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Sembiyan Mahadevi

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சோழர்களின் ராஜ மாதா இன்று எங்கு உள்ளார் தெரியுமா ? | sembiyan mahadevi | chola varalaru | Bioscope

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Sembiyan Mahadevi - History | Queen mother of Cholas |Tamil | Praveen Abilesh

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One millennium of Sembiyan Madevi

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(சோழர்களின் ராஜ மாதா) செம்பியன் மாதேவி ஸ்ரீகயிலாசநாதர் திருக்கோயில் Sembiyan Mahadevi Village

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Art History 103 Sembiyan Mahadevi bronze

Queen Sembiyan Mahãdevi was a title borne by various queens of the Chola empire. She could be the queen mother, grandmother, aunt, etc. The most famous of them all is the mother of King Madurantaka Uttama Chola Deva. She was one of the most powerful queens of the Chola empire who over a period of sixty years constructed numerous temples and gave generous gifts to many temples in South India. Her endowments are simply staggering and she figures as early as, if not before, Saka 901 during the reign of her son. According to an inscription dated 941, Sembiyan Mahadevi is said to have made an endowment so that a lamp may be kept permanently lit in front of the Shiva deity.
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