No. 15/32 Old Malayalam/Sanskrit - First Trivandrum Inscription of Adityavarman 62:
"Hail! Prosperity Ho! In the year Cholapriya when Jupiter was in the sign Leo, king Sarvanganatha of fair reputation moved by piety and devotion and desirous of fame and the merit of charity constructed in the town of Syanandurapura the Gosala temple, the fair lamp house and the mandapa in front of the shrine of Krishna."
In this inscription Syanandurapura is the term used to designate the town of Trivandrum. It will be remembered that in the inscription2 of 365 ME the word Syanandura was found good enough for the purpose. Why the name is now lengthened out by the addition of the unmistakable Sanskrit word pura I cannot say though it is not unreasonable to suspect that the motive may have been to secure additional sanctity to the village by giving its name a clearly classical air.
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