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The Chutus

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BOMBAY - KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE KALACHURYAS

No. 133 (Page No 170)

(B. K. No. 21 of 1937-38 )

CHADCHAN, INDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab built into the prakara wall of Paramananda temple

Kannamarasa ( Krishnarja )---A. D. 1067

This record is dated Saka 988, Sarvadhari, Phalguna, su. 5 Samkranti. The Details regularly correspond to A. D. 1067, February 21, Wednesday. The cyclic year, However, was Parabhava.

The inscription seems to register the gift of the village Chate (Chatetana ) by a Subordinate officer of the king who obtained it from the latter. Mentions prabhu Dasa, son of prabha Rajachatta of the rajadhani Chatetana and a certain Muddaraja, The king is stated to have been ruling from Mangaliveda. 

No. 134 (Page No 171)

( B. K. No. 66 of 1938-39 )

TADALBAGI, JAMKHANDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Stone beam of the I svara temple called Degula outside the village  

Permadi---A. D. 1129

This record is dated in the king’s regnal year 12, Saumya, Chaitra ba, 13, Monday, Solar eclipse. The date is irregular. The cyclic year Saumya which occurred During the reign of  Permadi coincided with A. D,1129 and the solar eclipse in chaitra Of  that year occurred on Saturday, April 20.

The inscription registers a grant of land made by Samkara- bhattopadhaya,The son of Chamgadeva- bhattopadhyaya, who had obtained the gift land. The latter Was the prabha of Taddalabage.

The grant was made for the worship and offerings of God Somanatha at Taddalabage. Grants of flower-garden, oil – mill, land and money, made by the sthanas And bananjigas are also recorded. 

No.135 (Page No 172)

( B. K. No.50 of 1938-39 )

CHIKKALGI, JAMEHANDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab built into the wall of the Siddhesvara temple Bijjala---A. D. 1157


This damaged record is dated in the cyclic year Jsvara, Karttika, su. 9, Monday, Corresponding to A. D. 1157, October 14.

The inscription refers to the joint rule of Bijjala and prince Mailugi and records A grant of land to god Mulasthana Kalideva. The donors of the grant were Madiraja of Chikkalige, Rajamatiyavve and Chattarasa. The Entu- Hittu are also Mentioned. 

No.136 (Page No 172)

(B. K. No. 45 of 1936-37 )

KADLEVAD, SINDGI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab lying in front of the temple of Svamilinga  

[Tribhuvanamalladeva] Bijjala ---A. D. 1158

This damaged inscription is dated in the Tribhuvanamalladeva year 3, Bahudhanya, Asvija, su, Purnima, Friday, lunar eclipse, The details correspond to A. D. 1158, October 9, which was a Thursday and not Friday as stated in the record. There Was a lunar eclipse on that day.

The inscription seems to record a gift to the temple of Svayambhu-Somanatha-deva Of Kadalevada situated in Kummasi-30. mentions [Rama] devayya-nayaka, the Sunkaverggade of Tarddavadi-1,000 province, Dasimayya-nayaka and talara-heggade Nandimarasa. Also refers to a Mahmandalesvara (name lost) who is described as the ‘lord of Tagarapura’. 

No.137 (Page No 173)

( B. K. No. 8of 1935-36 )

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a Slab built into the wall in the backyard of Taluk Office Bijjala ---A. D. 1161

This record is dated Saka 1083, 6th year  of the king Bijjala, Visha, Asvija Purnima, Monday, lunar eclipse. These details are not regular. The tithi given Corresponds to A. D. 1161, October 6, which was Friday. There was an eclipse on That day.

The inscription refers itself to the reign of Bijjala. It gives the genealogy Of  the Western Chalukya king Nurmadi Taila (I, e., Taila III ). Then follows an Eulogistic account of Bijjala. It further states that while Vesuva-nayaka and four Other karanas were administering  Huligere-300, Devarrasi-pandita, the acharya of God Ramaideva and a disciple of Amritarasi-pandita, purchased some land from Rattagavunda of Beluvana – grama and granted the same for the worship of Muttina- Keyya Indresvara. Thevillege Beluvana is stated to have belonged to the temple of Ramaiyadeva. 

No.138 (Page No 175)

(B. K. No. 14 of 1937-38 )

BHUYAR, INDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Broken slab near the ruined Mallikarjuna temple on the

Bank of the Bhamarathi river  Tribhuvanamalladeva (Bijjala) ---A. D. 1162

This record is dated in the king’s regual year 7, Chitrabhanu, Vaisakha,Amavasya, Monday. The details of the date correspond to A. D. 1162, May 16. which Was a Wednesday and not Monday.  

The inscription states that Mahapradhana, Dandanayaka Lakshmideva who was Governing uvattarum0bada, visited Buyyara for the purpose of taking bath in the River there and made a grant of land, jointly with the four karanas and other, Headed by his perggade  nagyana-nayaka, to Basavayya, the servant of Sivayogi Satayya of Neluvige for the benefit of the latter.  

A further gift to the temple of Abhinava-Mallikarjuna at Buyyara, in the year Sarvadhari during the reign of Rayamurari Sovideva, by Kopparasa, an officer of Maileya-Nayaka, Chikka- Chandarasa and other, is recorded at the end of the inscription.                                          

No.139 (Page No 177)

(B. K. No. 33 of 1936-37)

KADLEVADA, SINDGI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab set up in the temple of Svamilinga 

Tribhavanaika-nija-bhuja- Viramalla (Bijjala) ---A. D. 1163

This record is dated during the reign of Tribhuvanaika-nija-bhuja-Viramalla, Chitrabhanu, Magha, ba. 2, Thursday, Uttarayana-samkranti. The details of the date Regularly correspond to A. D. 1163, January 24, Thursday. It was a day of Kumbha-samkramana in Uttarayana.

The inscription records the remittance of taxes on goats and sheep for the Worship and offerings to god Svayambhu Somanatha at Kadalevada. The grant was Made by Sovarasa and Ayitarasa, the Sadhavergade of the division of Tardavadi-One Thousand. 

No.140 (Page No 177)

( B. K. No. 57 of 1936-37)

KANNOLLI, SINDGI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab built into the right wall of the temple of Hanuman

Tribhuvanaikavira (Bijjala) ---A. D.1164

This badly damaged record is dated in the year 9 of Tribhuvabaikaviradeva, Tarana, Ashadha, su. 2[4]. [Thursday], Dakshinayana-Samkranti. The details correspond to A. D. 1164, June 25, Thursday.

The inscription records a gift of certain income made to the temple of Chikkesvara-Nagesvara constructed by Bachisetti and Nagisetti at Kannavalli, by Ramayya-dandanayaka, Brahmadeva-dandayaka, ten prabhus of bhatta-grama Kannavalli and other bodies. Kannavalli is stated to be situated in Tardavadi-nadu.

No. 141(Page No 178)

(B. K. No.51 of 1938-39)

JAMKHANDI, JAMKHANDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab in the Maruti temple at Takkalige now kept in the hours of Mr. W. T. Apte.  

Tribhuvana [malli] (Bijjala) ---A. D. 1164

This damaged record is dated Saka 1086, Tarana, Marggasira, Punnami, lunar Eclipse, corresponding to A. D. 1164, November 30, Monday.

The inscription seems to register a gift for repairs of, and worship and offerings in A temple, the details being lost. It refers to a feudatory of the king belonging to Benneva-kula.

No.142 (Page No 179)

(B. K. No. 66 of 1035-36)

BALAMBID, HANGAL TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab set up in the temple called Boladera-gudi Bijjala—A. D. 1165

This record is dated the cyclic year Parthiva, Kartika, su. Monday, Samkramana Neither the Saka nor the regnal year of the king is given. The tithi also is omitted. The cyclic year Parthiva which occurred during the reign of Bijjala coincided with A.D. 1165   and the  Sukla-paksha  of Kartika  fell in  October.  In that paksha Occurred two Mondays, one on the 11th and the other on the 18th of October. There Was no Samkramana on either of the days. In the absence of the tithi it is not Possible to determine as to which of the two Mondays was intended.

The inscription records a grant of land made by Kesava- dandanayaka,  the officer In charge  of  taxes  (sunkadhikari)  for  the  benefit  of  the  temple  of  God Brahmesvaradeva, attached to that of the God Chikesvaradeva of Ballarabidu.

The grant was made in the presence of the karanas, beaded by Siddhugi- Dandanayaka, Hariharagavunda, lveggade Birana and other and was entrusted to Vimalasaktideva, the acharya of the temple.

The conquests of Bijjala are enumerated and other genealogy of Kesava-dandanayaka is given.

No. 143 (Page No 182)

( B. K. No. 63 of 1936-37)

KONDGULI, SINDGI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Broken pillar set up on the bund of the well outside the village  

Bhujabalachakravarti  (Bijjala)—A. D. 1166

This damaged record is dated in the king’s regnal year 11, Vyaya, Sravana, Su. 14, Thursday. The tithi given corresponds to A. D. 1166, July 13, which was a Wednesday.

The inscription seems to register a gift made to the mahajanas of agrahara Kondaguli by Nakharas and others. Mentions Kumara Mallugi. The king is stated to be ruling from his capital [Kangara].

No. 144 (Page No 183)

(B. K. No.52 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTA TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab lying in Madarageri Bijjala--- A. D. 1166

This record is dated Saka 1088, Vyaya, Kartika, Purnima, Monday, lunar eclipse. The date is irregular. In the year cited, the tithi corresponded to A. D. 1166, November 9, which was Wednesday. There was no eclipse on that day.

The inscription opens with a brief genealogy and eulogistic account of the Conquests of Bijjala. Then follows the genealogy of the king’s general Sridhara, who Was governing Huligere—300.

The purpose of the epigraph is to record  the forming of a brahmapuri  in the Capital town (rajadhani-pattana) of Huligere by Sridhara-dandanayaka and his brother Macharasa-dandanayaka. The brahmapuri was donated to fifty-two persons among whom were a number of brahmanas versed in different branches of learning. The boundaries of the brahmapuri are specified. 

No.145  (Page No 187)

(B. K. No. 10 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRAHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab in the backyard of the Taluk Office Bijjala—(date lost)

This damaged  and mutilated inscription, the date of which is last, begins with the genealogy of the Chalukya dynasty, down to Taila III. Then follows a Description of the valorous deeds of  Bijjala  and the genealogy of his general Ramadeva-dandanatha. The purport of the record cannot be made out. 

No.146 (Page No 189)

(B. K. No. 7 of 1037-38)

ARJUNAGI, INDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Hero-stone standing near the Hanuman temple Bijjala

This damaged record refers to the reign period of king Bijjala of the Kalachuri Dynasty and mentions Amma-gavnda of Arjunige the heggade of Mahamandalesvara Lsarasa of Tard davadi—1000.  

No.147 (Page No 190)

(B. K. No.48 of 1937-38)

NANDRGI, INDI  TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab lying in Survey No. 115 Bijjala – ( Undated )

This short undated inscription record a grant of land to god Davapesvara of Nandurage by mahamandalesvara Bijjaladeva.

No.148 (Page No 190)

( B. K. No. 51 of 1937-38)

NIMBAL, INDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Fragment of a stone in the compound of Sankaralinga temple

Vira—Tribhuvanamalla (Bijjala)—(Date Lost)

This inscription, the date of which is lost, refers itself to the reign of Vira-Tribhuvanamalla. It registers a gift of land by Bammarasa, the prabhu Of Gonavalage, Ayicha, Kalleya-nayaka and others and the Entu-Hiltus. Mentions Tarddavadi-nadu. 

No.149 (Page No 191)

( B. K. No. 68 of 1937-38)

SANKH, INDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Three fragments of slabs built into the wall of the ruined village-

chavadi [Bijjala]--- (Date lost)

This fragmentary  inscription which appears to refer to the reign of Bijjala, Ruling from Mamgaliveda, records a gift of land and oil-mill made for the worship And offerings to god Mahimesvara of Sanka. 

No.150 (Page No 192)

(B. K. No. 61 of 1938-39)      

KANNOLI, JAMKHANDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Slab built into the wall of the house of Siddagauda Patil Bijjala –(Date lost)

This worn out inscription refers itself to the reign of [Bijjala] ladeva. The date And other details are lost.

No.151 - 171

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