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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE KALACHURIS

Bijjala | Rayamurari Sovideva | Sankama | Ahavamalla

No.96

(B.K. No. 201 of 1928-29)

ANNIGERI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the Hanumantadeva temple

Bijjala, 1157 A.D.

This record is dated the 2nd regnal year of the king, Isvara, Pushya ba. 8, Wednesday, Uttarayana-sankramana, corresponding to 1157 A.D., December 25, Wednesday f.d.t. 11.

It records a gift of land to the god Dhoresvara of Annigere known as Dakshina-Varanasi, for worship and repairs, by Dandanayaka Sridharayya, the Perggade of  Belvala-nadu, in conjunction with his ministerial officials.  The epigraph gives a brief account of the donorís family and describes Annigere as the rajadhani-pattana (chief town) of Belvala.

No.97

(B.K. No. 104 of 1929-30)

MUTTAGI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab lying on the proper right side of the Mallikarjuna temple

Bijjala, 1158 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1080, Bahudhanya, Vaisakha-punnami, Monday, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1158 A.D., April 14, Monday, f.d.t. 47.  The eclipse  occurred, however, on Tuesday.

It records the renewal by the king of the gift of the village Naghahura in the Kampana of Herbbalu Twelve to the god Sivalinga of Muttage, formerly bestowed by Chalukya Jagadekamalla II.  The gift was now renewed at the instance of Sridhara-dandanatha governing Tarddavadi-nadu and entrusted into the hands of the teacher lakulisa, the acharya of the temle.  The succession of these teachers is given as follows :  Kasmiradeva ; and his disciple Yogisvaradeva, the guru of Lakulisa.  Muttage is described as an excellent agrahara and the first town in the kampana of Muttage Thirty in the Tarddavadi-nadu.  The record gives the genealogy of Sridhara-danda-natha.  It also records other gifts to the same deity by the Karanas of the above officer and Nachisetti.

No.98

(B.K. No. 36 of 1930-31)

YALVAR, BAGEVADI TALUK, BJAPUR DISTRICT

On a broken slab set up in front of the chavadi

Tribhuvanaikamalla (Bijjala), 1158 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Bahudhanya, Margasia su. 5, Sunday, corresponding to 1158 A.D., November 28.  the weekday, however was Friday.

It records that Naranadeva Chauvarasa, the Prabhu of Jarevatthe, made a gift of land, after purchase,  to the god Gavaresvara of Elapura.  The earlier part of the epigraph which is damaged refers to gifts by the Five Hundred Mahajanas.

No.99

(B.K. No. 107 of 1929-30)

MUTTAGI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab near the Rudraganti Ramlinga temple

Bijjala, 1159 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Bahudhanya, Pushya su.  Punnami, Monday, corresponding to 1159 A.D., January 5.

It records a gift of land to the god Tikesvara of Muttage, mentioned in No.37 above, in continuation of which this record is engraved on the same slab, by Nageyya, nephew (younger brotherís son) of Yogisvaradeva.  Bichayya who held the garden land of the god on lease was to supply to the god, garlands and flowers every day as well as the yield of one tamarind tree every year and one gadyana on the Dipavali day.

No.100

(B.K. No. 194 of 1928-29)

ANNIGERI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the prakara of the Amritesvara temple

Bijjala, 1161 A.D.

This is dated the 5th regnal year of the king,[Vishu], su. 14, Monday, Dakshinayana-sankramana.  The name of the month is lost.  According to the Sankramana the date corresponds to 1161 A.D., June 26, Monday.  But the tithi would be ba. 2 in the month of Adhika-Ashadha.

 

Bijala who is praised for his valour, is referred to as Bhujabalachakravarti and Mahamandalesvara.  It registers a gift of land at Annigere to the god Amritesvara of the excellent Dakshina-Varanasi Tirtha, by Dandanayaka Sridharayya.  One of the gifts was meant for reciting the Purana in the temple.  Annigere is described as rajadhani-pattana.  The inscription is badly damaged.

No.101

(B.K. No. 24 of 1930-31)

MANAGOLI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built in to east wall of the compound of the Hanuman temple

Bijjala, 1161 A.D.

This is dated the 6th rgnal year of the king, Vishu, Bhadrapada ba. 1, Tuesday, corresponding to 1161 A.D., September 12.

It records a gift of income derived from taxes to the god Kalideva, by the Ayyavole community, the Nakharas and others of Maningavalli.  It also registers a gift made earlier during the reign of the Chalukya king Perma-Jagadekamalla.

Published In Epigraphia Indica., Vol. V. pp. 9 ff.

No.102

(B.K. No. 199 of 1928-29)

ANNIGERI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of Gullikeri Basavanna

Bijjala, 1162 A.D.

This is dated the 6th regnal year of the king, Visha, Pushya-amavasya Wednesday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1162 A.D. , January 17.

It records a gift of land to the goddess Chandika of the holy place of Annigere by Mahapradhana, Sridharayya, the Perggade of Belvala-nadu, at the request of Pattana-verggade Kesiraja.  A portion of the gift land was assigned to the learned Brahmana who would perform the worship.  Kesiraja whose genealogical account is given, belonged to the Vaji-vamsa.  Annigere is described as the rajadhani of the Belvala country.

No.103

(B.K. No. 15 of 1926-27)

GADAG, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in to the prakara wall of Vira-Narayana temple

Bhujabalamalla (Bijjala), 1161 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year of the king, Chitrabhanu, Ashadha-amavasya, Thursday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1162 A.D., July 14.  The weekday, however, was Saturday.

The king who is no other than Bijala II is mentioned by his titles Bhujabalamalla and Tribhuvanamalla.  After the kingís prasasti are introduced the One Thousand Mahajanas of Lokkigundi, who along with all the Gole, Go-Brahmana  and the entire residents were protecting the religious deeds.  Lokkigundi is described as an agrahara formed by the illustrious Rama.  It registers a gift of money to the god Bhogesvara by Adakeya Mahadevanayaka, and others.  The latter portion of the epigraph is much damaged.  The inscriprion as revealed by its contents must have originally belonged to Lakkundi.

No.104

(B.K. No. 111 of 1929-30)

MUTTAGI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the front wall, right side, of Sangamesvara temple

Bijjala, 1165 A.D.

This is dated the 10th regnal year of the king, Parthiva, Sravana ba. 12 Thursday, corresponding to 1165 A.D., August 5.

It records a gift of income derived from the taxes Hejjunka, Vaddaravula, Kodavisa, Kudureya-sumka, and Kirukula-sumka, for worship, offerings, repairs, etc., in the temple of the god Rameswara of Muttage by Rajadhyaksha, Sunkavergade Dasimayya.  The gift was entrusted into the hands of Rudrasaktimuni.  Another gift of land to the god by prabhu Govinda is also registered.  Muttage is described as an excellent agrahara and the chief town of the Kampana of the thirty villages, situated in Tarddavadi Thousand.

No.105

(B.K. No. 25 of 1930-31)

MANALGOLI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the west wall of the compound of the Hanuman temple

Bijjala, 1165 A.D.

This is dated the 10th regnal year of the king, Parthiva, Margasira-amavasye, Sunday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1165 A.D., December 5.  On this date, however, the eclipse did not occur.

It records gifts of land to the god Chennakesava installed by Dangeya Vasudevanayaka, by the Mahajanas headed by Madiraja, the Prabhu of Manigavalli, the Karanasa headed by Mahapradhana Yamunayya and others.

Published in Epigraph Indica. Vol. V, pp. 23 ff.

No.106

(B.K. No. 135 of 1926-27)

HUYILGOL, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the house of a village menial named Durga

Bijjala, 1166 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1087, Tarana, Pushya-amavasye, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti.  The Saka year 1087 (expired) corresponds to Parthiva during which year the  given details correspond to 1165 A.D., December 25.  But, if the Saka year is current agreeing with Tarana, the said tithi corresponds to 1165 A.D., January 14.  The weekday, however, would be Thursday and the Samkranti occurred on 1164 A.D., December 25.

It records a gift to the god Chandesvara of Huligola by the Sixteen representatives of the Eight Nadus, of the Ayyavole community of merchants, the Prabhu of the Belvala.  Three Hundred, Kisukadu Seventy and Bagadage Seventy, and the Mummuridandas and Nanadesis, who had all gathered in an assembly.  Huligola is described as an agrahara and the foremost trading center of the south.

No.107

(B.K. No. 65 of 1926-27)

YALI-SIRUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into a wall of the Bhogesvara temple

Bijjala, 1167 A.D.

This is dated the 12th regnal year of the king, Sarvajit, Asvayuja su. paurnima, Sunday, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1167 A.D, September 30.  The weekday however, was Saturday.

It records a gift of garden to the god Bhogesvara by Mahaprabhu Dasirajayaa, the Urodeya of Soraturu, after washing the feet of Kedarasakti-pandita, the acharya of the place.

No.107

(B.K. No. 65 of 1926-27)

YALI-SIRUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into a wall of the Bhogesvara temple

Bijjala, 1167 A.D.

This is dated the 12th regnal year of the king, Sarvajit, Asvayuja su. paurnima, Sunday, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1167 A.D., September 30.  The weekday however, was Saturday.

It records a gift of garden to he god Bhogesvara by Mahaprabhu Dasirajayya, the Urodeya of Soraturu, after washing the feet of Kedarasakti-pandita, the acharya of the place.

No.108

(B.K. No. 40 of 1928-29)

ARASIBIDI, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a mutilated slab lying in the Suleragudi

Bhujabalamalla (Bijjala), 1167 A.D.

This is dated the 12th regnal year of the king Sarvajit, Pushya su. 14, Monday, Uttarayana-sankramana, corresponding to 1167 A.D., December 26.  The weekday, however, was Tuesday.

The king is mentioned only by the title Bhujabalamalla which is known to have been assumed by Bijjalla II.  The epigraph seems to registers gift of income from the house-tax for the benefit of the Jaina temple Gunada-bedangiya Basadi at Vikramapura by the Sinda feudatory, Holarasa, son of Bittarasa.

No.109

(B.K. No. 50 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into a plat form of Visvanatha temple

Bijjala

It describes the agrahara of Lokkigundi and mentions its One Thousand Mahajanas.  The rest of the record is effaced.

No.110

(B.K. No. 211 of 1928-29)

ANNIGERI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the temple of Ulavi Basappa

Thribhuvanamalla (Bijjala).

The record mentions Vasudevanayaka and refers to the administration of Belvala-desa.  It seems to refer to Annigere also.  It is badly damaged and the details are lost.

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