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South Indian Inscriptions


 

BOMBAY - KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE CHALUKYAS OF BADAMI 

No. 2

(B. K. No. 101 of 1935-36)

HIREBIDRI, RANEBENNUR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone fixed in the gate-way of the Kallesvara temple

Satyasraya-undated

The inscription, in characters of about the 7th century A.D., records the gift of land my Marakona of Guppara (Gupta?) family. 

  No. 3

(B. K. No. 39 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVARA, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab fixed in the left wall of the samkha-basti at Basti-Bana  

Ereyamma (Pulikesin II) undated

It registers a gift of 500 nivarttanas of land to the north of Puligere-nagara, for the worship of and offerings to the God Samkha-Jinendra, by Durgasakti, son of Kundasakti and grand son of Vijayasakti, of the Sendra lineage. 

Published in. Ind. Ant., VII, pp.106-07, text lines 51-61.

No. 4

(B. K. No. 37 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the right wall of the Samkha-basti at Basti-Banu

Vinayaditya A.D. 683

The record is dated Saka 608, 5th regnal year of the king, Pausha, Paurnima. It records the grant, by the king, of the village Hadagile situated in Beluvala-300 for the repairs, worship and offerings to the God of Sankha Jinalaya, and also for a dana-sala, at the request of Dhruvadevacharya of Mula-sangha and Deva-gana.   

No. 5

(B. K. No. 34 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the right wall of the Samkha-basti at Bati-Bana  

Vijayaditya-A.D. 723

This is dated in Saka 645, the 28th regnal year of the king, Bhadrapada, Paurnima, lunar eclipse, corresponding to A.D. 723, August 20, which was a Friday.

It records the gift the village of Sembolal, to the temple of Jina=Bhattaraka at Purikara-nagara by the Bikki Ranaka, at the request of a certain Vijaya, son of Dronamma.  The gift was made over to Jayadeva-panditacharya of Mula-samgha.  The gift village is said to have been situated to the south of Purikara-nagara. 

No. 6

(B. K. No. 35 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab built into the right wall of the Samkha-basti at Basti-Bana  

Vijayaditya- A.D. 730

The record is dated in Saka 651, 34th regnal year of the king, Phalguna, Paurnima, corresponding to A.D.730, February 7, which was Tuesday.

It records the gift of the village of Kaddama to the south of Paurikara-nagara for the worship of Samkha-Jinendra and for the maintenance of a dana-sala in the temple.  The gift was made by the king at the instance of his preceptor Niravadya-pandita.

No. 7

(B. K. No. 40 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab fixed into the left wall of the Samkha-basti at Basti-Bana  

Vikramaditya II-A. D. 735

The inscription is dated in Saka 656, second regnal year of the king, Magha, Paurnima, corresponding to A.D.735, January 13, which was Thursday.  

It records the gift, by the king, of 50 nivarttanas of land, at the request of Bahubalisreshthi, for repairs and offerings to Dhavala-Jinalaya, and also for maintenance of a dana-sala.  The gift was entrusted to Vijayadeva-panditacharya of Mula-sangha and Deva-gana.  

Text Published in Ind. Ant., Vol. VII, pp. 106-07, text lines 62-82

No. 8

(B. K. No. 96 of 1935-36)

SIDENUR, HIREKERUR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a hero-stone set up near the Kallesvara temple  

Vikramaditya II undated

The record, in characters of about the 8th century A.D., refers to some attack and states that Singa-Vaddagi Rapamman made the Sirivalla. 

No. 9

(B. K. No. 115 of 1938-39)

ADUR, HANGAL TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone standing on the top of a hill survey No. 146  

Kirttivarman II-undated

The record, in characters of about the 7-8th century A.D., contains two parts.  The first part, registers gift of a field for the dana-sala of a Jinalaya constructed by a gamunda.  The epigraph was erected by Sripala, grandson of Dharma-gamunda, and disciple of Prabha[chandra?] of Paraluara-gana.

If further records a grant of wet land to the west of Karmmagere (?), for the benefit of the Jinalaya, by Dona-gamunda and others with the permission of Madhavatti when Sindarasa was governing Gangi-Pandivura.  Prabhachandra-gurava of Paralura-gana was the recipient of the gift.   

Published in Ind. Ant., Vol. XI, pp.68-71. see also Karnataka Inscriptions, Vol. I, pp. 4ff 

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