• ... அரை மாவரைக்காணிக்கீழ் மூன்று மா ... - Kingsley2.com
  • மரவளர்க் காணிக் கி்ழழு - Kingsley2.com
  • மரக்காலில் அளக்கக் கடவ. நெல்லு?

    - to be measured in "Marakkaal"'s, a measure for grain - Kingsley2.com
  • some kind of grant/donation to build the temple, Kingo?
  • Not sure. too early to tell. - Kingsley2.com
  • கடவ நெல்லு - nKarthik
  • பணம் - nKarthik
  • ... ழலிற்றுப் பணமங்கலவன் கரைப் ... - Kingsley2.com
  • ... சேரியும் பறைச்சேரியும் வென்றான்? - Kingsley2.com

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Stone inscriptions in Tanjavur Temple. Dates back to 1010 AD.

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  1. Ravages 99 months ago | reply

    absolutely no idea Aarthy. Ancient tamil script found in Tanjavur. Inscribed on the walls of the Tanjavur temple.

  2. abhiiiiiii! 99 months ago | reply

    wouldnt be suprised if it read " ramya loves raju" like most historic temple sites these days !

  3. Ravages 99 months ago | reply

    LOL Sir Abhinav: But I hope not. They better not :)

  4. Ms. Soccer_Roo 99 months ago | reply

    Very cool.. Thanks for sharing.. :)

  5. Ravages 99 months ago | reply

    Thanks Sindi.

  6. Alex Vinter (aka Wam Mosely) 99 months ago | reply

    wow! soo old, i iwsh we knew what it said, must be important!! (:

  7. PicSeshu 99 months ago | reply

    Most likely sayings by saints (known as alvars) - that's my best guesstimate.

  8. Ravages 99 months ago | reply

    @WM & drolight: The temple history and other sources say these inscriptions detail out the story of the king who built this temple - Raja Raja Cholan. Besides the history of the chola kings, these stone inscriptions also detail the grants and contributions that went into building this temple, who paid what etc.

    A very important record of the tamil society in 1010 AD

  9. Kingsley2.com 99 months ago | reply

    Could you add this to the epigraphlings group that I've just started?

  10. Ravages 99 months ago | reply

    Kingo, posted. Can you also tell me what those words you marked of mean?
    C

  11. Kingsley2.com 98 months ago | reply

    I don't know.. but that's the point of the group. BTW, you need the permissions setting for this pick so that anyone can leave notes - otherwise we can't engage in a wiki style exercise.

  12. vennar_bank 98 months ago | reply

    I think this should be something called vattezhauthu. in tamil we had different forms during different stages and finally we rested to its current form.

  13. Ravages 98 months ago | reply

    @vennar_bank: Thanks. Yes, I do know of vattezhuthu. Thanks for the info

  14. mad22mat 98 months ago | reply

    it proves the age of tamil is an old language.

  15. Ravages 95 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the notes Karthik

  16. BFG80 [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    Nice pic. I think was Raja Raja Cholan was a fascinating guy. Would be nice if someone could get the photos from the now not so secret inner chamber walls. There are some large paintings thought to date from Raja Raja Chola's period.

  17. BFG80 [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    Ps. I don't know if that part has been sealed up gain but its between the walls of the inner temple where the Sivalingam is.
    see google videos-Chola

  18. Ravages 87 months ago | reply

    : Thanks for the comment, Jeyanthan. Will find out if the place is open the next time I go to Tanjavur.

  19. l.traube 75 months ago | reply


    Thanks a lot for having posted this beautiful photo!
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