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South Indian Inscriptions


 

BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE EAST INDIA COMPANY

 

No.271

(B.K. No. 47 of 1928-29)

ILAKAL, HUNGUND TALUK,  BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On the fort wall

1803 A.D.

This record in Nagari characters is dated Saka 1725, Sreshtha (Jyeshtha) ba. 3 (?) Wednesday.  These details in the Saka year which coincided with Rudhirodgari, correspond to 1803 A.D, June 8.  The record cites some more details of date which seem to have been engraved wrongly.

It records the construction of the gate-way at Hunagunda by the local residents headed by the Gaudas etc., with the approval of the administrative authorities including the Collector and the Mahalakari.  The epigraph regers to the rule of the Kupani Sarakara, i.e., East India Company.

No.272

(B.K. No. 239 of 1927-28)

HAVELI, BAGALKOT TALUK,  BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of Maruti temple

1822 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1744 and San 1232.  The Muslim reckoning might be Sur-san.  The date may be equated to 1822 A.D.

It states that Appuraya who was the Subhedara of Bagadikoti under the Kumpani Sarakara, i.e., East India Company, rehabilitated the village of Haveli lying waste for many years, renamedit as Gopalapura, constructed the temples of Hanuman and Siva and made provision for worship and offerings therein.  The epigraph is written in Nagari characters and Sanskrit language.

No.273

(B.K. No. 57 of 1928-29)

KELUR, HUNGUND TALUK,  BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone in front of the village office

1822 A.D.

This is dated Fasli 1234, Tarana, Asvija su. 5.  The said Fasli might be Sur-san. The date may be equated to 1824 A.D., September 27.

It referes to the conquest of Kellur by the Kumpani-sarakara, i.e., East India Company.

No.274

(B.K. No. 58 of 1928-29)

KELUR, HUNGUND TALUK,  BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On another stone in front of the village office

1824 A.D.

This is copy of the above record.

No.275

(B.K. No. 240 of 1927-28)

HONNAKATTI, BAGALKOT TALUK,  BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On three pieces of a broken slab kept in the Maruti temple

1828 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1750, Sarvadhari, Asvija, Vijaya-dasami.  The details correspond to 1828 A.D., October 13.

It states that the village of Honnayakanakati located to the east of Bagadikoti, had been deserted for a long time and that it was rehabilitated by Gopalappa, grandson of Rayappa of Vadavadige, who also constructed a temple andhad the old tank repaired.  The officers of the East India Company who were pleased with this work had it recorded on stone.  The record is in Nagari Characters and Kannada language.

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