Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kaviyoor inscriptions

The Kaviyoor inscriptions are two rock inscriptions on the floor of the sanctum sanctorum of the Sree Mahadeva Temple, Kaviyoor. They date back to AD 950 and AD 951.

The inscription of AD 951 says that Narayanan Kesavan and Mangalathu Narayanan Kirittan donated some land at Ettikkara and other places to meet the expenses for lighting lamp at the temple. It warns the "sthanathar" and "ooralanmar" against spending the money for other purposes forfeiting which they would be penalised as per the Moozhikkulam Kacham.

The inscription of AD 950 is about the land donation to the temple by Makilancherry Thevan Chennan.

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