XI - Part I
Taila II | Irivabodanga Satyasraya
| Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya
V Jagadekamalla Jayasimha II |
Trailokyamalla Somesvara I
Bhuvanaikamalla Somesvara II
(B.K. No. 231 of 1928-29)
Kurhatti, Navalgund Taluk, Dharwar District
On A Slab Lying In Front Of The Temple Of
This inscription, which is much damaged,
belongs to the reign of king Ahavamalla (Nurmadi-Taila II) and
his dated in the year Vikrama which corresponded to Saka
902 (-A.D. 980). It refers to a family of local chiefs, descended from Revanta,
among whom are mentioned: (1) Kemcha, who acquired by
conquest (the) Belvala (country) wherein lay Navilgundapura
(the modern navalgund); (2) his eldest son Siri-Mudda; (3)
in their family Piriya [Ko]ti-gavunda who built a Siva temple
and a [Jai]na-sala; (4) his son Piriya Aycha; (5) in his
family Tonda; and (6) his eldest son Kalidhurandhara who
pleased (king) Kannaradeva (probably the Rashtrakuta king
Krishna III) by his valour. It
mentions also the Vedic scholars Chaturvedi-Bhatta, Jataveda-Bhatta,
Chamunda-Bhatta, also called Gunanidhi, born in the race of
the Rishi Agastya, and his younger brother Ereyamma-Dikshita, who
was versed in the Lakula-siddhanta, was a sakta and
performed many sacrifices. The
record registers the gift of the village Karanaguripatti as
an agrahara to Gunanidhi and of some money and land
made by the king and his subordinate Sobhana who was ruling
over the BelvalaPurikara country.
Sobhana is identical with Mahasamanta Sobhanarasa
Dists. P. 432 and Ep. Ind. Vol. IV – p. 205)
Karanaguripatti is the modern Kurhatti, from which the
(B.K. No. 260 of 1927-28)
Hallur, Bagalkot Taluk, Bijapur District
On A Slab In The Basavesvara Temple
This multilated and damaged inscription belongs
to the reign of Taila II and is dated in Saka 911, Vikrita
(=A.D. 990-91). From
what remains of the record, it appears to be a copy of the Sinda
inscription at Bhairanmatti published in Epigraphia India Vol.
III, p. 232. Dr.
Fleet thinks that Saka 911 is a mistake for Saka 912 (expired), (ibid).
(B.K. No. 111 of 1926-27)
Housr, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District
On A Slab Set Up Near The Durgavva Temple
The inscription belongs to the reign of Ahavamalladeva
(Nurmadi-Taila II). It
records grants of garden-land at Eleya-Posavuru (i.e., modern
Hosur) made by Koralagunda, -the manneya of
Mulugunda Twelve and the nalgavunda (i.e.,
nadu-gavunda) who belonged to the Sinda race and the Kunnala
family and bore the snake-banner (naga-dhvaja) and the
tiger-crest (vyaghra-lanchhana)-and the gavundas of Mulugunda
Twelve, headed by Aycha-Gavunda, for the benefit of the temple
of Mulasthanadeva at Posavuru.
A certain Ereyamma-Gavunda, gave land for vidyadana,
in the same temple. The
Mahasamanta Sobhanarasa (same as the Sobhana of inscription
No. 45 above) was then ruling over the Two Six-Hundred (divisions).
He bore the epithets, Kannana-banta and Konkana-bhayankara.
The inscription is dated in Saka year 915,
Jaya, Uttarayana-sankranti and solar eclipse.
In Jaya, which corresponded to Saka 916 according to the
Southern cycle and to Saka o15 according to the Northern cycle,
there was no solar eclipse on the Uttarayana-sankranti day which
fell on Monday, December 24, A.D. 994.
But there was a solar eclipse in this year on Pushya,
ba. Amavasya, which corresponded to A.D. 995, January 4,