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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

CHALUKYAS OF KALYANI

No. 181.

(A.R. No. 114 of 1913.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE BHIMESVARA TEMPLE AT NILAGUNDA, HARPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 35 (current), Vikrita, Bhadrapada, ba. 11, Adivara, Uttarayana-Sankranti (error) corresponding to A.D. 1110 September 11, Sunday, in the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva who was ruling from Kalyana.  His Dandanayakas, Anantapalayya and Muddarasa who were in charge of the toll-revenue, made a gift of a portion of the tolls for the service of the god Bhimesvaradeva at Nirgunda.  The record is damaged.

No. 182.

(A.R. No. 104 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP INSIDE THE MALE-MALLAPPA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated in the 8th year of the Mahamandalesvara Vijaya-Pandyadeva Vikrita, Margasira, ba. 5, Adivara Uttaraya-Sankranti, Vyatipata, corresponding probably to A.D. 1110 December 3 Saturday (not Sunday)  Uttarayana-sankranti a gift of 40 kammas of garden land for the service of god Nilesvara, after washing the feet of [Na]garasi-Pandita.

No. 183.

(A.R. No. 459 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF A HOUSE, SOUTH OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT SOGI, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 35, Vikrita, Pushya, su. 13, Adivara, Uttarayana-sankranti, Vyatipata corresponding to A.D. 1110 December 25 Sunday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva.  It states that the Dandadhipati  Muddarasa or Muddaraja made some grant for the tank Nagasamudra near Soge.

No. 184.

(A.R. No. 278 of 1925.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE RAMESVARA TEMPLE AT HANSI, KUDLIGI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 35 . . . . . .  Sravana, su. 5, somavara probably corresponding to A.D. 1111 July 12; Somavara may be a mistake for Saumyavara.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and mentions his feudatory Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva ruling over Nolambavadi thirty two-thousand.  It records the grant of some land and a portion of toll-revenue by the Majasamanta Holleya for the service of the god Parasuramesvara of Hanase in Kogali five-hundred, for the feeding of ascetics and for education.  The writer was the Senabova Somanathayya and the engraver the bronzesmith Kasoja.

No. 185.

(A.R. No. 550 of 1915.)

ON TWO SLABS SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF RAMALINGASVAMI TEMPLE IN GURUZALA, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is a little damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 36, Kharan Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding, probably, to A.D. 1111 December 25 Monday (not verifiable).  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya kign Tribhuvanamalladeva and mentions the rajaguru Anantasiva as ruling over Unukalu and Gurindalu.  The Pergade Nimbanayya is stated to have made a gift of 14 mattars of land, in addition to 16 mattars already granted, for the service of the god Ramesvara.

No. 186.

(A.R. No. 277 of 1918.)

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

This is damaged and dated Chalukya-Viokrama year 36, Pushya, su. 11, Adivara, Uttarayana-sankranti probably corresponding to A.d. 1111 December 12 Tuesday (not Sunday, as stated, Uttarayana-sankranti occurred on December 25 Monday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva whose feudatory Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva was ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand.  The Mahasamanta Singarasa of the Vinayaka family, son of Kamarasa and Chattabbe, is stated to have made a gift of land for the service of the god Nolabesvara, for feeding ascetics and for education.  The gift was made after washing the feet of Varesvara-Pandita, disciple of Vamasakti-Pandita who was the disciple of Divyasakti-Pandita.

No. 187.

(A.R. No. 319 of 1925.)

ON A STONE PLANTED BEFORE THE RUINED KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT KOTTUR, KUDLIGI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 36, Nandana, Vaisakha, su. 3, Brihaspativara, Uttarayana (time ?) corresponding probably to A.D 1112 April 1 Monday, not Thursday, as stated.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and mention the Mahamandalesvara Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva as ruling over Nonambavadi thirtytwo-thousand and Ghattiyarasa of the Kadamba dynasty, as ruling over Kogali five-hundred.  The latter is said to have made a gift of land, after wasing the feet of Amritarasi-Panditadeva, for the service of the god Ramesvara of Kotturu and for feeding ascetics.

No. 188.

(A.R. No. 279 of 1918.)

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

This is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 37, Nandana, Pushya, su. 11, Somavara, Uttarayana-sankranti, Vyatipata corresponding to A.D. 1112 December 30 Monday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and states that, when the Mahasamantadhipati Anantapalayya was in charge of the vadda-ravula of the seven-and-a half lakh country, Aliya Madirajarasa of that of Banavasi twelve-thousand Halasige twelve-thousand and Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand and Palimarasa was in charge of the vadda-ravula of Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand, a grant of the toll-revenue was made under the orders of Anantapalayya, for the service of the god Nolambesvaradeva in Arasiyakere in Muttage thirty by Chavundamayya-Nayaka.  The gift was made after washing the feet of Varesvara-Pandita.

No. 189.

(A.R. No. 74 of 1904.)

ON ANOTHER SLAB SET UP ON THE WEST SIDE OF A RUINED SHRINE CLOSE TO THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 37, Nandana, Chaitra, amavasye, Adityavara, Surya-grahana.  It Chaitra-Amavasye is taken as Amavasye preceding Chaitra or if the month is considered to be Purnimanta then the equivalent of the date might be A.D.  1113 March 19 Wednesday, when there was a solar eclipse.  The week day is, however, wrong even in this case.  The record refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and mentions his feudatory Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva as ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand.  The Mahamaleyala-Vaddvyavahari Ponmurkhasetti is stated to have washed the feet of the Saiva teacher Sivasakti-Pandita and granted, in the presence of the Mahajanas of Balguli, gadyanas 14 for burning a perpetual lamp before the god Kalideva.

No. 190.

(A.R. No. 406 of 1920.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR AN OLD WELL AT PEDDAHOTURU, GOOTY TALUK ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.

This is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 38, Vijaya, Kartika, su. 9, Budhavara probably corresponding to A.D. 1113 October 20 Monday, not Wednesday, as stated.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva, ruling from Manneyakere and states that Komara Tailapadeva was ruling over Sindavadi thousand.  At the request of the Mahamandalesvara Dalavaparasa, Senabova Bachiraja, Ketapa Gavunda, Chavundayya and others, Tailapadeva is said to have made a gift of land, on account of a lunar eclipse, for a charity water-lift(?).

No. 191.

(A.R. No. 77 of 1904.)

ON THE 5TH SLAB SET UP IN THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 39, Jaya, Phalguna, punname, Somavara, Soma-grahana, corresponding to A.D. 1115 February 10, Wednesday (not Monday), when there was a lunar eclipse.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and states that while his feudatory, the Mahamandalesvara Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva was ruling over Nolambavadi thirty-twothousand, Isvarayyana-Machakka of the village Yelekala made a gift of gadyanas 20 for the service of the god Kalidevasvami, after washing the feet of the teacher Sivasakti-Pandita.  The gift was made in the presence of the Mahajanas of Balguli.

No. 192.

(A.R. No. 98 of 1904.)

ON THE 14TH SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE SAME TEMPLE.

This is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 39, Phalguna, punname, Somavara, Soma-grahana, corresponding to A.D. 1115 February 10, Wednesday (not Monday), when there was a lunar eclipse.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and states, that, while Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva was ruling over Nolambavadi thirty-two thousand the Dandanayaka Tikkabhatta made a gift of the toll-revenue at the rate of two hagas on every load of merchandise instead of one haga as before, for feeding five Brahmans in the satra every day, the balance, if any, being utilised for the repairs of the tank.  Besides this, a grant of two panas per month, for offerings in the Brahma-Jinalaya, was made in the presence of Sivasakti-Pandita.  The gift was made into the hands of Sivamayya.

It also registers another gift made in Saka 1020, Isvara, Ashadha, amavasye Brihaspativara, Surya-grahana.  The date is irregular in many respects.  The donor was the same Tikanayya-Dandanayaka.  He is said to have made a gift of 200 kammas of wet land for the service of the god Virakesavadeva; and the Mahajanas of village made a gift of a garden of 60 kammas to the Purana-reader Isvara-bhattopadhyaya.  Evidently this gift was recorded subsequently.

No. 193.

(A.R. No. 700 of 1920.)

ON PILLAR OF THE TEMPLE OF ANANTABHOGESVARA AT KOLLUR, TENALI TALUK, GUNTUR DISTRICT.

The stone is multilated and the beginning and the end of the record are lost.  It is dated the cyclic year Manmatha, the 40th year of the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva, probably Vikramaditya VI (==A.D. 1115-16).  The record refers to the brave Brahman general Anantapalayya and mentions officers such as Mantri, Purohita, Senapati, Dauvarika, Yuvaraja, Rashtrakuta and Kutumbin in whose presence a gift was made by the king.  The language of the record is parlty Sanskrit.

No. 194.

(A.R. No. 125 of 1913.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE SURYANARAYANASAVAMI TEMPLE AT MAGOLA, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 41, Durmukha, Pushya, (ba. 3?) Adivara, Uuttarayana-sankramana, corresponding to A.D. 1116 December 24, Sunday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva.  Some gift seems to have been made for the service of the god (Somesvaradeva).  Again the cyclic year Sarvari, on the day of Dipavali, the two-hundred and the five-hundred (Mahajanas) are said to have grnated some land for the service of the god Somesvaradeva.

No. 195.

(A.R. No. 122 of 1913.)

ON A SLAB SET UP AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE NARASIMHASVAMI TEMPLE AT RANGAPURAM, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 41, Durmakha, Pushya, su. (Su. Appears to be a mistake for ba.)   3,  Adityavara, Uttarayana-sankranti correspondint to A.D.  1116 December 24 Sunday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva.  While his queen Padmaladevi was ruling over the agarhara Mangola, the warlike, religoous and learned Mahajanas of the place, 200 in number, are said to have been enjoying the benefits of her rule.  At the request of the Mahajanas, the queen ordered Puliyama-Nayaka to make a gift of 11 mattars of land for the service of the god Narasinghadeva.  The 120 Mahajanas of Bidirapalli made a grant of gadyanas 25 for the service of the same god.  Again on Magha su. 5, Adityavara of the cyclic year Yuva (probably == A.D. 1115, January 5, Sunday) the Mahajanas with Heggade Lingayya at their head, exempted the five Totigas from taxes.  This seems to be a later addition.

No. 196.

(A.R. No. 819 of 1922.)

ON A PILLAR SET UP OPPOSITE THE CHENNAKESVARA TEMPLE AT KOMMURU, BAPATLA TALUK, GUNTUR DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 43, Vilambi, Pushya, su. 5, Somavara, Uttarayana-sankramana.  The date is irregular.  Pushya su. 5 of Vilambi corresponded to A.D. 1118 December 19 Thursday, not Monday, and Uttarayana-sankramana in that year fell on December 25.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and states that, while the Mahasamantadhipati Mahaprachandadandanayaka Anantapalayya was ruling over Vengi fourteen-thousand, a certain Nayaka made a gift of gadyanas 6 for keeping a perpetual light before god Agastesvaradeva of Kommuru.

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