Religious Grants By Tamil Kings Seven Types

Indian writers of History would make one believe that Tamil Kings and Civilization was against Sanatana dharma and Vedic way of life. Nothing can be farther from truth. I have, through this site, been providing authentic information from Ancient Tamil Classics, Epigraphs in Tamil and Sanskrit texts.

Tamil Kings, Chera, Chola and Pandyas were present during Damayanthi, Sita and Draupadi Swayamvar,Rama visited temples in South India, Ravana was defeated by a Pandyan King, Rama’s brother in law Rishyashringa was from Sringeri, Karnataka, Hanumanji/Vaali/Sugreeva were from Karnataka/Andhra, Tamil Kings participated in Mahabharata.. the list is endless.

Tamil King Udhiyan Cheralaathan fed both Kaurava and Pandyas during Mahabharata war;he also performed Tharpana for the dead in the war. Many Tamil Kings performed Yagnyas and granted lands to Brahmins with the stipulation that they would forfeit the lands if they fail to perform Yagnyas daily

Tamil Kings, not only built innumerable Temples, but were very generous in offering Grants to Temples,Jain /Buddhist Monasteries,Brahmins. These are called as Irayili in Tamil. இறையிலி.

These Grants to Religious Activities were Eight . They are,

  • Devadhaanam, Grant to Siva Temples
  • Vishnu Temples, Thiruvidaiyaattam.
  • Pallichsndham, , Jain/Buddhists
  • To Brahmins,Brahmadeyam
  • Mathas, Mutts (Religious places),Madappuram
  • Poets, Scholars,Mutroottam
  • Astrologers,Kanimuttroottam

இறையிலி (கொடை)

இறைவன் கோயிலுக்கு அளிக்கப்படும் கொடை இறையிலி என அழைக்கப்பட்டது.

சிவன் கோயிலுக்கு அளிக்கப்பட்ட இறையிலி தேவதானம் என அழைக்கப்பெற்றது.

திருமால் கோயிலுக்கு அளிக்கப்பட்ட இறையிலிக்குதிருவிடையாட்டம் என்று பெயர்.

சைன, பௌத்த கோயில்களுக்கு அளிக்கப்பட்ட கொடை பள்ளிச்சந்தம் எனவும்,

அந்தணர்களுக்கு வழங்கப்பட்டது பிரமதேயம்; பட்டவிருத்தி எனவும்,

மடங்களுக்கு வழங்கப்பட்டது மடப்புறம் எனவும், 

புலவர்களுக்கு முற்றூட்டும் எனவும்,

சோதிடர்களுக்கு கணிமுற்றூட்டும் எனவும் கொடைகள் அழைக்கப்பட்டன.

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