Kundavai Pirāttiyār

Ālvār Sri Parāntakan Sri Kundavai Pirāttiyār also Parāntakan Kundavai Ālvār or more popularly referred to as Kundavai Pirāttiyār was one of the most powerful queens of the Chola empire. She was the daughter of Ponmaligai-tunjiya-devar (the king who died at the golden palace), the elder sister of Rajaraja Chola I and the aunt of Rajendra Chola I. Kundavai was very pious and was the second most generous donor after Rajaraja Chola I at the Brihadeeswarar temple. She also built various temples for Siva(Iravikulamanikka-Iswara), Vishnu (Kundavai-Vinnagar-Alvar) and Jaina (Kundavai Jinalaya).

Vallavaraiyar Vandiyadeva-tam-Pirattiyar Ālvār Sri Parāntakan Sri Kundavai Pirāttiyār – This is how one of the most powerful ladies of the ancient chola kingdom gets her introduction in the famous Thanjavur temple inscriptions.

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