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Introduction

Text of the Inscriptions 

The Chutus

The Chalukyas of Badami

The Rashtrakutas

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The Kalachuryas

The Yadavas

The Hoysalas

The Vijayanagara Kings

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The Kadambas

The Sode Chiefs

The Muslim Rulers

Miscellaneous

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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BOMBAY - KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE VIJAYANAGAR KINGS

No.229 (Page No 278)

(B.K.No.130 of 1935-36)

BANAVASI,SIRSI TALUK,NORTH KANARA  DISTRICT

Slab set up to the left of virabhadra shrine in the compound

of the Madhu kesuara temple Bukka 1-A.D.1369(?)

This record is dated saka 1290,Kilaka,vaisakha, ba 30,Monday, solar eclipse. The date is irregular. In the given year the tithi corresponded to A. D 1368, May 17, Wednesday (not Monday) and there was no eclipse on that day. It may be noted, however, that on jyeshtha ba.30 of the following year i.e., saumya, there occurred a solar eclipse when the tithi commenced on Monday at,.14 and lasted  till.11of Tuesday, the 5th  June, A. D.1369,when the solar eclipse occurred.

The inscription  states that when Mahaprabhana Madhavanka was governing Banavasi 12000 provasi, Nagappa, the son of the prabhu sivadeva of Rattakallu  installed an image of god viresvara in the vicinity of Madhukanatha at Banavasi, and made a grant of a village and money to the god. The grant was entreated to bikkidevea –odeya, the son of Lakulesvaradeva-odeya. The latter is described as Kadamba-ray-kul-acharya.

The king is stated to be ruling from Hastinavatipura.

No.230 (Page No 279)

(B.K.No.142 of 1935-36)

BANAVASI, SIRSI TALUK, NORTH KANARA DISTRICT

Pillar in the Tirumaladeva temple outside the Madhukesvara temple Bukka I-A.D.1368

This record is dated saka1290,Kilaka, ashadha su. 1,Sunday. The date is irregular. The tithi corresponds to A. D 1386,June 16, which was a Friday.

The inscription states that when Bukkaraya’s subordinate Mahadevanra was governing Banavasi 12000, the latter’s servant Aubhulatha (i.e Ahobalanatha) effected repairs to the temple of Gopinatha, in order to fulfill the desire of his master. Ahobalanatha also requested the gaudas and the subjects (parje) of eighteen kampanas of Gutti whereupon the latter assembling at Banavasi, made a gift of land for the benefit of the temple, and entrusted the gift to Bikkideva, the son (i.e. the disciple) of Lakulis varadeva.

The king is stated to be ruling from hastinavati.

No.231 (Page No 281)

(B.K.No.127 of 1935-36)

BANAVASI,SIRSI TALUK,NORTH KANARA DISTRICT

Three faces of a pillar in the temple of Madhukesvara Harihara II—A.D. 1387

The record is dated saka 1[3] 09, prabava, Marga[sira],lunar eclipse, Monday The tithi which is lost was apparently purnima. The details correspond to A.D. 1387,Navembar 25,Monday. There was lunar eclipse on that day.

The inscription seems to record a gift of land to some deity,whose name is lost. The donor of the grant, whose name also is lost, seems to have been the governor of Gove.

The king is stated to be ruling from Hastinapuri. The writing on the second and third faces has been erased. 

No.232 (Page No 282)

(B.K.No.33 of 1935—36)

LAKSMESVAR,SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Three sides of a pillar in sankhabasti in Basti-bana Devaraya I—A.D. 1412

This damaged record is dated saka 1334, Nandana, Margasira, su.z,Sunday, corresponding to A.D.1412, Navember 2, Sunday.

This refers to a dispute between Hemadevacharya of sankhabasti at Huligere and sivsramayya, the acharya of somadeva temple of the same place regarding the land belonging to the respective temples. The dispute was referred to Mahapradhana Naganna-dandanyaka, at whose command purohita sangamadeva and the learned people of the place studied the document (sasana)of both the parties, and settled it in favour of Hemadevacharya. 

No.233 (Page No 284)

(B.K.No.119 of 1935-36)

BANAVASI,SIRSI TALUK  NORTH KANARA DISTRICT

Broken slab fixed in the south prakara in the Mahdukesvra temple

Devaraya II—A.D. 1432—33

This damaged record  is dated  saka1354, pramadi, the other details being lost. The cyclic year pramadi coincided not with saka 1354 but 1355. saka1354 corresponded to A.D. 1432-33.

The inscription seems to record a gift of land made to Mallana, son of Rayanna who died in a fight with the robbers when the latter looted the Madhukesavara temple, when Mallana, son of the chikkideva, called Tribhuvana-Bharatacharya was holding some office at Banavase  and  Mahapradana  Bayicha- dannayaka wasgoverning Give and Guttiya Venthe.

No 234 (Page No 285)

(B.K.No.82 of 1938-39)

KUNDGOL,KUNDGOL TALUK,DHARWAR DISTRICT

Stone built into the front wall of the Hanumantadeva temple Devaraya II—A.D.1444

This record is dated saka 1366, Raktakshi, Kartika, su.5. The weekday is not given. The tithi corresponded with A.D.1444, October 16,Which was Friday.

The inscription  states that Vallabaraja and Yilamadhiraja installed the image of Hanumanta at Kundhagal (kundhagol). Vallabaraja  is stated  to be the son of Mahanmadalesvara singaraja, a subordinate of the king. The sculptor was kalloja, son of Bommavoja. 

No.235 (Page No 286)

(B.K.No.63 of 1935-36)

SAUNDATTI, PARASGAD TALUK, BELGAUM DISTRICT

Pillar in the western  entrance into the  Yellama  temple

on the Yallama hill near saundatti Krishanraja—A.D. 1514-15

This record is dated saka 1436, Bhava, corresponding to A.D. 1514-15.

The inscription states that the work of the upper] storey of the stone mandapa of the western  gate was completed  on the specified date.

No.236 (Page No 286)

(B.K.No.120 of 1935-36)

BANAVASI,SIRSI TALUK, NORTH KANARA DISTRACT

Slab set up behind the shrine of Narasimha, in the compound

of the temple of Madhukesvara Sadasivaraya—A.D. 1552

The record is dated saka 1474, paridhavi,su. 1, Friday, corresponding to A.D. 1552, July 22,Friday.

The inscription states when Mahamandalesvapras Ramarajayya, Tirumalarajayya and venkatdri rajayya, the sons of Mahamandalesvara Rangarajayya  of the Araviti family, Were governing the fort of chandragutti, padumappa,the attendant in the ramaraja and venkatadri constructed  two ranga-mantapas  in the temple of Madhukesvara, one for parvatadevi and the other for narasimhadeva. Padumappa acted at the instance of Ramaraja and venkatadriraja and for their prosperity. The king is stated to be  ruling from Vidyanagari.

No.237 (Page No 288)

(B. K. No. 15 of 1938- 39)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Pillar in the Malegitti Sivalaya [Sadasivaraya]--- A.D. 1543

This record is dated the cyclic year Sobhakrit, Ashadha, su. 15, corresponding To A.D. 1543, June 16. The date is not verifiable.

The inscription states that the bastion was constructed by Hadapada Erakrishnappa nayaka.

Published in Ind. Ant., Vol.X,p.64.

No.238 (Page No 288)

(B. K. No. 17 of 1935 – 36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab built into the wall of the Taluk office Sadasivaraya--- A.D. 1547

This damaged record is dated Saka 1469, Plavanga, Asvija, su. 12, Monday,

Corresponding to A.D. 1547, September 12, Monday.

The inscription states that at the request of Sudugada Lingesetti, the king exempted the agrahara Huligere from the levy of marriage tax. Sudugada Lingisetti was deputed by the nadagavdas and others of Huligere to request the king for the exemption. 

No. 239 (Page No 290)

(B. K. No. 7 of 1935—36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab built into the wall in the Taluk office Sadasivaraya---A.D. 1547

This badly damaged record is dated Saka 1469,Plavanga, Margasira, su. 10, Corresponding to A.D. 1547 November 22, which was a Tuesday.  

The inscription records the gifts, by the king, of taxes made to the barbers. Timmoja, Ramgoja and Bhadroja who were brothers. The gift was made at the Request of  Mahamandalesvara Ramaraja, to whom the barbers had made their request.

The king is stated to be ruling from Vidyanagari. 

No. 240 (Page No 291)

(B. K. No. 62 of 1935-36)

SAUNDATTI, PARASGAD TALUK, BELGAUM DISTRICT

Piller in the Ranga-mandapa of the Yellamma temple

on the Yellamma Hill near Saundatti Sadasivaraya--- A.D. 1560

This badly damaged and worn out record is dated Saka 1482, Duodubhi, Chaitra Su.1. The date is irregular. The year Dundubhi coincided with Saka 1481 and not 1482. Since no weekday is given, the date is not verifiable. Taking the Saka year to be correct It may be equated with A.D. 1560, March 27, Wednesday.

The inscription seems to record a gift of land by Vithapa, the secretary(karyakartha) Of Venkatadrirajayya, who probably obtained the gift from Mahamandalesvara Ramarajayya. 

No. 241(Page No 291)

(B. K. No. 121 of 1935-36)

BANAVASI, SIRSI TALUK, NORTH KANARA DISTRICT

Slab leaning against the west prakara wall in the Madukesvara temple Sadasivaraya-A.D. 1571

This record is dated Saka 1494, Prajapati, Vaisakha, ba.14, Tuesday. The details of the date correspond to 1571 A.D., May 22, Tuesday, the Saka year being current.

The inscription records a gift of land by Arasadevi and the son (not named) of Immadi Arasappa Odeya, the Mahaprabhu of Sode, who belonged to Kausikagotra and Apastamba-sutra. The gift was made for the benefit of the temple of narasimhadeva at Banavase, at the instance of Ramgapparajayya, son of Maha Mandelesvara Ramarajayya-venkatadrirajayya. The latter is referred to as the Karyakarta of Sadasivaraya, while Immadi Arasappanayaka-Odeya was a subordinate of  Ramgapparaja. 

No. 242 (Page No 293)

(B. K. No. 41 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHRIHATTI  TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Pillar in the northern entrance into the Somesvara temple [Sadasivaraya]---( undated )

This undated epigraph records the remission of marriage-tax in Huligere-nadu, by the king at the instance of Limgisetti.  This may be assigned to the reign of Sadasivaraya of the Vijayanagara empire. 

No. 243 (Page No 294)

(B. K. No. 71 of 1935-36)

KALKERI, HANGAL TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Stone set up in the Basavanna temple in the village

[Ramaraja and Venkataraja]---A.D. 1567

This record is dated in the cyclic year Prabhava, Asvayuja, su. 10. The Saka Year and the week- day are not given. The year Prabhava that fell in the regime of Ramaraya, who is referred to in the record, coincided with A.D. 1567 and Chaitra Su.10 fell on March 20, Thursday.

The inscription records a gift of land made by Vopana to parvata-odeya, for the Merit of Kamapanayaka, the secretary (karyakartha) of  Mahamandalesvara Ramaraja and Venkatarajayyadeva.   

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