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South Indian Inscriptions


 

(INSCRIPTION COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1908-09)

MARATHAS OF TANJORE

 

 

Marathas Of Tanjore

Tulaja-maharaja

No. 1(Page No 1)

(A. R. No. 1 of 1909)

Kodikkarai, Tirutturaippundi Taluk, Tanjavur District

Slab kept in the Siddharmadam on the sea-shore. 

It is in Nagari characters and Marathi language. 

It refers to Baba-Gosavi, son of Setu[ba]va-svami, described as advi(vait)-agresara,And mentions rajadhiraja maharajaraje Pratapasiha, (and his son), maharajadhirajivaraje Tulaja-maharaja, svamibhakti-dhuramdhara-raje Amnajirava and raisa bhgvata Davagothage, son of a certain setha, probably named Ge[ga].  It ends with a benediction.

Text

1 Srimat advet=agresara raje sri-Setu-[ba]va-svami  chiram

2 jiva Rajasri-baba-Gosavi Rajadhiraja mahara-

3 jaraje sri-Pratapasiha maharajadhirajivaraje sri-Tulaja-

4 maharaja Svami-bhakti-dhuramdhara-raje sri-Amnajirava

5 Se[tha] Ge[ge] chiramjiva raisa bhagavata Davagothage samte. Sva

6 dattara aravidim salani matama va niramtara phala ase

 

MAURYA 

Asoka

Nos. 54 to 56 (Page No 35)

(A. R. Nos. 52 to 54 of 1909)

Siddapura, Malakalmuru Taluk, Chitaldroog District

On the Brahmagiri, Yanumula-Timmayya and Jantinga-Ramesvara rocks at Siddapura.Asoka   

Published in C.I.I., Vol. I. p. xxvii.

Nos. 87 to 99 (Page No 65)

(A. R. Nos. 84 to 96 of 1909)

Jaugada, Berhampur Taluk, Ganjam District

On a rock in the hill. Asoka.

Published in C.I.I., Vol. I, pages XV and XVI.

MUGHAL 

Sheik Musa Miyya Sahib

No. 57 (Page No 35)

(A. R. No. 55 of 1909)

Pallavaram, Saidapet Taluk, Chingleput Disrtict

On a slab set up near a well in the village.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. X, No. 780

NAYAKAS OF MADURA

Vijayaranga Chokkanatha

No. 748 (Page No 537)

(A. R. No. 697 of 1909)

Tirunedungalam, Lalgudi Taluk, Tiruchirappalli District

A Slab set up in a street of the same village.

Vijayatanga-Chokkanatha_Nayaka : S. 1650, Kali 4829, Kilaka, Purattadi 31,

[ . . ] 10, Tuesday, Avittam=1728 A. D., October 1. The paksha was sukla.

This inscription is damaged in some places.

It records a gift of land for worship in the temple of Tirunedungalanatasvami by a certain Subbiramaniya-mudaliyar, son of Vadamalaiyappa-mudaliyar, the agent of the ruler and one Sambayarayar.

NAYAKAS OF TANJORE

Vijaya Raghava (?)

No. 655 (Page No. 439)

(A. R. No. 614 of 1909)

Tiruchchirai, Kumbakonam Taluk, Thanjavur District

South wall of the central shrines in the same temple.

Saka 1566, Tarana, Karttigai 17, Saturday, Rohini=1644 A.D.,

November 16.  The nakshatra was Svati. 

This inscription records a gift of 3 and 8 ma (i.e., 68 ma) of punjai land in Gangadharanallur providing mask, pitambaram, private bathing and scents to smear with, to the image of the god Saranathasvami and a gift of 1/1/2 (10 ma) of nanjai land (probably in the same place) in favour of the shrine of the shrine of Alvar, by a certain Govindadasan, for the merit of the ruler Vijayaraghavabhupalan. It is stated that the gift-land was given away to a certain Sugandam Appagar with the stipulation that he and his progenies should carry out the object of the gift.

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