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Chola period inscription on canals found near Sankarapuram

“During his rule, a canal was built at the south side of Arni lake, and the canal was linked to a lake in Moorkanur.

Published: 03rd December 2020 05:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2020 05:13 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VILLUPURAM: Archeologists have stumbled on a Chola period stone inscription at a lake bund in Mookanur village near Sankarapuram in Kallakurichi district. According to experts, King Vanenja Perumalana Vanakovarayan created the inscription about a canal and connecting lakes during Rajendra Cholan III regime in the Sagarai year 1182 (1260 AD).

“During his rule, a canal was built at the south side of Arni lake, and the canal was linked to a lake in Moorkanur. Another canal, dug up at the south side of the lake in Moorkanur, was linked with a lake in Kaduvanur,” Villupuram Government Arts College History department professor T Ramesh says, while explaining the inscription.

Moorkanur is now known as Mookanur, says S Rajagopal, another expert.  The archeology team which found the inscription consisted of professor Ramesh, his student Kumaraguru, Jothiprakash of Mundiyampakkam, and Mubarak of Villupuram.



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