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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

CHALUKYAS OF KALYANI

No. 105.

(A.R. No. 711 of 1919.)

ON A BOULDER CALLED BACHE-GUNDU NEAR THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT KANCHAGARA-BELAGALLU, ALUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 969, Sarvajit, Vaisakha, amavasye, Sukravara, Surya-grahana.  The date is not quite regular.  If the month is taken as Purnimanta the date corresponds to A.D. 1047 March 29, Sunday (not Friday as stated) when there was a solar eclipse.  The record refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and records that the Mahamandalesvara Gandaradityarasa, who was ruling over Sindavadi thousand, Bennevur twelve and Narugunda, made a gift of 6 mattars of land for the service of the god Vishnudeva in Kamchagara-Belgali.

No. 106.

(A.R. No. 484 of 1919.)

ON A VIRGAL SET UP NEAR THE CHAVADI AT KOGALI, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 969, Sarvajit, . . . . .  su. 5, Adityavara.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva, whose feudatory Trailokyamalla-Nannimolamba-Pallava-Pemanadi is mentioned.  Udayaditya Echa-Nayaka, under the orders of (Ghattideva), is said to have gone on horse-back and catching hold of thieves who had stolen the cows of Kogali slew them and died after getting the cows back.

No. 107.

(A.R. No. 298 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE SANKARALINGESVARASVAMI TEMPLE AT SIRASTAHALLI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 970, Sarvadhari, Magha, su. 5 fell on A.D. 1050 January 11 Wednesday, not Sunday, Uttarayana, 19.  The epigraph refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and records that, when his feudatory Narasingadeva of the Pallava family was ruling over Kogali five-hundred, Kadambalige thousand, Ballakunde three-hundred and Sindavadi thousand, Butabbarasiyara Kokarasa and the Mahajanas of the village, with Puttiyanna as their  head, made a gift of many plots of land with some rows of arecaunut trees, a flower garden and on oil-mill to Vidyanidhi-Pandita, disciple of Tejonidhi-Pandita for the service of the god Sankaradeva of the mulasthana of Sirave[de].

No. 108.

(A.R. No. 80 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is very much damaged ad dated Saka 971 . . . . . .  . . . Soma-grahana.  In Saka 971 (current), Saravdharin, two lunar eclipses occurred, one in the month of Bhadrapada ( == A.D. 1048 August 26, Friday), and the other in Phalguna ( == A.D. 1049 February 20, Monday).  There was no lunar eclipse in Saka 971 expired.  The record refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva.  A Mahasamantadhipath (name lost), who was ruling over Paliyanda four-thousand, is stated to have made gift of 12 mattars of land.

No. 109.

(A.R. No. 523 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT TALAKALLU, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is little damaged and dated Saka 974, Nandana ( == A.D. 1052-53).  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya King Trailokyamalladeva and mentions his feudatory Trailokyamalla-Nolamba-Pallava-Permanadi as ruling over Kogali five-hundred, Ballakunde three-hundred and Kadambalige thousand.  It records that, when the latter’s Mahasamanta Bammadeva was ruling Tonamkali, Nitturu and Basikodu, he and Chavundayya of Tonakali made a gift of 11 mattars of land for the maintenanace of the tank called Gundiyakere repaired by them.

No. 110.

(A.R. No. 290 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT PUNABAGATTA, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 974, Nandana, Pushya, su. 1, Brihaspativara, Uttarayana-samkranti corresponding to A.D. 1052 December 24 Thursday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvar I) and mentions his feudatory Trailokyamalla-Irivanolamba-Pallava-Permmanadi Narasinghadeva.  It records that Nolambamahadevi, the queen of Narasinghadeva, made a gift of land for the service of good Mahadeva of Hosagere.

No. 111.

(A.R. No. 522 of 1915.)

ON THE STONE BEAM SUPPORTING THE MANDAPA IN A FIELD AT CHINNATUMBALAM, ADONT TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 974, Nandana, Pushya, ba. 2, Brihaspativara corresponding probably to A.D. 1052 December 10 (ba. 2 of Margasira, Pushya being suppressed) and refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalldeva.  It records that, when his feudatory Vira-Nolamba-Pallava-Permanadi alias Viran Olamba-Ghattideva was  made to Ma[havadibhasa]tti-Pandita, disciple of Viramahesvara-Pandita.

No. 112

(A.R. No. 291 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT NADIKAMBA, HAMLET OF PUNABAGATTA, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is a little damaged and dated Saka 974, Magha, amavasye, Adityavara, Uttarayana-samkranti corresponding to A.D. 1053 January 22 Friday, Kumbha-sankramana, in the Uttarayana period.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and mentions his feudatory Nagatyarasa of the Kadamba family as ruling over Kadambalige thousand.  It records that Nagatyarasa with Pergade Makimayya, and others of the place, made a gift of some land for the service of the god Kadambesvaradeva of Hulibeyaghatta, after washing the feet of the teacher Somesvara-Pandita.  The stone-mason, Manikachari, was granted 5 Kolagas of land and Hiriya-Chavundoja and Kiriya-Chavundoja 10 kolagas of land.

No. 113.

(A.R. No. 295 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE TANK-BED AT HIREMAGALAGERI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 975, Vijaya, Ashadha, su. 3, Adityavara corresponding to A.D. 1054 June 26, Sunday.  It records that Jagadekamalla-Nolamba-Brahmadiraja who bore the title “lord of Kanchi” made a gift of land for the service of the god Svayambhudeva, after washing the feet of Chandrabhushana-Pandita and that the exempted and that the exempted 4 Devadasis from house and mirror taxes.

No. 114.

(A.R. No. 561 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE BHOGESVARA TEMPLE AT KAMMARCHODU, ALUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 976, Jaya, Pushya su. 13, Adivara, Uttarayana-samkranti, Soma-grahana.  The date is irregular; Pushya su. 13 in Jaya fell on A.D. 1054 December 15, Thursday (not Sunday) Uttarayana-sankranti falling on December 24, Saturday.  There was no lunar eclipse.  The record refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and mentions his feudatory Vira-Nolamba Gattideva “lord of Kanchi” as ruling over Sindavadi thousand.  It records that, at the request of some Gavundas, the Nolamba chief made a grant of some land for the service of the gods Mulasthanadeva and Bhogesvaradeva.  The grant was made while the Nolamba chief was in the camp of Kampilli.  The writer ws Brahmesvarajiya, head of the matha.

No. 115.

(A.R. No. 201 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT NANDI-BEVURU, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 976, Jaya, Uttarayana-sankranti, Adivara corresponding to A.D. 1054 December 24 Saturday (not Sunday) the day of the Uttarayana.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and mentions his feudatory, Trailokyamalla-Nolamba-Pallava-Permanadideva, as ruling over . . . . . five-hundred, Kadambalige thousand, Ballakunde . . . . . . Kaniyakallu three-hundred and Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand.  It records that Jagadekamalla-Nolamba-Brahmadi-raj Gattiyarasa, the Urodeya Sivamayya, and the hundred and twenty Mahajanas assembled together and made, with the consent of the five ministers of the Nolamba chief Narasinghadeva, a gift of some land to the Jaina teacher Ashtopavasi-Bhalara for the basadi constructed by them.  In the record on the other face of the stone, a dehara at Behuru is said to have belonged to the Mula-sangha Desiga-gana and Pottaga-gachchcha.  The writer was Vavanayya and the mason Rachoja.

No. 116.

(A.R. No. 489 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB LYING NEAR THE CATTLE-TROUGH AT BADANEHALU, ADONT TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 976, Jaya, Phalguna, su. 5, Adityavara corresponding to A.D. 1055 February 4 Saturday, not Sunday, and refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva.  It records that when Vira-Nolamba-Pallava-Permanadi was ruling over Sindavadi-thousand, Pergade Virarakshasa under the orders of . . . .  Raya caused the construction of a well in Nerila-Badalapalu in Kavutalu twelve.  A gift of 12 mattars of land was made for it.

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