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South Indian Inscriptions


 

WESTERN CHALUKYA DYNASTY

No. 23.

(A. R. No. 359 of  1920.)

On a stone lying in a field north-east of Kondupalli,

Gooty Taluk, Anantapur District.  (23rd year of Vijayaditya)

Refers to a gift of land  made by some one while Vikramaditya Bali-Indra Banaraja of Bali-kula was governing Turumara province during the reign of Vijayaditya.

No. 24.

(A. R. No. 364 of  1920.)

On a stone lying in a  field to the north-east of the village,

Dimmagudi, same Taluk and Distirct. (27th year of Vikramaditya)

Incomplete.  Seems to refer to a gift made in the reign of Vikramaditya.

No. 25.

(A. R. No. 396 of  1915.)

On a mutilated slab in a field in Nadindla,

narasaraopeta Taluk, Guntur distirct. (Chalukya Vikrama year 46)

Incomplete and damaged.  Mentions  the Mahapradha[na] Anantapala.

Note. – The latter part of the inscription seems to be in Telugu verse but the verse cannot be reconstructed as many words as missing.

No. 26.

(A. R. No. 710 of  1920.)

On a pillar in the temple of Anantabhogesvara,

Kolluru, Tenali Taluk. Undated

Refers to the gift of the village of  Mulkalapadu in the province of Ojivi to god  Ananatisvara. The donor’s name is lost.  Refers to the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) who was ruling at Kalyanapura.

No. 27.

(A. R. No. 596 of  1909.)

On the  Naga pillar in the temple of Virabhadra outside the village of Gurazala, Palnad Taluk, same District. S. [10]51.

States that a Brahman named Dara son of Kommana who was the head of Kummunuru village and who claimed to be an incarnation of the serpent king Sesha, put up a naga-stambha in front of the temple of  Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva  built by himself and that Betabhupa of the Haihaya family, a dependent of Bhulokamalladeva (Somesvara III) made a gift of 4 kharis of land to the said temple.

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