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Wednesday, December 5, 2012


The Indian Analyst


 

South Indian Inscriptions


 

THE KAKATIYAS

Ganapati, his feudatory Sarngadhara.
  16. The Kākatīya dynasty is represented in the current year’s collection by 8 inscriptions from the Guntur distrcit, of which six (Nos. 337, 305, 295, 293, 301 and 294) ranging in date from Śaka 1149 to Śaka 1174 belong to Gaṇapatidēva, and one (No. 307) dated in Śaka 1193 to his successor Rudradēva-Mahārāja (Rudrāmbā). A copper-plate grant which comes from Darsi in the Nellore distrcit (C. P. No. 5) is dated in Śaka 1176 expressed by the chronogram ‘rasa-mun-īśāna’, and records gift of the village Śārṅgapuram to 47 Brāhmaṇas of various gōtras by prince Śārṅgadhara, son of Mādhava, the lord of Addaṅki, and grandson of Śārṅgadhara of the Sālaṅkāyana-gōtra, for the merit of his overlord Kākatīya-Gaṇapati. Śārṅgadhara had the surname Chakranārāyaṇa. The text of this inscription has been published in Butterworth and Venugopal Chetty’s Nellore Inscriptions, Vol. I, p. 144 ff.* Among the stone inscriptions, No. 295 registers a gift of 3 Kēsari-gadya coins out of the rācha-suṅka (royal toll) income due from Bhaṭṭiprōlu made in Śaka 1160 by Suṅkādhikāri Maṇḍaya, son of Malle-Peggaḍa, to the temple of Bhōgīśvara of the place. The coin Kēsarigadya which was current in the locality during the Kākatīya period appears to have had an emblem of the kēsari (lion) on it, after which it must have received its name. It may be noted that the donor is styled the Suṅkādhikāri of

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* The readings given here require considerable emendations.

 

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