INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA
IX - Part
(A.R. No. 37
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).
(A.R. No. 494
ON A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF THE
BHIMESVARA-DENESVARA TEMPLE AT HIREHADAGALLI, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME
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
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
(A.R. No. 677
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.
(A.R. No. 121
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.
(A.R. No. 11
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.
(A.R. No. 468
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.
(A.R. No. 392
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.
(A.R. No. 292
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.
(A.R. No. 293
ON THE SAME SLAB.
This is date Saka 93, 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.
(A.R. No. 286
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.
(A.R. No. 442
ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE VERANDAH OF THE
UDDIBASAVANNA TEMPLE AT MORIGERE, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
This is dated Saka 98, 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.
(A.R. No. 278
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.
(A.R. No. 322
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.
(A.R. No. 35
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.
(A.R. No. 207
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.
(A.R. No. 103
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.