Endowments of Keezhur Veerataneshwarar Temple with Special Reference to Rajendra Chola I Inscriptions

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Mr. C. Ilayaraja., Dr. N. Raja.


Religion has influenced the socio-economic setting of Sri Veerataneshwarar temple and the purpose of religion is realized only through its cults, sects, and administration. Sri Veerataneshwarar temple located at Keezhur has properties worth several lakhs by way of munificent donations by philanthropists. The temple is located in a place called Keelur or Kizhaiyur in Tirukovilur. Tirukovilur is at a distance of about 40 km from Thiruvannamalai and from Villupuram it is about 37 km. The principal deity of this temple is Sri Veeratteswarar, Sri Andhakaanthakan. Ambal called the devotees Sri Sivananthavalli and Sri Periyanayagi. This temple Theertham is (Holy water) the Thenpennai River. This paper focuses on Rajendra Chola I in his endowments of Keezhur Veerataneshwarar temple in a detailed manner.


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