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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 404.

(A.R. No. 111 of 1913.)

On the pedestal of a Jaina image kept in the Taluk office at Rayadrug, Rayadrug Taluk, Bellary District.

The record which is in Sanskrit verse is damaged anddated Saka 1277, Manmatha, Margasira, purnima, Bhrigu[dina] corresponding to A.D. 1355 November 20 Friday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Vijayanagara king Harihara and records that, by the command of the king, Bhogaraja set up the god Ananta-Jinesvara.  His preceptor was Maghanandi, disciple of Amarakirtti of the Nandi-sangha, Balatkara-gana, Sarasvata-gachcha and Kundakund-anvaya.

No. 405.

(A.R. No. 402 of 1928.)

On a slab set up in a field near Kaiyani, a Hamlet of Sankaranarayana, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1278, Durmukhi, Magha, su. 10, Ma[nga]avara] corresponding to A.D. 1357 January 31 Tuesday, in the reign of Vira-Bukkanna-Vodeya.  It records that, under the orders of the king, his Mahapradhana Maleya-Dannayaka made a gift of a new land, the old grant having been lost, for the service of the god Sankaranarayanadeva.

No. 406.

(A.R. No. 371 of 1927.)

On a slab set up on the south verandah of the inner prakara of the Kotesvara temple at Kotesvara, a suburb of Coondapur, Coondapur Taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1279, Demalambi, Ashadha, ba. 5, Su[kravara], corresponding to A.D. 1357 July 7 Friday, in the reign of Bukkanna-Vodeya.  It records that Maleya-Dannayaka’s minister Ravaladeva, son of Sabutiya-Nayaka, and grandson of Madarasaya, purchased a bali (field) from Vishnu-Tirula and granted it for the service of the god Kotesvaradeva.

No. 407.

(A.R. No. 374 of 1927.)

On a slab set up on the west side of Volaga-mandapa in the same temple

This is damaged and dated Saka 1287 , Krodhin, Bhadrapada, ba. 6, So[mavara], corresponding to A.D. 1364 August 19 Monday  (Adhika-Bhadrapada), in the reign of Bukkanna-Vodeya.  It records that, when the Mahapradhana Malliya-Dannayaka was ruling over Barakura-rajya, the thirty families of the village Chakkare and others, made a gift of 12 honnus and plots of dry and wet fields (specified), for the service of the god Kotisvara.

No. 408.

(A.R. No. 384 of 1928.)

On a stone in a field called Polatimurukamala at Buntwalmuda, Mangalore Taluk, same  District.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1287, Krodhi, Bhadrapada, ba. 6, Man[ga]avara] corresponding to A.D. 1364 September 17 Tuesday (Nija-Bhadrapada), in the reign of Vira-Bukkanna-Vodeya.  It records that, under the orders of the king, Madarasa  of Mangaluru made a gift of the village Pudu grama, to certain Brahmans (named) free of all taxes.  The Brahmans were to give 12 mudes of rice for the service of the god Manjinathadeva.

No. 409.

(A.R. No. 376 of 1927.)

On a slab set up by the side of the east verandah of the prakara of the Kotesvara temmple at Kotesvara, a suburb of Coondapur, Coondapur taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1287, Visvavasu, Asvayuja, ba. 2, Gu[ruvara], corresponding to A.D. 1365 October 2 Thursday, in the reign of the Mahaandalesvara  Vira-Bukkanna-Odeya.  It records that, under the orders of the king, Dharanideva, son of Muddeya-Nagappa, purchased four plots of land, yielding 124 mudes of paddy and 18 honnus, in Kotesvara and made a gift of it forfeeding every day six Brahmans including a cook in the Kotisvara temple.  Malleya-Dannayaka who was ruling the barakurarajya under the orders of the king, made the plots of land free from taxes.

No. 410.

(A.R. No. 27 of 1917.)

On a pillar set up at the entrance into the main shrine of the Siva temple at Kottasivaram, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur  district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 12[87], Visvavasu, Kartika, su. 10 Su[kravara],  corresponding to A.D. 1365 October 24 Friday, in the reign of Bukkana-Vodeya, ruling at Hosapattana.  It records that Bucheya-Nayaka, son of Benakeya-Nayaka, who was ruling at Sivara, the chief town of Nidugalla-rajya, made a gift of the village Gopasamudra for the service of the god Gopinathadeva and placed it in charge of Ramakrishnadas and Kesavadasi, sons of Sivadasi.

No. 411.

(A.R. No. 246 of 1913.)

On a stone in front of the nandi-mandapa of the Doddapadesvara temple at Modalli, Kollegal taluk, Coimbatore district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1298]8, Parabhava, Chaitra, ba. 10 Mam[galavara].  In Paabhava, Chaitra ba. 10 was a Sunday = April 5, A.D. 1366.  In Visvavasu, however, the tithi fell on a Tuesday = A.D. 1365 April 15.  The inscription refers itself to thereign of Kampanna-Odeya, son of Vira-Bukkanna-Odeya.  It records that during the administration of Perumala-Bhatta, a certain Nayaka made a gift of land and a part of toll revenue of the villages Bandehalli and Modehalli, with the consent of the nadu, nagara and nanadesis, for the service of the god Mallinathadeva of Modehalli.

No. 412.

(A.R. No. 779 of 1917.)

On a slab built into the waste weir of the tank at Chilumutturu, Hindupur Taluk, Anantapur District.

This is dated Saka 1289, Plavanga, Pratham-Ashadha, su. 14, Sukravara corresponding to A.D. 1367 June 11 Friday, in the reign of Mahamandalesvara Vira-Bukkaraya.  It records that, when irugappa-Vodeya, son of the Mahapradhana Bayicheya-Dannayaka, was ruling over Chelumutturu, thestone-stand (kallu-manchige) was constructed newly.

No. 413.

(A.R. No. 374 of 1921.)

On the south wall of the Alankara-mandapa before the Tripurasamhara image in the tiruvirattanesvara temple at Tiruvadi, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

This is dated the cyclic year Sadharana, Pushya, su. 13, Mam[galavara] corresponding to A.D. 1370 December 31 Tuesday.  It records that Dugannadeva, (manager) of the house of Kampanna-Vodeya, son of the Mahamandalesvara Bukkanna-Odeya, made a gift of the village of Satipatu in Kila-Animjegadipattu for the service of the god Modalisvaramodeya-Nayanar of Tiruvadi and placed it in charge of the Sthanika of the temple.

No. 414.

(A.R. No. 259 of 1918.)

On a hero-stone set up near the Kallesvarasvami temple at Basarakodu, a Hamlet of Sivalinganahalli, Harapanahalli taluk, Bellary district.

This is damaged and dated saka 1295, Paridhavi, Prathama-Bhadrapada, ba. 12, Gu[ruvara], corresponding to A.D. 1372 August 26 Thursday,  in the reign of Bukkaraya.  It records that when the Pradhani Kecharideva led an army Chandappa died.

No. 415.

(A.R. No. 375 of 1927.)

On a slab set up by the side of the east verandah of the outer prakara of the Kotesvara temple at Kotesvara, A subrub of Coondapur, Coondapur Taluk, South Kanara District.

This is dated Saka 1295, Paridhavin, Kartika, su. 5, Gu[ruvara].   In Paridhavin Karttika, su. 5 corresponded to A.D. 1372 November 1 Monday.  But in the next year, i.e., Pramadin the tithi did fall on a Thursday = A.D. 1373 October 20 ; f.d.t. 55.  The inscription refers itself to thereign of Mahamandalesvara Vira-Bukkanna-Vodeya.  It records that when the Mahapradhana Goparasa-Vodeya was ruling the Barukura-rajya, Nandinatha, Bhringinatha, Virabhadradeva and Ganakumara-Heggade, purchased some plots of land, of specified boundary, in Kotesvara and made a gift of it to the temple of Kotesvara fro feeding Ubhaya-Jangamas during the festival called Katiya-habba ; the yield of the land was 12 mudes of rice and 40 honnus.

No. 416.

(A.R. No. 381 of 1928.)

On a stone set up in modankuppa Bantwal-muda, Mangalore taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1299, Pingala, Simha 10, Sanivara, corresponding to A.D. 1377 August 8 Saturday, in the reign of Hariyappa-Odeya, son of Bukkanna-Odeya.   It records that when pandarideva was ruling over Mangaluru-rajya, certain settis made a grant of some plots of land for the service of the god Timiresvaradeva.

No. 417.

(A.R. No. 384 of 1927.)

On a slab built into the margin of the east verandah of the prakara of the Kotesvaa temple at Kotesvara, a suburb of Coondapur, Coondapur taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1300, Pingala, Kartika, su. 1, Mam[davara], corresponding to A.D. 1377 October 3, Saturday f.d.t. 34, in thereign of Hariyappa, son of Vira-Bukka.  It states that Bommarasa was ruling the Barakura-rajya and records that the Mahapradhana Mudde-Dannayaka purchased three plots of land and made a gift of them and some gold for the offerings and other services of the god Kotisvara, for feeding 13 Brahmans every day in the temple and for the wages of two women who waved chauris before the god.  It also records that Muddaya-Dannayaka presented a frame of golden rods to the temple.

No. 418.

(A.R. No. 388 of 1928.)

On a stone set up in front of thetemple of Subbrahmanya at Subrahmanya (Kukke), Puttur Taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1301, Siddharthi, Margasira, ba. 10, Va[ddavara], corresponding to A.D. 1379 December 4 Saturday, in the reign of Hariyappa-Vodeya.  It records that Madarsa made a gift of 200 gadyanas for the service of some god (name lost).

No. 419.

(A.R. No. 401 of 1928.)

On a slab set up in a field near Hirebail, a hamlet of Sankaranarayana, Coondapur taluk, same district.

This seems to be a record of a grant made in the reign of Bukkaraya but probably given effect to and put on stone in Hariyappa-Odeya’s reign which is mentioned at the end.  It is damaged and dated Saka 1302 (current), Siddharthi, Chaitra, su. 1, Adityavara, corresponding to A.D. 1380 March 19 Saturday (not Sunday).  It records that the Mahapradhana Maleya-Dannayaka had made a grant of land in the reign of Vira-Bukkanna-Odeya fo the service of the god Kodagiya-Sankaranarayanadeva.  The land was now made over to Kimisetti who was made responsible for conducting services to the god

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