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South Indian Inscriptions


 

BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE YADAVAS

Bhillama | Jaitugi | Singhana | Kannara | Mahadeva | Ramachandra

No.145

(B.K. No. 18 of 1929-30)

HALLUR, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built in the front wall of the Hanuman temple

Bhillama, 1188 A. D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Kilaka, Adhika-Sravana amavasye, Monday, corresponding to 1188 A.D., July 25.

It seems to registers a gift of land, garden and money to a deity.  It mentions Lakulisvara-pandita and Dandanayaka Vikramaditya.  The inscription is badly damaged.

No.146

(B.K. No. 99 of 1929-30)

MUTTIGI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the Lakshminarayana temple

Bhillama, 1189 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Saumya, Pushya ba. 1, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti, corresponding to 1189 A.D., December 25.

It registers the gift of the village Bivavura to the god Lakshmi-Narasimha whose temple was built by chaudisetti, grandfather of Sankra-svami.  The gift was made by the king at the request of Patta-sahanadhipati Peyiya and his subordinate Malleya.

Published in the Epigraphia Indica., Vol. XV, pp.30 ff.

No.147

(B.K. No. 55 of 1929-30)

PIRAPUR, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Sangamesvara temple

Bhillama, 1189-90 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Saumya, corresponding to 1189-90 A.D. Other details are not given.

It registers a gift of land and house-site to the god Nannesvara installed by Mahapradhana, Desiya-dandanayaka, Hiriya-heggade Nannesvara.  The gift was made with the approval of Mahamandalesvara Virupadeva by Mahapradhana, Magaramurari Lakshmideva-nayaka after washing the feet of Loka-jiya.  Another gift was made to the deity by the Five Hundred including the Settiguttas of Hagaratte Three Hundred, Mitti Machesetti and others.

No.148

(B.K. No. 56 of 1929-30)

PIRAPUR, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pilar in the Lakshmidevi temple

Bhillama, 1189-90 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Saumya, corresponding to 1189-90 A.D. Other details are not given.

It registers a gift of land to the god Siriyamesvara installed by Mahapradhana, Desiya-dandanayaka, Hiriya heggade Nannarasa.  The gift was made with the approval of Mahamandalesvara Virupadeva by Mahapradhana, Magara-Murari Lammideva-nayaka (i.e. Lakshmideva-dandanayaka) after laving the feet of Kanna-guru.  Another gift was made to the deity by the Five Hundred.

No.149

(B.K. No. 192 of 1928-29)

ANNIGERI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

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

Bhillama, 1190 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Saumya, Pushya-amavasye, Monday, Uttarayana-sankramana.  The Pushya-amavasya of the said year corresponded to 1190 A.D. January 7, Sunday, and the Uttarayana-samkramana occurred on Monday, the 25th of December 1189 A.D.

It registers the gift of a fixed quantity of jawar to be supplied every month for worship and offerings to the god Svayambhu Amritesvara by Mahamandalesvara Dandina-gova Bachideva.  The earlier part of the record contains the description of the rajadhani-pattana Annigere and its Mahajanas, the donorís family, etc.

No.150

(B.K. No. 12 of 1926-27)

GADAG, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the prakara wall of the Trikutesvara temple

Bhillama, 1191 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1113, Virodhikrit, Jyestha-amavasya, Sunday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1191 A.D., June 23.

It records the gift of the village Hiriya Handigola in Beluvola Three Hundred, to the god Trikutesvara, by the king when he was camping at Herur, after washing the feet of Siddhanti-Chandrabhushanapandita, also called Satyavakya, the acharya of the temple.  The genealogy of the Yadavas is given in the beginning.  The latter part of the record is mutilated and broken away.

No.151

(B.K. No. 1 of 1930-31)

BHAIRAVADIGAI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On four pieces of a broken slab built in the wall of the Basavesvara temple

Bhillama, 1191 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1114, Virodhikrit Pushya, su. 8, Wednesday, Uttarayana-sankramana, corresponding to 1191 A.D., December 25.  The Saka year was current.

It records a gift of land for maintaining a charitable feeding house for Brahmanas made in the presence of the Mahajanas of the agrahara Elapura, by Maliya[kka], wife of [Ma]charasa, the nephew of Kallarasa, the Prabhu of the western quarters of Bauddhavadige. The gift land is said to have been purchased by the lady from the money received as present at the time of her marriage.

No.152

(B.K. No. 108 of 1929-30)

MUTTIGI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab near the Rudraganti-Ramlinga temple

Bhillama, 1192 A.D.

This is dated in the 8th regnal year of the king, Paridhavi, Sravana su. punnami, Thursday, corresponding to 1192 A.D.,July 26.  The weekday, however, was Sunday.  This date pushes back the commencement of Bhilamaís regin by three years.

It records the gift of income derived from the Bannige-dere tax on the godís garden to the god Tikesvara by the Two Hundred Mahajanas (of Muttage).

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