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Preface

Introduction

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The Early Chalukyas

The Rasthtrakutas

The Later Chalukyas

The Kalachuryas

The Hoysalas

The Yadavas

The Vijayanagara Kings

Mysore Rulers

The Kadambas

The Guttas

Miscellaneous

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Tiruvarur

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Annual Reports 1935-1944

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Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

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Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

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Pudukkottai

BOMBAY KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME III

The Yadavas

Simghana | Kannanara, Mahadeva | Ramachandra

No. 200

(B.K. No. 181 of 1933-34)

Kumathe, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab in the Hanumandtadeva temple

Simghana A.D. 1200

This inscription is dated in the 2nd year of the reign of Simganadeva, Raudri, Vaisakhaba.  Amavasya, Monday, solar eclipse.  The date is irregular.  In Raudri, corresponding to A.D. 1200, Vaisakha amavasya did not fall on Monday nor was there a solar eclipse in that year.  The tithi given corresponds to A.D. 1200, May14, Sunday.

It registers a gift of land to god kannesvaradeva of Kumbitage by Kannisetti, after purchasing it from Kucharasa, the Mahaprabhu  of Arjunige.

No. 201

(B.K. No. 182 of 1933-34)

Kumathe, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab lying in the Hanumantadeva temple

Singhana-A.D. 1201

This inscription is dated in the 3rd year of the reign of Simganadeva, Durmati, Pushya ba. Amavasya, Monday.  The date is irregular.  The given tithi corresponds to A.D. 1201, December 27, Thursday.

It records a gift of tolls made by Sumkadadhikari Kacharasa.  A division of Fifty (name lost) in Tardavadi One-Thousand is mentioned.

No. 202

(B.K. No. 119 of 1933-34)

Arjunagi, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab set up in the Hanumantadeva temple

Simghana-A.D. 1207

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Simganadeva ruling from Devagiri is dated in Saka 11[30], Prabhava, Thursday, lunar eclipse.  The month and the tithi are lost.  The Saka year cited is the current year.  In the cyclic year Prabhava, coinciding with A.D 1207 there were two lunar eclipses and the one which occurred on Thursday was on Srivana Purnima corresponding to August 9.

It states that when a subordinate (name lost) of the king was governing Taddavadi One-thousand, Muddarasa, [Ku]charasa and others of Arjunige situated in Bage Fifty made a grant of land, house site and oil mill for worship and offerings to god Svayambhu-mallikarjunadeva.  The record is very badly damaged.

No. 203

(B.K. No. 186 of 1933-34)

Nidoni, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab built into a side wall of the well at the village gate

Simghana-A.D. 1208

This badly damaged inscription is dated in the 1[0]th year of the reign of Simganadeva, Sukla, Sravana su. 1[5], Monday, lunar eclipse.  In the cyclic year Sukla, Sravana su. 15 corresponds to A.D. 1209, July 18.  The week-day was Saturday and not Monday as cited.  There was a lunar eclipse on that day.  In the previous year (i.e., Vibhava) however, the details given correspond regularly to A.D. 1208, July 28, Monday; f.d.t. .04.  On that day there was a lunar eclipse.  This is probably the intended date.

It registers a grant of land for the worship and offerings to a god (name lost).  Another grant of certain incomes to god Manikesvara made by the Banajigas is also recorded.  

No. 204

(B.K. No. 32 of 1934-35)

Itgi, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up near the temple of Basavanna

Sighana-A.D. 1221

This inscription is dated in the cyclic year Vishnu in the reign of Simgala, Jyeshtha  su. [5], Thursday, corresponding to A.D. 1221, May 27, Thursday.  It records the death of madaya-Nayaka of Itage, who died after rescuing the cows in a cattle-raid by Malaya-Nayaka of Kandagale.

No. 205

(B.K. No. 3 of 1934-35)

Antaravalli, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Simghana-A.D. 1226

This inscription is dated in the 19th year of the reign of Simhanadeva, Vyaya, Bhadrapada su. 1, corresponding to A.D. 1226, August 25, Tuesday.

It commemorates the death of Ramoja of Antaravalli who died in a fight which took place in the presene of the prabhus and gamundas of Nurumbada and Sattaligenaduin connection with the boundary of Halugere and Belugali.

No. 206

(B.K. No. 95 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

South wall of the temple of Purasiddhesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1227

This inscription is dated in the 19th year of the reign of Simhanadeva, Sarvajit, Sravana su. 11, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1227, July 6, Monday.  It registers a gift made by Jmamarasodeva and others to a certain Davanna.  It is damaged.

No. 207

(B.K. No. 87 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Beam in the navaranga-mandapa in the temple of Purasiddhesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1228

This inscription is dated in the 18th year of the reign of Simhanadeva, Sarvadhari, Chaitra su 7, Monday corresponding to A.D. 1228, March 13, Monday f.d.t. 21.  It records the gift f money made by Dechchi-setti and Mayi-setti, sons of Maili-setti of Gudiyabidu, when Mahamandalesvara Lakshmipaladeva was the governor.  The gift was entrusted to Jnanarasideva, for the worship, etc., of god Svayambhu-Siddhanatha-deva of Haveri (modern Haveri).

No. 208

(B.K. No. 19 of 1933-34)

Byadgi, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone lying in the temple of Siddhesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1228

This damaged inscription referring to Simganadeva is dated in the cyclic year Sarvadhari, Vai[sakha], Sunday.  The tithi is lost.  The month Vaisakha in Sarvadhari correspond to A.D. 1228, April-May.  It records the death of a hero (name lost) of Bedage (modern Byadgi), in a fight near Kumchur.

No. 209

(B.K. No. 90 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

South beam in the navarangamandapa in the temple of Purasiddhesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1228

This inscription is dated in the 18th year of the reign of Simghana eva, Sarvadhari, Jyeshtha su. 3, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1228, May 8, Monday.  It records a grant of money made by the merchants (nakharas) of Haveri, for offerings to god Vinayakadeva (in the temple) of god Svayambhu-Siddhanathadeva.  Mahamandalesvara Lakshmipaladeva is stated to be the governor at that time.

No. 210

(B.K. No. 112 of 1933-34)

Motebennur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone built into the wall of the house of Banatappa Komatar

Simghana-A.D. 1228

This inscription is dated in the cyclic years Sarvadhari, Bhadrapada su. Panchami.  The week-day is lost.  The details correspond to A.D. 1228, August 6, Sunday.  The tithi commenced on Saturday at .95 and ended on Monday at .03.

It records the death of a hero named Jakka in a fight regarding the boundary of Bennevur and Malavur.  It also records the death of another hero, Chavuda, and states that Boppa-gauda and others of Bennevur made a grant of land in appreciation of his valour.  The record is badly damaged.

No. 211

(B.K. No. 120 of 1932-33)

Kabbur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone near the temple of Kallesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1230

This inscription is dated in the cyclic year Virodhi, during the reign of Simhanadeva, Phalguna su. Padiya (Pratipada), corresponding to A.D. 1230 February 15 Friday.  It records the grant of land made by the mahajanas of Hahari, (modern Haveri) as nettaru-gey  in memory of Soveya-Nayaka, son of Chaundaya Niyaka who died in a fight at kaburu.

No. 212

(B.K. No. 89 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

North beam of the navarangamandapa in the temple of Purasiddhesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1230

This inscription is dated in the 22nd year of the reign of Simhanadeva, Vikrita Jyeshtha su. Purnima, Monday, lunar eclipse, corresponding to A.D. 1230, May 27, Monday, f.d.t. .55.  The lunar eclipse occurred on the following Tuesday.  It registers a gift of two gadyanas made by Jayideva-Nayaka son of Ra[vu]vaneya-Nayaka, for burning a perpetual lamp to god Siddhesvara of anadiyagrahara Haveri.  Kannuva-Nayaka is stated to be the protector of the gift.

No. 213

(B.K. No. 169 of 1932-33)

Sangur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in the fort on the way to the Varada river

Simghana-A.D. 1233

This inscription is dated in the 25th year of the reign of Simganadeva, Nandana, Phalguna ba. 3, Tuesday, corresponding to A.D. 1233, February 28.  The week-day was however, Monday.  It records a grant of land given as nettaru-gey by Sova-gauda in memory of the carpenter Satoja who fought and died during a cattle raid by Isvaradeva when the latter attacked Changur (modern Sangur).  Isvaradeva is called Sinda-Govinda.

No. 214

(B.K. No. 33 of 1932-33)

Devihousr, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab in the temple of Banasankari

Simghana-A.D. 1233

This inscription is dated in the 27th of the reign of Simghanadeva, Jaya, Sravana su. 2, Sunday, Samkramana.  In the cyclic year Jaya there were two Sravanas and neither did su. 2 fall on Sunday nor was there any samkramana.  But in the previous year Vijaya, Sravana su. 2 did fall on Sunday though there was no samkramana on that day.  In Vijaya, the details work out correctly to A.D. 1233, July 10, Sunday.

It records a gift of taxes made to the one-thousand Mahajanas of anadiyagrahara Deviya-Hosavur.  A certain Govindadeva and Lakumana are mentioned.  The latter is stated to be the Sumkavergade of the governor of Basavur One-hundred-and-forty.

The inscription is broken and damaged.

No. 215

(B.K. No. 1 of 1934-35)

Antaravalli, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up near the temple of Basavanna

Simghana-A.D. 1234

This inscription is dated in the 18th year of the reign of Simghaladeva, Vijaya, Phalguna su. Panchami, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1234, February 5.  The tithi however ended on Sunday at .08.  But ba. Panchami of that month fell on Monday, February 20.

No. 216

(B.K. No. 122 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Pillar at the south entrance of Ark-killah

Simghana-A.D. 1234

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Simghanadeva is dated in Saka 1156, Jays, Vaisakha su. Urnima, Vaddavara (Saturday), corresponding to A.D. 1234, April 15, Saturday.  At the end of the record, the grant is stated to have been made on the occasion of a lunar eclipse.  As there was no lunar eclipse on the date cited, it apparently refers to the lunar eclipse which took place in the previous month i.e. on March 17, Friday.

It registers a remission of taxes on certain articles for the worship and offerings of good Narasimhadeva of Vijayapura (modern Bijapur) also called Dakshina-Varanai when Tikkarasa was the Sarvadhikari of Taddavadi, Heda and kannabade provinces.  The donor was Mahapasayita, Sumkadhikari Vimchuvadevarasa.

No. 217

(B.K. No. 64 of 1934-35)

Sarvand, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone standing near the Isvara temple

Simghana-A.D. 1235

This inscription is dated in the cyclic year [Jaya] in the reign of Simhanadeva, (regnal year lost), Magha su. 3, Monday.  During the reign of Simghana, the cyclic year Jaya coincided with A.D. 1234-35, in which year the details correspond to A.D. 1235, January 22, Monday, f.d.t. 35.

It records the death of a hero named jakkayya, son of Bairadiya Madayya, while rescuing the cattle.  The village Sarevur is mentioned.

No. 218

(B.K. No. 125 of 1932-33)

Kallihal, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up in the temple of Durga-Paramesvari

Simghana-A.D. 1236

This inscription is dated in the 26th year of the reign of Simghanadeva Manmatha, Phalguna ba. 10, Tuesday, corresponding to A.D. 1236, march 4, Tuesday.  It records the death of a hero, Masani by name, in a fight when Paddiyadeva attached Ajadi.

No. 219

(B.K. No. 127 of 1932-33)

Kallihal, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up in the temple of Durga-Paramesvari

Simghana-A.D. 1236

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Singhanadeva, is stated in Saka 1157.  Manmatha, Phalguna ba. 10, Tuesday, corresponding to A.D. 1236, March 4, Tuesday.  It records the death of a carpenter named Lakhkhoja when Pandyadeva of Haluvagilu attacked Ajjadi.

No. 220

(B.K. No. 128 of 1932-33)

Kalihalli, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up in the temple of Durga-Paramesvari

Simghana-A.D. 1236

This inscription is dated in the 26th year of the reign of Simghanadeva, Manmatha, Phalguna ba. 10, corresponding to A.D. 1236, March 4, Tuesday.  It records the death of hero, Masani by name, in a fight when Paddiyadeva attacked Ajadi.  Paddiyadeva is apparently a corruption of Pandyadeva (Cf. No. 219 above).

No. 221

(B.K. No. 129 of 1932-33)

Kallihal, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up in the temple Durga-Paramesvari

Simghana-A.D. 1236

This inscription is dated in the 26th year of the reign of Singhanadeva, Manmatha, ba. 10, Tuesday, corresponding to A.D. 1236, March 4, Tuesday.  The month, which is omitted, was Phalguna as is known from other records mentioning the same incident and bearing the same date.  It records the death of Sovabova in an attack on Ajadi by Podiyadeva (Pandyadeva?)

No. 223

(B.K. No. 144 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab (A. 23) in the Museum

Simghana-A.D. 1244

This inscription referring to Simghanadeva is dated in Saka 1166, Krodhi, Pushya ba. 10, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkranti, corresponding regularly to A.D. 1244, December 25, Sunday f.d.t. 45.

It registers a remission of taxes on certain articles granted by Bhagubayi jointly with Pradhana Khannuva-pandita, Srikarana Nagarasa and Sumkadhikari Mailugideva.  Bhagubayi is stated to be the Paramavisvasi (of the king) and the governor of Taddavadi Heda and Kanambade provinces.  The gift was made for the worship and offerings of god Svayambhu-Siddhanathadeva of Vijayapura and was entrustedto Rajaguru Vamasaktideva, the acharya of the temple.

No. 224

(B.K. No. 154 of 1932-33)

Mallur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab lying in Survey No. 180

Simghana-A.D. 1245

This inscription is dated in the 39th year of the reign of Simhanadeva, Visvavasu, Ashadha su. 5, Thursday, Samkramana, corresponding to A.D. 1245, June 1, Thursday 34.  The month was Adhika-Ashadha and the samkramana fell on the previous Friday i.e., May 26.

It records a grant of land for a tank at Mallur by Vitha-Pandita, Jovidevarasa and eight Gaudas.  Vitha-pandita was the Sarvadhikari of Lakshmipala.

No. 225

(B.K. No. 83 of 1933-34)

Gudadanveri, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up against the front wall of the temple of Kallesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1246

This inscription is dated in the 38th year of the reign of Simghadeva, Parabhava, Margasira su. Dasami, Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1246, November 18.  The tithi, however, commenced after .19 on Monday the 19th.

It records the death of a hero in flight.  Raya-Rahuta Khandeya and Kesava-Rahuta are mentioned.

No. 226

(B.K. No. 26 of 1933-34)

Kaginelli, Hirekerur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up near the temple of Kalamesvara

Simghana-A.D. 1246-47

This broken inscription is dated in the 41st year of a Yadav king (name loss Parabhava In the Yadava family there were only two kings who had such a long reign.  One of them was Simghana and the other was Ramachandra and the cyclic in the record is taken to be the one that occurred in the latter’s reign A.D. 1306-07 would be his 41st regnal year.  According to this the initial year of his reign would be A.D. 1266-67.  But no other record of Ramachandra takes the beginning of his reign as far back as this year.  On the basis of a large number of his records the initial year of his reign has been taken to be A.D. 1271-72.  So in all probability this record does not belong to the reign of Ramachandra  The Parabhava in Simghana’s reign coincided with A.D. 1246-47.  According to this the initial year of is reign would be A.D. 1206-07.  But some other records show that his reign started even earlier.  So it is quite likely that the record belong to the reign of Simghan.

It records a grant of land made by a certain Mailugidevarasa, Sarvadhikari [Male]-rahuta and others to (the family of) a person who probably died in a fight.  Kagenele is mentioned.

No. 227

(B.K. No. 57 of 1932-33)

Haralahalli, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying in the backyard of Mallappa Banakara

Simghana (no date)

This incomplete inscription gives a descriptive genealogy of the Yadava family up to Simghana and of Dandanayaka Bichi-setti.  It is noteworthy that the latter and his wife are stated to be together ruling Beluvala Two-six-hundred and other regions.  The division Belughige seventy is mentioned.

No. 228

(B.K. No. 145 of 1932-33)

Kollur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab in the temple of Hullappa

Simghana (Undated)

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Simgaladeva, stated that when Mahapradhana, Sarvadhikari and Mahapasayita Vamkuva-Ravuta was governing Beluvala-Three-hundred, Huligere Three-hundred and Banavase Twelve-thousand and when Mahapradhana Kesvava-nayaka was governing Basavur One hundred-and-forty and when Mahamandalesvara Mallidevarasa of the Jimutavahana lineage and Khachara family was administering the division as manneya, Masana-gavunda and others made a grant of land for the worship and offerings to god Kshetrapala of Kolur.

No. 229

(B.K. No. 53 of 1933-34)

Kadkol, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab lying in the temple of Hanuman

Simghana (Date lost)

This inscription refers itself to the reign of Si[mghanadeva].  It mentions the king’s subordinate, probably May8deva-Pandita, as governing gere Three-hundred, Banvasi Twelve-thousand and Kelava[di] provinces.  It also refers to Kesi-gavuda of Kadakola, his wife kanakavve and their sons (names lost).  As the inscription is broken and badly damaged the purpose of the record cannot be made out.

No. 230

(B.K. No. 158 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab(A. 36) in the Bijapur Museum

Simghana (undated)

This inscription is Nagari characters is partly in Sanskrit and partly in Kannda.  It refers to Simgana-bhupati and registers a grant of land.  The village Pauthage situated in the division of Tardavadi One-thousand is mentioned.  Jetadevi is mentioned.

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