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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

RASHTRAKUTAS

No. 54.

(A.R. No. 698 of 1919.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE BHOGESVARA TEMPLE IN RAMADURGA, ALUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The record is not dated; it belongs to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Amoghavarsha.  It registers the exemption granted by the king’s son Duddhayya to twelve Mandalikas from some taxes like balavana except sese and siddhaya and also the grant of 108 mattars of land to Pandava Komarayya.  On palaeographic grounds the record may be assigned to the 9th century after Christ and hence to Amoghavarsha I.  

No. 55.

(A.R. No. 542 of 1915.)

ON A STONE LYING TO THE EAST OF MANTRALA ELLAMMA’S TEMPLE AT KANCHALA, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The inscription is dated Saka 815, Pramathi ( == A.D. 893-94), and pertains to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Akalavarsha Subhatunga-Bhatara (i.e., Krishana II).  The Mahasamanta Kanna, who is said to have been ruling over Sindavadi one-thousand, granted to Sive-Nayaka some sthiti in Mamchala.  

No. 56.

(A.R. No. 40 of 1904.)

ON A VIRAGAL SET UP IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLE OF HANUMAN IN KOGALI, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 830, Vibhava ( == A.D. 908-09).  It refers itself to the reign of a Rashtrakuta king (name lost) and records the death in battle of Heggade Tomma and the setting up of the stone by his wife.

No. 57.

(A.R. No. 271 of 1918.)

ON A HERO-STONE SET UP IN A FIELD TO THE WEST OF THE VILLAGE KADABAGERE, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The record is dated Saka 844, Chitrabhanu, Bhadrapada, punname, Tuesday, in the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Nityavarsha Indra-Ballaha (III). The Mahasamanta Bijja is said to be ruling over Kogali five-hundred and Masiyaadi hundred-and-forty.  A certain Malayya, son of Kannavara Mududaradevayya of the Kadamba dynasty is said to have fought with Anniga, son of Ayyapa of Nolambavadi, at Padugallu and died victorious.  The dae corresponds probably to A.D. 922 September 9, Monday; the week day is wrong.

No. 58.

(A.R. No. 272 of 1918.)

ON ANOTHER HERO-STONE IN THE SAME PLACE

This record is of the same date as the previous one and belongs to the reign of the same king.  Here also Bijja, Nityavarsha’s Mahasamanta, is said to have been ruling over Masiyavadi hundred-and-forty and Kogali five-hundred.  A son of nakalokka of the Kadamba dynasty is said to have died victorious after a fight with Anniga, son of Ayyapa of Nolambavadi, who had attacked Padugallu.  

No. 59.

(A.R. No. 73 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP ON THE WEST SIDE OF A RUINED TEMPLE CLOSE TO THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is an undated record belonging to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Indravallabha who bore the biruda Ratta-Kandarpa.  While his feudatory bearing the title Birudara-Rotta (?) was ruling over Kogali five-hundred and Masiyavadi one-hundred-and-forty as a Samanta, he made a gift of budagul to Baliyara Badamma, with the consent of the Mahajanas of Baluguli.  Badamma is stated to have made over the gift to the tank.

No. 60.

(A.R. No. 512 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB LYING IN A FIELD NEAR THE RUINED TEMPLE OF ISVARA AT DODDIMAKALA, ADONT TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The record is dated Saka 852, Khara, Phalgua, suddha panchami, Sukravara corresponding to A.D. 931 February 25, Friday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Goyindara-Ballaha (i.e. Govinda IV).  His Samanta named Kannara is said to have been ruling over Sindavadi one-thousand district.  A certain Kurula-Kamasetti is said to have made a gift of 50 mattars of land to the temple of Kamesvara and distributed them among the temple-servants such as stone-masons, the astrologer, the singer of hymns and others.

No. 61.

(A.R. No. 297 of 1918.)

ON A HERO-STONE SET UP NEAR THE SANKARALINGASVAMI TEMPLE IN SIRASTAHALLI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This inscription dated Saka 853 ( = A.D. 931-32) records the death of a warrior named Padiga-Nomba in a village raid in the reign of the Rashtrakuta king king Goyi[nda*]ra-Vallabha (Govinda IV) and the grant of some wet and dry fields to the family of the dead warrior by Ayyapayya, who was ruling over Masevadi hundred-and-forty and Kogali-nadu.  No details are given to verify the date.

No. 62.

(A.R. No. 540 of 1915.)

ON A ROCK IN A FIELD AT HALAHARAVI, ALUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 854, Parthiva (wrong) and refers itself to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Nityavarsha, the latter’s wife Chandiyabbe is said to have constructed a basadi in Nandavara and endowed it with land and 3 gold gadyanas.  Kannara seems to have been a protector of both the Jainas and the Saivas (See No. 60).

No. 63.

(A.R. No. 331 of 1905.)

ON A PEDESTAL IN FRONT OF THE JAINA IMAGE IN THE RUINED TEMPLE RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN DANAVALAPADU, JAMMALAMADUGU TALUK, CUDDAPAH DISTRICT.

This consists of two Sanskrit verses recording the construction of a stone seat for the bath of the image of Santi, a Tirthankara of the Jainas, by the Rashtrakuta king Nityavarsha.  It is not dated.  As both Indra III and Govinda IV had the biruda Nityavarsha, it cannot be said to whose reign this record belongs.

No. 64.

(A.R. No. 75 of 1904.)

ON THE THIRD SLAB SET UP ON THE WEST SIDE OF A RUINED TEMPLE CLOSE TO THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 868, Krodhi; Krodhin was Saka 867 current = A.D. 94445. It refers itself to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Kannaradeva (Krishna III) whose Mahasamanta Katyera of the Chalukya family was ruling over Kogali five-hundred and Masiyavadi hundred-and-forty and Dovayya was the Pergade.  A certain Ajavarma is said to have received a gift for the village Oddavadangila.

No. 65.

(A.R. No. 53 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE VILLAGE KUDATINI, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The record is dated Saka 870, Kilaka, Sravana, suddha panchami, Adityavara, corresponding to A.D. 947 July 25 Sunday; the year was Kilaka by the Northern cycle.  It refers itself to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Chalakenallata Akalavarshadeva (Krishna III) and records that a gift of 62 mattars of wet land, free of tax, made by Mahajanas of Kurungodu to the temple of Dekamma and which had lapsed was regranted by the king at the instance of Rundrarasi-Bhatara.  Lokayya-Gavunda, a pious Brahman in charge of the locality Kartikeya-tapovana, is said to have given an oil mill to the temple.

No. 66.

(A.R. No. 100 of 1904.)

ON THE 16TH SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 878, Nala, Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding probably to A.D. 956 December 23 Tuesday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Rashtrakut king Akalavarsha-Kannaradeva.  The king’s Mahasamanta Rottayya ruling over Masivadi hundred-and –forty, Kogali-five-hundred and Kukkanur thirty, made a grant of the whole of the revenue raised from Babandi to Pasupatibhatta, the Urodeya of Balguli.  Another chief named Dhorapayya is also said to have made some gift.  As the inscription is damaged, the nature of the gift cannot be made out.

No. 67.

(A.R. No. 234 of 1913.)

ON A STONE IN A STREET AT KOLAGALLU, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

The record is dated Saka 888, Raktakshi, Ashadha, suddha panchami, Brihaspati-vara, corresponding to A.D. 984 June 16 Thursday; f.d.t. 24.  It refers itself to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Akalavarshadeva.  Chnga-Gavunda, brother of Ayyappa-Gavunda, is said to have made a gift of 30 mattars of wet land, a flower garden and on oil mill to Satyarasi-Bhatara for the purpose of keeping a students, home (vidyadana-sattra).  Gajadharayya, who was the head of the Kartikeyatapovana and who was administering Kolagallu is said to have confirmed the above gift.

No. 68.

(A.R. No. 383 of 1904.)

ON THE FOUR FACES OF A PILLAR SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE RAMALINGESVARA TEMPLE AT RAMESVARA NEAR PRODDATURU, PRODDATURU TALUK, CUDDAPAH DISTRICT.

The inscription is damaged and not dated.  It belongs to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Krishna III and records the gift of some land and taxes to the Ramesvara temple by Kannayya, the king’s Samanta and some land to Tippayya-Gorava.  It consists of about 25 Sanskrit verses giving the genealogy of the Rashtrakuta kings and praising Krishna.

No. 69.

(A.R. No. 234 of 1905.)

ON A SLAB LYING SOUTH OF THE SIVA TEMPLE, NEAR THE DURGA TEMPLE ON THE BANKS OF THE PENNAR RIVER, AT PUSHPAGIRI, CUDDAPPAH TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is not dated; it belongs to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Krishna-Kannihadeva (i.e., Krishna III?).  It registers the gift of 12 mattars of land made to the temple of Nagesvara and to all the temples, including that of Sar[[esvara, in Pushpagiri by the king, when he was returning from his Joti pilgrimage.  It is not dated but the characters belong to the 11th century A.D.  

No. 70.

(A.R. No. 44 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB BUILT INTO THE FLOOR OF THE PLATFORM OF THE KUMARASVAMIN TEMPLE AT KUDATINI, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is date Saka 893, Prajapati, Phalguna, (ba.?) trayodasi, Gurudina, corresponding to A.D. 971 February 23, Thursday, in the reign of the Rashtrakuta king Tala village and the grant of some land for the worship of the god by the king.  The language of the record is Sanskrit.

No. 71.

(A.R. No. 79 of 1904.)

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

This is damaged and dated Saka 894, Angirasa, Bhadrapada corresponding to A.D. 972 August.  It refers itself to the reign of the Rashtrakuta king [Kho]ttigadeva and mentions his feudatory Permanadi of the Ganga dynasty.  It records the gift of some land to a matha and mentions the Jaina teacher [Ma]hendradeva-Pandita.  

No. 72.

(A.R. No. 333 of 1905.)

Published in Epigraphia Indica, Vol. X, No. 26.

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