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South Indian Inscriptions


 

EARLY CHOLAS OF RENANDU

No. 593.

(A. R. No. 405  of  1904.)

On a slab set up in a field by the side of the road from Chilamkuru to Muddanuru, Muddanuru, Jammalamadugu Taluk, Cuddapah District.

Undated.

States that a certain [R]yamayyaru (?) erected a temple of the Sun and endowed it, on the occasion of a Solar Eclipse, with the permission of Chodamaharaja with a  piece of land and an oil-pressing mill.

No. 594.

(A. R. No. 517  of  1906.)

On the door-post of the entrance into the

central shrine of the temple of Chennakesavasvami

at Mutukuru, Pulivendla Taluk, same District. Undated.

States that while Chodamaharaja was ruling the  Renandu seven thousand  a certain Bhikiraju made a gift of one hundred and twenty marutus of land fetching twelve puttis of paddy to a certain Saivite mendicant Apimana-Gorava.

No. 595.

(A. R. No. 466  of  1906.)

On a pillar set up near Malla  Reddi’s house,

Prodduturu, Proddutur Taluk, same District. Undated.

Damaged.  Seems to record that, with the permission of a Chola king (name lost) who was ruling the Renandu seven thousand, some one made a gift on the occasion of a Solar Eclipse.

No. 596.

(A. R. No. 352  of  1905.)

On a slab set up to the west of the Siva temple at

Peddamudyam, Jammalamadugu Taluk, same District.  The year is lost.

Damaged.  Seems to record that the queen of Chola-maharaja made a gift of land.

No. 597.

(A. R. No. 406  of  1904.)

On the same slab as A.  R.  No.  405 of 1904 Undated.

Damaged.  Seems to record that during the reign of a certain Chola-[maharaja] certain private persons made a gift of land.

No. 598.

(A. R. No. 408 and 408-A  of  1904.)

On three faces of a pillar lying near the threshing floor in

Kosinepalli, Jammalamadugu Taluk, Cuddapah District. Undated.

States that, while Chola-maharaja was ruling the Renandu seven thousand, one Badeyya Rattodlu consecrated a temple and his wife Maraka[na] and son Chamundeya put up the inscribed slab.

No. 599.

(A. R. Nos. 384, 384-A and 384-B  of  1904.)

On two faces of a pillar set up in the courtyard of the temple of Ramalingesvara

 at Ramesvaram, Proddutur Taluk, same District.  5th year of Punyakumara’s reign.

Records the grant by Queen Vasantipori-Cholamahadevi to Vasantisvara (?) of three hundred marutus of land and two gardens in Viripariti for the merit of  Punyakumara-Prithivi-Vallabha-Cholamaharaja.  It also says that twelve marutus of land were given to a certain Vanapotula Muchchiya, who was to render service to the devotees (tapasulu) attached to the temple (?)

No. 600.

(A. R. Nos. 400, 400-A, and 400-B  of  1904.)

On a pillar in the temple of Agastyesvara,

Chilamkuru, Jammalamadugu Taluk, same District. Undated.

Damaged.  Records a grant by the Queen of Vikramadityacholamaharaja.  The rest is unintelligible.

No. 601.

(A. R. No. 495  of  1906.)

On a pillar lying near a well called the Kattabhavi on the way to the

Mopuru temple from Nallacheruvupalli, Pulivendla Taluk, same District. Undated.

Damaged.  Seems to record a grant of land by the Queen of a Chola King.

No. 602.

(A. R. No. 798  of  1917.)

On a hero-stone set up to the north-east of the village of 

Budidigaddapalli, Hindupur Taluk, Anantapur District. Undated.

Incomplete.  Mentions Aravala, son of Chola-maharaja.

No. 603.

(A. R. No. 396  of  1904.)

On a broken pillar lying in a  field adjoining

Chilamkuru, Jammalamadugu Taluk, Cuddapah District. Undated.

Unintelligible.  Seems to record the gift of a tank by Cholamahadevi.

No. 604.

(A. R. No. 474  of  1906.)

On two sides of a pillar set up in the court-yard of the Vishnu

temple at Arakatavemula, Proddutur Taluk, same District. Undated.

Records the grant of (land ?) to Vinna Sarma, son of Vanganurla Charuva Sarma by Bhujangadi Bhupaditya of Perbana-vamsa during the reign of Vallabha-maharaja.

No. 605.

(A. R. No. 340  of  1905.)

On a mutilated slab lying on the bank of the river Penneru in

Danavulapadu, Jammalamadugu Taluk, same District. Undated.

Incomplete and unintelligible.  Seems to record a gift of land.

No. 606.

(A. R. No. 392  of  1904.)

On two faces of a pillar lying in front of the temple of

Gopalakrishna at Malepadu, Proddutur Taluk, same District. Undated.

Unintelligible.  Seems to record the grant of twenty-five marutus of land.

No. 607.

(A. R. No. 380  of  1904.)

On two faces of a broken pillar lying in the court-yard of the temple of

Chennakesavasvami at Kalamalla, Kamalapuram Taluk, same District. Undated.

Damaged and unintelligible.  Mentions Dhananjaya and Rena[ndu].

No. 608.

(A. R. No. 378  of  1904.)

On a slab set up close to the east wall of

the shrine of Anjaneya in the same temple. Undated.

States that this is the temple Reva-Sarmma, son of Rechupa-Sarmma of the Bharadvaja-gotra.

No. 609.

(A. R. No. 484  of  1906.)

On a pillar lying near the Mariyamma temple in

Chauduru, Proddutur Taluk, Cuddapah District. Undated.

Unintelligible.

No. 610.

(A. R. No. 469  of  1906.)

On a stone unearthed in the bed of the stream

at Kamanuru, same Taluk and District. Undated.

Unintelligible.

No. 611.

(A. R. No. 351  of  1905.)

On a  broken slab lying to the west of the Siva temple at

 Peddamudiyam, Jammalamadugu Taluk, same District. Undated.

States that whoever embezzles temple property will incur the sin of killing in Benares.

No. 612.

(A. R. No. 351-A  of  1905.)

On the same slab. Undated.

States that the one hundred and eight (persons) made a convention that whoever receives or pays a bribe, however small, will be damned.

No. 613.

(A. R. No. 518  of  1906.)

On a pillar lying in front of the Siva temple at

Muttukuru, Pulivendla Taluk, Cuddapah District. Year missing.

Damaged and unintelligible.

No. 614.

(A. R. No. 515  of  1906.)

On a pillar set up in the court-yard of the temple of

Chennakesavasvami at the same village. Undated.

Unintelligible.  Seems to state that some one fought (and fell) in Muttukuru.

No. 615.

(A. R. No. 497  of  1906.)

On a stone lying behind the western gopura of the temple of

Bhairava at Mopuru, Pulivendla Taluk, same District. Undated.

States that one Milliraju made a gift of one hundred marutus of land.

No. 616.

(A. R. No. 337  of  1922.)

On a broken slab near  Goddalollapalli, hamlet of

Sompalli, Madanapalle Taluk, Chittur District. Undated.

Incomplete.  Refers to a gift (panasa) made by some one.

No. 617.

(A. R. No. 403  of  1904.)

On a slab lying in the verandah in front of the temple of

Agastyesvara at Chilamkuru, Proddutur Taluk, Cuddapah District. Undated.

Damaged.  Refers to a gift of land made by the eldest dear son of Vikramaditya (?).

No. 618.

(A. R. No. 400  of  1926.)

On one of the steps leading up to the Siva temple on the bank of the  river

Cheyyeru, about two miles to the west of Paturu, Rajampeta Taluk, same District. Undated.

States that some one is a lion of the three worlds.

No. 619.

(A. R. No. 433  of  1923.)

On a stone  built into the left side of the entrance to the temple of Rupala

 Sangamesvara, Sangamesvaram, Nandikotkuru Taluk, Kurnool District. Undated.

Unintelligible.  Refers to Nakaresvara.

No. 620.

(A. R. No. 675  of  1917.)

On a stone set up in front of one chavadi at

Kotapadu, Koilkuntla Taluk, same District. S.  (?) [836.]

Incomplete.  Refers to grant of land.

The earlier portion is entirely damaged.

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