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South Indian Inscriptions


 

BOMBAY - KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE FEUDATORY  DYNASTIES

THE GANGAS

No. 244 (Page No 294)

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

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI  TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab built into the right wall in Sankha-basti in Basti-bana

Marasimha II--- A.D. 968-69

This inscription in Sanskrit language refers itself to the reign of Marasimha and is dated in Saka 890, Vibhava, corresponding to A.D.968-69. 

It registers a grant, by the king, of  the village siggala, to Ganga-kandarpa- Jinalaya, a Jama monastery, apparently called after the king. The grant seems to have been entrusted  to Jayadeva-pandita. 

No.245 (Page No 295)

(B. K. No. 38 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI  TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab fixed in the left will of the Sankha-basti in Basti-bana

Marasimha II---A. D. 968-69

This Sanskrit inscription referring itself to the reign of Marasimha Satyavakya Kongunivarma is dated in Saka 890, Vibhava, corresponding to A.D. 968-69.

It records a grant of some lands to Gangakaudarpa-Jinalaya, named after the King. The grant was made over to Jayadeva-pandit, a Jaina priest. The genealogy Of the Ganga king is given.

The record is published in Ind. Ant. Vol. VII, pp. 101ff. 

No. 246 (Page No 298)

(B. K. No. 30 of 1935-36)

LAKSHMESVAR, SHIRHATTI  TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

Slab set up near the Brahmadeva temple in Basti-bana Marasimha II---A. D. 971                                   

The inscription which is very badly damaged is dated in saka 893, prajapati, Kartika su. Purnima corresponding to A.D.971, November 5,Sunday.

It appears to record a grant for effecting repairs to Sankha Jinaliya and for feeding the ascetics. The grant was made by Marasimha jointly with another individual whose name is lost. The details of the grant are lost. 

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