Sri Rajagopala Swamy Temple
Sri Dharmeshwarar temple
Gaja Brishta Vimanam
inscriptions on the temple wall
Manimangalam is about 8 km west of Tambaram on the Vandalur- Sriperumbudur Road.
The village is historically important because in the 7th century, Manimangalam was the scene of a great battle between the Pallava ruler, Mamalla,
and the Chalukyan monarch, Pulikesin II. It is renowned for an old temple of Sri Rajagoplan temple and Sri Dharmeswara Temple.
Manimangalam is about 32 km to the east of Kanchipuram.
No. 41.- On the east wall of the Dharmesvara temple
Like No. 40, this inscription is dated on a week-day which will probably admit of calculation, in the 18th year of the reign of
Tribhuvanachakravartin Rajarajadeva. It records that the same two brothers, who are mentioned in No. 39 above, paid to the authorities of the
Dharmesvaa temple two kalanju of gold, from the interest of which the cost of feeding two lamps had to be defrayed.
(Line 1.) Hail ! Prosperity ! With the approval of the god, - in the 18th year (of the reign) of the emperor of the three worlds, Sri-Rajarajadeva,
on the day of Revati, which corresponded to a Tuesday and to the second tithi of the second fortnight of the month of Simha, - we, all the
holders of the land (kani) of the Siva-Brahmanas of the temple of the lord Tanmisvara at Manimangalam, alias Gramasikhamani-
chaturvedimangalam, in Kunrattur-nadu, (a subdivision) of Puliyur-kottam, alias Kulottunga-Sola-valanadu, (a district) of Jayankonda-Sola-mandalam,
(viz.,) Gautaman Ambalakkutta-Bhattan, Kasyappan Gangadhara-Bhattan, and the partners of Kasyapan Truchchirrambala-Bhattan, received on
interest from Brahmapriyan, the eldest son of Panchanadi Lakshmanan Malaiginiyaninran, the accountant of this village, and his younger brother
Ahavamalladevan 2 kalanju of pure gold (under the condition) that we should burn at early dawn from this day two sacred lamps which (those two
persons) had given (to the temple).
(L. 8.) We, all these persons, caused to be engraved on stone that, having received these two kalanju of gold, we shall be bound to burn (those
two lamps) as long as the moon and the sun exist.
(L. 9.) This was written under order by Manimangalam-udaiyan Alumbiran.