The life of King Raja Raja Cholan and the history of Thanjavur district should be documented for the benefit of future generations, said District Collector N.Subbaiyan here on Sunday.
Inaugurating the 1028 Sadhaya Vizha (Coronation Day) of King Raja Raja Cholan, who built the Big Temple in Thanjavur, Mr.Subbaiyan said kings of yesteryears had recorded their history in the form of epigraphs and there was a need to document them now.
The Big Temple spoke volumes about the architectural skill, spirituality, and humanism of King Raja Raja Cholan. The temple remained the centre of administration and evidences in the form of epigraphs are available on the reforms initiated by the king in land administration and conduct of elections.
K.Thangamuthu, chairman, Sadhaya Vizha Committee, Babaji Rajah Bhonsle, Senior Prince and Hereditary Trustee of Palace Devasthanam, G.Dharmarajan, Superintendent of Police, Thanjavur district, participated.
A seminar on Raja Raja Cholan followed the inauguration. V.Latha, assistant professor of Sculpture, P.Jayakumar, Professor of Epigraphy, K.P.Nallasivam, assistant professor of Philosophy, M.Bhavani, assistant professor of Epigraphy, all from Tamil University, and K.Menaka, Assistant Professor, Department of History, AVC College, Mayiladuthurai, spoke on the various aspects of the king’s administration.