The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Volume - IX

Contents

Preface

Part - I

Banas

Vaidumbas

Nolamba-Pallavas

Chalukyas of Badam

Rashtrakutas

Chalukyas of Kalyani

Kalachuryas

Cholas

Hoysalas

Yadavas

Guttas

Alupas

Cholas of Renandu

Part - II

Eastern Chalukyas

Dynasties of Vijayanagara

Ummattur Chiefs

Changalva

Mysore Kings

Miscellaneous

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Volume 22
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Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

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Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

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Epigraphia
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Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

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Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

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Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

HOYSALAS

No. 349.

(A.R. No. 208 of 1918.)

ON A PILLAR IN THE FRONT MANDAPA OF THE PAMPAPATI TEMPLE AT BENNEHALLI , HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is dated the cyclic year Chitrabhanu, Bhadrapada, ba. 8, Brihavara in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Narasimhadeva.  Narasimha I ruled from A.D. 1159 to 1173 and 1162 corresponded to Chitrabhanu.  In that year Bhadrapada ba. I was Tuesday, but not Thursday.  In the reign of Narasimha II there was no Chitrabhanu.  In the reign of Narasimha III (A.D. 1254 to 1292) Chitrabhanu coincided with A.D. 1282.  In this year Bhadrapada ba. 8 was Thursday, 27th August.  On palaeographic grounds also the record may be placed in the 13th century.o the king referred to here was probably Narasimha III.  A certain Giripayya-Piriyanna is said to have made a gift of a cow and a buffalow for the service of the god Virupakshadeva of Bennevuru.  

No. 350.

(A.R. No. 209 of 1918[1].)

ON THE SAME PILLAR.

This is dated Chitrabhanu, Bhadrapada, amavase, Somavara in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-narasimha (III).  The date is irregular.  In Chitrabhanu = A.D. 1282, Bhadrapada amavasya fell on Thursday, 6th September.  A number of persons (named), along with Masaneya-Savanta, are said to have made a gift for the service of the same god as the one mentioned in No. 349 above and for feeding 12 Brahmans.

No. 351.

(A.R. No. 105-A of 1904.)

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

The record is datd in the year nandana, Kartika, su. 5 Somavara in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-narasimha (III).  If panchami is a mistake for the paurnami the date would correspond to A.D. 1292 October 27 Monday.  The heggade Chandayya, son of Bettiya-nayaka, who was the Harekara of Moguvada-Macharasa made a gift of some garden land for the service of the god Nilesvaradeva.

No. 352.

(A.R. No. 116-A of 1913.)

ON THE FOURTH SLAB SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD THE BHIMESVARA TEMPLE AT NILAGUNDA, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This record, which is engraved in continuation of No. 340, registers the gift of the village Talavagilahalli by the Mahamandalesvara Bijjarasa-Achchutadeva.  It is dated the cyclic year Kilaka, Phalguna, su. 13, Adityavara = probably A.D. 1309 February 25, Sunday, the only date for which the details work out correctly during the 13th and 14th centuries to which period the record may be assigned palaeographically.

No. 353.

(A.R. No. 738 of 1917.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT ALUDI, MADAKSIRA TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.

The record is dated Saka 1238, Nala, Phalguna, su. 5, Guruvara, corresponding to A.D. 1317 February 17, Thursday, when Mahamandalesvara Tiparasa, stated to be the son of the Hoysala king Vira-balladeva (III), and Bhairavadevarasa granted land at? Haluvidi as kodagi to Masanasetti of Kariyamare, who was the head of merchants.

No. 354.

(A.R. No. 772 of 1917.)

ON TWO PIECES OF A BROKEN HERO-STONE LYING NEAR THE ENTRANCE INTO THE VILLAGE SIRIVARA, HINDUPUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1243, Raudri, Bhadrapada, ba. 13, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1320 September 1, Monday in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballaladeva (III).  It records the death of the Mahasamantadhipati Hiriya Bommeya-Nayaka, son of Gangeya-Nayaka of Holakallu in a flight against the cavalry of the chief (Manneya) of Melumavu, when Aliya Macheya-Dannayaka, the prime minister of the king was ruling at Penugonde.  It records the gift of wet and garden lands beneath the Srivara tank to those who were appointed to worship the hero-stone.

No. 355.

(A.R. No. 796 of 1917.)

ON A STONE SET UP NEAR A WELL TO THE NORTH OF TAUNEPALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1245, Rudhirodgari, Sravana, su. 5, probably corresponding to A.d. 1323 July 9 Saturday (not verifiable) in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballaladevarasa (III).  His Mahapradhana Aliya Macheya-Dannayaka made a gift of land in Maduvakunteyahalli in Ramadi-nadu to Maliradi, son of Bommiradi of Budali as a kodagi.  The kodagi was handed over to the donee by Bommanna and Devanna.

No. 356.

(A.R. No. 771 of 1917.)

ON A HERO-STONE SET UP NEAR THE ENTRANCE INTO THE VILLAGE SIRIVARAM, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1246, Rudhirodgari, Chaitra, su. 10, somavara corresponding to corresponding to A.D. 1324 March 5, Monday.  The cyclic year was, however, Raktakshi not Rudhirodgari.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballaladeva (III), whose Mahapradhana Aliya Macheya-Dannayaka is stated here to have gained a vicotory over Racheya-Nayaka of Tumbeyakallu.  It records the death of Ajapa, son of Dhimagoda of Sirivara in the fight.  The record is a little damaged.

No. 357.

(A.R. No. 81 of 1912.)

ON A SLAB BUILT INTO THE WALL OF A PRIVATE HOUSE AT KODIGEPALLE, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

The record is dated Saka 1250, Vibhava, [Bha]drapada, ba. 7, Ma[ndavara ?] corresponding to A.D. 1328 August 7, Saturday; f.d.t. . 36.  It belongs to the reign of th Hoysala king Vira-Ballala (III), son of Vishnuvardhana Pratapacha [kravarti] Vira-Narasimhadevarasa.  The king’s Mahapradhana, Macheya-Dannayaka, who was ruling at the nelevidu of Penugonde made a kodagi gift of the village Benaguru to Nageya-Gavuda and others.  It is a little damaged.

No. 358.

(A.R. No. 780 of 1917.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN A FIELD NEAR THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT SANJIVRAYANIPALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is datd Saka 1262, Vikrama, Bhadrapada, su. 10, Va[ddavara] corresponding to A.D. 1340 September 2, Saturday in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballala-devarasa (III).  His Mahapradhana Isvara-Dannayaka, son of Macheya-Dannayaka, made a gift of Valagalakunteyahalli as a kodagi to Gopa-Gavunda, son of Chavaka Bomma-Gavunda.  

No. 359.

(A.R. No. 102 of 1927.)

ON A ROCK NEAR THE TANK ON THE TOP OF THE HILL FORT AT KUNDURPI, KALYANADRUG TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and is dated Saka 1262, the other details being lost.  It registers the excavation of tank called Hampeya-Done in Kundurupe by Chikka Bommayya-Nayaka son of Gangeya-nayaka of Holakal, in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballala (III), son of Vira-Narasinga, ruling from Dorasamudra.  Bommaya-Nayaka is stated to have been governing Nidugalla-rajya.  

No. 360.

(A.R. No. 453 of 1914.)

ON A FRAGEMENT LYING BEFORE VIRAPPA’S HOUSE AT SOGI, HADAGALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is very much damaged and the date is lost.  It belongs to the reign of the Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana Vira-Ballala.  There is no means of ascertaining whether he was the II, III of IV of that name.  Tilakayya, son of Kalimayya who himself was a descendant of Nagavarma’s family is said to have granted some land to a Jaina teacher named Ubhayacharyya of Kogali.  

No. 361.

(A.R. No. 197 of 1918.)

ON A STONE OIL-MILL SET UP IN A FIELD NEAR TAGARAPURAM, KOLLEGAL TALUK, COIMBATORE DISTRICT.

This records the erction (?) of the oilmill by certain persons, named in the inscription, during the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballala.  The date Bhava, Vaisakha, ba. 9 is not verifiable.

No. 362.

(A.R. No. 220-A of 1918.)

Below No. 325.

This is damaged and its date is lost.  Vira-Pandya seems to have made some grant for the service of the god Ahavamalladeva.  As the prasasti resembles that of the Hoysalas, this may be a Hoysala record.


[1] This inscription is written in continuation of No. 208 of 1918.

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