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The Indian Analyst


 

South Indian Inscriptions


 

Contents

Index

Introduction

Contents

List of Plates

Additions and Corrections

Images

Contents

P. Acharya

A. M. Annigeri

P. Banerjee

Dr. N. P. Chakravarti

P. D. Chaudhury

M. G. Dikshit

M. G. Dikshit & D. C. Sircar

A. S. Gadre

B. C. Jain

S. L. Katare

B. V. Krishna Rao

A. N. Lahiri

T. V. Mahalingam

R. C. Majumdar

H. K. Narasimhaswami

K. A. Nilakanta Sastri & T. N. Subramaniam

V. Rangacharya

Sadasiva Ratha Sarma

Nirad Bandhu Sanyal

M. Somasekhara Sarma

K. N. Sastri

D. C. Sircar

D. C. Sircar & P. Acharya

D. C. Sircar & P. D. Chaudhury

D. C. Sircar & Sadasiva Ratha Sarma

R. Subrahmanyam

T. N.Subramaniam

Akshaya Keerty Vyas

Index

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

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

Tanjavur

Tiruvarur

Volume XXIII

Volume XXIV

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

No. 30─ NOTE ON PALLAVARAYANPETTAI INSCRIPTION OF
RAJADHIRAJA II[1]

K. A. Nilakanta Sastri And T. N. Subramaniam, MADRAS

While editing the Pallavarāyanpēṭṭai inscription of Rājādhirāja II,[2] Mr. V. Venkatasubba Ayyar has translated lines 10 to 13 of the record as follows : “Even in earlier years, when the senior king was alive, it having been seem that there were no sons fit for anointment, the (exact) state of affairs, as it (then) stood, (was intimated to the king) . . . . . . . . and (having brought) the princes, residing at Gaṅgaikoṇḍaśōlapuram, and at the time of Periyadēvar’s demise, he (Pallavarāyar) had Edirilipperumāḷ, the son of Neriyuḍaipperumāḷ and grandson of Uḍaiyār Vikramaśōladēva, who has already been invested with a crown and was therefore bound to be installed on the throne, anointed (king) under the title of Rājādhirājadēva in the fourth year (of his installation) and made the uḍankūṭṭam (assembly) and the nāḍu (chamber) follow him without any dissensions.”[3] This indicates :

(1)  that the prince selected by Rājarāja II for being crowned under the name       of Rājādhirāja was Edirilipperumāḷ, the son of Neriyuḍaipperumāḷ and       grandson of Uḍaiyār Vikramaśōladēvar.

(2)  that the selection was followed by the investiture of the crown during the       life-time of Rājarāja II, and

(3)  that in the fourth year of his installation, after the demise of Rājarāja II,       he was again crowned under the title of Rājādhirāja (II).

Thus are postulated (a) two coronations of Rājādhirāja II, one on his selection and the other in the fourth year of his reign on the demise of his predecessor, and (b) the death of Rājarāja II before the fourth year of the installation of the Yuvarāja.

But the text of the inscription published does not warrant any of the above hypotheses. The text runs as follows :

10  Periyadēvar elundaru[ḷi] . . . .n[ā]ḷilē tiru-abhi[shēgattuk]ku uriya       piḷḷaigaḷ inriye . . . [rukki]- 11 rapaḍiyai pārttu [mu]n-nāḷilē kāriyam       irundapaḍi vi . . . . ś[e]ydu Gaṅgaika[ṇ*]ḍaśōlapura . . . . .daruḷi       iru[k*]kira piḷḷaigaḷai . . . yāṇam paṇṇu . . . ḍaiyār       Vikk[i]ramaśōladēvar pēranār 12 Neriyuḍaipperumā[ḷ*]-tirumaganār       Edirilipperumāḷai=pperi . . . . [ji]-aruḷina nāḷilē maṇḍai kavi[p]pittu       …dār-ānavārē ivarai=ttiru-abhi [shēgam paṇṇu]vikka=kkaḍavarā- [ga] .       . . . . tu nālān=tiru-nakshatrattilē Rājādhirājadēvar e-

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[1] The note is the outcome of a discussion initiated in 1947 by Mr. T. N. Subramaniam and continued intermittently for many months, in which Dr. N. Venkataramanayya, Mr. S. Vaiyapuri Pillai and Mr. A. V. Venkatarama Ayyar also participated.
[2]
Above, Vol. XXI, pp. 184-193.
[3]
Ibid., p. 192.

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