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Contents

Preface

Introduction

Topographical Index

Text of the Inscriptions 

1 to 25

26 to 50

51 to 75

76 to 100

101 to 125

126 to 150

151 to 175

176 to 200

201 to 225

226 to 250

251 to 275

276 to 300

301 to 325

326 to 335

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XVI

TELUGU INSCRIPTIONS OF THE VIJAYANAGARA DYNASTY

No. 76.

(A. R. No. 413 of 1919.)

Little Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the south side of the rock in the Arulala-Perumal temple.

Krishnaraya, 1524 A.D.

This record, in a single line, is dated Saka 1446, Tarana, Margasirsha ba. 11, Monday, Sravana. The Saka and cyclic year quoted correspond to 1524 A.D. But the other details are irregular.

It records the gift of a pendant inset with precious stones by Rayasam Sripataya on behalf of the king.

The record also contains details of provisions made for offerings to the god while the deity camped at Kanchi for 36 days.

No. 77.

(A. R. No. 326 of 1905.)

Upparapalle, Proddatur Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On a huge pillar lying in front of the Siva temple called Mobbuladevalam.

Krishnaraya, 1525 A.D.

There are two dates in this record. The Sanskrit portion of the inscription contains a date in chronogram Ved-abdhi-yuga-[bhu*], vrisha, Madhava (Vaisakha), Purnima. The composer of the verse has apparently omitted the word for the numerals in the chronogram which stands for Saka 1444 (current). The details correspond to 1521 A.D., April 21. The Telugu portion of the record contains another date Saka 1446, Tarana, Magha ba. 14, Monday, Sivaratri, corresponding to 1526 A.D., February 20, Monday, f.d.t., ’21.

The inscription records that Pedasinga-mahipala or Pedasingama-nayaka, son of Jupalli Rama-nayaka, having gone on a casual visit to the temple of Naganatha and observed it in a state of ruins, undertook to have the temple renovated and so had the garbhagriha, ghamtavedi, antarala-mantapa, nandi-mantapa and the gopuras of the prakara built and a tank dug to the south of the temple. By the context of the record it seems that the former date cited above refers to the commencement of the renovation and the latter to the completion of the same The donor, who also endowed the temple with lands for a lamp, offerings and other services to the god, for the merit of his father, is said to have held the Chernuru and Potladurti-simas in Mulikinadu-sthala, situated in Ghamdikota-sima which was included in Udayagiri-rajya, as nayankara under the king.

The same pillar records the gift of two copper images of the god and the goddess by Malla-nayaka, brother of Pedasingama-nayaka besides a few other grants by the priests of the temple, and the masons who participated in the renovations.


No. 78.

(A. R. No. 402 of 1926.)

Katteragandla, Badvel Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On a slab set up in the compound of the Chennakesavasvamin temple.

Krishnaraya, 1525 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1448 (current), Parthiva, Pushya su. 15, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1525 A.D., December 29, (Friday).

It registers a gift of land to the god Chennakesvara at Katrakamdla in his administrative division of Sakali-sima which was included in Ghandikota-sima, the nayankara territory of Demarasayya, by Annajayya, son of Padaviti Virupaksha Dikshita of Gargya-gotra, Apastamba-sutra and Yajus-saka, who had performed the Sarvakratu and Vajapeya sacrifices, for the merit of the king and Demarasayya.

No. 79.

(A. R. No. 403 of 1926.)

Katteragandla, Badvel Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On a slab set up in the compound of the Chennakesavasvamin temple.

Krishnaraya, 1525 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1448 (current), Parthiva, Pushya su. 15, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1525 A.D., December 29 (Friday).

It registers the grant of several taxes such as nalleddu, achchu-viralalu, etc., and the ubhayamarga-sunkam payable on merchandise by the merchants to the temple of Chennakesava at Katrakamdla, in addition to confirming the former grant of lands to the same in Chennavaram and Katrakamdla by Avasaram Demarasu for the merit of Annaji Ayyamgaru. The grant was executed by vengalayya, the Karyakartta of Annaji-Ayya and the son of Cherivuri Krishnayya. Katragandla, stated to be situated in Sakali-sima in Gandikota-durgam, was conferred on the donor by the king.

No. 80.

(A. R. No. 306 of 1910.)

Nagar, Tindivanam Taluk, South Arcot District.

On a slab set up in the street in the village.

Krishnaraya, 1527 A.D.

This is dated Saka 14[48], Vyaya Ashadha, su. 5, Sunday, corresponding to 1526 A.D., June 15, Friday (not Sunday).

Much damaged. It seems to record a gift as a srotriya to a Brahmana.

No. 81.

(A. R. No. 447 of 1906.)

Korrapadu, Proddatur Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On the pillar set up in the courtyard of the Chennakesava temple.

Krishnaraya, 1527 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1449, Sarvajit, Nija Ashadha ba. 30, Sunday corresponding to 1527 A.D., July 28, ’29.

It records a gift of 1 varaha-gadya per annum derived as tegam (tyagam) due to them from the kampus to god Chennakesava of Korrapadu in Gandikota-sima, by Misaraganda Madhavaraju and Kaki Kesvaraju.

No. 82.

(A. R. No. 164 of 1913.)

Panem, Nandyal Taluk, Kurnool District.

On a slab set up in the courtyard of the Panikesvarasvamin temple.

Krishnaraya, 1529 A.D.

This record is dated Saka 1451, Virodhi, Vaisakha su. 15, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1529 A.D., April 23, (Friday).

It registers a gift of land in Panem, and the agraharas Bhupalunipadu and Lingapuram, as also certain other specified lands to god Panikesvara by Vakiti Pedapanayaningaru, son of Bokkasam Pedapa-nayaningaru. Kandanavolu, in which the gift villages and lands lay, was held by the donor as nayankara from the king.

No. 83.

(A. R. No. 525 of 1926.)

Kadiri, Kadiri Taluk, Anantapur District.

On a slab built into the floor of the kitchen in the Lakshminarasimhasvamin temple.

Krishnaraya, 1529 A.D.

The record is dated Saka 145[1], Virodhin, Vaisakha su. 15, Friday, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1529 A.D., April 23.

It seems to record a gift of land to god Narasimha of Kadiri by Venkata-nayudu, the son-in-law of Devani Konapa-rayudu for worship and offerings to the god for the merit of the latter.

No. 84.

(A. R. No. 401 of 1926.)

Katteragandla, Badvel Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On a wall of the mandapa of the Chennakesavasvamin temple.

Krishnaraya, 1529 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1452 (current) Virodhin, Vaisakha su. 15, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1529 A.D., April 23 (Friday).

It registers the grant of the village Nuvvusulapadu in Sakali-sima to god Chennakesava of Kattrakandla by Siddhavatam Yallamarusayya of Srivatsa-gotra, Asvalayana-sutra and Rik-sakha, the agent of Rayasam Ayyapparusayya for the merit of the latter’s mother Achchama. The gift village is said to be situated in Sakalisima which the donor obtained as nayankara from Ayyapparusayya.

No. 85.

(A. R. No. 309 of 1926.)

Maravapalli-Agraharam, Dharmavaram Taluk, Anantapur District.

On a slab lying near the ruined temple of Tiruvenkatanatha.

Krishnaraya, 1529 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1451, Virodhin, Sravana su. 5, Saturday, corresponding to 1529 A.D., July 10.

It registers the grant of four madas of dommari tax to god Tiruvengalanatha at Apparascheruvu in Bukkarayapuram in Chigularevu-sthalam of Chiramamgani in Guttirajya, for conducting Dasami, Ekadasi and other festivals by the Dommaris Kesavanatha, son of Kutari-Tirumalanatha of Tangaturu, Machiraju and others.

No. 86.

(A. R. No. 15 of 1915.)

Srisailam, Nandikotkur Taluk, Kurnool District.

On a slab built into the floor of the platform in the northern porch

of the mukhamandapa of the Mallikarjuna temple, to the left of entrance.

Krishnaraya, 1529 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1450 (current), Virodhi, Kartika su. 15, Sunday. The Saka year quoted is wrong for 1451 for which the details correspond to 1529 A.D., October 17 (lunar eclipse).

It register the grant of the village Gattirajupenta in Sidhapuram-sima to Rachuti Virannodaya of Basava-matham by Avasaram Chandrasekharayya for the merit of the king and his father-in-law Demarusayya. The village which was a gift for offerings to god Mallikarjuna, was constituted into an agrahara to be enjoyed by the donee and his successive disciples.

No. 87.

(A. R. No. 14 of 1915.)

Srisailam, Nandikotkur Taluk, Kurnool District.

On a slab built into the floor of the northern porch into the

mukhe-mandapa of the central shrine of the Mallikarjuna temple.

Krishnaraya, 1530 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1452, Vikritti, Chaitra ba. 30, Monday, corresponding to 1530 A.D. March 28, f.d.t. ’23. There was a solar eclipse on the following day, not cited in the inscription.

It records that Avasaram Chandrasekharayya had a mandapa built in front of the sleeping chamber of god Mallikarjuna, presented golden images of Nandisvara and Bhringisvara, set up standing stone figures of his master Krishnaraya, his own father-in-law Demarsa and of himself in the mandapa, and granted the village of Sivapuram in his nayankara Mosalimadugu-sima for worship and offerings to the deity in that mandapa. He also presented a golden kahala and a silver panavattam to the god and consecrated Demayalinga to the north of Mallikarjuna, set up a golden pillar in front of it, and having built a bath near the Virabhadra temple at Nagaluti at the foot of the hill, consecrated another Demayalinga there and granted the agrahara Demasamudra to Brahmanas.

No. 88.

(A. R. No. 47-A of 1909.)

Undavalli, Guntur Taluk, Guntur District.

On a pillar set up in front of the Bhaskaresvara temple.

Krishnaraya, no date.

It records that Bodi Madinedu having consecrated the Bhaskaralinga, constructed a well and made a grant of 1 putti of gram towards and 10 Tums of land for offerings in the temple.

No. 89.

(A. R. No. 91 of 1912.)

Gorantla, Hindupur Taluk, Anantapur District.

On a slab set up at the entrance into the Siva temple.

Tirumaladeva, 1524 A.D.

This inscription is dated Saka 1446, Tarana, Adhika Bhadrapada su. 15, Sunday, corresponding to 1524 A.D. August 14.

It records that Suraparaju, the karyakarta of vakiti Adeppa-nayaningaru, having ordered Nalanagana, Yaranagana, Somana, Basavana and Chimnapa, the tammalas of the temple of Somesvara at Gorantla to repair the dilapidated temple and the sakhara and build a mudwall for it, exempted them from the service of supplying leaves free of cost to the temple.

No. 90.

(A. R. No. 181 of 1913.)

Gorantla, Hindupur Taluk, Anantapur District.

On the west wall of the mandapa in the Madhavarayasvamin temple.

Thirumaladeva, 1524 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1446, Tarana, Kartika su. 12, Monday, Utthanadvasai, Chitra-nakshatra, regularly corresponding to 1524 A.D., November 7, f.d.t. ’05.

Much damaged. It registers that the agent of vakiti Adepa-nayadu granted land to the Vishnu (Perumal) temple at Gorantla for maintaining festive processions on the dasami days every month.

No. 91.

(A. R. No. 499 of 1906.)

Mopur, Pulivendla Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On a slab set up in front of the central shrine of the Bhairavesvara temple.

Achyuta, 1530 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1452, Vikriti, Vaisakha su. 3, Sunday. It corresponds to 1530 A.D., April 30 if the month is Nija Vaisakha. The weekday, however, was Saturday.

It records a gift of the durgadanaya-nivartana amounting to 235 varahas per year payable from the villages belonging to Bhairavesvara temple at Mompuru for the car-festival of the god on the day of the Molakala-punnama by Ayyaparasu, son of Rayasam Kondamarasu of Bharadvaja-gotra and Asvalayana-sutra. The donor is said to have obtained Ghandikota-durga wherein Mopuru was situated, as nayankara from the king.

No. 92.

(A. R. No. 802 of 1917.)

Gaunivaripalli, Hamlet of Kondapuram, Hindupur Taluk, Anantapur District.

On a broken slab set up near the Anjaneyasvamin temple.

Achyuta, 1530 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1449 Vikritti, Jeshtha su. 5 Tuesday. The date is irregular. If Saka 1449 is a mistake for Saka 1452, Vikriti, the details regularly correspond to 1530 A.D., May 31.

This fragmentary inscription seems to refer to some grant made for the merit of Ayaparasaya.

No. 93.

(A. R. No. 544 of 1909.)

Vemalurpadu, Sattenapalle Taluk, Guntur District.

On a pillar lying near the Siva temple.

Achyuta, 1530 A.D.

This record is dated Saka 1452, Vikriti, Kartika, su. 12, Wednesday, corresponding to 1530 A.D., November 2.

This incomplete inscription, in Telugu as well as Sanskrit verse, records that Peda Tirumalayyadeva-maharaju, great-grandson of Lakkaraju of Salaka-vamsa, grandson of Singgaraju and son of Salakaraju, had a tank built and a garden laid near it and granted both of them to god Gopinatha of Velupalem in Kondavidu. It also records that he had a mandapa constructed in the garden, installed god Hanumanta therein and provided for the worship of the god with some gifts, the details of which are lost. The donor bears the titles Tumbalagoppa, Basavasankara, Vondanemandalikara-ganda, Yadavaladarayarahuta-vesya-bhujamga, Navalaksha-Telungulaganda, etc.,

No. 94.

(A. R. No. 23 of 1915.)

Srisailam, Nandikotkur Taluk, Kurnool District.

On a pillar in the mukha-mandapa of the Mallikarjuna temple.

Achyuta, 1530 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1452, Vikriti, Pushya ba. 11, Saturday, corresponding to 1531 A.D., January 14.

It registers the gift of fly-whisks to the god Mallikarjuna and laced cloth and eyes to the goddess Bharamaramba by Malapa-nayaka, the uligam of the king for the merit of his overlord (Achyuta) and Krishnaraya.

No. 95.

(A. R. No. 182 of 1913.)

Gorantla, Hindupur Taluk, Anatapur District.

On the west wall of the mandapa in the Madhavarayasvamin temple.

Achyuta, 1531 A.D.

This record is dated Saka 1452, Vikriti, Pushya ba. 14 Monday, corresponding to 1531 A.D., January 16, f.d.t. ’46.

The inscription is badly damaged and mentions Gorantla-sima as the nayankara conferred on the son (name lost) of Vakiti Mallappa-nayudu.

No. 96.

(A. R. No. 56 of 1915.)

Chinna Ahobalam, Sirvel Taluk, Kurnool District.

Round the base of the central shrine of the Narasimhasvamin temple.

Achyuta, 1532 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1453, Khara, Magha su. 15, corresponding to 1532 A.D., January, 22 (Monday).

It registers gift of lands after purchase to god Ahobalesvara by Abbiraju, son of Gubbaraju Tipparaju of Vasishtha-gotra, Rik-sakha and a resident of Porumamilla.

No. 97.

(A. R. No. 542 of 1919.)

Little Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the south wall of the second prakara in the Arulalaperumal temple.

Achyuta, 1532 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1454, Nandana, Jyeshtha ba. 12, Thursday. The details regularly correspond to 1532 A.D. May 30, f.d.t. ’66.

States that the king, having been crowned on Kartika ba. 5 in the year Virodhin, gave protection (abhayahasta-rayasam) to Rayanaraju of Nuggihalli and Malluraya, Venkatadri and other palegars of Ummattur who sought his asylum in subjection, uplifted the Manneyas, sent the Manneyas and Dalavayis to Tiruvadi-rajya and levied tribute from the Tiruvadi kings, took the daughter of the Pandya in marriage, set up a pillar of victory on the bank of Tambraparni, subdued Tumbichchi-nayaka and Saluvanayaka, and visited along with the queen Varadadevamma and Komara Venkatadrichikka-vodeya, god Varadaraju and performed in the presence of the god the Tulapurusha-dana with pearls, the Mahabhuta-ghata-dana and the Sahasra-godana and gave several jewels set with precious stones and rich silk clothes to the deities in addition to endowing several villages to the temple for worship and various offerings.

The Tamil and Kannada version of this record are engraved on the same wall in this temple and their texts are published in the South Indian Inscriptions, Vol. IV, No. 53 and Vol. IX, Nos. 547 and 548 respectively, the last two being exact copies, one in Kannada and the other in Nagari characters.

No. 98.

(A. R. No. 158 of 1924.)

Kalahasti, Chndragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the north and west walls of the third prakara of the Kalahastisvara temple.

Achyuta, 1532 A.D.

The record is dated Saka 1454, Nandana, Sravana ba. 10 Saturday, Rohini corresponding to 1532 A.D., July 27, Saturday, ’56, ’30.

States that the king, having been installed on the throne in the year virodhin, Kartika, ba. 5 in the presence of god Kalahastisvara at Kalahasti, having granted amnesty to Rayanaraju of Nuggihalli, Malluraju of Ummattur, Venkatadrinayaka and others, protected the manneyas, levied tribute from the Tiruvadi, married the Pandya princess, subjugated Saluva-nayaka and Tummchichi-nayaka, and having set up a pillar of victory on the bank of the Tambraparni, granted several villages in Tondamanadu yielding a total revenue of 3,000 gadyas, some yielding a revenue of 300 gadyas in Pada-nadu, the import and export revenue totaling 1,200 gadyas from certain ports, and some other grants totaling altogether 4,500 gadyas for various specified offerings to the god. Among other gifts made to the god is mentioned the book Jnanachintamani (Jnanachintamani-pustakam).[1]

No. 99.

(A. R. No. 744 of 1922.)

Paspinayakanahalli, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On a pillar in the mandapa of the Ankalamma temple.

Achyuta, 1532 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1454, Nandana, Sravana ba. 30, Thursday, corresponding to 1532 A.D., August 1, ’14.

Seems to refer to a sale deed pertaining to a land at Nidugula alias Apinayakanapuram, a sarvamanya-agrahara for the amritapadi services of the goddess Arugondala Ankalamma by the sons of Talari Timmi-nayaka.

No. 100.

(A. R. No. 542 of 1919.)

Little Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the south wall of the second prakara in the Arulalaperumal temple.

Achyuta, 1532 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1454, Nandana Kanni, su. 5, corresponding to 1532, September 5, (Wednesday).

It registers the gift of a sankha studded with rubies a chakra, an abhaya-hasta and a namam to the deity.


[1] The provision for the recital of Jnanachintamani in the temple at Srirangma is made in an inscription of Krishnadevaraya (A. R. Ep. 1950-51, No. B. 295.)

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