The city was founded by Rajendra Chola I to commemorate his victory over the Pala Dynasty. The name means “The Town of The Chola Who Took Over Ganga”. It is now a small village, its past eminence only remembered by the existence of the Great Lord Maha Shiva Temple. The Chola Empire included the whole of Southern India to the River Tungabhadra in the North. For administrative and strategic purposes they built another capital and named it Gangaikonda Cholapuram.
The city seems to have had 2 fortifications, one inner and the other outer. The outer one was probably wider. The remains of the outer fortification can be seen as a mound running all around the palace.
Rajendra I built the entire capital with several temples using plans and infrastructure recommended in Tamil Vastu and Agama Sastra Texts. These included a Dharma Sasta, Vishnu and other temples.
Other Chola landmarks are evidenced by soil covered mounds and excavated broken pillar stumps and brick walls found over an area of several kilometers from the surviving temple.
The reasons for the city’s destruction are unclear. According to Vansanthi, The Pandyas who defeated the Cholas during the later part of the 13th Century “may have razed the city to the ground” to avenge their previous defeats
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I could have held you a little longer. Could have fought, hoping you would realize that I could offer you all that you ever needed. It would have been so much easier if you would have stayed. I wouldn't suffer as much as I did.
Experience gives you hindsight that makes you wish things would have been different.
I let my pride get in the way. I let you go, I walked away. There was nothing more that I could do but watch you leave my life that day. If only you had shown a hint of wanting me to reach deep within and take a hold, grab on for control, hoping that I would be enough to make you want to fight for me, try for me, wanting me.
Why can I still remember the buttery softness of your hands? I believe 3 years are enough to forget. Even my skin cells have fallen away like dust on snow. I scrubbed my hands, my mouth, my life. I let others scrub you off of me too. I made them stay the night so their morning faces and bed hair would slowly obscure the picture of you that flashed in front of my eyes when the sun hit horizon. But no matter how beautiful they were, their syrupy hair and strawberry mouth, I still open my eyes to the thought of you and it is blinding.
There is an hour in the evening
Doomed to forever tell
Of cursed lovers
All prayers begin to feel like
White stone steps
Disappear in muddy waters
I'd follow our story
All the way to Tbilisi
Had I not known
What time it is
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YOU CAN DO IT!