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South Indian Inscriptions


 

KAKATIYA DYNASTY

No. 426.

(A. R. No. 222  of  1905.)

On the north wall of the dark room in the temple of Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Kurnool District.  S.  1192.  (Pramoduta).

States that Parichchheda Vadamani Kotadevaraja gave 17 cows for a lamp in the temple of Tripurantakadeva.

No. 427.

(A. R. No. 761  of  1922.)

On the Nandi-pillar  planted before the temple of Visvesvara,

Pedda Ganjam, Bapatla Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1192.  (Pramoduta)

States  that a son of a certain setti, who was the son of Pinna-Setti, consecrated the image of Pinnesvaradeva at Pedda-Gamjamu and made grants of a village and customs duties for the worship of the image.  The grants include certain salt pans and the duties include addavatta-sunkamu, and duty on salt sold in seven villages.  There was also a gift of 100 sheep for the upkeep of two perpetual lamps.  The lands were given free of taxes ari, appanamu, and pullari (grazing tax).  The king was Kakatiya Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 428.

(A. R. No. 246  of  1905.)

On the base of the north wall of the dark room in the temple of Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Kurnool District. S.  1192. (Pramoduta).

Damaged.  States that a certain servant (lenka) of Kakatiya Rudrayyadeva-Maharaja gave money for the upkeep of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva.

No. 429.

(A. R. No. 192  of  1905.)

On the east wall of the mandapa close to the

blocked up doorway in the same temple. S. 1192. (Pramoduta.)

States that certain merchants assigned to god Tripurantaka-Mahadeva magama at  the rate of two [kan]ari-visas per mada on all goods sold in Tripurantakam.

No. 430.

(A. R. No. 193  of  1905.)

On the same wall. Pramadi (S. 1192 ?)

States that the Mahamandalesvara Parichchheda Alladanathadevaraja and his younger brother Bhimaraja gave 25 cows for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva of the merit of their father Gokaraja.

No. 431.

(A. R. No. 248  of 1905.)

On the door post of the dark room in the same  temple. S. 1194. (Angirasa)

States that Gandapendara Tripurarideva-Maharaja presented certain jewels to god Tripurantakadeva.

No. 432.

(A. R. No. 168  of  1905.)

On the south wall of the central shrine in the same temple.

S.  1194 (Expired.)  (Srimukha)

States that Gandapendara Ambadeva-Maharaja gave lands (?) to certain priests of the temple of Tripurantakadeva.

No. 433.

(A. R. No. 536  of  1925.)

On a stone lying near the temple of Chennakesava

at Kolavennu, Bezwada Taluk, Krishna District. S.  119[5].

Incomplete and damaged.  Refers to the gift of a lamp to a certain temple.

No. 434.

(A. R. No. 179  of  1917.)

On a  slab set up in front o the temple of Rudresvara,

Vaddhesvaram, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1196.

Incomplete and damaged.  Mentions Kakatiya Rudra and Malli-Nayaka.

No. 435.

(A. R. No. 801  of  1922.)

On the four faces of Garuda-pillar in front of the temple of

Sitaramasvami, Ganikapudi Bapatla Taluk, same District. S.  1197. (Yuva)

States that Godla Narayanadasa and Godla-Gopaladasa made a gift of the village of Ganakepadu to the temple of Bhavanarayanadeva of Goshtivana with the consent of all the learned men of the village.  Gives also a list of several gifts of land made by other persons to the same temple.

No. 436.

(A. R. No. 532  of  1925.)

On a pillar lying near the temple of Chennakesavasvami

at Kolavennu, same Taluk and District. S. 1197.

Damaged and incomplete.

No. 437.

(A. R. No. 137  of  1917.)

On the same stone as A. R. No. 136 of 1917,

Potturu, Guntur Taluk,  same District. S. 119[8].

Damaged.  States that a certain Mara-Boya gave a  number of sheep for a lamp in the temple of Gopaladeva for the merit of his master Parichchheda Bhimaraja.

No. 438.

(A. R. No. 718  of  1920.)

On a  pillar in the temple of Kesavasvami at

 Duggirala, Tenali Taluk, same District. S.  1198. (Dhatu)

Damaged.  Refers to the gift of a flower garden.  The gift seems to have been formally made by the sons of a certain Kodama Simhamu with the consent of all the villagers.  The name of the village is lost.  The dimesions of the several lines of the trees are given in terms of arm’s length (chetulu).  Refers to the Kakatiya king Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 439.

(A. R. No. 135  of  1917.)

On a Garuda-pillar set up in front of the temple of

Venugopalasvami, Potturu, Guntur Taluk, same District. S. 1199.

Incomplete.  States that a certain Erapota presented a perpetual lamp to the temple of Gopaladeva of Patturu.

No. 440.

(A. R. No. 609  of  1909.)

On a pillar lying in front of the temple of Kodandaramasvami

at Mottupalli, Bapatla Taluk, same District. S.  1199.  (Isvara)

Incomplete.  Refers to the gift of a perpetual lamp to the temple of Prasanna-Kesava of Mottupalli by a shepherd of that village for the merit of Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 441.

(A. R. No. 136  of  1917.)

On the Garuda-pillar in front of the temple of

Venugopalasvami, Potturu, Guntur Taluk, same distict. S.  1199.

Somewhat damaged.  Refers to gifts to cattle for perpetual lamps in the temple of Gopaladeva for the merit of Parichchheda Bhimaraja and Tam[mu] Bhimaraja.

No. 442.

(A. R. No. 333  of  1915.)

On a broken Nandi-pillar set up in front of the temple of

Ramalingasvami, Ravipadu, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1199. (Expired)

States that Samanta Poti-Nayaka consecrated the image of Suresvara in Ravuru in the name of his father and for the merit of Kakatiya Rudradeva-Maharaja built a three-peaked temple and a mandapa for it and endowed it with land and that he also presented a flower and fruit garden and a perpetual lamp to the temple.  The inscribed stone is said to have been put up by Potinedu’s sons Potaya and Maraya.  Potinedu bears a long list o birudas among which are (1) an ornament of Durjayakula (2) the elevator (vardhana) of the Valautla-vamsa,  and (3) a lion to the mad  elephant, that is Gajapati.

No. 443.

(A. R. No. 539  of  1913.)

On a slab set up outside the prakara of the temple of Virabhadrasvami

at Ipuru, Vinukonda Taluk, same District. S. 1200.  (Bahudhanya)

States that Bachchu Narepasetti gave to god Alladanatha of Ipuru a gadyana per month for the merit of Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 444.

(A. R. No. 532  of  1913.)

On a slab in the temple of Gopalasvami, in the same village  S. 1200. (Bahudhanya)

States that the sons of Boluayudu, the body-guard of Kakatiya Rudradeva-Maharaja, made gifts of land.  The name of the donee is not given.

No. 445.

(A. R. No. 533  of  1913.)

On a pillar lying in front of the same temple. S.  1200.  (Bahudhanya)

States that Bachchu Narepasetti  gave agadyana per month to god Alladanatha of puru for the merit of Kakatiya Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 446.

(A. R. No. 101 of  1917.)

On a Nandi stone set up near the temple of Ramalingasvami

 at Mandadam, Guntu Taluk, same District. S. 1201.  (Pramadi)

States that a certain Amarisetti gave 25 cows for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Ramisvara of Mandaram in Doddi Kandravada.

No. 447.

(A. R. No. 712  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantabhogesvarasvami,

 Kolluru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S.  1202.

Incomplete.  Seems to state that a certain portion of the addavatta-sunkamu realized in Kolluru was assigned to the temple of Narendrisvara of the same village for the merit of Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 448.

(A. R. No. 406  of  1911.)

On a  broken slab lying at the ruined main entrance into the temple of

Parasuramesvara, Attirala, Rajampeta Taluk,  Cuddapah District. S. 120[1].  (Pramadi)

Much damaged.  Seems to refer to a gift of land to the temple of Parasuramesvara of Araturevula for the merit of Ambadeva-Maharaja.  Gives also a list of other charities established by the donor whose name is lost.

No. 449.

(A. R. No. 148  of  1917.)

On the lamp column set up in the temple of

Venugopalasvami, Prattipadu, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1202.

Incomplete.  States that Padmanabhya, the minister of the chief Kannara, set up a garuda-stambha in front of the temple of Gopinaltha of Prattipadu and also gave land to the same temple.

No. 450.

(A. R. No. 804  of  1922.)

On a pillar planted in front of the temple of

Sakalesvara at  Nanduru, Bapatla Taluk, same District. S. 1202.

Incomplete.  States that Padmanabha, the minister of the chief Kannara, set up a garuda-stambha in front of the temple of Gopinatha of Prattipadu and also gave land to the same temple.

No. 450.

(A. R. No. 804  of  1922.)

On a pillar planted in front of the temple of Sakalesvara at

 Nanduru, Bapatla Taluk, same District. S.  1202.  (Pramadi)

States that Mahapradhani Ganapaddeva-Maharaja made a gift of land to the temples of Kantharisvara and  Dasamisvara of Nanduru. 

No. 451.

(A. R. No. 834  of  1922.)

On the Nandi pillar near the  dhvajastambha in the temple of

Chinmayesvara at Mallavolu, Bandar Taluk, Krishna District. S. 1202.

States that Chanaya-Nayaka, the body-guard of Pratapa Rudradeva, made a gift of land to god Chimmisvara of Mallavrolu.  States that certain utensils were also given to the temple.  Pratapa Rudra  is said to be ruling (Samrajyadikshite).

No. 452.

(A. R. No. 97  of  1917.)

At the bottom of face B of the huge Nandi-pillar lying near

a ruined temple, Malkapuram, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1204. (Chitrabhanu)

States that Mahadeva-Bhattopadhyaya, son of [Modali]pila-Pandita, gave 50 sheep and Isana-Boya 50 sheep for a perpetual lamp each in the temple of Visvesvara.  The latter made the gift for the merit of Kasisvara Sivacharya.

No. 453.

(A. R. No. 98  of  1917.)

On face C of the same Nandi-Pillar. S.  1204. (Chitrabhanu)

States that a certain Mallayapreggada who was the officer in charge of the grain depot (dhanyadhipa) of Visvesvara-Desika gave 50 sheep for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Visvanatha.

No. 454.

(A. R. No. 96  of  1917.)

On face C of the same Nandi-pillar. S.  1204.

States that Kasisvara Sivacharya, son of Vidyasiva and Somambika gave 25 cows for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Visvanatha.

No. 455.

(A. R. No. 829  of  1922.)

On a slab lying in front of the temple of Mallesvara

at Nagandla, Bapatla Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1204.  (Chitrabhanu)

Damaged.  Seems to state that certain sunkams were assigned to a certain temple for the merit of a Kakatiya king (name lost.)

No. 456.

(A. R. No. 99  of  1917.)

At the bottom of  the face  of the huge  Nandi pillar lying near

the ruined temple, Malkapuram, Guntur Taluk, same District. S.  1204.  (Chitrabhanu)

States that a certain Kanisetti gave 25 cows for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Visvanathadeva.

No. 457.

(A. R. No. 206  of  1905.)

On the west wall of the dark room (Chikati-middi) in the temple of

Tripurantaka, Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S.  1205.  (Chitrabhanu)

States that a certain Mante vallabhuni Ramaya gave a piece of land and also some cows to the temple of Tripurantakadeva.

No. 458.

(A. R. No. 152  of  1917.)

On a mutilated stone in front of the temple of

Virabhadra at Rayapudi, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. S. 120.  

States that a certain Amari Nendu gave a piece of land to a temple in Ravipundi.

No. 459.

(A. R. No. 130  of  1917.)

On a pillar set up in front of the  temple of Mallesvara at

Penumaka, same Taluk and District. S.  1210.  (Sarvadhari)

Damaged.  Refers to gifts of land made by several persons of Penumbaka,  presumably to a temple, during the time when Paruvata-Nayaka was governing the country under the orders of Rudramahadevai.

No. 460.

(A. R. No. 242  of  1905.)

On the east wall of the dark room (Chikati-middi) in the temple of

Tripurantaka, Tripurantaka, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S. 1210 (Sarvadhari)

States that a certain Savadara Ambayareddi gave 50 cows, one salaga bullock and one  breeding bull for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tripurantakadeva.

No. 461.

(A. R. No. 153  of  1917.)

On a mutilated pillar in front of the temple of

Virabhadra, Rayapudi, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1211.

Damaged and incomplete.  Refers to certain gifts of land made presumably to a temple.  Mentions Ravipum[di].

No. 462.

(A. R. No. 536  of  1913.)

On a pillar lying in front of the temple of Gopalasvami at

Ipuru, Vinukonda Taluk, same District. S.  1211.  (Virodhi)

Partly illegible.  Refers to a gift of land made by Boggarapu Errangeti-Nayaka to god Alladanatha of Ipuru for the merit of Rudradeva-Maharaja and Bolnayaka,  the latter presumably a dependent of the former.

No. 463.

(A. R. No. 410  of  1911.)

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

Varadarajasvami, Poli, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District. S.  1212.

Damaged and incomplete.  Refers to Ambadeva-Maharaja who was ruling with Valluru as his capital.

No. 464.

(A. R. No. 174  of  1905.)

On the south wall of the central shrine in the temple of Tripurantakesvara,

Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S.  1212.  (Vikriti)

States that Gandapendara Ambadeva-Maharaja instituted a worship of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva between the early morning worship and the midday worship.

No. 465.

(A. R. No. 268  of  1905.)

on a slab set up to the north of the dark room

(Chikati-middi) in the same temple. S.  1212.  (Vikriti)

States that Gandapendara Ambadeva-Maharaja  confirmed the grant of all the villages and kanukas previously granted to the temple of Tripurantakesvara and made the villages, tax-free. The chief belonged to the Kayastha caste and his capital was Khandikota (Gandikota ?).  The inscription gives his genealogy and a long list of his exploits and birudas.  He is said to have cut off the heads of no less than 75 kings in battle, to have vanquished, among others, king Ganapatideva, Eruva Mallideva, Kesava and Mallikarjuna and to have re-established Manumaganda Gopala on the throne of Vikramasimhapura (Nellore).

It is further stated that the temple authorities granted the village of Gangavuram to Nanda Sivulu in view of the fact that he was chiefly instrumental in obtaining the regrant of the endowment.

No. 466.

(A. R. No. 173  of  1905.)

On the south wall of the central shrine in the same temple. S.  1213.  (Khara)

Incomplete.  Mentions Ambadeva-Maharaja and his subordinate Khadeva (?)

No. 467.

(A. R. No. 238  of  1905.)

On the  east wall of the dark room (Chikati-middi) in the same  temple. S. 1213.  (Khara)

States that Kantuluri Annaladeva gave a number of cows for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva.

No. 468.

(A. R. No. 318  of  1924.)

On a pillar lying near a dilapidated mosque among

the  ruins of the fort at Gudimetta, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. S.  1213.

States that Dadi Somaya-Sahini and Peddaya-Sahini gave lands to the temple of Visvanatha-Mahadeva who were the officers of Rudraraja.

No. 469.

(A. R. No. 548  of  1909.)

On a slab in the temple of Bhimalingesvara,

Julakallu, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1213.  (Khara)

States that Somayadula Rudradeva, general of all the forces of the king, gave 2 puttis of land to god  Mulasthana-Bhimanatha of Juvulakallu, for the merit of  Kumara Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 470.

(A. R. No. 174-A  of  1905.)

On the south wall of the central shrine in the temple of

Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S.  1213.

Incomplete. Seems to refer to chief Ambadeva.

No. 471.

(A. R. No. 183  of  1905.)

On  the  south wall of the mandapa in front of the

central shrine in the same temple  S.  1213.  (Khara)

States that general Mummadi-Nayaka, son of Nagi-Nayaka of Recherla-kulu, granted 50 cows, 3  bulls and one lamp-stand to the temple of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva.

No. 472.

(A. R. No. 711  of  1926.)

On a slab planted in front of the temple of

Gopalasvami, Pinnali, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1214.  (Nandana)

States that Bollaya-Nayaka chief of Madapalli on the southern bank of the Godavari rebuilt the temple of Bhimanatha of Pingali and endowed it with land.  This  was done during the reign of Kakatiya Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 473.

(A. R. No. 180  of  1905.)

On the  north wall of the central shrine in the temple of

Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S  1214.  (Nandana)

States that several merchants jointly made a grant to the temple of  Tripurantaka-Mahadeva of the duty amounting to a mana (of grain) per mada worth of grain sold in certain villages and also on sale of grains such as rice, green gram and gingerly in the market of Tripurantakam.

No. 474.

(A. R. No. 170  of  1905.)

On the south wall of the central shrine in the same temple. S. 1214.  (Nandana)

States that Vikramottunga Rajendra-Chakravarti presented a gold four-faced kohali to the temple of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva.

No. 475.

(A. R. No. 172  of  1905.)

On the south wall of the central shrine in the same temple. S.  1215.  (Vijaya)

Rather unintelligible.  Refers to the construction of two tanks in the village of Peda-Pulacheru belonging to the temple of Tripurantakadeva.

No. 476.

(A. R. No. 610  of  1909.)

On a pillar lying in front of the temple of Kodandaramasvami

At motupalli, Bapatla Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1215.  (Expired) (Jaya).

States that a certain Brammi Reddi contributed 30 madas  for the construction of a stone mandapa in the temple of [Che]nnakesava-Perumallu.

No. 477.

(A. R. No. 276  of  1924.)

On a pillar set up to the south of the Siva temple at

Navabupeta, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. S. 1216.  (Jaya)

Refers to the gift of land to a certain temple.

No. 478.

(A. R. No. 139  of  1917.)

On a stone lying in front of the temple of Venugokpalasvami

at Potturu, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. (The first portion of the

inscription is very much damaged and illegible) S.  1216.  (Jaya)

States that Malneni Keti-Nedu gave land to the temple of Somanathadeva.

No. 479.

(A. R. No. 179  of  1905.)

On the west wall of the central shrine in the temple of Tripurantakesvara,

 Tripurantakam, Markepur Taluk, Kurnool District. S.  1216.  (Jaya)

States that general Adidam Malu (Mallu ?) who was the right-hand man of Rudradeva and the chief minister of Pratapa Rudradeva consecrated the image of goddess Trailokya-Sundari and celebrated the marriage of that goddess and Tripurantaka-Mahadeva and that the temple authorities undertook to celebrate the marriage festival annually.

No. 480.

(A. R. No. 45  of  1909.)

On a slab in the courtyard of the temple of Tripuramba

in the bed of the tank at the same village. S. 1218.  (Durmukhi)

States that those engaged in the sale of salt, assigned to the temple of Tripuradevi, certain duties on sales for the merit of Kakatiya Pratapa-Rudradeva, his general, Rudradeva,  and his chief minister Pochiraju Peddiraju.  The portion of the inscription  fixing the scale of duties assigned is not quite intelligible.

No. 481.

(A. R. No. 533  of  1929.)

On a slab built into the mandapa in front of the Vishnu

temple at Mallipudi, Tanuku Taluk, West Godavari District. S.  1219.

States that Prithivi-Vallabha Devakumara, son of king Mahadeva, gave 50 cows for a perpetual lamp in the temple of Agastyesvara.  The donor bears the  title of the Eastern Chalukyas.

No. 482.

(A. R. No. 570  of  1909.)

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

Vankesvara, Durgi, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1219.  (Hevilambi)

States that Gongula Pochi-Nayaka, a dependent of General Rudradeva, made a gift of land to the temple Vankesvaradeva of Dugya (Durgi).  The general is said to be ruling the land.

No. 483.

(A. R. No. 572  of  1909.)

On a  slab in the temple of Gopalasvami at the same village. S.  1219.  (Hevilambi)

States that  Gongala  Pochi-Nayaka and Perumareddi Potinenigaru made gifts of land to god Gopinatha of Dugya while Rudradeva,  commander of all the forces of the king was governing the country.

No. 484.

(A. R. No. 841  of  1917.)

On a pillar in the mukha-mandapa of the temple of Rajesvara

in west Vipparru, tanuku Taluk, West Godavari District. S. 1221.

States that some one whose name is lost supplied a stone pillar to be put up in the north west corner of the mandapa in the temple of Narendresvara in Vipparru.

No. 485.

(A. R. No. 842  of  1917.)

On a pillar in the same mukha-mandapa. S. 1221.

States that Pedapalli Surapa-Nindu supplied some of the pillars of the mandapa in the temple of Narendresvara of Vipparru.

No. 487.

(A. R. No. 844  of  1917.)

On the same pillar. S.  1221.

States that Kapaya Bhaktudu put up sakhas up to the east gate, in the mandapa of the temple of Narendresvara of Vipparru.

No. 488.

(A. R. No. 565  of  1909.)

On a slab set up near the well called Devatulabhavi,

Voppicherla, Palnad Taluk, Guntur distirct. S.  1221. (Vikari)

States that, while Pratapa-Rudradeva was king and Gajasahini Gundaya-Nayaka was governing the Gurindala, Pingali and other provinces, the residents of Vrappicherla instituted a  charity for supplying free water to men and cattle in the village and made a grant of land as endowment to the men employed in supplying the water.

No. 489.

(A. R. No. 296  of  1924.)

On a slab lying in the Zamindar’s residence,

Nadigudem, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. S.  1222. (Sarvari)

States that the residents of Taduvaya assigned to the temple of Chenna-Mallikarjuna of that village two visas in every mada of the income of the village, that the residents of Nelamarri made a similar assignment to the same temple in regard to the income of Nelamarri and that agasala Devoja made a gift of a  palmyra  tope to the same temple.  The gifts were made for the merit of the Mahasamanta Maraya-Ganapaya-Raddi during the reign of  Pratapa-Rudradeva.

No. 490.

(A. R. No. 177  of  1917.)

On the front wall of the temple of Rajagopalasvami,

 Unnava, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1[2]2[3].

Damaged.  Refers to gift of land to the temple of Gopinatha.

No. 491.

(A. R. No. 549  of  1909.)

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

Karempudi, Palnad Taluk, same District. S. 1225.  (Sobhakrit)

States that one Pochu-Lenka  got some repairs executed to the temples of Suresvara and Kesava-Perumallu of Karempundi during the reign of Kakatiya Pratapa-Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 492

(A. R. No. 173f  1917.)

On a Nandi pillar in the temple of Mulasthanesvara,

Tadikonda, Guntur Taluk, same District. S.  1225.  (Sobhakrit)

States that, under the orders of Pratapa-Rudradeva, a certain Gannaya remitted all taxes (parapangamu) on land  belonging to the temple of Kamesvara of Tandikonda.

No. 493

(A. R. No. 561 of  1909.)

On a pillar in front of the temple of Doddamallesvara,

Chintapalli, Sattenapalli Taluk, same District. S.  1226.  (Krodhi)

States that Pochaya-Nayaka gave a putti of land t god Muktesvara of Chintapalli for the merit of Pratapa-Rudradeva.

No. 494.

(A. R. No. 297  of  1924.)

On a slab lying in the Zamindar’s residence at

Nadigudem, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. S.  1228.  (Plavanga)

Refers to a gift of land to god Chenna-Mallikarjunadeva during the governorship of Cheraku-Jagadalu Annaya-Raddi.

No. 495.

(A. R. No. 387  of  1926.)

On a slab lying in the temple of Gantala Ramalingasvami,

Tangeda, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1230.  (Kilaka)

States that, while Pratapa-Rudradeva was ruling the earth and  Devari-Nayaka was his governor at Tangeda, the eighteen assemblies (samaya) and the merchants (?) of Tangeda, assigned to the temple of Ramanatha, a duty on all sales in the town at the rate of a visam per mada of the sale price.

No. 496.

(A. R. No. 616  of  1907.)

On a slab near the main eastern Gopura in the temple of

Saumyanathesvara, Nandalur, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District. S. 1231 (?) (Kilaka)

States that Pratapa-Rudradeva remitted the sunkamu, sadamu and avanaya till then levied in the five villages of Nelandaluru (Nandalur), Andapuru, Mandadamu, Mannuru, and  Astyapuramu.

No. 497.

(A. R. No. 260  of  1905.)

On a pillar set up to the east of the dark room in the temple of

Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S. 1230.  (Kilaka)

States that Vollaya Reddi, brother of Ellaya Reddi the agent of  Pratapa-Rudradeva, assigned to god Tripurantakadeva, the income from the sale the goods of all kinds (which may be conveyed to Tripurantakamu) by Pedda-Machana and Pina-Machana on their one hundred pack cattle.

No. 498.

(A. R. No. 506  of  1906.)

On the right and left door-posts of the entrance into the mandapa in the temple

 of Bhairava at Mopuru, Pulivendla Taluk, Cuddapah District. S.  1231. (Saumya)

States that Bhrammideva Chola-Maharaja had a mandapa and gateways (?) constructed in the temple of Bhairava of Mropuru.

No. 499.

(A. R. No. 679  of  1920.)

On a stone in the eastern gateway of the garbhagriha of the temple of

Yogananda Nrisimha at Yedlapalli, Tenali Taluk, Guntur District. S.  1233.  (Virodhikrit)

States that Rudradeva, son of Mayideva-Lenka, remitted the duties known as upakshiti, pangamu, putti, madalu, kanika and darisanamu on lands which may thereafter be granted to god Chennakesava of Penunguduru in the villages belonging to Konduri-nayankara.

No. 500.

(A. R. No. 564  of  1909.)

On a slab near the well called Devatulabhavi,

Oppicherla, Palnad Taluk, same District. S.  1233. (Virodhikrit)

Partly illegible.  Refers to a gift of land made presumably to a temple for the merit of Gundaya-Nayudu and Maraya-Sahini while Machaya-Sahini was governing the  Gurindala, Pingali and other provinces as dependent of Pratapa-Rudradeva.

Perhaps this Maraya-Sahini is identical with the person of that name to whom a portion of Bhaskara-Ramayanam is dedicated.

No. 501.

(A. R. No. 398  of  1926.)

On a pillar planted in the doorway of the ruined temple of

Bhimalingasvami, Gudipudi, Sattenepalli Taluk, same District. S. 1234.

Incomplete and partly unintelligible.  Refers to certain gifts of land to Brahmins (?) made by Rayapatta-Sahini Dadi Viraya-Nayaka for the prosperity of Pratapa-Rudradeva.

No. 502.

(A. R. No. 233  of  1905.)

On the east wall of the dark room in the temple of Tripurantakesvara,

Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S. 1234.  (Paridhavi)

States that the worshippers and all other classes of servants attached to the temple of Tripurantakadeva entered into a convention agreeing to abide by the orders of the temple Trustee (sthanapati).  The king was Kakatiya Pratapa-Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 503.

(A. R. No. 27  of  1915.)

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

Mallikarjuna at Srisailam, Nandikotkur Taluk, same District. S. 1234. (Paridhavi)

States that Vepeti Kamayya, the chief minister of Pratapa-Rudradeva, made a grant for the midday worship of god Mallikarjuna of Sriparvata.

No. 504.

(A. R. No. 36  of  1915.)

On a pillar in the southern court-yard of the same temple.

S.  1235.  (Pramadicha)

Gives a list of villages which had been given to the temple of Mallikarjuna by kings etc., from time to time and which were then in the enjoyment of the temple.  The list is said to have been settled at a conference to the disciples of the Saiva faith held in the mandapa of the temple of Virabhadra.

No. 505.

(A. R. No. 585  of  1909.)

On  slab set up in front of the temple of Poleramma,

Macherla, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S.  12[3]5.  (Pramadicha)

Damaged.  Refers to provision made for worship and naivedyam in the temple of goddess Ganga-Paramesvari of Mahadevicharla, by Deviri-Nayaka who was the governor of the place and son of Machaya-Nayaka who had the biruda of establisher of  the kingdom of the Kaktiyas  (Kaketarajyasthapanacharya).

No. 506.

(A. R. No. 328  of  1905.)

On a  broken slab lying in the mandapa in front of the ruined temple of Siva called

 Mobbudevalam near Upparapalle, Proddatur Taluk, Cuddapah District. S.  1235 (?).  (Pramadicha)

Very much damaged.  Seems to refer to the grant of certain villages in Mulikinadu presumably to a temple for the merit of  Pratapa Rudradeva.

No. 507.

(A. R. No. 287  of  1924.)

On a slab lying under a Margosa tree in front of the Karanam’s

house in Kokkireni, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. S.  1236.  (Ananda)

Very much damaged.  Seems to refer to the grant, presumably to a temple, of a tax levied on people of several castes.

No. 508.

(A. R. No. 298  of  1924.)

On a pillar lying in the Zamindar’s residence,

Nandigudem, same Taluk and District. S. 1236. (Ananda)

Incomplete.  Refers to grant of land to lgod Mailaradeva of Tadivaya, by Cheruku-Jagadalu Annama-Raddi and others during the reign of Pratapa-Rudradeva.

No. 509.

(A. R. No. 131  of  1917.)

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

Penumuli, Guntur  Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1236. (Ananda)

States that Erraya-Lenka, the gate-kekeper of Pratapa-Rudradeva, remitted certain customs livable on lands belonging to temples in 22  villages included in his, nayankara and also certain dues on lands enjoyed by the mahajanas in the same villages.  Kanika, gadduga, mada, putti-pahindi, puttukalupu, upakriti, sunkamu and grazing few are among the dues remitted.

No. 510.

(A. R. No. 753  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of  Bhimesvara, Mogallu,

Bhimavaram Taluk, West Godavari District. S. 1237. (Rakshasa)

Incomplete.  States that Attili Peda-Poti-Raddi  put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the temple of  Bhimesvara of Mongolanu and also gave 5 puttis of land to Pramathakavi Sirigiri-Ayyangaru.

No. 511.

(A. R. No. 756  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. S.  1237.  (Rakshasa)

States that Attili Devaya-Raddi put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the  temple of Bhimesvara of Mongolanu and also presented a perpetual lamp to that temple.

No. 512.

(A. R. No. 758  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. S.  1237.  (Rakshasa)

States that Namunduri Beti-Reddi’s wife Kunasani  put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the temple of  Bhimisvara of Mongolanu.

No. 513.

(A. R. No. 763  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. S. 1237. (Rakshasa)

States that Attili Devaya-Raddi put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the temple of Bhimesvara of Mongolanu and also presented a perpetual lamp to the temple of Nandikesvara.

No. 514.

(A. R. No. 762  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. S.  1237. (Rakshasa)

States that Konduri Katama-Raddi put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the temple of Bhimisvara of Mongolanu and also presented a lamp to the said temple.

No. 515.

(A. R. No. 761  of  1920.)

On a  pillar in the same temple. S.  1237. (Rakshasa)

States that Namunduri Kunsani put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the temple of Bhimesvara of Mongolanu.

No. 516.

(A. R. No. 760  of 1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. S.  1237. (Rakshasa)

States that Attili Peda-Poti-Raddi put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the temple of Bhimesvara of Mongolandu.

No. 517.

(A. R. No. 757  of 1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. S. 123[7].  (Rakshasa)

Incomplete.

No. 518.

(A. R. No. 759  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the same temple. S. 1237. (Rakshasa)

States that Kondaya put up a stone pillar in the nandi-mandapa of the temple of  Bhimesvara of Mongolanu.

No. 519.

(A. R. No. 432  of 1911.)

On a slab set up near the ruined temple  of siddhesvara,

Tanguturu, Rajampet Taluk, Cuddapah District. S. 1237. (?) (Rakshasa)

Damaged.  Refers to the assignment of certain customs duties made to the temple of Siddhanatha during the reign of Pratapa-Rudradeva.

No. 520.

(A. R. No. 551  of  1909.)

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

Karempudi, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1238. (Anala)

States that 8 pupils of land was granted to the temple of Suresvara of Karempundi free of the panga tax.  Mentions Pratapa-Rudradeva as the ruling  king and also one Alavattam Peddaya-Lenka.

No. 521.

(A. R. No. 715  of  1920.)

On a  broken red stone lying in front of the temple of

Anandesvara, Pedakonduru, Tenali Taluk, same District. S. 1239. (Pingala)

States that, for the merit of Pratapa-Rudradeva, Mayideva-Lenka remitted the taxes known as gadduga, kanika, sunkam leviable on sales, bantela-ayamu and talaripannu in all the 18 villages of the Konduru-sthalam.

No. 522.

(A. R. No. 653  of  1920.)

On a  stone set up in front of the temple of

Agastyesvarasvami of Kolakaluru, same Taluk and District. S.  1240. (Kalayukta)

States that Pochu-Lenka, son of Somaya-Lenka, commander-in-chief of all the forces of Pratapa-Rudradeva made a gift of 8 pandums of land to god Agastisvara of Kolamkuluru and of the same extent to god Virabhadradeva.

No. 523.

(A. R. No. 652  of  1920.)

On the outer south wall of the temple of

Chennakesavasvami, at the same village. S.  1240. (Kalayukti)

States that Pochu-Lenka, son of Somaya-Lenka, commander-in-chief of all the forces of Pratapa-Rudradeva presented 5 Tums of land to the temple of Kesava-Perumallu of Kolamkuluru.

No. 524.

(A. R. No. 690  of  1920.)

On a stone built into the wall of the temple of

Anjaneyasvami, Zampani, same Taluk and District. S.  1240.  (Kalayukti)

States that tow Madhava-dasas gave 5 Tums of land for the upkeep of two sandhya lamps in the temple of Gopinatha.

No. 525.

(A. R. No. 599  of  1909.)

On a mutilated slab set up in the village of

Piduguralla, Palnad Taluk, same District. S.  [1240.] (Kalayukta)

Damaged and illegible.  Seems to refer to Pratapa-Rudradeva and a certain Lenka.

No. 526.

(A. R. No. 574  of  1909.)

On a pillar set up in front of Otigullu near 

Bugga, Durgi, same Taluk and District. S.  1241. (Siddharthi)

States that Devari-Nayaka, son of  Machaya-Nayaka, made a gift of land to the temple of Rudresvara and Bollesvara of Daravemula,  that the mahajanas of Daravemula granted a certain portion of their income (?) to the said temples and that Vennaya-Reddi and Avubhalanatha  purchased the lands of certain Brahmins and gave them to the temples during the reign of Kakatiya Pratapa-Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 527.

(A. R. No. 545  of  1909.)

On a slab in font of the temple of Venugopalasvami,

Jonnalagadda, Sattenepalli Taluk, same District. S. 1241. (Siddharthi)

Damaged.  Refers to gifts of land made by certain persons to a certain temple of Jonnalagadda.  This contains two records, the earlier being dated in S. 1214 and the later in S. 1241.

No. 528.

(A. R. No. 163  of  1913.)

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

at Panem, Nandyal Taluk, Kurnool District.  S. 1241.  (Siddharthi)

States that Mummadi Juttaya-Lenka, governor of Padakallu and other Southern Districts during the reign of Pratapa-Rudradeva, made a gift of the fees (meras) payable by people of several classes to the temple of Viranarayana at Panyamu and that he also ordered that a tumu of grain should be given to the said temple in respect of grains sold in the markets of certain specified villages.

No. 529.

(A. R. No. 298  of  1915.)

On a pillar in the temple of Venugopalasvami at

Rompicherla, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur District. S. 1242. (Raudri)

States that Konda Peddi-Manchi, a palace official of Pratapa-Rudradeva made a gift of some land to the temple of Ananta-Gopinatha of Rompicherla.

No. 530.

(A. R. No. 178  of  1905.)

On the west wall of the central shrine in the temple in the temple of

Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S. 12[42] (Raudri)

States that Nemani Pina-Vichaya-Pregada made a gift of the sunkam  on a garden to the temple to the temple of Tripurantakadeva during the reign of Kakatiya Pratapa-Rudradeva-Maharaja.

No. 531.

(A. R. No. 755  of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Bhimesvarasvami, Magallu,

Bhimavaram Taluk, West Godavari District. S.  1243 (Durmati)

States that Mongolani Devaya-Raddi made a gift of land to the temple of Bhimesvara of Mongolanu.

No. 532.

(A. R. No. 604  of  1909.)

Round the base of the temple of Kodandaramasvami at 

Mutupalli, Bapatla Taluk, Guntur District. S. 124[4] (Dundubhi)

States that  Golla Churaya  gave 20 sheep for a lamp in the temple of Gopinatha consecrated by Dharma Ramasetti.

No. 533.

(A. R. No. 326  of  1915.)

On a pillar in the Kalyana-Mandapa of the temple of Kodandaramasvami

 at Kopparam, Narasraopeta Taluk, same District. S. 1245.  (Rudhirodgari)

States that the inhabitants of Kopparam agreed to give to the temple of Varada-Gopinatha and Rama-Lakshmana a portion of their incomes for the merit of Pratapa-Rudradeva.

No. 534.

(A. R. No. 68  of  1917.)

On a  stone set up near an old well at China

Kakani, Guntur Taluk, same District. S. 1246 (Raktakshi)

States that Kramja Nagisetti and Vallabhisetti presented a flower and fruit garden to the temple of Chenna-Mallikarjuna of Kakandi.

No. 535.

(A. R. No. 308  of  1915.)

On a slab set up in a field to the west of

Santamaguluru, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District.  Kashaya.

States that Kolani Rudradevaningaru, minister of Pratapa-Rudradeva made a gift of land to the temple of Gopinalthadeva.

No. 536.

(A. R. No. 329  of  1905.)

On a broken slab lying in the mandapa in front of the ruined Siva temple called

Mobbudevalam near Upparapalli, Proddatur Taluk, Cuddapah District. Undated.

States that Pratapa-Rudradeva appointed his son Juttaya’s servant (lanka) Gonkaya-Reddi to govern Khandikota  (Gandikota) and the Mulikinandu country and  that, while so governing, the Reddi gave away the village of Khandikota (?) rent free to the residents.

No. 537.

(A. R. No. 310  of  1915.)

On a slab lying in a field in the village of

Santamaguluru, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur District.  Undated.

States that Pratapa-Rudradeva’s  minister [Rudra]deva made a gift of land to the temple of [Go] pinatha of I[ska]palli.

No. 538.

(A. R. No. 687  of  1920.)

On a stone built into the roof of the temple of

Agastyesvara, Ivani, Tenali Taluk, same District. The year is missing.

States that Somideva-Nayanka  made a gift of land to the temple of Agastisvara of Ivani for the merit of Patapa-Rudradeva.

No. 539.

(A. R. No. 92  of  1917.)

On a  stone set up in front of the temple of

Mallesvarasvam, Lam, Guntur Taluk, same District. Beginning lost.

Damaged.  Refers to the gift of land made by a dependent of Rudradeva-Maharaja to the Sanis and Manis of the temple of Bhimesvara at Lamu.

No. 540.

(A. R. No. 325  of  1915.)

On a Garuda-stambha in the temple of Venugopalasvami at

Uppumaguluru, Narasaraopeta Taluk, same District. Year missing.

States that, on his return from a successful campaign against the Pandya king, Bolneningaru remitted tiruvidayavamulu (?) as Pangamanyamu to god  Chennakesava of  Uppumbraluru, for the merit of Pratapa-Rudradeva.

No. 541.

(A. R. No. 301  of  1924.)

On a slab set up in front of the central shrine in the temple of

Muktesvara, Muktyala, Nandigama Taluk, Krishna District. Undated.

Incomplete. ; Enumerates some of the charities of Chagi Potayaraja.

No. 542.

(A. R. No. 313  of  1924.)

On a  Naga pillar lying near a dilapidated mosque among

the ruins of the fort at Gudimetta, same Taluk and District. Year not given.

Incomplete.  States that Chagi Potaraja, whose genealogy is given, installed god Visvesvara in his capital Gudimetta.  Mentions Potaraja’s queen Rajamba.

No. 543.

(A. R. No. 279  of  1924.)

On a broken Naga pillar in the house-site of the late

Mr.  K. V. Lakshmana Rao at Penuganchiprolu, same Taluk and District. The Year is missing.

States that a certain minister of Dorapa, son of Bhimaraja of Natavadi, established a temple and made a gift of land to it.

No. 544.

(A. R. No. 270  of  1924.)

On a  pillar set up in the temple of Anjaneyasvami

at Konakanchi, same  Taluk and District. Undated.

States that, while Potaraja was ruling the Nathavadi country with Gudimetla as his capital, his kampu Birama’s sons Kassevu-Setti and Kurivi-Setti and the latter’s wife Surama got the temple of Narendresvara plastered, consecrated the images of Narayanadeva and Brahmadeva and also got the temples of attendant gods plastered, and gave two tanks for the naivedya and Patrapagudamu in these temples.  Also states that Kurri-Setti of the Teliki thousand tribe of Bejevada presented two lamps to the temples.

No. 545.

(A. R. No. 589  of  1925.)

On a stone lying near the temple of Ramalingesvara at

Velpuru, Sattenepalli Taluk, Guntur District. The year is missing.

Incomplete and damaged.  Mentions Prola, the minister of Kota Ketaraja of Amararama.

No. 546.

(A. R. No. 531  of  1925.)

On a pillar lying near the temple of Chennakesava

at Kolavennu, Bezwada Taluk, Krishna District. Date lost.

Damaged and unintelligible.

No. 547.

(A. R. No. 340  of  1915.)

On a  slab set up in front of the temple of Nrisimbasvami,

 Nekarikallu, Narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur District.  S. 1254 (Srimukha)

Refers to the gift of eight puttis of land to god Santa-Narasimha of Nagarakallu and stats that one Singavibhu formed a village on that land and called it Narasimhyapuram.

No. 548.

(A. R. No. 261  of  1905.)

On a Nandi pillar in front of the dark room (Chikati-middi) in the temple of

Tripurantakesvara, Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District.  S. 1[2]5[7] (?) (Yuva)

States that Potiraddi Tallayaraddi presented 100 cows and one bull to the temple of Tripurantaka-Mahadeva for the merit of his masters Ambadevaraja and Lokinayaka, sons of Chelinayani Komma-Nayaka, lord of Revanuru.  A long string of Komma-Nayaka’s biudas is given.

No. 549.

(A. R. No. 708  of  1926.)

On a slab near the Dhvajastambha in the temple of

Ramalingesvara at Pinnali, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District. S.  12[63] (?) Vrisha

States that Allada-Nayaka, son of Sabbi-Nayaka, put up a golden pot on the top of the temple of Sri-Ramanathadeva of Pingali.

No. 550.

(A. R. No. 230  of  1905.)

On the  east wall of the dark room in the temple of Tripurantakesvara,

Tripurantakam, Markapur Taluk, Kurnool District. S. 1264 (?) (Chitrabhanu)

Incomplete.  States that a certain Potamba  put up a golden dhvaja in the temple of Tripurantakesvara.  From the genealogy given which is not quite intelligible, it appears that Potamba was the wife of Soma-Bhupala of the lunar race and Atreya-gotra and the daughter of Rama-Bhupala, son of Gonkanna, who was the son of Peda-Rama-Bhupala,  who was the son of Gonkannadeva of the Kasyapa-gotra, who had the title of Uttamaganda.

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