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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

CHALUKYAS OF KALYANI

No. 149.

(A.R. No. 230 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT TUMBIGERE, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This 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. 150.

(A.R. No. 565 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB SET UP ON THE KAILASAPPA-GITTA (A HILL) AT KONAKONDLA, GOOTY TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.

This 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 house sites.

No. 151.

(A.R. No. 443-A of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE UDDI-BASAVANNA TEMPLE AT MORINGERE, HADAGALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

It 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. 152.

(A.R. No. 414 of 1920.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE BJOGESVARA TEMPLE T UNDABANDA, GOOTY TALUK ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.

This 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. 153.

(A.R. No. 29 of 1904.)

ON ANOTHER SLAB SET UP IN THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT AMBALI, KUDILIGI TALUK BELLARY DISTRICT.

This 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. 154.

(A.R. No. 233 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE RUINED BASAVESVARA TEMPLE AT RAGIMASALAVADA, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This 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. 155.

(A.R. No. 519-A of 1915.)

ON THE SAME SLAB AS NO. 143.

This 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. 156.

(A.R. No. 321 of 1925.)

ON A SLAB LYING BEFORE THE TEMPLE OF KALLESVARA AT HARAKANAHAL, KUDLIGI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is very much damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 12 (== A.D. 1087)

Surya-grahana.  Only the titles of a Chalukya king (name lost) are preserved.  It mentions god Somesvara and seems to record a grant of land.

No. 157.

(A.R. No. 566 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB LYING IN A FIELD AT KONAKONDLA, GOOTY TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.

This 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. 158.

(A.R. No. 128 of 1913.)

ON A SLAB SET UP AT THE WESTERN ENTRANCE INTO THE KESAVASVAMI TEMPLE AT HUVINA-HADAGALI, HADAGALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This 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. 159.

(A.R. No. 672 of 1922.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE SAMULINGESWARA TEMPLE AT SIRUGUPPA, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This 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

for the service of the god and feeding of Brahmans.

No. 160.

(A.R. No. 235 of 1913.)

ON A SLAB NEAR A WELL AT KOLAGALLU, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This 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. 161.

(A.R. No. 515 of 1915.)

ON A SLABLYING NEAR THE SOMESVARA TEMPLE AT CHINNA-TUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This 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. 162.

(A.R. No. 509 of 1913.)

ON A SLAB IN THE GROUND OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM BUILDING, MADRAS.

This 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. 163.

(A.R. No. 527 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE BALLESVARA TEMPLE AT HALAGONDI, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This 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 Friday.  Tula-Sankramana 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. 164.

(A.R. No. 42 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF THE CENTRAL SHRINE OF THE KUMARASVAMI TEMPLE AT KUDATINI, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This 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.

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