(Last Updated on : 05/12/2015)
The inscriptions can endow a majestic greatness to the legendary temple. The earliest epigraphs found in the Bhaktavatsala Perumal temple are datable to 820 and 890 A.D. the inscriptions depict that those belong to the reign of the Pallava ruler Nripatungavarman. Apart from the inscriptions of the Pallava period there are some Chola inscriptions. Those inscriptions speak of the achievements of Rajendra II, Virarajendra, and Rajaraja II belonging to the 11th and 12th centuries A.D and made benevolent contribution to it. The Pallava records mention the name of this place as Ninravur situated in Puzhar-kottam while the Chola epigraphs reveal that this village ofNinravur was also known as Virudaraj abhayankara -chaturvedimangalam, located in Ambar-nadu a subdivision of Puzhar-kottam. In this way the inscription can endowed the temple a legendary greatness and determines the chronological significance of the Temple.