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 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

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

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

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 

NOLAMBA-PALLAVAS 

No. 17.

(A.R. No. 98 of 1913.)

ON A PILLAR IN A FIELD TO THE EAST OF THE MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE AT KAMBADURU, KALYANADRUG TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT

This undated record refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Vira-Nombadhiraja, who is stated to have bestowed on Ajjaparvara Bhidiyereya a bracelet and called him Nolambadodda, at the time of the construction of the Beddugonde tank.  Another bracelet was bestowed on him by Srimu[kha*]rama who called him Srimukadodda and a third bracelet was presented to him by Singapotrasa, Ponnerarasa and Dharmamahadevi who called him Ponneradodda.  Nolambadodda and others built a temple for the god Mahadeva.  Since the inscription belings palaeographically to the 9th century A.D. the king referred to here was probably Polalchora-Nombadhiraja I.

No. 18.

(A.R. No. 91 of 1913.)

ON A PILLAR IN THE INNER COURT-YARD OF THE MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE AT THE SAME VILLAGE

This record is dated Saka 805 (==A.D. 883-84), with no further details, in the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Mahendra.  The Gamundas and Brahmans of Beldugonde are said to have granted some land to the Aditya temple when Kura-Gamunda was the Perggade.

No. 19.

(A.R. No. 12 of 1927.)

ON A BROKEN PILLAR IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE DODDAPPA (Siva) TEMPLE AT HEMAVATI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT

This is damaged and the beginning is lost.  It has no date and refers to the [Nolamba]-Pallava king Mayindamma (Mahendravarman I) and .    .  Iambadhiraja and records the grant of some land to a basadi and for the feeding of tapasvins.  Palaeographically the record may be placed in the 9th century A.D.

No. 20.

(A.R. No. 306 of 1912.)

ON A SLAB IN A FIELD AT KALAKATTUR, PUNGANUR ZAMINDARI, CHITTOOR DISTRICT

This is not dated; it refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Nolambadiyarasa, who is stated to have been ruling over the Ganga six-thousand province and to have marched on Talekadu.  Under the orders of the Ganga king Permanadi, a certain Maharaja is said to have attacked Pulinadu.  In the battle that ensued the village of Permavi was burnt by Kaduvatti and Mriduva.  On hearing this, Virachulamani (probably the Bana king) fought with their army and overthrew it: when there was hue and cry caused by some Nayakas opposing Virachudamani, a certain Tejamani was slain.  The (Nolamba) king honoured the dead warrior by granting to his family kalnadu called “Elemadala”.  Since the palaeography of the record points to 9th century A.D. as its period the Nolambadivarasa of the inscription may be identical with Mahendra I.

No. 21.

(A.R. No. 592 of 1912.)

ON A STONE LYING NEAR THE ISVARATEMPLE IN THE BED OF THE TANK IS MANEPALLE, HINDUPUR TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT

This undated record registers that, in the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Ayyapadeva, Chorayya, son of Sripurusayya, and the Gamundas and Pannasigas of Eradumura obtained the bittuvata from the king for the upkeep of the tank.  Ponnayya, the Perggade of Chroayya wrote this and Duggachari engraved.

No. 22.

(A.R. No. 18 of 1917.)

ON A HERO-STONE SET UP IN A FIELD TO THE WEST OF THE VILLAGE HEMAVATI, MADAKASIRA TALUK, SAME DISTRICT

This is damaged and dated Saka 845 ( == A.D. 923-24)with no further details.  It seems to refer itself to the reign of Nolamba-Pallava chief (name lost) and mentions the death of Edeyamma, son of Haritta, after a brave fight against Sevuna’s army, so as to bring tears to all.  Racha’s son Anuga set up the stone.

No. 23.

(A.R. No. 198 of 1910.)

ON A PILLAR LYING IN THE TALUK OFFICE COMPOUND AT DHARMAPURI, DHARMAPURI TALUK, SALEM DISTRICT

This record is dated Saka 851, Virodhin, Magha, navami, Vaddavara, Mulanakshatra and  Siddha-yoga, corresponding to 1 A.D. 929 February 5, Thursday; f.d.t. 20; f.d.n. 95.   It refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Irulachora.  Nolamba-Mahendra is said to have been the son of Nolambadhiraja and Jayabbe, daughter of the Ganga king Rachamalla-Permanadi.  The record gives the genealogy of the Nolamba dynasty from Mahendra down to Irulachora.  It is incomplete and mentions a certain Mangabbe-Kanti and Tagaduru (modern Dharmapuri).

No. 24.

(A.R. No. 759 of 1916.)

ON A BROKEN PILLAR IN A FIELD AT GUNIMORUBAGAL, MADAKASIRA TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT

This is dated Saka 858, Durmukha, Ashadha, ba. 5, Vaddavara.  The date seems to be irregular.  Asahadha ba. 5 of Durmukha corresponded to A.D. 936 July 11, Monday, not Vaddavara (Thursday or Saturday).  The record refers itself to the reign of Bira-Nolamba Annayyadeva of the Nolamba-Pallava dynasty and records that the king’s Mahasamantadhipati, the learned Varunasiva-Bhatara, who was in charge of the Nolambesvarada-sthana, together with some Gavundas and others, made a grant of land for the upkeep of the tank.

No. 25.

(A.R. No. 728 of 1916.)

ON A SLAB IN THE TEMPLE OF CHOLARAJA AT MADAKASIRA, MADAKASIRA TALUK ANANTAPUR DISTRICT

This is dated Saka 870, Kilaka ( == A.D. 948-49).  It refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Diliparasa.  Kiriya-Ponnayya, the servant of Ballaha is stated to have led an army against Gajamkusa-Chola and after Dilpa-Nolamba joined it the former fought and died in the battle of Ibili.

No. 26.

(A.R. No. 726 of 1916.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE TOPE TO THE NORTH OF THE SAME TEMPLE

This is dated Saka 872 ( == A.D. 950-51) without any other details and refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolamba.  It states that when Mallana Sivari was in charge of Chirapi twelve, Gavunda Kadiyanna and Pallikara Tuvanna were each granted 3 kandugas of wet land for repairing the Olagere tank.  The gift was made in the presence of the inhabitants of the four villages Chirupi, Chintakunte, Chiriyavolalu and Vuluvattu.

No. 27.

(A.R. No. 587 of 1912.)

ON A STONE SET UP IN A FIELD BELOW THE TANK-BUND AT HINDUPUR, HINDUPUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT

This undated record refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Dilipayya Iriva-Nolamba and registers the gift made by the three hundred Mahajanas of Kengur of a wet land, a Khanduga in sowing capacity, together with the cess (?) bittalatte to Pasundibovara Duggasetti, while constructing sluice to the tank.

No. 28.

(A.R. No. 731 of 1917.)

ON A PILLAR SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE MALLESVARA TEMPLE AT MADHUDI, MADAKASIRA TALUK, SAME DISTRICT

The record is dated Saka 881, Siddharthi (==A.D. 959-60) and refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Nolambadhiraja.  The Mahajanas of a certain place (name lost) are said to have granted some land to a Vishnu temple.  The record is damaged.

No. 29.

(A.R. No. 55 of 1917.)

ON A HERO-STONE IN A FIELD AT HONNERALIHALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT

This inscription is dated Saka 885, Rudhirodgari, Ashadha, su. 5, Adityavara Corresponding to A.D. 963 June 28, Sunday and refers itself to the reign o the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolamba Nolipayya. On the date specified certain persons (who are named) of Rolleyanuru are stated to have fought with some theives and set up this stone in memory of the death of Abbachari in the fight.

No. 30.

(A.R. No. 93 of 1913.)

ON A PILLAR IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE MALLIKARJUNASAVAMIN TEMPLE AT KAMBADURU, KALYANADRUG TALUK, SAME DISTRICT

This record is dated Saka 887, Krodhana, Phalguna, Amavasye, Adityavara, Suryagrahana corresponding to A.D. 965 March 5, Sunday; the solar eclipse took place on Monday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolambadhiraja.  The illustrious Polachoradeva, the grandson of the king, is stated to have made a gift of the bittuvata for the repairs of the Beldugunde tank.  The hundred-and-six Gavundas of the village were ordered to take care of the tank.  Chavundayya of Srivatsa-gotra, the minister of Polalchroadeva, erected this pillar of Polachora’s benefaction.  Aychavemma wrote and Maniyammoja engraved the inscription.

No. 31.

(A.R. No. 17 of 1917.)

ON A BROKEN HERO-STONE IN A FIELD TO THE WEST OF THE VILLAGE HEMAVATI, MADAKASIRA TALUK, SAME DISTRICT

This is dated Saka 888, Kshya ( == A.D. 966-67) with no further details and refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolambadhiraja.   In a battle(?) between Mosaleyarasa of Jagalapura and Ayyapadeva, son of Nolambadhiraja and Piriyabbarasi, a certain Ereyamma is said to have fought rousing the admiration of all and died.  Pemjjeru (modern Hemavati) is mentioned.

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