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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

CHALUKYAS OF KALYANI

No. 117.

(A.R. No. 37 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF THE BASTI AT KOGALI, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is a little damaged and dated Saka 977, Manmatha, Kartika, su. 5, Adityavara corresponding probably to A.D. 1055 October 27 Friday, not Sunday, as stated.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and records that a gift of 24 mattars of land was made by the Jaina teacher Indrakirti-munindra in Ittage in the division of Kogali for imparting education in the basadi formerly constructed by Durvinita (a Ganga king).

No. 118.

(A.R. No. 494 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF THE BHIMESVARA-DENESVARA TEMPLE AT HIREHADAGALLI, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 978, Hemalambi, Vaisakha, punnami, Adityavara, Soma-grahana corresponding probably to A.D. 1057 April 21, Monday, not Sunday, lunar eclipse having occurred in Chaitra, i.e., March we, Sunday,  It refers itself to the reign the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva, whosegenealogy is given as:- Tailapa, his son Satyasaraya, his sons Vikrama, Ayyana, and Jayasimha; Jayasimhas son Ahavamalladeva, his son Soma and Vikramaditya Ganga-Permadi.  The latter is stated to have been ruling over Gangavadi ninetysix-thousand, Banavasi twelve thousand, and Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand, as Kumara.  It states that, at the time, there was a certain Trivikramadeva among the Brahman Mahajanas of the village Posavadangile and that his sons were Nakalimayya and Demarasa.  Demarasa who was known as Vitachakravartin, was a Mahamatya.  Having built a temple, he set up in it Demesvara and granted land, for the service of the god, to the Mahajanas of Posavadangile.  The five-hundred Balanjus and the hundred-and-twenty Mahajanas made a gift of an oil-mill and some incomes for the service of the god.

In Chalukya-Vikrama year 31, Sarvajit, Chaitra, amavasya, Surya-grahana, Vishu-sankramana, corresponding to A.D. 1108, March 25 Monday, f.d.t., 36 (but with no eclipse), the Dandanayaka Attimarasa, Udayaditiyarasa, son of Chakarasa, Sankaramayya, son of Chandarasa, of Bharadvaja-gotra Vira-Vishnu Tribhuvana-Poysaladeva, Sankara-Nayaka of Belate and Santivarmayya-Nayaka and others also made grants for the service of the same god, as time went on.  Evidently additions were made to the record as often as grants were made in later times.  It is stated that it was Udayaditya who caused the temple to be built under the orders of Demarasa.

No. 119.

(A.R. No. 677 of 1922.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE TEMPLE OF KOLLAMBHARATI ON A HILLOCK NEAR KOTTAPALLE, NADIKOTKUR TALUK, KURNOOL DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 980, Hemalambi, Vaisakha, su. Punnami, Brihaspativara, Vyatipata, Soma-grahana.  The date is not regular.  In Hemalamba, Vaisakha, su. 15 corresponded to A.D. 1057 April 21, Monday, not Thursday, with no eclipse.  There was, however, a lunar eclipse in Chaitra, i.e., on March 23, Sunday.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and records that the king, with his queen Mailadevi, and Ballavarasa, came to Srisaila and, in the presence of the god Mallikarjuna, washed the feet of Suresvara-Pandita with the water poured by the queen, made the gift of the village Duddhiyala in Kanne three-hundred, for the service of the god Svayambhu-Bhairavadeva at Kolla situated at the western gate of Srisaila and for a feeding house; the village Siripura was granted for the service of the god Sarangesvaradeva and for a feeding house and the village Kurukunde for the service of the god Indresvaradeva and for a feeding house.  The boundaries of the villages are given in the record.

No. 120.

(A.R. No. 121 of 1913.)

ON A SLAB SET UP AT THE ENTRANCE INTO THE NARASIMHASVAMIN TEMPLE AT RANGAPURAM, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 979, Hemalambi, Chaitra, su. 8, Brihaspativara corresponding probably to A.D. 1058 March 5, Thursday.  The Saka year was, hwoever, 980 expired and the cyclic year Vilamba.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva  and  records that 23 mattars of land were granted by the Mahajanas of Mogola for the service of the god Narasimhadeva and some land for the service of the god Ganapatideva.

No. 121.

(A.R. No. 11 of 1928.)

ON A STONE PLANTED IN THE MALLESVARA TEMPLE AT SIVAPURA, NANDIKOTKUR TALUK, KURNOOL DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 980, Vilambi, Vaisakha, punname, Somavara corresponding probably to A.D. 1057 April 21, Monday and refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva.  On the occasion of a visit to the Mallikarjuna temple paid by his chief queen Mailaladevi and Ballavarasa, the king is said to have made a gift of Sivapura and other villages for the service of the god Bhairavadeva, maintenance of a satra (free feeding house) and for vidyadana.  

No. 122.

(A.R. No. 468 of 1923.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF THE SIVA TEMPLE AT PULAKURTI, RAYADRUG TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 980, Vilambi, Ashadha, su. 2, Brihaspativara, Dakhshinayana-samkranti, Vyatipata corresponding to A.D. 1058, June 25, Thursday; Dakshinayana sankranti occurred on June 26 Friday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva ruling from Koluru and mentions his feudatories the Mahasamanta Bachcharasa, of the Karikala family Gonarasa and Bhimarasa as ruling over Ayyanavadi three-hundred and Kaniyakallu three-hundred from the nelevidu of Digghige.  It records that at the request of the Dandanayaka Gopanna, the Mahasamanta Bachcharasa  and others made a gift of lands to the Mahajanas of Vemulavada-Pulukuruke.  

No. 123.

(A.R. No. 392 of 1920.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE BHOGESVARA TEMPLE AT DONEKALLU, GOOTY TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 981, Vikari (A.D. 1059-60), with no other details.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and mentions his feudatory the Mahamandalesvara Chiddanna-Cholamaharaja as ruling over Sindavadi thousand.  It records that, when the emperorwent leading an expedition to the south, and when Sabjarasa  was ruling over Kondakunde, two Brahmans Chiddayya and Jakkayya occupied by force the umbali land of Nijjara-Gavunda, Chalika-Gavunda and Chandaya-Gavunda and continued to enjoy it for three years, the gavundas resolved (to fall upon the Brahmans) on the understanding that when any one of them died in the fight, the other two should give the heir of the dead hero one-third share more in addition to the share of the umbali-land that came to his share.  Nijjara-Gavunda fought with the Brahmans and fell dead and his son Machi-Gavunda was granted his share of the original land and one-third share more.  Machi-Gavunda granted five mattars of land to Jakkoja, the iron-smith, and five mattars to Binnoja, the carpenter.

No. 124.

(A.R. No. 292 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE TANK-BED AT HIREMANGALAGERI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 981, Sravana, punname, Mangalavara, Singha-sankranti and Soma-grahana corresponding to A.D. 1059 July 27, Tuesday, on which day there was lunar eclipse.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva.  It records that, when the Mahamandalesvara Singanadeva was ruling over Uchcharigi thirty a grant of some land was made for the service of the god Svayambhu-Ka[lideva] of Meganagere, after washing the feet of Murujavi-Pandita, the disciple of Aryadeva, the acharya of the temple of Svayambhu-Trikutesvara.

No. 125.

(A.R. No. 293 of 1918.)

ON THE SAME SLAB.

This is date Saka 9[8]3, Plava, Jyeshtha, amavasya, Adityavara, Surya-grahana corresponding to A.D. 1061 June 20, Wednesday, on which day there was a solar eclipse; Sunday is probably an error.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamallaeva and records that the Dandanayaka Kesimayya, who was administering Meganangere in Kadambalike thousand, made a gift of land for the service of the godSvayambhu-Kalideva.  The poet Barmmadeva wrote this.

No. 126.

(A.R. No. 286 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE TAVAKESVARASVAMI TEMPLE AT UCHCHANGIDURGA, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 986, Krodhi, Chaitra, paurnamasi, Adityavara corresponding to A.D. 1064 April 4, Sunday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Ahavamalladeva and mentions his son Vengimandalesvara Vishnuvardhana-Maharaja Vijayadityadeva as ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand.  It records that, at the request of the Dandanayaka Mukaraja, Bijjaladva made a grant of land for the service of the god Galagesvara, after washing the feet of Kalesvara-Pandita.  Another record engraved in continuation of this gives a legendary history of the Uchchangi hill and the origin of the god Kalideva to the east of it and states that while Devapayya was ruling over Uchchangi thirty, he built the adhishthana of the temple and a well and the Dandanayakas Nagadevayya, Erakapayya, Maramayya and the Sandhivigrahin Kalidasa-Bhatta made, with the consent of the king, the grant of Ravighatta for the service of the god Kalideva.

No. 127.

(A.R. No. 442 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE VERANDAH OF THE UDDIBASAVANNA TEMPLE AT MORIGERE, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 98[6], Krodhi, Pushya, punnami, Adityavara, Uttarayana-sankranti, corresponding to A.D. 1064 December 26, Sunday, in the reign of Vishnu vardhana-Maharajadhiraja Vijayadityadeva “lord of Vengi-mandala”.  It records that Viayaditya made a gift of someland as [para]mesvaradatti, after washing the feet of  …………..svara-Panditadeva of Moringere, when he was going on a campaign to the south.  It also records a gift made by the Tantrapala Mailayya, with the permission of the king.

No. 128.

(A.R. No. 278 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT GUDIHALLI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 987, Visvavasu, Pushya, su. 7, Adityavara, Uttarayana-sankranti, Vyatipata.  The date is irregular.  In Visvavasu, Pushya su. 7 fell on Wednesday == A.D. 1065, December 7 and the Uttarayana day fell on December 24, Saturday.   The record refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva.  It states that while Vishnuvardhana-Maharaja Vijayadityadeva was ruling over Kadambalike thousand, and Ballakunde three-hundred his subordinate Bijjaladeva made, with the consent of the king when the prince had camped at Arasikere on his way to the southern expedition, a gift of the village Kadakoa in the Murttage thirty sub-division in Kogali five-hundred for the service of the god, Nolambesvaradeva for feeding of the pious and for imparting education.  The gift was made after washing the feet of Divyasakti-Panditadeva of the Lakula sect of the Saivas.

No. 129.

(A.R. No. 322 of 1925.)

ON A STONE LYING BEFORE THE TEMPLE OF KALLESVARA AT HARKANAL, KUDLIGI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 988, Parabhava, Bhadrapada, punname, Somavara, Somagrahana corresponding to A.D. 1066 September 6, Wednesday, (not Monday), when there was a lunar eclipse.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva and records that, under the orders of the king’s feudatory Vishnuvardhana-Maharaja Vijayadityadeva, “lord of Vengi”, who was ruling over the Nolambavadi thirty two-thousand, the Mahasandhivigrahin, Dandanayaka, Pergede Devapayya and other Karanas made a grant of the village Nillajige in Multage thirty, a subdivision of Kogali five-hundred, for the service of the god Svayambhu-kalideva of Arahata.  

No. 130.

(A.R. No. 35 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE MANDAPA IN FRONT OF THE BASTI AT KOGALI HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The record is not dated; it belongs to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokya-malladeva.  Nolambasetti, the servant of Trailokyamalla-Nanni-Nolamba-Permanadi, and Padmavati-Abbe are said to have granted a land for a gree feeding house in the presence of certain Gavundas, the Nakharas of Kogali and the ninetysix-thousand.  On palaeogrpahic grounds the recorrd may be assigned to the time of Somesvara I.  

No. 131.

(A.R. No. 207 of 1913.)

ON A STONE NEAR THE BASAVESVARA TEMPLE AT SINDIGERI, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is not dated but refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Trailokyamalladeva.  It mentions his Nolamba feudatory Trailokyamalla-Irivanolamba-Narasinghadeva, who bore the title “lord of Kanchipura.”.  The latter’s feudatory Manibeta-maharaja of the Vaidumba family is stated to have granted 12 mattars of land for the charity of Pattana (the town) in Ballakunde three-hundred.  The palaeography and the feudatory mentioned here would show that the record belongs to the reign of Somesvara I.  

No. 132.

(A.R. No. 103 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH-WEST SIDE OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 990, Kilaka, Jyeshtha, punname, Somavara, corresponding to A.D. 1068 May 19, Monday, and refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II).  While his feudatory Trailokyamalla-Nolamba-Pallava-Permadi Jayasingadeva was ruling over Kogali five-hundred, Kadambalige thousand and Ballakunde three-hundred a certain Mahadevayya purchased for 52 gadyanas the quantity of lease produce that the Sudras had to pay to cultivate the fields of Brahmans and made a gift of it to the tank, fixing the price at the rate of panas 3 for a visa per annum.  The Mahajanas  made a gift of taxes on barbers to him.

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