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South Indian Inscriptions


 

SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XVII

INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED DURING 1903 - 1904

YADAVARAYA

 

Tirukkalattideva Yadavaraya

No. 692.

(A. R. No. 636 of 1904).

Ramagiri, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the north wall of the central shrine in the Valisvara temple. Year 8.

This inscription commences with the prasasti samasta-sakala-bhuvana, etc., of Tirukkalattideva Yadavaraya who is a well known feudatory of the Chola king Rajaraja III.  Hence the year 8 cited in the body of the record is probably the regnal year of the Chola king.

This seems to record the gift of the villages Tirukkalattidevanallur and Munaimedu alias Tirukkalattideva-chaturvedimangalam is Chela-nadu as a tax-free kani, for the merit of a certain svamidevar whose name is lost and who is stated to have belonged to the Santana of Lakshadhyaya-mudaliyar and who is also said to have been the preceptor to the Chola and Pandya kings.

 

Vira Narasingadeva.

 

No. 711.

(A. R. No. 654 of 1904).

Ramagiri, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the east wall of the Bhairava shrine in the Valisvara temple.

Viranarasinga-Yadavaraya. Year 36.

The details of the date given, viz., Makara and Rohini are insufficient for verification.
This inscription records the sale of the right of worship and other services, for 20 days in the temple of Tirukkarikarai-udaiyar by certain sivabrahmanas of Narpattirandu vattam of the temple to the sivabrahmana Agavalan Suriya Bhattan.

No. 771.

(A. R. No. 714 of 1904).

Tirumala (Tirupati), Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the north wall of the first prakara  (called the Mukkoti-ekadasi-pradakshina)

in the Venkatesa-perumal temple. Yadavaraya Vira Narasingadeva.

Published in T. T. Devasthanam Inscriptions,  Vol. I, No. 93. 

Yadavaraya (Unidentified)

No. 705.

 (A. R. No. 648 of 1904).

Ramagiri, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the west wall of the Bhairava shrine in the Valisvara temple.  Yadavaraya. Year 36.


This inscription records the gift of land as tirunamattukkani-ubaiyam, made free of the taxes ponvari, kadamai, antarayam, etc., by the inhabitants (uravar) of Arikandapuram for services during the festivals in the month of Vaigasi, in the temple of Tirukkarikarai-udaiyar.
Among the boundaries of the gift land, the record mentions the hamlet Kalaya kandachcheri.

Miscellaneous

No. 25.

(A. R. No. 23-A  of 1904).

Hospet, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On two pillars in a mandapa on the way to the Jabunatha temple.

This record is undated

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 636.

No. 28.

(A. R. No. 26  of 1904).

Malapangudi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On a stone beam over the steps of the well called Sulobhavi.

The record is in late characters and is dated in Parthiva, ba. 5.

It seems to refer to the setting up to an image of Triyambaka.  The inscription is much mutilated.

No. 32.

(A. R. No. 30  of 1904).

Ambali, Kudligi Taluk, Bellary District.

On the mandapa in front of the Kallesvara temple.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 711.

No. 34.

(A. R. No. 32  of 1904).

Ambali, Kudligi Taluk, Bellary District. On a hero-stone near a well.

This badly damaged inscription is engraved in characters of about the 10th 11th century.

It seems to record the death of a person named Butuga.

No. 41.

(A. R. No. 39  of 1904).

Kogali, Hadagalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On the salb set up in front of the Virabhadrasvamin temple. 1531 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1454,  Khara, Jyeshtha, ba. 10, corresponding to 1531 A.D. June 10.  The Saka year was current.

It records the gift of the mulavisa at the rate of 1 kasu per heru, by Mokeya Tippi Setti Basetti of Balari, Mosageya Guruvappa and others of the merchant community for a perpetual lamp for god Virabhadra of Kogali consecrated by Basetti, son of Tippisetti of Koturu.  Virupaya of Ujini is said to have carved the image.

No. 42.

(A. R. No. 40  of 1904).

Kogali, Hadagalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a viragal set up in front of the temple of Hanuman. 908 – 09 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 53.

No. 45.

(A. R. No. 43  of 1904).

Kudatini, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up near the platform in front of the Kumarasvamin temple. 1210 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1132 Pramoda, Jyeshtha, su. 3, Thursday regularly corresponding to 1210 A.D., May 27,  the month being Nija-Jyeshtha.

It records gift of lands, house-sites and an oil mill for a perpetual lamp to the god Nagesvara by Vinayanidhi Vishnukaradeva and the five Vargas  and others who had formed an assembly.  Among others Sunkaveggade-Nagarasa is mentioned as one of the donors.

 

No. 50.

(A. R. No. 48  of 1904).

Kudatini, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab built into the platform in front of the Kumarasvamin temple. 1188 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1090, Sarvajit, Magha, su. 5, Thursday.  The details correspond to 1168 A.D., January 18.  The tithi  ended at 19 on the previous day.  The Saka year was current.

It records that the son, name lost, on the Gavunda of Konkanageri raised a shrine for god Rinamochanadeva, consecrated the god therein and also made provision for the repairs and upkeep of the shrine.  It further records that Habbimayya Savideva made a gift of land to the same god.  The record states that during the period Dandasani  Purushottama-brahmachari-arasar was ruling over the territory.

No. 51.

(A. R. No. 49 of 1904).

Kudatini, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a fragment of a slab built into the west wall of

the mandapa in front of the Kumarasvamin temple. 981 A.D.

This is dated Saka 903, Vrisha, Chaitra, su. 5, Thursday, Pushya nakshatram and Balava karana.  If the tithi su. 5 is a mistake for su. 9, the details correspond to 981 A.D., March 17.

The record seems to register some gift of land for the repairs and whitewash to a temple (name lost).  It is badly damaged.

No. 56.

(A. R. No. 54  of 1904).

Kudatini, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up near the Jakkeru-bhavi.

This is dated Saka 971, Vriodhi, Phalguna su. 13,  corresponding to 1050 A.D. February 7.

It records gifts of lands totaling 129 mattar and 450 kamma to god Somesvaradeva by Jasakabbe.  It refers to a Karttikeyadeva-tapovana.

No. 57.

(A. R. No. 55  of 1904).

Kudatini, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a  slab built into the floor of the darga. 1120 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 199.

No. 59.

(A. R. No. 55-B  of 1904).

Kudatini, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a broken pillar lying in the Lakshminarasimhasvamin temple.

It mentions Jakkita, son of Pallava Tata of Atreya-gotra and Taitiriya-Sakha, who was residing in Pakala-agrahara in Gudravata-desa of Vengimandala when Kakkaladeva was ruling, and seems to refer to some gift (detail lost) in Somesvarasthana.

No. 65.

(A. R. No. 59  of 1904).

Kurugodu, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On two faces of a pillar in the bazaar street. 1512 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1435, Angirasa, Asvija, su. 15, lunar eclipse corresponding to 1512 A.D., Septeber 25.  The Saka year was current.

It records that Mallamamma, the wife of Mallapanayaka of Kuragodu had the well of the temple of god Santa-Mallikarjuna repaired and made a gift of land to the god for a flower-garden.

No. 70.

(A. R. No. 64  of 1904).

Kalkambha, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On the slab set up near the Kallesvara temple. 1029 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 42.

No. 71.

(A. R. No. 65  of 1904).

Kalkambha, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab close to the chavadi. 1030 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 84.

No. 72.

(A. R. No. 66  of 1904).

Kalkambha, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab lying near a mound close to the village.

This record, in characters of about the 9th century A.D. mentions Rachaya Gamunda and Maraganga and seems to record a gift.  Rukaya, Maraya, Viraya and others seem to figure as signatories of the record.

No. 73.

(A. R. No. 67  of 1904).

Kalkambha, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up in the field called Gopikallu-Hola. 1049 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 44.

No. 74.

(A. R. No. 68  of 1904).

Oravayi, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab lying on the right side of the entrance of the central shrine of the Benakappa temple.

1195 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 322.

No. 78.

(A. R. No. 70-A  of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up on the right side of the southern entrance to the central shrine of the Kallesvara temple.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 710.

No. 87.

(A. R. No. 78-A of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up on the west side of the ruined shrine close to the mandapa  in Kallesvara temple.

1209 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 712.

No. 91.

(A. R. No. 82 of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a pillar in the mandapa in front of the Narasimhasvamin shrine in the Kallesvara temple.

This dated in the cyclic year Nandana, Magha, su. 10, Sunday.  The record is in characters of about the 11th century.

It registers a gift of land to Puranada Vishnubhatta by the fifty mahajanas of Baguli which bears the appellation Harischandradatti.

No. 92.

(A. R. No. 82-A of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a pillar in the mandapa  in front of the Narasimhasvamin shrine in the Kallesvara temple.

1032 A.D.

This is dated the cyclic year plava, Magha, su. 15, Sunday.  Palaeographically the record may be assigned to about the 11th century and the details correspond to 1032, A. D, January 27.

It registers a gift of land to the god Narasimhadeva of Vithapura by the fifty mahajanas of the agrahara  Baguli called Harischandradalli.

No. 93.

(A. R. No. 82-B of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On pillar in the mandapa in front of the Narasimhasvamin shrine in the Kallesvara temple.

1031 A.D.

This is dated in the cyclic year Plava, Vaisakha, ba. 30, Monday.  Palaeographically the record may be assigned to about the 11th century.  The details correspond to 1031 A.D., May 21, the month being Nija Vaisakha.

It registers a gift of land for offerings to god Narasimhadeva, in the temple, of Kalideva, by the fifty mahajanas  of agrahara Baguli called by the appellation Harischandradatti.

No. 94.

(A. R. No. 83 of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a pillar in the mandapa  in front of the Narasimhasvamin shrine in the Kallesvara temple.

1065 A.D.

This is dated in the cyclic year Visvavasu, Pusia, ba. 10, Sunday.  On palaeographical grounds the record may be assigned to about the 11th century.  The given details correspond to 1065 A.D., December 25.

It registers a gift of lands to god Sadasivadeva, by Sadasiva, son of Gopanna, Gomena Vitthanna, Parimitana Nachanna, and Kolagada Chavulayya, of the village Baguli, a Harischandradatti.  The gift was made into the hands of the fifty mahajanas of the village.

No. 98.

(A. R. No. 86-A of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up in front of the Narasimhasvamin shrine in the Kallesvara temple. 1180 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 274.

No. 104.

(A. R. No. 90-A of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On the sixth slab set up on the south side of the Kallesvara temple.

1212 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 331.

No. 110.

(A. R. No. 95-A of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On the eleventh slab set up on the south side of the Kallesvara temple.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 174.

No. 115.

(A. R. No. 99-A of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On the fifteenth slab set up on the south side of the Kallesvara temple.

1188 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 281.

No. 118.

(A. R. No. 102 of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up in the south-west corner of the Kallesvara temple. 986 A.D.

This is dated in Saka 907, Parthiva, Phalguna, Punname, Probably corresponding to 986 A.D., February 27.

It seems to record a gift of income from levies to Bacha by the One-hundred and twenty mahajanas of Sindamuge in appreciation of his heroism in an attack by Kaliga and others.  It further records the conferring of the title Irmmadi-gadamba to Manneyara Ballaha for having killed Kaliga.

No. 120.

(A. R. No. 104 of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up inside the Male-Mallappa temple. 1108 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 178.

No. 132.

(A. R. No. 114 of 1904).

Tiruchchopuram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On both sides of the entrance into the first prakara of the Mangalapurisvara temple.

Palaeographically this record may be assigned to the 16th century A.D.  It is in verse and praises the Tondaikavalan.   The Pandya and the Chola are stated to have been begging for their country and crown respectively.

No. 133.

(A. R. No. 114-A of 1904).

Tiruchchopuram, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On both sides of the entrance into the first prakara  of the Mangalapurisvara temple.

This record also may be assigned to the same period as No. 132 above, with which it is closely connected.

It states that the Chola king was crowned by the queen of Tondaiman.  It also registers a  gift of 12 ma of land in Tondaiman-nallur for worship and various festivals.

No. 140.

(A. R. No. 120 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Sivankuresvara temple.

This incomplete record engraved in Grantha characters gives a number of birudas including Ayyangamalaparayara Gandagandagopala-sirah-kantu [for ndu]ka-kridavinoda Pandya-sthapanacharya, apparently of a  Hoysala king.  Palaographically it may be assigned to the 13 – 14th century A.D.

No. 146.

(A. R. No. 126 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District

On the door post of the gopura  of the first prakara of the Sivankuresvara temple.

The contents of this record are the same as in No. 132 above.

No. 177.

(A. R. No. 157 of 1904).

Tiruppalappandal, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the manadapa  in front of the

central shrine in the Madhyasthanathesvara temple.

This incomplete inscription which is in Tamil verse is in praise of Magadesan the well-known Bana chief : His natal star is stated to be Uttiradam.

No. 185.

(A. R. No. 165 of 1904).

Tiruppalappandal, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the Kanakambika shrine in the Madhyasthanathesvara temple. Dunmukhi.

The details of date given are Dunmukhi, Kattigai, 25, Palaeographically this inscription may be assigned to the 18th century.

It mentions the desolation of the parru on account of the death of Rayar and the measures taken by the mahajanas and tanattar of the place for the god consecrated by the Mudalis of Aragalur.  This inscription is unfinished.

No. 218.

(A. R. No. 196 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the left side of the gopura of the first prakara  of the Chandramaulisvara temple.

S. 1352 : 1430 A.D.

This inscription records in Tamil verse the construction of a gopuram  and tirumandapam for the god at Vakkarai by Semmandai Gangeyan, the chief of Kambakkalirrannalidur (?)

No. 219.

(A.  R. No. 197 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the left side of the gopura on the first prakara of Chandramaulisvara temple.

This inscription also in verse and in modern charcters records the renovation of gopura and mandapa by Sevva[nna]n.  The structures are stated to have been originally built by Gangeyan (vide No. 218 above).

No. 221.

(A. R. No. 199 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west base of the gopura of the first prakara of Chandramaulisvara temple. Sobhakrit.

This inscription engraved in late characters records the fixation of the levy on looms at ¼ panam per loom and the resettlement of the weaver community after there had been a quarrel between the various communities, by Naga Raddiyar and Linga Raddiyar of Sri Narasa-Panditar-nadu.

No. 230.

(A. R. No. 208 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

At the entrance (left side) into the Vardaaja-Perumal

shrine in the Chandramaulisvara temple. Year 24.

This inscription in Tamil verse is dated in the year 24 of the reign of an unnamed king.  Palaeographically it may be assigned to the 11th century.

It records the construction of a door to the temple of Vishnu (Mal) at Vakkarai by Kandan Turuvvaikon of Madandai (?).

No. 242.

(A. R. No. 220 of 1904).

Melsevur, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west base of the mandapa in front of the central

shrine of the Vrishabhapurisvara temple. S 1392 : 1470 – 71 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1392, Vikriti corresponding to 1470 – 71 A.D. Other details of date are lost as the continuation of the record is built in.

It seems to record the renovation made to a temple and a gift for burning a lamp.  Amnamarasa appears as the signatory of the record.

No. 246.

(A. R. No. 224 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the east wall of the central shrine in the Ranganatha temple.

It mentions that the flooring of the mandapa  was made by Udaiyar Manavala Alvan Tandadanattu-Brahmadarayan of Nerkunram alias Rajachudamaninallur in Vidal-parru.

No. 255.

(A. R. No. 233 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west base of the central shrine in the ruined Adivaraha Perumal temple.

This inscription mentions the month of Adi of the year Kilaka.

It records the gift of a lamp and the dedication of the services of Avayattunai alias Vanarayakkon from the date of the grant and three others from the year Rakkida (Rakshasa) as tiruvilakku-kudi to god Panri Alvar by the nattavar  of Ponnur-parru and Tuvarapati- velan.  Vanduvarapati Samaiyakkanakkan figures as the signatory.

No. 258.

(A. R. No. 235-A of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On a fragment in the north base of the central shrine in the ruined Adivaraha Perumal temple.

This is an incomplete inscription containing the titles of one of the early Vijayanagara king.

No. 259.

(A. R. No. 236 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the Ellukkuttaipperai in the village.

See foot-note on p. 3.

No. 260.

(A. R. No. 237 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On two boulders at the foot of the hill.

Palaeographically this inscription may be assigned to the 10th century.  Nilagangaraiyan Annavanattadigal was an officer (?) of Parthivendravarman (compare 362 of 1909, S.I.I.,  III, No. 178).

It records the foundation of the village called Srikaranapperuncheri and the assignment of the levies from the village, …………. Dimanai[ya]raikkal, sirukudi-manjadi, tingatchoru and pudappu-ney, for food offerings and lamp to Alvar at Tiruppanrikunru, by Nilagangaraiyan Annavanttadigal at the request of his officer (adhikari) Kesava-Nambi.

No. 261.

(A. R. No. 238 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On a rock in the Tirunatharkunru near the village.

This inscription engraved in characters of about the tenth century records the fast unto death in 30 days by Ilaiya-Bhatarar at this place.

No. 262.

(A. R. No. 234 of 1904).

Gingee, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the same rock in the Tirunatharkunru near the village.

This inscription engraved in very early characters (See Introduction) records the fast unto death in 57 days, by Chandiranandi Asirigar (Asiriyar) at this place.

No. 266.

(A. R. No. 243 of 1904).

Chhandragiri, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the east wall of the central shrine in the ruined temple near the palace.

This inscription is dated in Saka 1383, which is said to correspond to Khara.  But actually the cyclic year Khara corresponded to S. 1393.  The other details of date given are Adi 20.

This inscription records some provision (details lost) for daily food offerings to the Somesvaramudaiya Nayanar [Ama]rakonda Nayanar and Uyyakonda Nayanar, deities of Chandragiri by Malai Perumal, father of Iramundi Narasi[nga]r.

No. 268.

(A. R. No. 268 of 1904).

Chhandragiri, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the temple called Mandi-Giddangi.

This inscription records a gift of god Virupaksha [Nayinar] and goddess Kalikadevi in Chandragiri.  It refers to the mortgage of a piece of land called Karuma[n] kani in Margali 23rd, Vilambi, to Kamandai, son of Kami Reddi a vellala of Ayittanpalli, by Kuppan Kunri, son of Karumani Ma[I]rasan of  Panaippakkam, which mortgage is stated to have been redeemed by payment of 220 panam  in two instalments, one of 120 panam on Karttigai 10, Sobhakrit and another of 100 panam on Avan 10 Kilaka.  It also mentions Anju-jatiyar.  Other details are lost as the inscription damaged.

No. 272.

(A. R. No. 247 of 1904).

Chhandragiri, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

At the entrance in the central shrine of the Kalyanavenkatesvara temple.

S. 1462 : 1540 A.D.

The details of date, viz., Saka 1462 Sarvari, Chaitra, su. 15, Chitra correspond to 1540 A.D., March 22 (Monday) the lunar eclipse which occurred on that day is not mentioned in the record.

This inscription records the reconstruction of the ruined temple and reinstallation of the old images of Venkatesvara, Nachchiyar, Anantagaruda Vishvaksena and other Alvar and Acharyas as well as of his preceptor Annamacharya in the village Alamelumangapuram by China Tirumalayya, son of Tallapakka Peda Tirumalayya.

No. 273.

(A. R. No. 248 of 1904).

Gopalapuram, Tiruttani Taluk, Chittoor District.

On a stone near an image of Anjaneya in the village.

The epigraph engraved in late characters is very much damaged and mentions Tallem Krishnadevamma and seems to refer to some temple.

No. 276.

(A. R. No. 251 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the west wall of the first prakara of the Venkatesa Perumal temple.

S. 1387 : 1465 A.D.

This inscription mentions Parvvata-raja as the son of Saluvaraja.  The details of date given, viz., Saka 1387, Parthiva, Mesha ba. 7, Wednesday, Uttirdam, regularly correspond to 1465 A.D., April 17, Wednesday, 96 : 60.

This records an allotment by the chief, of the cess from the lands in Padi, irrigated by a canal, for food offerings to god Tiruvengadamudaiyan.  It was stipulated that the person maintaining the mandapa, erected at mu[la]ngalmurippan by the donor for his own merit, the servant at the water-shed at the place and the srivaishnavas  tending the sengalunir garden, dedicated by Kandadai Ramanuja Ayyangar, the agent of the Ramanujakudam were to get portions of the food offerings.

Text published in Tirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam Epigraphical Series, Vol. II, No. 23.  A Telugu version of the same inscription is subjoined and the available first line runs as follows :

No. 277.

(A. R. No. 252 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the north wall of the first prakara of the Venkatesa Perumal temple.

S 1372 : 1450 A. D.

This inscription mentions Sirumallaiyadeva-maharaja, as the son of Gangayadeva-maharaja who bears Saluva titles.  The details of date given, viz., Saka 1372, Pramoduta, Kanni ba. 9, Monday, Tiruvadirai regularly correspond to 1450 A.D., August 31, Monday 39 ; 49.

It records a gift by the chief of 1200 narpanam, from the interest of which provision was to be made for the food offerings to god Tiruvenkadam-udaiyan.  It also mentions one Irayar-sandhi.

Text published in Tirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam Epigraphical Series, Vol. I, No. 218.

No. 279.

(A. R. No. 254 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the north wall of the first prakara in the Venkatesa Perumal temple. 1446 A.D.

This inscription mentions Erra-Kampayadeva, a Saluva chieftain.  The details of date given, viz., Saka 1368, Kshaya, Tula ba. 5, Monday, Mrigasirsham, regularly correspond to 1446 A.D., October 10, Monday, ’35 ’04.

It records a gift of 1000 panam by the above-mentioned chief for food offerings to god Tiruvengadam-udaiyvan for his own merit.

Text published in Tirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam Inscriptions, Vol. I, No. 210.

No. 280.

(A. R. No. 255 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the north wall of the first prakara of the Venkatesa Perumal temple. S. 1389 : 1437 A.D.

This inscription mentions Ta[m*]maiyadeva-maharaja, son of Hosavirudaraganda Gandamaraja Vallabharaya.  The details of date given, viz., Saka 1389, Sarvajit, Tula ba 1, Thursday, Karttigai, regularly correspond to 1467 A.D., October 15, Thursday ’21.  The tithi ended at ’20 of the previous day.  There is a postscript to the inscription which says that this is a charity by Tamma Irayan, a descendent of Pina Madhavavarman of Padineri, in Bejavadai, belonging to the solar race.

It registers an endowment by the aforesaid chief of the cess levied from the lands irrigated by the channel excavated in Maniyakkonpattu, on the border of Panagam, to the god for food offerings.  The offering was to be distributed to the srivaishnavas, tending the garden dedicated in the name of the Irayar.

Text published in Tirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam Inscriptions, Volume II, Nos 27 and 28.

No. 281.

(A. R. No. 256 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On a stone built into the floor of the first prakara  of the Venkatesa Perumal temple.

This inscription is damaged and fragmentary.  It belongs to the reign of a Rajakesarivarman whose identity is not clear.

It seems to record an endowment for food offerings to god Tirumalai Alvar.

No. 282.

(A. R. No. 257 of 1904).

Tirumalai,, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On a slab set up in the western street. [1481 A. D.]

This inscription is dated Plava, Margali 23.  It records a sale of land by the Sribhandarattar  of Tiruvengadamudaiyan to Sa . .karaja Si [ru] Tirumalairaja.

No. 283.

(A. R. No. 257-A of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District. On a slab set up in the western street.

This record engraved in late Grantha characters seems to be a pilgrim’s record.  Mentions places of Pilgrimage like Mathura, Prayaga, Dvaravati, etc.,

No. 284.

(A. R. No. 258 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On a slab set up in a gardent near the Alvarcheruvu Tank. S.  1326 : 1404 A.D.

The details of date given viz., Saka 1326, Tarana, Margali, 21, correspond to 1404 A.D., December 18, Thursday.

This inscription registers an undertaking given by the sthanattar in Tirumalai to Giridevappa, brother of Santappa Nagabhadran and son of Sayanna, for celebrating the 7th day festival in the Lakshminarasimhan mandapa and the tiruvolakkachchirappu during the summer festival in lieu of having received 600 panam.

Text published in Tirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam Epigraphical series Vol. I, No. 191.

No. 285.

(A. R. No. 259 of 1904).

Tiruchchanur, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District. On detached stones lying in the temple.

Palaeographcally this inscription may be assigned to the 11th – 12th century A.D.  The main body of the inscription is of a later period and hence seems to have no connection with the piece mentioning Parakesari, who took Madurai.

It seems to record the gift of a golden kalasa,  weighing 100 pon, by the kudinaikkal to god Srivenkatadeva by Vannakkan Karuppurudaiyan adhikari  Namaluradigal and adhikari Pumurudaiyan, the local authorities, accepted the gift on behalf of the temple.

No. 291.

(A. R. No. 263-A of 1904).

Tiruchchanur, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On a detached stone built into the out prakara of the temple.

Palaeographically this inscription is assignable to the 10th century A. D.

It is fragmentary and it mentions . . . . . . . . mbi Amudan and Tiru-Vilangoyil Perumanadigal, to whom a grant of gold is made for some services in the sanctum sanctorum (tiruvunnaligaippuram).

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