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South Indian Inscriptions


 

BOMBAY - KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE RASHTRAKUTAS

No. 10 (Page No 10)

(B. K. No. 94 of 1935-36)

SIDENUR, HIREKERUR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Hero-stone set up near the temple of Kallesvara Dhruva-undated    

This damaged hero-stone refers itself to the reign of Dorapparasa (Dhruva) and states that when Marakka-arasa was governing Banavasi and Binaeti (Binaeti) Abbe was administering the town (probably Sidenur itself), a hero (name not clear) died in a fight.  Reference has been made to Sidiyanaur and probably to a fight with the Gangas. 

No. 11 (Page No 11)

(B. K. No. 16 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Broken stone built into the wall of the Taluk-office Srivallabha-undated

This record is not dated but is assigned to A.D. 793 by Dr. Fleet who has edited it in Ep. Ind., Vol. VI.,pp. 163 ff.

It refers itself to the reign of Srivallabha and records a grant in the form of proportionate quantity of the goods turned out by the weavers.  The grant was made by the headman of the guild of the weavers of nurumkeri of Purigere i.e., the present Lakshmesvar.

No. 12 (Page No 11)

(B. K. No. 113 of 1938-39)

GUDIGERI, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Stone near the Parvatadeva temple Marassalb- undated

This fragmentary inscription in characters of about the 8th century A.D. refers itself to the reign of a king named Marassalba.

It mentions one Dadigarasa as governing nadu and also a certain Subhachandra-pandita.  Mention is also made of a menti of gosasa of Indamma. 

The inscription is Published in Ep. Ind., Vol. VI, p. 257.

No. 13 (Page No 11)

(B. K. No. 58 of 1935-36)

SAUNDATTI, PARASGAD TALUK, BELAGAUM DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the Basti-gudi  Krishna II – A.D. 875 – 76

The inscription is Sanskrit and  Kannada language is dated in Saka 797, Manmatha, but is engraved in characters of about the 11th or 12th century A.D.  The Saka and the cyclic year correspond to A.D. 875-76.

It records a grant  of eighteen nivartanas of land by Mahasamanta Prithvirama, the son Merada, to a Jinendra-bhavana got built by himself.  The donee is stated to be the disciple of Indrakirtisvamin who in turn was the disciple of Gunakirti-munisvara.   The latter again was the disciple of Mullabhatta of Mailapatirtha and Kareyagana.  

Lines 1 to 4 record a later grant, made by Kanna, of six nivartanas of land in the sivata Mulgunda in Sugandhavartti-12.  Lines 18-19 state that the grant made by Prithvirama was renewed by Karttavirya and (his wife) Bhagalambika on the occasion of a solar eclipse. 

The donors of all the grants are of the Ratta family, Merada being the first member. 

No. 14  (Page No 13)

(B. K. No. 100 of 1935-36)

HIREBIDRI, RANEBENNUR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Hero-stone set up in the compound of the Kallesvara Temple  

Subhatunga (Krishna II) – A.D. 878-79

The record seems to refer to the date [Saka] 800

This damaged inscription seems to state that a certain Nagati, son of Duggatigauda died in a cattle-raid, at Salatti.  Makara-Ijja was the governor. 

No. 15 (Page No 13)

(B. K. No. 93 of 1935-36)

SIDENUR, HIREKERUR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab lying in front of the temple of Kallesvara  

Akalavarsha (Krishna II) – A.D. 904 - 05

This record is dated Saka 826, Ratyakshitti, which is apparently a mistake for Raktakshi.  The year given coincided with A.D. 904 – 05. 

The inscription states that, at that time, Lokate was governing Banavasi Twelve thousand and refers to his attack on Pombulcha (modern Humcha) and the conquest of the fort of that place when Nagavarma was administering Sidiyanur.  Lokayya (i.e., Lokate) made some grant to a gavunda, whose name is lost.  Satyalge Seventy was under the control of Bijja.  The latter portion of the record is badly damaged.

No. 16 (Page No 13)

(B. K. No. 37 of 1938-39)

ASUTI, RAMDURG TALUK,  BELGAUM DISTRICT

Broken pillar in front of the Kalmesvara Temple Indra III A.D. 920-21

The record refers to the year Vikrama which probably is the one that fell in Indra III’s reign and which coincided with A.D.920-21.

This record refers to the reign of Indraballala and states that in the cyclic year Vikrama, Sadagarara Tiltamma made a gift of gosahasra. 

No. 17

(B. K. No. 61 of 1937-38)

RUGI, INDI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Two sides of the elephant-stone (ane-kallu) set up in front of the

 wall of the Hanuman Temple.  Amoghavarasha  A.D.941-42

The record is dated Saka 863 corresponding to A.D.941-42.

This inscription is very severely damaged.  The letters Amo in line 11 suggest that the inscription belongs to Amoghavarsha. 

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