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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

KALACHURYAS

No. 293.

(A.R. No. 113 of 1913.)

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

The record is dated the cyclic year Chitrabhanu, Pushya, su. 10, Adityavara, Uttarayana-sankranti.  It belongs to the reign of the Kalachurya king, Mahamandalesvara, Bhujabalachakravarti Bijjaladeva.  Chitrabhanu in the reign of Bijjala was Saka 1084 corresponding to A.D. 1162; but the week-day would be wrong for that year; nor did the Uttaryana-sankranti fall on the day cited.  The king’s feudatory, Tribhuvanamalla-Vira-Pandyadeva who had the title “lord of Kanchipura” is stated to have been ruling over Kogali five-hundred and Kadambalike one-thousand.  Under Vira-Pandya’s orders Kallimayya, the Superintendent of tolls (Sunkad-adhish-thayaka) in Kogali and Kadambalike, made a grant of a fixed portion of the toll-revenue in Nirugunda, the chief town of Kogali five-hundred, for the service of the god Bhimesvaradeva in the village.

No. 294.

(A.R. No. 504 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB LYING NEAR THE KALKANTHARAYA TEMPLE AT KARAKANTHAPURAM, NEAR PEDDATUMBALA, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated the cyclic year Tarana, Jyeshtha, punname, Vaddavara, Somagrahana – A.D.  1164 June 6, Saturday, when theere was a lunar eclipse.  It refers itself to the reign of the Kalachurya-Chakravarti, Bhujabalamalladeva (i.e., Bijjala).  Barmarasa, Sridhara-Nayaka, Kahnesvara-nayaka and Peggade Namarasa ruling over Sindavadi from Kirttinarayananagari.  Ereyemasetti, son of Bammisetti, set up the image of Brahmesvaradeva.  The Mahaprachandadandanayaka Bammidevarasa is stated to have granted the village Kosa-geyahalu situated in Kandukuru twnety-four for the service of the god Brahmesvara, in addition to some land on oil-mill.  The Nakaras are stated to have granted a portion of the toll-revenue,

No. 295.

(A.R. No. 513 of 1915.)

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

The record is dated Saka 1093, Khara, Magha, su. 5, Somavara.  In this year Magha su. 5 ended on Sunday (not Monday) = A.D. 1172 January 2.  It refers itself to the reign of the Kalachurya-chakravarti, Rayamurari Bhujabalamalla-Somesvaradeva, when the Mahapradhana Kariya-Kesirajayya was ruling over Sindavadi one-thousand.  On this occasion the learned Mahajanas of the agrahara Tumbula, who possessed royal honours, made a gift of land for the service of the god Chennabiyala-Somanatha, set up by Bicharasayya, son of the Senabova Chavarasayya of the Vasistha-gotra.  The Mummuridandas of Tumbula are also said to have contributed cess on their commercial articles for the service of the same god.

No. 296.

(A.R. No. 58 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE MANDAPA IN FRONT OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT KURUGODU, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The inscription is dated Saka 1097, Manmatha, Pushya, amavasye, Somavara, Suryagrahna, Uttarayana sankramana.  The date is irregular.  In Manmatha there was no solar eclipse on Pushya amavasye, which fell on Tuesday 13 January A.D. 1176.  It was not also the day of Uttarayana-sankramana.  The record belongs to the reign of the Kalachurya king Kuntaladesa-chakravarti Rayamurari-Sovideva.  The Mahamandalesvara Rachamalla of the Sinda family, who was Sovideva’s feudatory, is said to have made a grant of land for the worship of the god kalideva, set up by Kallisetti, one of the Mummuridandas in Kurugodu.  The Mahamandalesvara Ajjarasa of Ballare is said to have made a gift of land for an aravattige, and satra for pilgrims and for the worship of the god.  The Mummuridandas and the Nakharas are said to have made a grant of taxes on merchandise.  As in No. 297 the warlike spirit of the Mummuridandas is well described.

No. 297.

(A.R. No. 56 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP TO THE SOUTH OF THE BASAVESVARA TEMPLE AT THE SAME VILLAGE.

The inscription is dated Saka 1099, Hemalambi, Ashadha, ba. Krishnangaraka-chaturdasi corresponding to A.D. 1177 June 26, Sunday.  It belongs to the reign of the Kalachurya king Sankhavrmadeva ruling from Kalyanapura.  With the consent of the Sinda Chief Mahamandalesvara Rachamalla, who was a feudatory of the king, the Mummurudandas of Kurugodu constructed a trikuta temple and having set up in it’s the image of Gavaresvara made a grant of land, a voluntary contribution of cesses levied on every article sold or purchased in the city and of tolls, specially levied for this purpose, on every imported article.  It states that Mallisetti, whose genealogy is given, set up the image of Mallikarjunadeva and made a grant of land for the service of the god.  Muddaraja’s genealogy is given as follows.  Martandadeva of Kawndinya-gotra, his sons Soyideva, Rechadeva, Kalidasa and Muddaraja.  The Mummuridandas are said to have been Banajigas, “the brave of the brave, protectors of the submissive, cruel to the wicked, good to the good and conquerors of powerful enemies”.

No. 298.

(A.R. No. 327 of 1925.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE COMPOUND OF THE HANUMAN TEMPLE AT NAGENAHALLI, RAYADURG TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The inscription is dated Saka 1118, Uttarayana-sankramana, corresponding probably to A.D. 1196 December 25, Wednesday; the date is not verifiable for want of details.  It belongs to a period after the time of the Kalachurya king Sankama, when the Yadavas and the Hoysalas were trying to take possession of portions of the Chalukya dominions.  During the regime of the Chola chief Tribhuvanamalla-Bhogadeva, Singaya-Heggade, son of Vamarasa and Nagaladevi and chief of Chandeyamanga, situated in Kaniyakalla-nadu, is stated to have built the temples of Kannesvara, Bhairava and Mallikarjuna and endowed them with lands and money contributed from taxes.  Hadapada-Rachayya, a subordinate of Bhogadeva, is stated to have been administering Kaniyakallu-nadu.  Mararasa dictated and Bachanna of Kolur wrote this inscription.

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