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South Indian Inscriptions


 

EASTERN GANGA DYNASTY

No. 651.

(A. R. No. 99  of  1909.)

On a stone lying near Paravastu Rangacharya’s

house at Vizagapatam. S. 101[3] (h) 17th year of Anantavarmadeva.

Records the gift of “perumbadi” (?) by the “city twelve” of Visakhapattanamu alias Kulottunga-Chodapattanamu to Matamana of Malamandala.  The description of the donee is not quite intelligible.

No. 652.

(A. R. No. 642  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the temple of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, Vizagapatam District.

S.  101[7].

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp by Bolli-Setti, son of Namana-Setti and Kanya, ma to god Nilisvara.

No. 653.

(A. R. No. 676  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same Mandapa. S.  1024.

Records the grant by Raparti Suraparaja  of 35 cows for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of  Nilesvara.

No. 654.

(A. R. No. 641  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S.  1024.

Records the grant by a  Sanikapu  woman Nagava of a piece of wet land for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara at Nidumjeruvu.

No. 655.

(A. R. No. 365  of  1905.)

On a slab in the middle of the village of Bhogapuram, Anakapalli Taluk, same District. S. 10[2]7  ([3]1st year of Anantavarmadeva)

Records the gift of a piece of wet land at Bhogapuram  by Lokimani-Setti.

No. 656.

(A. R. No. 650  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the temple of

Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, same District.  ([37]th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records the gift by a certain Permadi of a piece of land for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara at Nidumjeruvu for the prosperity of Chodagangadeva.

No. 657.

(A. R. No. 663  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa.

([3]9th year of  Anantavarmadeva.)

Records the grant of a certain number of madas for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara of Nidumjervu.

No. 658.

(A. R. No. 651  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1039.

Records the gift of a certain number of madas for the upkeep of perpetual lamps established by Vira-Permadiraja in the temple of Nilisvara.

No. 659.

(A. R. No. 657  of  1926.)

On a pillar kin the same mandapa. S. 1040.

Records the gift of five madas by Surama, wife of  Permadiraja, for the  upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara at Nilumjervu.

No. 660.

(A. R. No. 658  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1040.

Damaged.  Seems to record gift of money for the upkeep of a  perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara at Nilumjervu.

No. 661.

(A. R. No. 638  of  1926.)

On a slab built into the front wall of the same temple. S. 1040.

Much damaged.  Seems to record a gift by Bhattamadapalli Banapati to the temple of Nilisvara.

No. 662.

(A. R. No. 671  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the same temple. S. 1014.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp by Baggumudradhari Nayaka to the temple of Nilisvara.

No. 663.

(A. R. No. 679  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1044.

Records the gift of five madas by Gundama-Setti and  Erapota-Setti for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of  Nilisvara.

No. 664.

(A. R. No. 681  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1044.

Records the gift of five madas by Vimjama for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara for the prosperity of Cholagangadeva.

No. 665.

(A. R. No. 674  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1046.

Records the gift of five madas by the daughter (name lost) of Rajamanika-Setti for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara for the prosperity of Cholagangadeva.

No. 666.

(A. R. No. 692  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 104[6]

Records the gift of five madas by barber Kantana for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilesvara.

No. 667.

(A. R. No. 682  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same  mandapa. S. 104[7].

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara.

No. 668.

(A. R. No. 664  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1049.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara by the wife of Suraparaja.

No. 669.

(A. R. No. 653  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same  mandapa. S. 1049.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara by a certain Ayta-Boya.

No. 670.

(A. R. No. 678  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 105[5].

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp by Erruma-Setti.

No. 671.

(A. R. No. 645  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 10[5]0.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara by Puravairi[1] Somanatha.

No. 672.

(A. R. No. 649  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same  mandapa. S. 1051.

Records  the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara by Rajendra-Chodadeva,  son of Pedda Permadiraja.

No. 673.

(A. R. No. 667  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1052.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara during the reign of Chodagangadeva.

No. 674.

(A. R. No. 367  of  1905.)

On a huge stone lying in the middle of the village of Rellivalasa,

Vizianagaram, same District. S. 1053.  (57th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records the gift of perpetual lamps by Ulaggayagondaperma[di][2] younger brother of Chodaganga, to a certain temple.

No. 675.

(A. R. No. 681  of  1926.)

On a  pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine in thetemple

 of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, same District. S. 1053.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp by Chodirajamahadevi (and another ?) to the temple of Nilisvara for the merit of Chodagangadeva.

No. 676.

(A. R. No. 656  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1053.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara of Navapalli for the merit of Cholagangadeva.

No. 677.

(A. R. No. 685  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 10[53].

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara by Proli-Setti and his “woman” (i.e., wife) Prolama for the merit of Chodagangadeva.

No. 678.

(A. R. No. 655  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1053.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to Nilisvaradeva by Lenka Gumudana Gokana in the village of Kalinga-[Na]vapalli.

No. 679.

(A. R. No. 688  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa.

S. 105[4].  (59th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to Nilisvara by Cholagangadeva’s younger brother[3],  the gift to be protected by the Navapalli Thirty.

No. 680.

(A. R. No. 661  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 10[55].

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvaradeva.

No. 681.

(A. R. No. 669  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1055.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara.

No. 682.

(A. R. No. 668  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1055.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvaradeva by Koradlapenti Brami-Setti for the merit of Chodagangadeva.

No. 683.

(A. R. No. 686  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1055.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Nidajeruvu by Some-Setti,  son of Erapota-Setti, for the merit of Chodagangadeva.

No. 684.

(A. R. No. 647  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 10 [55].

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Nirujeruvu by Erakama and her “man” (i.e.,  husband) Brammana-Peggada.

No. 685.

(A. R. No. 670  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 105[7].

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara by Madduripenta-talara Somi-Setti.

No. 686.

(A. R. No. 684  of  1926.)

On a  pillar in the same mandapa. S. 105[7].

Records gift of a  perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvaradeva.

No. 687.

(A. R. No. 355  of  1905.)

On a  mutilated slab in the compound of the Maharaja’s college,

Vizianagaram, same  District. Saka year lost ([6]1st year of Ananta [varmadeva].)

Damaged.  Seems to record grant of land for food offering to God [Cha]ndisvara.

No. 688.

(A. R. No. 675  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

temple of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, same District.  S. 105 .

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara by a son of a certain Madhurantaka-Setti.

No. 689.

(A. R. No. 673  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa.

S.  1059 (6[3]rd year of Cholagangadeva.)

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilesvara by a certain woman.

No. 690.

(A. R. No. 357  of  1905.)

On a  slab lying in the compound of the Maharaja’s College,

Vizianagarama, same District. S.  1061.  (65th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records gift of 4 puttis of land irrigated under a certain tank for two perpetual lamps, for food offering and for acharya-bhogam in the temple of Somesvara in Maruchervu in Sarakinandu, by Chodagangadeva’s son-in-law, with the permission of that king.

No. 691.

(A. R. No. 354  of  1905.)

On a slab lying in the compound of the Maharaja’s College,

Vizianagaram, same District. S.  1061. (65th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records gift of land to god Somesvara in Marachervu in Saraki-nandu with the  permission of Cholaganga-Ravutaraja.

No. 692.

(A. R. No. 690  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

temple of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, same District. S. 1061.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Nidumjeruvu by Rajendra-Chodadeva, son of Pedda-Perma[di]raju.

No. 693.

(A. R. No. 687  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1063.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara

No. 694.

(A. R. No. 665  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1065.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp to the same temple.

No. 695.

(A. R. No. 644  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1066.

The inscription records the grant of two perpetual lamps to the temple of Nilesvara (called also Nilisvara) one by Mantripota, brother of Tandali Bhimanatha, of the Kayastha family and the other by Bachchana, also of the Kayastha family, both grants being made in the same year.

No. 696.

(A. R. No. 691-A  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1066.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Navapalli by Mattana Erku-mandalika.

No. 697.

(A. R. No. 691  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1066.

Records gift of five madas (?) to the temple of Nilisvara.

No. 698.

(A. R. No. 652  of  1926.)

On a  pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1067.

Records  gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Nidumjeruvu by Pritividevi.

No. 699.

(A. R. No. 636  of  1926.)

On a slab from Akkavaram preserved in the

Zamindar’s Palace, Tekkali, Tekkali Taluk, Ganjam District. S. 10[67].

Records the construction of a temple by the Queen of Cholagangadeva and the gift of a perpetual lamp to that temple.

No. 700.

(A. R. No. 654  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the temple

of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram Bobbili Taluk, Vizagapatam  District. S. 1069.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Navapalli by a certain Potana.

No. 701.

(A. R. No. 646  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 106  . .

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Nidumchervu by Brommari Prolandi-Setti.

No. 702.

(A. R. No. 366  of  1905.)

On a slab set up on a mound called gudipadudibba on the  bank of

the river in Dvarapureddipalem, Vizianagarama Taluk, same District. S. 1071.

Records gift of land for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Cholagangisvara in Dharmavoramu in the Talandi-Twelve.

No. 703.

(A. R. No. 662  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the temple of

Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, same District. S. 107[3].

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilesvara at Navapalli.

No. 704.

(A. R. No. 660  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 10[73].

Records gift of wet land for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Nilisvara at Navapalli by Cholagangadevara Sebbana-Senapati.

No. 705.

(A. R. No. 659  of  1926.)

On a  pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1073.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilesvara at Navapalli.

No. 706.

(A. R. No. 683  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 10[7]5.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Nidujeruvu.

No. 707.

(A. R. No. 368  of  1905.)

On a pillar lying near a private threshing floor south-west of Rellivalsa,

Viziangaram Taluk, same District. S.  1075.  (8th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records gift of land, with all emoluments, in the village of Tataram in the Talanda-Twelve for the worship of the god, maintenance of dancing girls etc., in the temple of Cholaganga-Madhavadeva.  The gift was made by Arusagonddalaravuta,  brother-in-law of the king, in the presence of god Virabhadresvara, on the bank of the river Vamsadhara for the prosperity of Kamarnavadeva.

No. 708.

(A. R. No. 370  of  1905.)

On the same pillar. S. 1075.  (8th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Cholaganga-Madhavadeva, by Erapota-Nayaka, son of  Nagama-Nayaka.

No. 709.

(A. R. No. 371  of  1905.)

On the same pillar. S.  108[1].  ([5]th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records the conferment by Erapota-Nayaka of the office of Sthanapati of the temple of Cholaganga-Madhavadeva of Talanda on Kadapaka Purushottama-Bhatta and his son Vidvajjanapriya-Brahmamaraya.

No. 710.

(A. R. No. 363  of  1905.)

On a slab lying in the middle of the vilage of  Bhogapuram,

Bimlipatam Taluk, same District. S. 110[0].  (11th year of Anantavarmadeva.)

Records the construction of Rajaraja-Jinalaya in Bhogapuram alias Vikramagangavirapenta and grant of land to the said temple by Kannama-Nayaka.

No. 711.

(A. R. No. 369  of  1905.)

On a pillar lying near a private threshing floor south-

west of Rellivalasa, Vizianagaram Taluk, same District. S. 1105.

Records gift of land for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Cholaganga-Madhavadeva of Maladi, by Poti-Setti.

No. 712.

(A. R. No. 689  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

temple of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, same District. S. 1105.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp and land to the temple of Nilisvara at Navapalli.

No. 713.

(A. R. No. 634  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the temple of Hatakesvara at Singavaram,

Chicacole Taluk, Ganjam (now Vizagapatam) District.  S. 1127.

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Kondapotidevi, by Pura . .[4] mamchi-Peggada.

No. 714.

(A. R. No. 359  of  1905.)

On two faces of a pillar in the Asthana-mandapa of the

temple of Amaresvara, Boni, Bimlipatam Taluk, Vizagapatam District. S. 1168.

Records gift of two perpetual lamps to the temple of Siva by Meru-Madhavarya.

No. 715.

(A. R. No. 666  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

temple of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, bobbili Taluk, Vizagapatam  District. S. [1]173.

Records gift of perpetual lamps and land to the temple of Nilisvara at Nidumjeruvu by Rapariti Suraparaju.

No. 716.

(A. R. No. 648  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the same mandapa. S. 1[1]7 .

Records gift of land for the up-keep of good offering to god  Nilesvara by the Mahasandhivigrahi (name lost) of Cholagangadeva.

No. 717.

(A. R. No. 358  of  1905.)

On a beam in the asthana-mandapa of the temple of

Amaresvara at Boni, Bimlipatam Taluk, Vizagapatam District. S. 1193 (?)

Records gift of a perpetual lamp, a garden and a well to the temple of Aaresvara by General Umapati during the reign of Bhanudeva,  son of Narasinghadeva and grand son of Bhima.

No. 718.

(A. R. No. 356  of  1905.)

On a slab lying in the compound of the

Maharajah’s College, Vizianagara, same District. S. 1024.

Records the consecration of the image of  Gopinatha.

No. 719.

(A. R. No. 364  of  1905.)

On a slab  lying in the middle of the village of Bhogapuram,

Bimlipatam Taluk, same District. S.  1205.  (7th year of Vira-Naranarasimha.)

Records gift of land to the temple of Durgadevi of Bo[dd]apuramu kduring the reign of Vira-Naranarasimhya . . . . . ravutudeva.

No. 720.

(A. R. No. 362  of  1905.)

On the right and left sides of the door-post of the entrance into the

asthana-mandapa of the temple of Amaresvara, Boni, same Taluk and District. S. 124[8].

Records gift of  sheep for the up-keep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Amaresvara of Boni.

No. 721.

(A. R. No. 828  of  1917.)

On a slab set up near the outer entrance to the temple of Vatesvara,

Palur, Palur Zamindari, Ganjam District. (2nd year of Aniyanka-Bhima.)

Records gift of perpetual lamps and she-buffaloes to the temple of Batesvara and of land to god Biresvara.

No. 722.

(A. R. No. 639  of  1926.)

On a slab built into the front wall of the temple of

Nilakanthesvara at Narayanapuram, Bobbili Taluk, Vizagapatam District. Date lost.

Records gift of a lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Navapalli.

No. 723.

(A. R. No. 544  of  1925.)

On a stone lying in a street of  Reddipalem

(near Potnuru) Bimlipatam Taluk, same District. Year missing.

Damaged.  Mentions the king Anantavarma Vira-Vara-Narasi[mha]deva.

No. 724.

(A. R. No. 360  of  1905.)

On  a mutilated slab in the asthana-mandapa of the

temple of Amaresvara at Boni, same Taluk and District. Undated. 

Seems to record the gift of something to god A[maresvara] of Broni by Mahamandalesvara Vira-Savaranathadeva of Jantarunandu.

No. 725.

(A. R. No. 677  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

 temple of Nilakanthesvara, Narayanapuram, same Taluk and District. S. 1 . .

Records gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nilisvara at Navapalli by the wife of Kalva-Bhimaraja.

No. 726.

(A. R. No. 361  of  1905.)

On a  broken slab in the temple of Amaresvara

at Boni, same Taluk and District. Year missing.

Damaged.  Mentions the Naga-kula.

No. 727.

(A. R. No. 827  of  1917.)

On a stone lying at the entrance into the temple of

Tumbesvara, Pratapur, Chatrapur Taluk, Ganjam District. Year missing.

Incomplete.  Mentions.  Anantava[rma].


[1]  [This perhaps stands for the officer Puravari – C. R. K.]

[2]  This chief is identical with Ulagiyagonda Perumal figuring in the Pal, amgara grant of Choda-ganga dated in S. 1040 [vide Ep.  Rep for 1935-36,  p. 61f, para 14 – C. R. K.]

[3]  [See for 1 on p. 359 above – C. R. K.]

[4] [This perhaps stands for puravari. – C. R. K.]

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