Two inscriptions of Later-Chola period found at the Sri Chandrasekara Temple at Tiruchendur near Tiruchi. One of them shows the vows of bodyguards of kings and another belongs to the period of Vijayanagar King Krishnadevaraya.
These inscription discovered by the team of 'Department of History' of different college. A field study was conducted by M. Nalini, Head of Department of History of Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College and R. Akila, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Aringar Anna Government Arts College, Musiri at the temple where these inscriptions were found.
This temple is situated on the Tiruchi-Karur highway. It was built by Poodhi Aditha Pidari, queen of Arinchaya Chola at the end of 9th century.R. Kalaikkovan, Director of Dr. M. Rajamanikkanar Centre for Historical Research told that nice inscription have been already collected from the temple on previous occasions by the scholars of the center.
One inscription shows the vows taken by two bodyguards of a local feudal ruler, Mikaman. Dr. Kalaikkovan said that bodyguard protects the Kings by risking their own life. It was considered a sin to live after the death of their benefactor. So once they take up the job of bodyguard they used to take vows in front of the God declaring that he will not live after the demise of his Lord. The second Inscription engraved in the 1517 C.E reveals the royal order of the king remitting certain taxes on the lands of both Siva and Vishnu Temples of the Cholamandalam. Since the inscription is not continuous, it is difficult to detail about the name of the temple and tax amount.
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