaittu Śōṇāḍu-koṇḍa Alagiyaśīyan.
[7]S. I. I., Vol. VIII, No. 90.
[8]A. R. No. 103 of 1934-35 ; also S. I. I., Vol. XII, No. 215.
[9]Journal of the University of Madras¸ Vol. XIII, pp. 98ff.

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