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

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  • C/N N/G 9y

    absolutely no idea Aarthy. Ancient tamil script found in Tanjavur. Inscribed on the walls of the Tanjavur temple.
  • Abhi 9y

    wouldnt be suprised if it read " ramya loves raju" like most historic temple sites these days !
  • C/N N/G 9y

    LOL Sir Abhinav: But I hope not. They better not :)
  • Sindi Sheth 9y

    Very cool.. Thanks for sharing.. :)
  • C/N N/G 9y

    Thanks Sindi.
  • alex vinter 9y

    wow! soo old, i iwsh we knew what it said, must be important!! (:
  • PicSeshu 9y

    Most likely sayings by saints (known as alvars) - that's my best guesstimate.
  • C/N N/G 9y

    @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
  • Kingsley Joseph 9y

    Could you add this to the epigraphlings group that I've just started?
  • C/N N/G 9y

    Kingo, posted. Can you also tell me what those words you marked of mean?
    C
  • Kingsley Joseph 9y

    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.
  • C/N N/G 9y

    KO. done.
  • vennar_bank 9y

    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.
  • C/N N/G 9y

    @vennar_bank: Thanks. Yes, I do know of vattezhuthu. Thanks for the info
  • mad22mat 9y

    it proves the age of tamil is an old language.
  • C/N N/G 9y

    Thanks for the notes Karthik
  • BFG80 8y

    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.
  • BFG80 8y

    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
  • C/N N/G 8y

    : Thanks for the comment, Jeyanthan. Will find out if the place is open the next time I go to Tanjavur.
  • l.traube 7y


    Thanks a lot for having posted this beautiful photo!
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