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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 420.

(A.R. No. 179 of 1910.)

On three sections of a Viragal near a Pipal tree at Eraganahalli, Gopichettipalaiyam Taluk, Coibatore District.

This is dated Saka 1308, Kshaya, Vaisakha, su. 1, Va[ddavara], corresponding to A.D. 1386 March 31 Saturday, in the reign of Vira-Hariyappa-Odeya.  It records that Chikkatamma, son of Kalli-Gauda of Eraganahalli, died after slaying thieves with an axe in Mudanabetta and that is younger brother Ketanna set up this hero-stone.

No. 421.

(A.R. No. 247 of 1913.)

On a stone set up in a field at Modalli Kollegal taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1313, Prajotapatti, Phalguna, su. 15, Man[davara ?], corresponding to A.D. 1392 March 9, Saturday, in the reign of Harihara-Maharaya. It recordsthat the people and Gavundas restored the fields and houses formerly granted by Hiriya-Kamparaya in Modehalli, surnamed Kamparajapura, to Brahmans of various gotras, and placed them in charge of the Mahajanas of the village.

No. 422.

(A.R. No. 734 of 1916.)

On a rock in the Revanna temple at Haresamudram, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1318, Isvara, Kartika, su. 12,  corresponding to A.D. 1397 November 2 Friday (not verifiable), in the reign of Harihararaya.  It records that Dhuleya-Nayaka, son of Basaveyanayakana-Chaundappa, made a gift of land irrigated by Chatayanakunte in Kodaiyanahalli to gods, Brahmans and Bhaktas.

No. 423.

(A.R. No. 408 of 1928.)

On a slab set up in the outer prakara of the Mahalingesvara temple at Basrur, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1322, Vikrama, Sravan, ba. 6, Sau[myavara],  corresponding to A.D. 1400 August 11 Wednesday,  in the reign of Harihara-Maharaya ruling at Vijayanagari.  It records that, when Basavanna-Odeya was ruling over barakurarajya under the orders of the king, Madannasetti made a gift of land to Singanna-Ayya,  son of Chakravarti-Upadhyaya, a Vidvan of the matha of sringeri, for daily offerings to Nandikesvara in front o the temple of Nakharesvara at Basrur and a gift of gold for the service of the god Ulluradeva.  The celebrated Vidyaranya is praised at the beginning of the record.

No. 424.

(A.R. No. 418 of 1928.)

On another slab set up in the same place.

This is dated Saka 1323, Vishu, Vaiskha, ba. 5, So[ma*]vara, corresponding to A.D. 1401 May 2 Monday, in the reign of Harihara-Maharaya.  It records that, when Basavanna-Odeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya under the orders of the king, a gift of land was made by Tuluvaka-Heggaditi for the service of the god Tuluvesvara and for feeding nine Brahmans in the sattra of the temple.

No. 425.

(A.R. No. 400 of 1928.)

On a slab lying in a field near Hale-agrahara at Sankaranarayana, Coondapur taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1324, Vishu, Sravana, su. 12, A[divara].  Sravana su. 12 of Vishu corresponded to A.D. 1401 July 22 Friday (not Sunday), but in Vikrama the tithi did fall on a Sunday = A.D. 1400 August = A.D. 1400 August 18.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of Harihararaya  who was ruling from Dorasamudra. It records that when basavanna-Odeya

No. 426.

(A.R. No. 396 of 1928.)

On a slab set up in the prakara of the temple of Janardana at Yerumal, Udipi taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1324, Chitrabhanu, Vaisakha, su. 3 Gu[ruvara],  corresponding to A.D. 1402 April 6, Thursday.  It refers itself to the reign of Harihararaya and records that a gift of some plots of land was made by Ganapanna, son of Lakkhappa of Kalalige, for the service of the god Janardanadeva at Yermmala, after purchasing the land from others.  It states that Basavanna-Odeya was then governing the Barakura-rajya.

No. 427.

(A.R. No. 386 of 1920.)

On a stone set up near the Anjaneya teple at Timmancherla, Gooty taluk, Anantapur District.

This is in Sankrit and not dated.  It refers itself to the reign of Harihara.  It states that he made gifts according to Hemadri-sastra and records that he made a grant of the village Chimmanakere, situated in Gutti-Valita in Ghanadri-rajya to the learned Brahman Gopalaradhya, son of Vithalaradhya.  The king referred to here was probably Harihara II.

No. 428.

(A.R. No. 572 of 1906.)

On a slab set up in front of the Pundisvara temple at Mugavadi, Punganur taluk, Chittoor district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1328, Parthiva, Jyestha, ba. 7, [Budhavara], corresponding to A.D. 1405 May 20 Wednesday, in the reign of Bukkaraya (II).   It records that, under the orders of Jommanna-Odeya, a gift was made to the god . . . . . . . . Nayanaradeva at Mugavadi and mentions Devaraya-Odeya.

No. 429.

(A.R. No. 320 of 1922.)

On a slab on Mallayya-konda near Tamballapalle, Madanapalle taluk, Chittoor district.

This is dated Saka 1327, Parthiva, Ashadha, su. 1, corresponding to A.D. 1405 May 29 Friday (not verificable), in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.  It records the nirupa issued by the king to Mayilappa, stating that the manya village Tammadiyahalli, together with 25 varahas, being the kanike received on Sivaratri and other occasions in the temple of Mallikarjuna at Chandragiri in Marjavadi-nadu, be restored and continued as in the time of Kampanna-Vodeya, Bukkanna-Odeya and Chikkodeya and that the same be given effect to commencing from Tarana, Kartika, su. 1 (= A.D. 1404 October 5).  It also states that the sum of the kanike be distributed among the sthanapatis of the temple whose names and the shares they were to get are written in Telugu.

No. 430.

(A.R. No. 369 of 1927.)

On a slab set up in a plain called Barahada-kallu-gudde at Vaderahobli, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1328, Parthiva, Phalguna, su. 10, So[mavara] corresponding to A.D. 1406 February 28, Sunday  (not Monday).  It referstiself to the reign of Bukkaraya and states that Bachanna-Odeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya under his orders.  After praising Vidyaranya-guru, it records that the two dhanis (chiefs) of Kundapura, and others purchased a plot of land (brahmadaya) at the same village and made a gift of it to Narasimhabharati, the guru of Sringeri.  Out of the produce of the land, 3 mudes of paddy were to be given for the service of the god Kotisvaradeva and 60 hanes of rice for the service of the god Chikkadeva, every year.

No. 431.

(A.R. No. 735 of 1922.)

On a rock to thewest of Ramasagaram, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is not dated.  It mentions Bukkaraya (II ?) and Penugone.

No. 432.

(A.R. No. 401 of 1920.)

On a stone in a field to the east of the village Gulapalayam, Gooty taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1329, Sarvaji, Jyeshtha, su. [1]5, Sanivara, Somagrahana corresponding to A.D. 1407 May 21, Saturday, on which day there was a lunar eclipse.  It refers itself to the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya and records that Handepa-Nayaka made a grant of land to some Bhatta (name lost).  The engraver of the record was Lingojayya, son of Timmoja.

No. 433.

(A.R. No. 19 of 1910.)

On a slab set up in the court-yard of the Basavesvara temple at Singanallur, Coimbatore taluk, Coimbatore district.

This is a little damaged and dated Kali 4522 (4509), Saka 1330, Sarvadhari, Sravana, su. 13, Ma[ndavara ?), corresponding to A.D. 1408 August 4, Saturday, in the reign of Vira-Devaraya-Maharaya, son of the Mahamandalesvara Harihara-Maharaya.  The king is described as being well-versed in music and literature.  The inscription records an agreement entered into by the Gaudas, Settis, Brahmacharis, Brahmans, Senabovas and the Eighteen Samayas of Bandiyahalli which belonged to Viranna-Ayya, a subordinate of the Mahapradhana Naganna Nayaka-Odeya.  The terms were that the number of the families of cultivators would be according to the number of houses occupied ; the amount of taxes payable on grains, bullocks, clarified butter, sugar and other things, to the palace by each family would be fixed and regularly paid ; if any family or families ran away, the Gaudas responsible would bring them back or pay the amount due from them ; if the head of a family died, his successor would pay the amount due ; if necessary, family jewellery would be sold to pay off the sum due to the palace ; and if any one stole any thing in the house of the chief, the same rule held good, that is to say, those who were responsible for him would make good the loss.

No. 434.

(A.R. No. 803 of 1917.)

On a slab set up near the Anjaneya temple at Gaunivaripalli, a hamlet of Kondapuram, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1304 (mistake for 1330), Sarvadhari, Margasira, su. 7, Budhavara.  The date is not regular ; Sarvadhari corresponded to A.D. 1408-09.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of Hiryia-Devaraya (I) and records the grant of a village (name lost) with its toll-revenue for the service of god Hanumantadeva.

No. 435.

(A.R. No. 378 of 1927.)

On a slab set up by the side of the east verandah in the outer prakara of the Kotesvara temple at Kotesvara, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is very much damaged and dated 133[3] . . . . . . Paushya (= A.D. 1411) in the reign of the Vijayanagara king . . . . Odeya.  It records that when the Mahapradhana Bachanna-Odeya was in charge [of Barakura-rajya], Hariyaparasa and others made a grant of land for a perpetual lamp to the god Kotinathadeva and for the feeding of a fixed number of Brahmans in the temple.

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