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South Indian Inscriptions


 

Imperial Cholas

No. 57.

(A. R. No. 711  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantabhogesvara, Kolluru, Tenali Taluk, Guntur

 District. S. 1000 (?) (9th year of Kulottunga-Choda).

Damaged.  States that a certain Peggada Chimmapa gave five gadyas for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Ananti[svara].

No. 58.

(A. R. No. 444  of  1915.)

On a Nandi pillar set up in front of the temple of Siva, Degaramudi, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1002.

States that the chief Nanni-choda made a gift of the village of Dengarabudi and also a tank to the temple of Tribhuvana-Tallikarjuna-Mahadeva.  The temple worshippers of Dengarabudi were exempted from payment of duty on the sale of houses (ammubadi sunkhamu.)

No. 59.

(A. R. No. 730  of  1920.)

On a  pillar in the mandapa of the temple of Somesvara, Juttiga, Tanuku Taluk, West Godavri  District. S. 1[0]11 (20th year of Vishnuvardhana.)

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp by Virachodadeva to the temple of  Somisvara of Duttika.

No. 60.

(A. R. No. 732  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the mandapa in the same temple. S . 1[0]13.

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp by one Muppariya to the temple of Somisvara at Duttika during the reign of Vishnuvardhana-Maharaja.

No. 61.

(A. R. No. 647  of  1920.)

At the bottom of a stone lying in front of the temple of Svayambhuvesvara, Valiveru, Tenali Tauk, Guntur District (below A.R.No. 673 of 1920.) S.  1026

Records the gift of land to the  mason (Kase) who built the temple of Svayambhudeva of Valiveru, the mason undertaking to do repairs to the temple from time to time.

No. 62.

(A. R. No. 265 of  1905.)

On a Nandi pillar planted in front of the dark room in the temple of

Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Markapuram Taluk, Kurnool District.

Vyaya = S. 1028 (?) (37th year of Kulottunga-Choda)

Records the gift of the villages of Palkuru and  Bhojani-Cheruvu in Marjavada by Mahamandalesvara Karikala-Choda to the temple of Tripurantakadeva and Chandisvaradeva.

No. 63.

(A. R. No. 277  of  1905.)

On a  slab set up close to the prakara on the right side of the blocked up western

entrance to the temple of Tripurantaksvara at the same village. S. 1028.

Records the gift of the village Betalapadu in Kammanandu by Velanati Gonkaraju to the temple of Tripurantakadeva.

No. 64.

(A. R. No. 567  of  1925.)

On a  big white marble pillar set up near the dhvajastambha in the

temple of Ramalingesvara, Velpuru, Sattenepalli Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1030

Records the gift of a perpetual lamp by Kota Gokaraju son of Bhima to the temple of Ramesvara of Velupuru.

No. 65.

(A. R. No. 361  of  1917.)

On a broken pillar lying near the house of a Komati in Muktisvaram,

 Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1031.

Incomplete.  Mentions the town of Vraddhana  in Karmarashtra.

No. 66.

(A. R. No. 575  of  1909.)

On the naga pillar in the courtyard of the temple of

Chennakesavasvami, Macherla, Palnad Taluk, same District. S. 1033.

States  that the chief Chagi Beta made a gift of two hundred nivartanas of land in the village of Sabbeyapalli in the Palli-desa three-hundred, to the temple of Adityesvara established by Aditya, son of Sridhara, in the capital Mahadevitataka. Also mentions gifts made by several other persons to the same temple and a gift of land to the architect Tippoju whose genealogy is given.  Beta was the son of Virakama and  grandson of Beta.

No. 67.

(A. R. No. 262  of  1905.)

On a Nandi pillar set up in front of the dark room (chikati middi) in the temple of Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Markapuram Taluk, Kurnool District. S. 1033 (43rd year of Kuottunga-Choda.)

Records the gift of a  perpetual lamp by Bhimaya, the peggada of Pottapi Kama-choda to the temple of Tripurantakadeva.

No. 68.

(A. R. No. 263  of  1905.)

On a  Nandi pillar set up in front of the dark room (chikati middi) in the same temple.

S. 1033 (42nd year of Kulottunga-Choda.)

Refers to the gift of 50 inupa yedlu for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva by a certain person who was the son of  Gundaya.

No. 69.

(A. R. No. 698  of  1926.)

On a stone built over the doorway of the Parvati shrine in the temple of

Ramesvara at Achanta,  Narasapuram Taluk, West Godavari District. S. 1034 (?)

Damaged.  Refers to grants of topes to the temples of Mallisvara and Surisvara.  Mentions Kona Mummadi-Bhimaraja  and Lokaraja.

No. 70.

(A. R. No. 578  of  1925.)

On the left side of the small white marble pillar set up near the dhvajastambha in the temple

of Ramalingasvami at  Velpuru, Sattenepalli  Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1034 (?) (Chitrabhanu.)

Damaged.  Refers to a gift of six cows to the temple of [Rame]svara during the reign of  Vishnuvardhana-Maharaja.

No. 71.

(A. R. No. 576  of  1909.)

On the third face of the Naga pillar in the courtyard of the

temple of Chennakesava, Macherla, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1035.

States that a certain Aditya put up a nagastambha during the reign of Vira-Kama, son of Medambika.

No. 72.

(A. R. No. 316  of  1915.)

On a naga pillar set up in front of the temple of Chandrasekhara,

Tangedumalli, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1037 (Jaya.)

States that Mara, son of Isvara-Nayaka, minister of the Choda chief Kannaradeva got two tanks excavated and the image of Somisvara established in the village of Koppa[ram] in Kammanandu and that Kannaradeva’s brother Choda-Balli made a gift of the village of  Bidepalli to the said temple.

N o. 74.

(A. R. No. 327  of  1915.)

On the naga pillar set up in front of the temple of

Kodandaramasvami, Kopparam, same Taluk and District. S. 1037. (Jaya.)

States that Kannara-Chodadeva’s minister Mara, son of Isvara-Nayaka, got two tanks dug and built the temple of Somisvara in Koppara in Kamma-vishaya, that Kannaradeva granted the village of Kopparam and his brother Choda-Balli the village of Bidepalli to the said temple and that Mallikarjuna of the Kalamukha sect who was a native of Pratur was made the trustee (?) of the said temple and endowment.  Gives a detailed account of the endowments in the land assigned to different persons engaged in the management of the temple.

No. 75.

(A. R. No. 365  of  1915.)

On a slab  set up near the temple of Parasavedisvara,

Chennupalli  agraharam, same Taluk and District. S. 10 . .

States  that a certain Suraparaju, made a gift of land in Katepalli to god Kommisvara.  Mentions Kannaradeva, the Choda chief.

No. 76.

(A. R. No. 315  of  1915.)

On a slab set up in a street of Minnikallu, same Taluk and District. Undated.

States that the Mahamandalesvara  Kannaradeva granted three  puttis of land to god Mallikarjuna of Mrindikallu.

No. 77.

(A. R. No. 875  of  1922.)

On the northern face of the black stone planted opposite to the temple of

Chennakesavasvami, Kommuru, Bapatla Taluk, same District. S. 1040 (Hevilambi.)

Very much damaged.  Refers to a gift to a temple of Mahadeva.

No. 78.

(A. R. No. 817  of  1922.)

On the western face of the black stone planted opposite to the same temple. S. 1040 (Hevilambi)

States that Kommuri Gokiraddi made a gift of six uttamaganda-madas for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Agastisvara.

No. 79.

(A. R. No. 117  of  1917.)

On a stone set up near the Madigapalli of Nutakki, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1040.

States that Kalugottumballi Mavi-Nayaka,  son of  Chami-Nayaka, on of the five hundred mahajanas of Malvana founded the temple of Kesavadeva at Nutakki and gave 25 inupa yedlu for a perpetual lamp in the said temple.  Describes the Malvana five hundred as a sect of  Brahmins originally coming from Mashapuri on the west of the Godavari and connects them in some unintelligible way with the killing of Ravana by Rama.

No. 80.

(A. R. No. 815  of  1922.)

On the western face of  the black stone planted opposite to the temple of

Chennakesavasvami at Kommuru, Bapatla Taluk, same District. S. 10 41. (Vilambi.)

Records the gift of six uttamaganda-madas by Nemmaluri Suraya for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Agastisvara of Kommuru.  The endowment was to be administered by the three hundred Sanis  of Kommuru.

No. 81.

(A. R. No. 841  of  1922.)

On a black stone planted in front of the temple of

Chennakesavasvami at kommuru, same Taluk and District. S. 1041. (Vilambi)

Records the grant of six  uttamaganda-madas  by a certain Appana for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple Agastisvara of Kommuru.

No. 82.

(A. R. No. 395  of  1915.)

On a mutilated slab laying in a field in nadindla,

Naasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1046.

States that Kokkola Gomanasetti, son of Gosanisetti, consecrated the image of Visvesvara and built a temple for it at [Na]dindla.  This inscription is in Telugu verse.

No. 83.

(A. R. No. 728  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the mandapa of the temple of Somesvara,

 Juttiga, Tanuku Taluk, West Godavari District. S. 1047.

States that Kolaniya Kettu-Ganda made a gift for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Vasukiravi-Somisvara of Duttika.  The gift is of manniya-tiru which seems to be a local tax.

No. 84.

(A. R. No. 683  of  1920.)

On a slab built into the shrine under the dhvajastambha in the

temple of Agastyesvara, Imani, Tenali Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1047 (Visvavasu.)

States that Ghantasala Kamaka  made a gift of 50 sheep for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tondisvaradeva of Ivani.

No. 85.

(A. R. No. 6  of  1908.)

On a slab lying in a mound in the Sahebu Bazaar, Sattenepalli, same District S. 1049.

States that a certain Ma[tte]=Nayaka made a gift of land to the temple of Trikotisvara of Vellantura  and also to the Sthanapati of the temple.

No. 86.

(A. R. No. 50  of  1909.)

On a pillar in front of the temple of Ramalingesvara,

 Vemuru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1[0]5[0].

Refers to a gift made by the Nayakas of Vemuru of god  Ramisvara, for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp.

No. 87.

(A. R. No. 51  of  1909.)

On a pillar in front of the temple of Ramalingesvara,

 Vemuru, same Taluk and District. S. 1[050] (? )

Refers to a gift (of land) by Kulottunga-choda-Gonka’s general Erapota-Nayaka for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Ramesvara-Mahadeva.

No. 88.

(A. R. No. 820.  of  1922.)

On a stone  planted opposite to the temple of

Chennakesava at Kommuru, Bapatla Taluk, same District. S. 1051.

States that Rekamadevi  the paramour of Permadideva alias Kenduri Choda-maharaja granted six uttamaganda-madas to the temple of Agastisvara at Kommuru.

No. 89.

(A. R. No. 441  of  1915.)

On the naga slab set up near the shrine of Vinayaka,

Tubadu, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1054.

States that Kape[ya]-Nayaka, a general of Mandaraju made a gift of 100 puttis of land to god  Bhimesvara of Dumbaruta and gives details of the distribution of the land among the several servants of the temple.  The latter portion says that Kape[ya]-Nayaka consecrated the image of Mahesvara at Dumbaruta, built a temple for it and endowed it with 100 puttis of land.  Probably both the gifts are identical.

No. 90.

(A. R. No. 631  of  1920.)

On a stone called Poturaju set up in front of the temple of

Puttalamma, Amritaluru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1054.

States that the Mahamandalaesvara Gonkaya  Boya (?) lord of the 480 villages and servant of Rajendra-Choda made a gift of 50 sheep for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Amritisvara at Amutunuru.

No. 91.

(A. R. No. 645  of  1920.)

On the black granite pillar set up in front of the temple

of Gokarnesvara, davuluru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1054.

States that a certain Komma-Nayaka who was appointed Raddi of Davuluru in the Velanadu country by Velananti Gokaraj consecrated the image of Gokesvara in the said village, built a temple over it and endowed it with land and 55 sheep for a  perpetual lamp.

No. 92.

(A. R. No. 5  of  1908.)

On a slab lying in a mound in the Sahebu Bazaar, Sattenepalli, same District. S. 1055.

In complete.  Refers to a gift made by a certain Vasena.

No. 93.

(A. R. No. 321 of  1919.)

On a pillar in the mandapa at the northern entrance into

the temple of Mallesvara at Bezwada, Krishna District. S. 1055.

In complete and illegible.  Refers to one Perisetti.

No. 94.

(A. R. No. 9  of  1908.)

On a pillar in the Sahebu Bazaar, Sattenepalli, Guntur District. S. 1055.

States that Vasi-Nayaka son of Proli-Nayaka made a gift of 55 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Trikotisvaradeva, the sheep to be taken care of by Gade-Boya, son of Perisetti.

No. 95.

(A. R. No. 698  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantabhogesvara, Kolluru, Tenali Taluk, and District. S. 1055.

Damaged.  Refers to a gift of sheep for a perpetual lamp.

No. 96.

(A. R. No. 716  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Kesavasvami,

Duggirala, Guntur Taluk, same District. S. 1056.

States that Bhima,  chief of Kandravadi, who was the son of Pandambika, made a gift of the village of Duggarelapundi to a number of Brahmins and invokes the  blessings of Sesha and other seven great Nagas on the chief.

No. 97.

(A. R. No. 350  of  1915.)

On the Nandi pillar in front of the temple of

Ramalingasvami, Satuluru, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1057.

States that Kulottunga-choda-Gonka made a gift of land to god Ramesvara of Chamchaluru in Kondapadumati country and gives details of the distribution of the land among the several servants of the temple and refers also to other gifts made by other persons to the same temple.

No. 98.

(A. R. No. 119  of  1917.)

On a Nandi naga pillar set up in front of the

temple of Mallikarjuna, Pamulapadu, Guntur Taluk, same District. Undated.

Refers to a gift of land made by Velanati Rajendra-Choda and others to the temple at Pamulapadu in the Kondapadumati country.

No. 99.

(A. R. No. 140  of  1913.)

On a  slab preserved in the Collector’s Office at Guntur, same District. S. 1059.

Incomplete and damaged.  Mentions a certain Rekasani.

No. 100.

(A. R. No. 699  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantisvara, Kolluru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1059 (?)

Damaged.  Seems to refer to a gift of five Rajanarayana-nishkas by a certain Damamba for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Anantisvara of Kolluru.

No. 101.

(A. R. No. 697  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantabhogesvara, Kolluru,

Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1059 (4th  year of Kulottunga-choda II.)

Damaged and incomplete.  Refers to a gift of five  Rajanarayana-gadyanas by a certain lady for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Anantisvara of Kolluru.

No. 102.

(A. R. No. 116  of  1917.)

On a stone lying near the entrance to the temple of Saktisvara,

Nutakki, Guntur Taluk, same District. S. 1059 (4th year of Kulottunga-choda II).

Incomplete and damaged.  Refers to a gift of land by Kandravati Bhimaraju to god Saktisvara of Nuteki (Nutakki).

No. 103.

(A. R. No. 404  of  1915.)

On a pillar standing near the temple of Ramasvami,

Kavuru, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 10[59].

Damaged.  States that a certain Raddi  built a temple to god Somesvara of Goniyapundi and endowed it with a grant of land and also granted 55 sheep for a perpetual lamp.

No. 104.

(A. R. No. 10  of  1908.)

On a pillar in the Sahebu Bazaar, Sattenepalli, same District. S. 1060.

Refers to the gift of 55 sheep by Kondapa-Nayaka son of Matte-Nayaka for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Trikotisvara.

No. 105.

(A. R. No. 11  of  1908.)

On a  pillar in the Sahebu  Bazaar at the same village. S. 1060.

Refers to the gift of sheep by Pedda Kondapa-Nayaka, son of Navi-Nayaka for a perpetual lamp.  The name of the temple is not  mentioned.

No. 106.

(A. R. No. 332  of  1915.)

On a naga pillar set up in a grove in Lingamgunta,

Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 106.

Damaged.  Refers to a gift by a certain Kasa-Nayaka.  Mentions Gokaraja.

No. 107.

(A. R. No. 393  of  1915.)

On a pillar set up in front of the temple of Vemulamma,

Nadindla, same Taluk and District. S. 1061.

Refers to a gift of 55 sheep by Manma-Mandayaraja, a subordinate of  Kulottunga-choda for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Karnamoti of Nadindla.  It also refers to certain lands assigned to dancing girls and some other servants of the temple.  Contains also a note quite intelligible reference to a duty on marriages performed in Nadindla to be paid to the temple.  Manda was the son of Buddha, son of Manda, chief of  Giripaschima country.

No. 108.

(A. R. No. 705  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantabhogesvara, Kolluru,

Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 10[62] [8th (?) year of Kulottunga-Choda II.]

States that Indulasani Pedudama (?) daughter of Kosanasani made a gift of 5 Rajanarayana-gadyanas for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Anantisvara of Kolluru.

No. 109.

(A. R. No. 646  of  1920.)

On the northern face of the black granite pillar set up in front of the

temple of Gokarnesvara, Davuluru, same Taluk and District. S. 1063.

States that Rajendra-Choda’s servant Kommaya-Nayaka the headman of Kurumgallu in Kandravati consecrated the image of Gokesvara in Davuluru and  built a temple and mandapa for it.

No. 110.

(A. R. No. 743  of  1920.)

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

Tanuku Taluk, West Godavari District. S. 1063 (1[5th] year of Vishnuvardhana ?)

States  that Proli Pava,  a dancing girl attached to the temple of Vasukiravi Somesvara of Duttika, made a gift of 50 inupa-yedulu for a perpetual lamp in the said temple.  The sthanapati, the three hundred sanis and the nibandhakartas are enjoined to see that the gift is properly administered.

No. 111.

(A. R. No. 676  of  1920.)

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

Tenali Taluk, Guntur District.Undated. No. 31. (A. R. No. 830  of  1917.)

On a boulder to the south of Phulta, Berhampore Taluk, Ganjam District.

S. 1064.

Stats that one Eriya Boya established a perpetual lamp in the temple of  Bhadari (?) of Valiveru.

No. 112.

(A. R. No. 647  of  1920.)

On the western face of the black granite pillar set up in front of the

temple of Gokarnesvara, Davuluru, same Taluk and District. S. 1065.

Stats that Aytama, wife of Aytama Nayaka who was the Raddi of Kurungallu in Ivani-Kandravadi and  Davuluru in Velanandu and a trusted servant of Velanati Rajendra-Choda, gave 55 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Gkesvara at  Davuluru.

No. 113.

(A. R. No. 38  of  1912.)

On a pillar lying near the godown in the Municipal

Museum at Rajahmundry, East Godavari District. S. 1065.

Damaged and illegible.  Refers to a gift made by a certain chief named Raya to the temple of Virabhadresvara of Pattisam.

No. 114.

(A. R. No. 848  of  1917.)

On a white marble pillar in the temple of Jaladhisvara

at Ghantasala, Divi Taluk, Krishna District. S. 1066.

Somewhat damaged.  Refers to the gift of two perpetual lamps to god.  Jaladhisvara of Ghantasala by a certain Kommana who is stated to belong to Dhanada-kula.

No. 115.

(A. R. No. 848  of  1917.)

On a white marble pillar set up in the same temple.

S. 1066 (13th year of Kulottunga-Choda II.)

States that Kota Kommisetti a Vaisya of the Nabela-gotra  entrusted to the three hundreds sanis  of Ghantasala alias  Choda-Pandyapuram the sum of 10 Rajaraja-madas for maintaining two perpetual lamps in the temple of Jaladhisvara in the said town.

No. 116.

(A. R. No. 41  of  1912.)

On a  pillar lying near the godown in the Municipal Museum,

Rajamundry, East Godavari District. S. 1067 (21st (?) year of Vishnuvardhana.)

States that Sukkala Proli-setti of Penugonda made a gift of 25 cows for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Virabhadresvara of Pattisam.

No. 117.

(A. R. No. 580  of  1925.)

On the  right side of the small white marble pillar set up near the Dhvajastambha

in the temple of Ramalingasvami, Velpuru, Sttenepalli Taluk, guntur District. S. 1068.

Damaged.  Refers to a gift of birudu-madas for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Ramisvara of Velupuru.

No. 118.

(A. R. No. 269  of  1924.)

On a pillar set up in the temple of Anjaneyasvami,

Konakanohi, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. S. 1068.

Records a gift of land by Rajendra-Choda to the Siva temple at Kondakanchi.

No. 119.

(A. R. No. 144  of  1913.)

On a  slab set up in the courtyard of the temple of

Uttaresvara, Peda Kodamagundla, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1069. (Prabhava.)

States that the taxes perusunkam, vaddaravalamu, kolchuvisaluetc., due from the village of Kodamagud to Isana-Peggada, the mudiseli of Kulottunga-Gomkaraja, were assigned for the maintenance of worship in the temples and for the support of sanyasins and students.

No. 120.

(A. R. No. 709  of  1926.)

On a pillar in the room in front of the temple of

Sitaramasvami, Pinnali, same Taluk and District. S. 1069. (Prabhava.)

Very much damaged.  Refers to one Mahamandalesvara Kamarajau as ruling the land.

No. 121.

(A. R. No. 327  of  1919.)

On the east face of the nandi pillar set up in front of the temple of

Mulasthanesvara at Nadendla, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1069.

Records that king Mall  of the Kondapadumati-seventy-three villages, made a gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Mulasthanesvara of Nadindla.  Malla’s father was Manda, grandfather Ganda and great grandfather Manda.

No. 122.

(A. R. No. 458  of  1915.)

On a mutilated stone lying near the temple of Somesvara,

Ganapavaram, same Taluk and diistrict. Year missing.

Damaged and not quite intelligible.  Seems to state that the villagers granted a piece of land to the temple  builder Kamoju for the merit of the king  Kulottunga Rajendra-[Chode].

No. 123.

(A. R. No. 40  of  1912.)

On a pillar lying near the godown in the Municipal

Museum at Rajahmundry,  East Godavari District. S. 1071.

Mentions that Somana, (son of) Datyana-Peggada lord of Oragandi  presented a perpetual lamp to god Virabhadresvara of Pattisam.  Incidentally, it mentions other charities given by the same person in some other sacred places.

No. 124.

(A. R. No. 328  of  1919.)

On the East face of the nandi pillar set up in front of the temple

of Mulasthanesvara at Nadendla, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1072.

Refers to a gift of sheep by the wife of Mahamandalesvara Tammu Manderaju for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mulasthana-Mahadeva of Nadendla.

No. 125.

(A. R. No. 568  of  1925.)

On the  four faces of a big white marble pillar set up near the Dhvajastambha in the temple of Ramalingesvara, Velpuru,  Sattenepalli Taluk, same District.

(I have  treated the whole as constituting a single inscription but it may be otherwise.) S. 1073.

Damaged and unintelligible.  Refers to a gift of 55 (sheep) to the temple of Ramesvara at Velpuru and mentions Rajendra-Choda.

No. 126.

(A. R. No. 310  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Svarnesvara at Ganapavaram,

Bhimavaram Taluk, West Godavari District. S.  107[3].

States that Mahamandalesvara Kolani Katama-Nayaka made a gift of 50 inupayedlu for a perpetual lamp in the temple of  Svarnesvara in padminipuram.

No. 127.

(A. R. No. 332  of  1919.)

On the north-west pillar in the kalyana-mandapa in the temple of

Trikotisvara, Kotappa Konda, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1[0]75.

Incomplete.  Refers to the gift of inupayedlu by Datyana-Peggada-Soman a the Mudiseli of Boddana Naraya, to the temple of Trikotisvara of Kavuru.

No. 128.

(A. R. No. 330  of  1919.)

On the right door jamb of the mukha-mandapa in the temple

of Mulasthanesvara, Nadendla, same Taluk and District. S. 1075.

Refers to the gift of twelve birudu-gadyas by Surama, daughter of  Damama, for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mulasthana-Mahadeva of Nadindla.

No. 129.

(A. R. No. 390  of  1915.)

On a pillar of the kalyana-mandapa in the same temple. S. 107[5].

Damaged.  Refers to a gift by a certain Kame-[setti] for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mulasthana-Mahadeva of Nadindla.

No. 130.

(A. R. No. 639  of  1920.)

On a Nandi stone set up in front of the temple of 

Ramalingasvami, Chilumuru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. [1]075

States that Muppa Naganayaka made a gift of land as emoluments to the Sanis and the Manis as also for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Ramisvara of Chunumuru and for feeding ten Brahmins in a Choultry in the said village.  Mentions Gonkaraja of velanandu.

No. 131.

(A. R. No. 455  of  1915.)

On a stone lying in a field in Guravayapalem,

hamlet of ellamanda, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1075 (Srimukha).

States that a certain Buddana made a gift of the tank he had constructed at Petluru to the temple of  Trikotisvara of Kavuru.

No. 132.

(A. R. No. 640  of  1920.)

On the Nandi stone set up  before the temple of

Ramalingesvara, Chilumuru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1075.

Incomplete.  Refers to grant of land by Muppa-Nayaka the Raddi of Chunumuru for feeding five  Brahmins daily in a choultry.

No. 133.

(A. R. No. 323  of  1919.)

On a pillar in the mandapa at the northern entrance into

the temple of Mallisvara, Bezwada, Krishna District. S. 1075.

States that Kantama, mother-in-law of Nagarjuna, the treasurer of  Boddana Narayana the chief of Bejavada made a gift of 55inupayedlu for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mallesvara.

No. 134.

(A. R. No. 552  of  1909.)

On a slab set up in the courtyard of the temple of

Ankalamma, Karempudi, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1076. (Bhava)

Refers to the gift of 50 goats by Isana-Peggada the minister of Kulottunga-Choda Gonkaraja, for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Suresvara of Karempundi built by him.

No. 135.

(A. R. No. 347  of  1915.)

On the garuda pillar in front of the temple of Vallabharaya,

Pamidipadu-agraharam, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1077.

Refers to a gift of land by Gandiraju, son of  Appana, the astrologer, to the  temple of Chennakesava of Pahimdipadu for the  merit of Rajendra-Choda and states that the sunka and the marriage tax in Pahimdipadu were also assigned to the said temple.

No. 136.

(A. R. No. 566  of  1925.)

On a stone built into the parapet wall of the temple of

Ramalingesvara, Velpuru, Sattenepalli Taluk, same District. S. 1077.

Refers to a gift of 55 sheep by Kasaviya Veduraya, dependant of Velanati Kulottunga-Choda Gonka for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Ramisvara.

No. 137.

(A. R. No. 384  of  1915.)

On the fright door post of the entrance to the temple of

Somesvara, Dronadula,  Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1077.

States that a certain Peggada (name lost) who was the mudiseli of Kulottunga-Choda Gokaraja made a gift of five puttis of land to the temple of Somesvara of Dronadi.

No. 138.

(A. R. No. 664  of  1920.)

On a pillar lying in the compound of the temple of

Mallesvara, Peravali, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1078.

States that one Kommama  built the temple of Madhavadeva in the village of Peruvali and that her son made a gift of land for naivedyam to the said deity.

No. 139.

(A. R. No. 329  of  1919.)

On the left door jamb of the northern entrance into the mukha-mandapa of the

temple of Mulasthanesvara at Nadendla, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1078.

States that a certain Narayana, son of Dandanayaka Vema-Nayaka gave 55 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Mulasthana-Mahadeva of Nadindla.  The first 18 lines are in Telugu verse but the versification is faulty.

No. 140.

(A. R. No. 854  of  1917.)

On a pillar in the temple of Ramalingesvara at Masulipatam, Krishna District.

S. 1079.

Illegible.  Refers to (the temple of) Visvesvara in Ghantasala alias Choda-pandyapuram.

No. 141.

(A. R. No. 318  of  1915.)

On the top tier of the  basement of the south wall of the temple of

Sambhusvami, Edavalli, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur District. S. 107[9].

States that Chandabhima Potisetti, the merchant of Kulottunga-Choda Gonkaraju built the temple of Svayambhu-Brahmesvara of Edavalli and gave 55 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the said temple.

No. 142.

(A. R. No. 115  of  1917.)

On a pillar of the madhyarangam in the temple

of Saktisvara, Nutakki, Guntur Taluk, same District. S. 1080.

Damaged.  Refers to the gift of inupayedlu for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Saktisvara in Nuttenki.

No. 143.

(A. R. No. 114  of  1917.)

On a pillar of the madhyarangam in the temple of

Saktisvarasvami, Nutakki, same  Taluk and District. S. 108[0].

Incomplete. Refers to a perpetual lamp established by a certain Angi Rattadi in the temple of Saktisvara of Nudenki during the reign of Rajaraja..

No. 144.

(A. R. No. 83  of  1917.)

On a white marble naga stone in the temple of Agastyesvara, Guntur, same District. S. 1080.

Damaged and incomplete.  States that a certain Pandyaraju built the temple and mandapa for god Agastyesvara of Gunturu in Omgeru-marga and that the said Pandyaraju and some others endowed the temple with lands.

No. 145.

(A. R. No. 847  of  1917.)

On a pillar in the temple of Jaladhisvarasvami, Ghantasala,

 Divi Taluk, Krishna District (Just below No. 846) S. 1081 (1[4]th year of of Rajaraja)

States that a certain Somarasa gave 5 Rajaraja-madas for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Jaladhisvara in Ghantasala.

No. 146.

(A. R. No. 736  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the mandapa of the temple of Somesvara at

Juttiga, Tanuku Taluk, West Godavari District. S. 1082.

States that a Brahmin named Pota presented a perpetual lamp to the temple of Somesvara at Duttika on the bank of the river Gudhastani in the Pavanavaradesa.

No. 147.

(A. R. No. 734  of  1920.)

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

 Somesvara in Juttiga, same Taluk and District. S. 1082.

Same as above.  The river is called  here Godhastani.

No. 148.

(A. R. No. 439  of  1915.)

On a naga stone set up in front of a Komati’s house

at Chirumamilla, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1083.

Partly illegible.  Refers to a gift of lands by Kulottunga-Choda Gokaraju who worshipped the feet of Rajendra-Choda, to a certain temple and temple servants.

No. 149.

(A. R. No. 440  of  1915.)

On a naga stone set up in front of a Komati’s

house at Chirumamilla, same Taluk and District. S. 1[083].

Damaged.  Refers to gift made by one Proli[boyi] to God Anantisvara of Chirumamidi.

No. 150.

(A. R. No. 795  of  1922.)

On a stone planted in a field near the village

of Garnepadu, Bapatla Taluk, same District. S. 1083.

States that Padalu Gandaya, servant of the Mahamandalesvara Parichchedi Tammu Bhimaraju made a gift of land to the temple of Koppisvara established by him on the bund of a tank to the east of Veruru.

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