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South Indian Inscriptions


 

MISCELLANEOUS. Dynasties (Nos. 30 to 56.)

No. 30.

(A. R. No. 835 of  1917.)

On the west side of the gorge near the Ramanuja-

matha on the Indrakila  hill, Bezwada, Krishna District. Undated.

Contains only two letters Sri and Sa.

Note . The characters are big and archaic.

No. 31.

(A. R. No. 830  of  1917.)

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

Undated.

Contains no historical information.

Note.- This inscription is engraved in big archaic  characters. (Vide Annual Report on Epigraphy for 1917-18.)

No. 32.

(A. R. No. 693  of  1926.)

On a broken stone called Rachchabanda lying in the middle of the

village of Rayavaram, Sarvasiddhi Taluk, vizagapatam District. Undated.

Incomplete and unintelligible.  Contains the name of god Narendresvara.

No. 33.

(A. R. No. 459  of  1915.)

On the Kiratarjuna pillar on the top of

the Indrakla hill, Benzwada, Krishna District. Undated.

States that the inscribed slab was planted  at the spot where Arjuna made tapas on the Indrakila hill for obtaining the Pasupata weapon from god Siva, by Pechchavada Trikotiboyi, son of Kaliyamaboyi who claims to be a descendant of the Yaksha who guided Arjuna to that spot.  (Published in the Journal of the Andra Sahitya Parishat, Vol. 7, pp. 227 231 and in A.S.R. 1915-16, pp. 98 f.)

No. 34.

(A. R. No. 306  of  1920.)

On a slab set up near the old village site at Mailavara,

Ongole Taluk, Guntur District. Undated.

Not very intelligible.  Refers to the eldest son of some one, who died in the Nidumrani battle and says that a certain Rattodi gave some land to Bhattaralu.  Contains the archaic forms vanru and rattodi.

No. 35.

(A. R. No. 162  of  1913.)

On a slab set up near a tank in Ilapakurru, Gudivada Taluk, Krishna District. Undated.

Incomplete.  Refers to a gift of land and cows made by Kadaladeva son of  Badayari.

No. 36.

(A. R. No. 523  of  1925.)

On a  marble slab from Ghantasala preserved in the Government Museum, Madras. Undated.

Unintelligible.

The central portion of the inscription containing one letter in each line is rubbed off.

No. 37.

(A. R. No. 796  of  1922.)

On a stone lying in front of the temple of Somesvara

at  Palaparru, Bapatla Taluk, Guntur District. Undated.

Damaged.  Refers to a gift of land made by Nugaparaju and the three-hundred mahajanas.

No. 38.

(A. R. No. 834  of  1917.)

On the front of the smaller shrine in the conserved

Ramanuja-matha on the Indrakila hill, Bezwada, Krishna District. Undated.

In big Chalukyan characters mostly illegible.  Incomplete and fragmentary.

No. 39.

(A. R. No. 837  of  1917.)

On the front wall and two pillars on the same hill. Undated.

The inscription is in Chalukyan characters.  Seems to contain proper names of persons.  It is in three parts which are unconnected with one another.

No. 40.

(A. R. No. 265  of  1922.)

Below the image of Vishnu carved in the first cave temple at Bhairavakonda,

 Udayagiri Taluk, Nellore  District. This and the next sixteen inscriptions

are engraved in the same set of cave temples at Bhairavakonda. Undated.

Nos. 40 45.  These are in the nature of labels engraved before certain images.

No. 41.

(A. R. No. 266  of  1922.)

On the top of a  niche  containing a Linga. Undated.

No. 42.

(A. R. No. 267  of  1922.)

On the top of the second niche containing a Linga to the proper right of the first cave at Bhairavakonda.Very much damaged and the few letters which are legible make no sense. Undated.

No. 43.

(A. R. No. 268  of  1922.)

In front of the two niches below the second cave temple, Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 44.

(A. R. No. 269  of  1922.)

In the same place as No. 43. Undated.

No. 45.

(A. R. No. 270  of  1922.)

At the top of the  entrance into the third cave temple at  Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 46.

(A. R. No. 271  of  1922.)

On the  beam of the verandah of the fifth cave temple at Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 47.

(A. R. No. 272  of  1922.)

On a pillar in the verandah of the fifth cave temple at Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 48.

(A. R. No. 273  of  1922.)

On the capital of the pillar in the verandah of the fifth cave temple at Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 49.

(A. R. No. 274  of  1922.)

On a pillar in the verandah of the fifth cave temple at  Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 50.

(A. R. No. 275  of  1922.)

On the same pillar  as no. 49. Undated.

No. 51.

(A. R. No. 276  of  1922.)

On the rock to the proper left of the sixth cave temple at  Bhairavakonda. Undated.

Illegible.

No. 52.

(A. R. No. 277  of  1922.)

On the beam of the verandah of the seventh cave temple at Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 53.

(A. R. No. 278  of  1922.)

On a beam in the verandah of the seventh cave temple at Bhairavakond. Undated.

No. 54.

(A. R. No. 279  of  1922.)

On a pillar in the verandah of the seventh cave temple at Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 55.

(A. R. No. 280  of  1922.)

On a pillar in the verandah of the sixth cave temple at Bhairavakonda. Undated.

No. 56.

(A. R. No. 281  of  1922.)

On the top of a niche containing a Linga in front of the Bhairava temple at Bhairavakonda.

Undated.

Localizes a stanam established by Lokama, daughter of a certain Poreri and granddaughter of Govinda-Poreri.

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