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South Indian Inscriptions


 

BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

MISCELLANEOUS

No. 401 - 450 | No. 276 - 400 | No. 451 - 471 | No. 472 - 496 | No. 497 - 530 | No. 531 - 551  No. 552 - 572 | No. 573 - 593 | No. 594 - 614 | No. 615 - 640 | No. 641 - 665 | No. 666 - 690  No. 691 - 711 | No. 712 - 730 | No. 731 - 751 | No. 752 - 771

NOS. 401 to 411

(B.K. Nos 219 to 229 of 1927-28)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Circa 7th-8th century

The first three of these short inscriptions mention Erandara Ganacha who is described as the author of certain sculptures.  The fifth states that Chandrakirti-bhatta  carved the figure of the goddess Durga.  The next one is partially preserved.  The rest  seem to constitute individual names or epithets.

In the cavern of the hill-rock to the proper left of cave No. IV

407: Between the two rows of sculptures in the same cavern

408: In the same cavern

NOS. 412 414

(B.K. Nos 231 to 233 of 1927-28)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Circa 7-8th century

The first of these three inscriptions seems to describe the valour of Paradara Goni.  The second contains a funny reference to Vakkasideva.  The third mentions the name Barinapala.

412: On a pillar in the Kallanatha-matha

413: On another pillar

414: On a third pillar

NOS. 415 and 416

(B.K. Nos . 235 and 236 of 1927-28)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On the hill-side to the left of the way leading up to the Tattu-kotti Maruti temple

Circa 7th-8th century

These two label-inscriptions seem to contain the names Nandevaja and Pumbalagi.

NOS.417 to 447

(B.K. NO. 101 to 131 of 1928-29)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Circa 7th-8th century

The following series of short inscriptions are made up of names of individuals or places, descriptive labels and references to works.  Some of the names are interesting and a few seem to bear historical associations ; for instance, Sri-Vikkarasan, Sri-Bhimasakti, Sri Bhimasakti Sendrakan and Sri Sri-Satyasraya-pada-yugakke bhaktan Bhimasatti : the last of these refers to he Sendraka chief Bhimasakti and describes him a a devotee of the feet of the illustrious Satyasraya.

On a rocky wall to the right of the passage leading up the northern fort

422: On the wall to the left of the same passage

435: On a cliff to the left of the bypath to the right of the same passage

No. 448

(A. R. No. 449 of 1926)

KALLE, DHARWAR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up near the Basavanna temple

Circa 8th century

It records the death of Baysara Sabbaya in an encounter following an assault on the village of Doddavada.

No. 449

(B.K. No. 74 of 1926-27)

SORATUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On the back of a slab set up in front of the Virabhadra temple

Circa 8th century

It mentions Derakeregava and seems to refer to a gift.  The epigraph is damaged.

No. 450

(B.K. No.230 of 1927-28)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Kallanatha matha

Circa 8th century

It records the remission of a tax called kavalle on the cobblers of the place by the assembly of Two Thousand of Vijaya-Vatapi, who are described as well-versed in the great four-fold lore.

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