Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Thiruvottiyur Inscription

The Thiruvottiyur inscription is found at the Thiruvottiyur temple near Chennai (part of the erstwhile Madras state). The period of the inscription is AD 960.

The inscription says about Valluvanad king Vallabhan who was the friend of Chola king Rajadithyan who was killed by Rashtrakooda king Krishnan-III.

The depression over his failure to join his friend in the war and death prompted him to abandon worldly pleasures and to adopt the name Chathuranana Pandithan to become the head of the Thiruvottiyur Madhom.

Kulasekhara king Vijaya Ragadevan is mentioned in this Chola inscription.

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