INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA
IX - Part
No. 230 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT TUMBIGERE, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK,
is dated Chalukaya-Vikrama year 6, Durmati, Uttaryana-sankranti corresponding
to A.D. 1081 December 24, Friday (not verifiable).
It records that ChattayyaNayaka, son of Machi-Setti, the
Dandanayaka Melamayya and others made a grant of a part of
the toll-revenue for keeping a lamp before the god.
No. 565 of 1915.)
A SLAB SET UP ON THE KAILASAPPA-GITTA (A HILL) AT KONAKONDLA, GOOTY
TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.
is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 6m Durmati, Pushya, ba. 6, Brihavara,
Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding to A.D. 1081 December 23,
Thursday, f.d.t. . . 43. It refers itself to the reign
of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladev ruling from Pottalakere
and mentions the Mahamandalesvara Joyimayyarasa as
ruling over Sindavadi thousand.
It records that, for that, for the service of the Jaina god
in the basadi called Chatta-Jinalaya erected by Nalikabbe in
memory of her husband in Kondakundeya-tirtha, Joyimayyarasa made
a grant of 30 mattars of land, a flower garden, an oil-mill and 8
No. 443-A of 1914.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE UDDI-BASAVANNA TEMPLE AT MORINGERE, HADAGALLI
TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.
is dated the cyclic year Dundubhi, Margasira su. Punname, Somavara.
If Margasira is a mistake for kartika, the date would
probably correspond to A.D. 1082 November 7, Monday, as stated.
It records that the Rajaguru Vamarasideva made a
gift of 12 mattars of land for the upkeep of the well called
Bovarsana-bavi in Moringere.
No. 414 of 1920.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE BJOGESVARA TEMPLE T UNDABANDA, GOOTY TALUK
is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 7, Dundubhi ( == A.D.
1082-83) with no other details.
It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalldeva
and records that Anavamandalesvara Iriva-Mangarasa made
a gift of 42 mattars of land.
No. 29 of 1904.)
ANOTHER SLAB SET UP IN THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT AMBALI, KUDILIGI TALUK
is dated Saka 1004, 6th year of the reign of Vikramaditya
(VI), Dundubhi, Pushya, amavasye corresponding to A.D. 1083
January 20 Friday. It
refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva ruling
over Nolambavadi thirty-two-thousand.
It records that the Senapati Sivaraja, son of Bhogadeva
who was a descendant of Pasupati-Bhatta, who had been the
chief of Ammle at the time of the Ganga king Durvinita and
honoured by that king, caused the construction of the temple of Kalideva
at Ammele, that at his suggestion the Mahajanas of the place made
a grant of some plots of land for the service of the god and that the Danddanayaka
Anantapalayya who was in charge of the toll-revenue made a
gift of a portion of the toll-revenue and of some plotes of land for the
service of the gods Kalideva, Dhavala=Sankaradeva and Kesavadeva in the
same village. The record
gives the genealogy of the Chalukya kings from Tailapa down to
Vikramaditya (VI) and is a little damaged.
No. 233 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE RUINED BASAVESVARA TEMPLE AT RAGIMASALAVADA,
HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
is damaged and the closing portion lost.
It is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 10, Krodhana ( == A.D.
1085-86), the rest being lost. It mentions the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and
his feudatory Tribhuvanamall-Pandyadeva, who was ruling over Nolamavadi
thirtytwo-thousand and Gangavadi ninetysix-thousand.
No. 519-A of 1915.)
THE SAME SLAB AS NO. 143.
is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 11, Kshaya, Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding
probably to A.D. 1086
December 25 Friday. The
date is not verifiable. It
records that, with the permission of Bennarasa, the chief of
Marata three-hundred, a grant of 30 mattars of land was made
for the service of the god Kambesvara, and for the pay of the musicians
and their band. At the time
of the gift, the Mandalika (i.e., Joyimayyarasa ?) was
ruling over Edadore two-thousand and Kallakelage five-hundred.
No. 321 of 1925.)
A SLAB LYING BEFORE THE TEMPLE OF KALLESVARA AT HARAKANAHAL, KUDLIGI
TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
is very much damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 12 (== A.D.
Only the titles of a Chalukya king (name lost) are preserved.
It mentions god Somesvara and seems to record a grant of land.
No. 566 of 1915.)
A SLAB LYING IN A FIELD AT KONAKONDLA, GOOTY TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.
is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 12, Vibhava,
Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding to A.D.
1088 December 24. It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva
and mentions his feudatory Ballaya-Cholamaharaja as ruling
over Sindavadi thousand. It
records a grant of lad made by the Mahamandalesvara Chikkarasa
of Hambulige belonging to the Mahavali-Bana family and
(carried into effect ?) by the Mahasamanta Chandrahasa of Kondakunde,
for the service of some god (name lost).
The writer was Kovaraja.
No. 128 of 1913.)
A SLAB SET UP AT THE WESTERN ENTRANCE INTO THE KESAVASVAMI TEMPLE AT
HUVINA-HADAGALI, HADAGALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.
is a composite record of several gifts made on different dates and is
damaged. The first grant is
dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 15, Pramoda, Asvija amavasye, Adivara,
Surya-grahana, Uttaryana-sankranti, Vyatipata.
In Pramoda, Asvija amavasya was not a Sunday nor was it a day
of solar eclipse. In
Karttika of the year, however, there was a solar eclipse and it fell on
a Sunday == A.D. 1090 November 24.
This was probably the intended dated. It was not, however, a day of Uttarayana-sankranti.
The grant refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva
and mentions his feudatory the Mahamandalesvara Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva
as ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand.
It records that Rebbaladevi, wife of the brave Brahman
general Ravideva or Raviga caused the construction fo the temple
of Kesavadeva in Puvina-Posavadangile, which was her birth-place
and having set up the god in the temple, made grants of many plots of
land for the service of the god and for maintaining a feeding house for
Brahmans, a flower garden and a house for the satra, in the
presence of the Brahman Mahajanas of the place.
The general Raviga is stated to have had such royal
honours as a white unbrella, chamara, pavundamara and kurulakonta.
He is described as an unrivalled commander and Sandhivigrahin
and as having made the orders of the king obeyed by all between the
Himalayas and the Setu and
as Chalukyarajya-mulasthambha. He
is said to have established his charities on the banks of the Narmada,
the Ganges, and the Jumna and to have set up sanjamandapa and satras
throughout the land. His
genealogy as well as that of his wife are also given.
The record has poetical merit.
The second record states that, at the request of Raviyana-Bhatta
(Raviga), the king made a gift of the village Urchulageri for the
service of the same god in the Chalukya-Vikrama year, 17, Angirasa,
Vaisakha, su. 3, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1092 April 12,
Monday. The third
records that a certain Raykeya-Shanangi of Vasishtha-gotra made
a gift of 3 gadyanas in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 50,
Visvasu, Banada-punnami, Somavara, corresponding to A.D. 1126
January 11 Monday/ Sorikayve, daughter of Sayanna, son of Lokeya-Shanangi,
made a gift of 600 kammas of wet land for the service of the
god in Chalukya-Vikrama year 54, Kilaka, Kartika, purnamasye,
Brihaspativara, Krittika, soma-grahana corresponding to A.D. 1128
November 8, Thursday when there was lunar eclipse.
No. 672 of 1922.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE SAMULINGESWARA TEMPLE AT SIRUGUPPA, BELLARY TALUK,
is a little damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 16, Prajapati,
Kartika, amavasye, Adivara. The
date seems to be irregular. It
refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva whose
queen Piriya-Ketaladevi is stated to have been ruling over Siruguppe in Tekkekallu
twelve, a sub-division of Ballakunde three-hundred, Kolanuru and
another village. It records
that a grant of some plots of land was made for the service of the god
Ketalesvaradeva of the village and that the Mahasamanta Manneya
Chokarasa of the Sinda family made also a gift of some land
the service of the god and feeding of Brahmans.
No. 235 of 1913.)
A SLAB NEAR A WELL AT KOLAGALLU, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 16, Prajapati . . . . . .
10, Brihaspativara (Prajapati == A.D. 1091-1092) It
refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva, and
records a grant of land made for the service of the god
Mulasthana-Durggesvara, for a matha and education, by the Brahman
Durgaraja, son of Pamparaja, who was the son of Durgasimha, the son
of Echaraja of the Sankhyana-gotra and Vaji-kula.
No. 515 of 1915.)
A SLABLYING NEAR THE SOMESVARA TEMPLE AT CHINNA-TUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK,
is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 17, Angirasa Vaisakha,
punname, Soma-grahana corresponding to A.D. 1092 April 24,
Saturday with a lunar eclipse, in the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva.
It records that the Brahman Kaliga or Kalideva-Dandanayaka
caused the construction of the Somesvara temple and that Cholamaharaja-Ghateyana
made a gift of the village Sogayanuru for the service of the
god. The Dandanayaka Kaliga
is said to have set up silver pinnacles over the temple.
No. 509 of 1913.)
A SLAB IN THE GROUND OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM BUILDING, MADRAS.
is very much damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 18, Srimukha,
Ashadha, amavasye, Vaddavara, Dakshinayana-sankranti probably
corresponding to A.D. 1093 June 25 Saturday and refers itself to
the reign of the Chaluykya king Tribhuvanamalladeva. It records that the Brahman Vasudeva-Ghaisasa, son
of a bhattopadhyaya (name lost), who was the son of Vasudeva-Kravinta,
the son of Dasiyana-Kravinta, made a gift of land, free of siddhaya
and bhattaya, to the Onethousand of Kukkanur for a khandika.
No. 527 of 1914.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE BALLESVARA TEMPLE AT HALAGONDI, HADAGALLI TALUK,
is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 17, Srimukha, Bhadrapada,
amavasye, Brihaspativara, Surya-grahana, Sankranti, Vyatipata corresponding
to A.D. 1093 September 23 Friday, Thursday being a mistake for
fell on the 27th of the month.
It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalldeva
and records that the Mahamandelesvara Gangarasa, son
of Chvundarasa, made a grant of land for the service of the god
Balesvaradeva, set up by his father in the temple of his own
construction. Gangarasa is
said to have caused a gift of land to be made by Eraka-Gavunda and,
with the consent of the king, after washing the feet of Khalesvara-Pandita
disciple of Santarasi-Pandita, who was a disciple of Somesvara-Pandita
who was a discriple of Jnanesvara-Pandita, disciple of Maleyala-Pandita
of the Lakulisa sect. For
the service of the same god some Gavundas are also said to have
made some gifts.
No. 42 of 1904.)
A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF THE CENTRAL SHRINE OF THE KUMARASVAMI TEMPLE
AT KUDATINI, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 23, Bahudhanya, Margasira, ba. 7,
Brihaspativara corresponding to A.D.
1098 November 18 Thursday and refers itself to the reign of
the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva ruling from Kalyana.
The Mahapradhana Dandanayaka Somesvarabhattopadhaya
and the Dandanayaka Mahavishnuvarasa, noted for their
firm resolution and bravey, Visvarupa-Brahmacharin, all Desikajanas
and the five Vargas of Kottitone made an agrrment that
Savimoja, son of Eraniga-Madoja, and Chikka-Madoja, son
of Bechoja, who convert Lokki gold coins and (that in
consideration of the profit) they should pay 12 gadyanas to the
temple of the god Svamideva. Mahavishnuvarasa
is also said to have made a gift of some toll-revenue for the service of
the same god.