Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Perunna inscriptions

The Perunna inscriptions are stone inscriptions at the Lord Subramanya temple, Perunna, Changanassery. They were carved during the reign of Kulasekhara Perumal Bhaskara Ravivarma. The inscription under the sanctum sanctorum refers Perunna as "peruneythalur" while the other one refers Perunna as "peruneythal".

It is believed that the area was "neythal oor" (meaning coastal area) during the Sangam period. The "thiruperunthura" nearby is believed to have been a port then. The first inscription has references to nantuzhainadu ruler and keezhkulangara sabha.

The second inscription is believed to have been carved in April or May, AD 1016. The inscription, as directed by the king, was carved by his representatives Eravikannan and Kumaranarayanan of Soravelloor. The edict says that paattakkar (tenants) need not pay any money other than 80 kalam (a measuring unit) of paddy. The edict followed a request by the Peruneykal villagers, Poduval and Paradiyar.

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