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South Indian Inscriptions


 

EASTERN CHALUKYA DYNASTY (Nos. 2 to 22.)

 

No. 2.

(A. R. No. 839 of 1922)

On a slab built into a pickota to the east of the village of

Dharmavaram, Ongole Taluk, Guntur District. The year is lost.

Damaged.  Seems to record a gift made by Pandarangu, general of Gunakenallandu. Refers to certain exploits of Pandarangu and also to a general Bejeyandu, brother of  Ayyaparaju.

Note. – The greater portion of this inscription seems to be in Telugu verse but, as it is mostly illegible, the verse cannot be reconstructed.

This inscription is published in Nellore Inscriptions, pp. 966 f. but the reading there is incorrect in places.

No. 3.

(A. R. No. 840 of 1922)

On  a slab leaning against the eastern wall of the

Mallikarjuna Temple at the same village. The year is unknown

Damaged.  Refers to Pandarangu, Ayyama-Peggada and Bejeyaraja.

Note. – This inscription seems to be in Telugu verse but, in its present incomplete form, the verse -cannot be reconstructed.

This record is published in Nellore Inscriptions p. 968, but the reading there is incorrect in places.

No. 4.

(A. R. No. 431 of 1915)

On a nandi slab set up near the temple of Somesvara at Eluru, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Same District. S. 925.

The characters appear too modern for the date given.  Records the grant of land to god Somanathadeva by Parchchheda Chikka-Bhimaraja.

                                              No. 5.

(A. R. No. 707 of 1920)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantabhogesvara,

Kolluru, Tenal Taluk, same District. 18th year of Rajaraja.

Records the gift of 7 ruka-madas by Bummana, son of Mavisetti and Kosana-sani for a perpetual lamp in the temple of anantisvaramahadeva of Kolluru.

No. 6.

(A. R. No. 673 of 1920.)

On a stone lying in front of the temple of Svayambhuvesvara,

 Valiveru, same Taluk and District. S. 965

Records the gift of sheep for the upkeep of perpetual lamps in the temple of Tripurushadeva in Vaiveru in the Velanandu District, by general Tikkapayya, Aggiya-shadangavibhatta and Mandalika Gandaya.

No. 7.

(A. R. No. 663 of  1920.)

On a stone built into the roof of the Siva temple at

Nandivelugu,  same Taluk and District. S. 980 (37th year of  Rajaraja.)

Refers to the fight of goats by certain people for the upkeep of a perpetual  lamp in the temple of Appesvaradeva, during  the reign of Rajaraja.

No. 8.

(A. R. No. 671 of  1920.)

On a stone lying in front of the temple of Svayambhudeva,

Valiveru, same Taluk and District. S. 983 (41st year of Vishnuvardhana.)

States that Gondava, daughter of Janniya-Bhatta gave fifty sheep for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of  Traipurusha-Mahadeva of Valiveru in the Velanandu six-thousand  District.

No. 9.

(A. R. No. 672 of  1920.)

On a stone lying in front of the temple of 

Svayambhudeva, same village  - below no. 671 of 1920. S. 983 ( ?)

Sates that Potaya, son of Divakara-Pedderi and Savviya-Shadangavi, son of  Kommiya-Shadangavi, gave fifty sheep each for the upkeep of perpetual lamps in the Vishnu temple at Valiveru.  No. date is given but it is presumed  that this inscription belongs to the same year as No. 8.

No. 10.

(A. R. No. 747 of  1920.)

On a pillar in the mandapa of the temple of somesvara, Juttiga,

Tanuku Taluk, West Godavari District. S. 1000 (3rd year of Vishnuvardhana.)

Records a gift made by Vengi  Bikiraju for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Somesvara.  The gift seems to be of a kind of local tax (tiru).

No. 11.

(A. R. No. 738 of  1920.)

On a  pillar in the temple of Somesvara at the same village.

(13th  year of Vishnuvardhana.)

States that Vijayadityadeva raised a mandapa called Karavalabhairava-mandapa in front of god Vasukiravi-Somisvara of Duttiga.

No. 12.

(A. R. No. 737 of  1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. (15th year of Vishnuvardhana.)

Records the gift of 50 inupa yedlu by Potiyabhatta for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Vasukiravi-Somesvara.

No. 13.

(A. R. No. 748 of  1920.)

On a pillar in the mandapa of the same temple. (17th year of Vishnuvardana.)

States that Mudigondamadevi  made a gift of 50 inupa yedlu for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Vasukiravi-Somesvara on the occasion of a lunar eclipse.

No. 14.

(A. R. No. 746 of  1920.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa (17th year of  Vishnuvardana)

Registers a gift of 50 sheep for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of god Vasukiravi-Somisvara on the occasion of a lunar eclipse.

No. 15.

(A. R. No. 731 of  1920.)

On a  pillar in the same mandapa. (17th year of Vishnuvardana)

States that Chodagangadeva established a perpetual lamp in the temple of Somisvaradeva.

No. 16.

(A. R. No. 833 of  1917.)

On a slab near the Govinda-matha on the indrakila hill, 

 bezwada, Krishna District. (17th year of Vishnuvardana)

States that one Chattapa consecrated the image of Parthisvara on the Indrakila hill by the grace of Vishnuvardhana, son of Vikramaditya.

No. 17.

(A. R. No. 337 of  1919.)

On the upper tier in the east wall of the temple of  Bhimesvara, bhimavaram,

 Cocanada Taluk, East  Godavari District. ([2]th (?) year of Vishnuvardana)

Incomplete. Refers to the endowment of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Chalukya-Bhimesvaramahadeva on the occasion of a lunar eclipse.

No. 18.

(A. R. No. 336 of  1919.)

On the upper tier in the east wall of the temple of Bhimsvara,

 Bhimavaram,  Cocanda Taluk, same District. (26th year of Vishnuvardana)

Incomplete.

No. 19.

(A. R. No. 846 of  1917.)

On a pillar in the temple of Jaladhisvarasvami,

Ghantasala, Divi Taluk, Krishna District. Undated.

Incomplete.  Seems to refer to a gift made to a Brahman in Ghantasala. Mentions Vishnuvardhana-Maharaja.

No. 20.

(A. R. No. 529 of  1913.)

On a stone placed in the verandah of the Sub-Registrar’s 

Office at Vinukonda,  Vinukonda Taluk, Guntur District. Undated.

States that the stone was set up by a local potentate named Padavalu Kattiraju, who bore several birudas such as Immadiganda, Kalliga-Narayana and [Gh]anda-Sardula.

No. 21.

(A. R. No. 739 of  1915.)

On a broken pillar in front of the temple of Chennakesavasvami,

 Kolalapudi, narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. (Date missing)

Damaged.  Refers to a gift by somebody

No. 22.

(A. R. No. 536 of  1909.)

On a mutilated slab dug up in the court-yard of the

temple of Mallesvara, Bezwada, Krishna District. Date missing.

Incomplete.  Refers to Pallaketabhupala  of the Kadvetti family.  Incidentally mentions many favours bestowed by god Mallesvara on Arjuna, Madhavavarmma and Panditaradhya.

 

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