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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 436.

(A.R. No. 25 of 1904.)

On a slab lying in front of the temple at Malapangudi, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Sala 1333, Khara, Magha, ba. 5 Bu[dhavara], corresponding to A.D. 1412 February 3, Wednesday.   It refers itself to the reign of Devaraya-Maharaja and records that the Heggade Sovanna-Anna, son of Bulle-Nayaka constructed a water-shed at the junction of the roads leading to Bisilahalli-kanuve and Badavaliya-kanuve and, purchasing three vritti lands from three Brahmans (named), made provision for repairing the well and the water-shed, for purchase of utensils and for the remuneration of the persons employed.

No. 437.

(A.R. No. 584 of 1912.)

On a pillar in the compound of the Sub-collector’s office, Penukonda, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and the date is partly lost with the exception of Saka 1339 (A. D. 1417 – 18). It records the setting up of the lamp-post by a Mahamandalesvara (name lost).

No. 438.

(A.R. No. 521 of 1906.)

On four faces of a pillar lying at the western entrance of the Lakshmi-Narasimhasvami temple at Kadiri, Kadiri taluk, same district.

This inscription is damaged and dated the cyclic year Hemalambi, Phalguna, su. 10, in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya, corresponding to A.D. 1418 February 16 Wednesday (not verifiable).  It records that the king confirmed the exemption, granted formerly to the Panchalas in the four Nadus byking Harihara-Maharaya, from taxes on marriages, bullocks, buffaloes, carts, loaded with paddy, and the like.

No. 439.

(A.R. No. 804 of 1917.)

On a slab lying in a field to the east of the village Gaunivaripalli, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 100 30 39 (i.e., 1339.) Hemalambi, Phalguna, ba. 10, G[uruvara] corresponding to A.D. 1418 March 2 Wednesday (not Thursday), in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya, son of Harihara-Maharaya, who was the son of Bukkaraya.  It records that the king confirmed the exemption granted by Harihara-Maharaya, as a reward for having manufacuted the throne in the royal court (hajara-simhasana), to the Pamchalas from taxes on bullocks, buffaloes, carts, jewels, etc.,

No. 440.

(A.R. No. 283 of 1918.)

On a slab set up near the Anjaneyasvami temple at Rajabavanahalli, Harapanahalli taluk, Bellary district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1341, Vikari, Kartika, su. 11, Adivara corresponding to A.D. 1419 October 29 Sunday, in the reign of DevarayaMaharaya.  It records that, while Hariyanna, son of Lakhappa, was ruling the division of Nonabana-Arasiyakere in Pandya-nadu under the orders of the king, the Mahajanas headed by this Hariyanna were granted as a srolriya-agrahara the village of Hariyasamudra for having founded it by reclaiming the forests, and having constructed a tank.  The land under the new tank was made free from taxes such as tax on wet land, dry land, areca nut, coconut, jack-fruit, mango-trees, sugar-cane, plantain-trees, betel creepers, salt-pan, harvest-grain, ploughs of bullocks and buffaloes, sese, siddhaya, Danayaka-samya and other imposts.  It also records that the Mahajanas granted rent-free lands to other Brahmans (named).

No. 441.

(A.R. No. 365 of 1927.)

On a slab set up in the prakara of the Kundesvara temple at Coondapur, Coondapur Taluk, South Kanara district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1348, Visvavasu, Chaitra, su. . . . Mam[galavara], corresponding probably to A.D. 1425 March 27, Tuesday,  in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya (II).  It records that Narasimhadeva-Vodeya, who was governing the Barakura-rajya by the command of the king and, Hariyappa-Dannayaka-Vodeya restored, without diminishing the revenue to the palace, the land, once granted by Devanna-Senabova of Kudakur for the service of the god Kundesvara, after making a thorough inquiry among the inhabitants of Kundapura who had assembled at his call.

No. 442.

(A.R. No. 389 of 1928.)

On a stone lying in front of the ruined temple of Gopalakrishna at Bilinili, Puttur taluk, same district.

This is very much damaged and the preserved portion of the date is the cyclic year Sadharana, Kartika, su. 12.  Vaddavara, corresponding to A.D. 1430 October 28, Saturday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Vijayanagara king Virapratapa-Devaraya-Maharaya (II).  it seems to record the gift of a village (name lost) and mentions Devaraja-Odeya and the village Ramanathapura.   It is written in Nagari characters and the Kannada language.

No. 443.

(A.R. No. 765 of 1917.)

On a nandi-pillar set up near the Anjaneya temple at Kotipi, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1354, Paridhavi, Kartika, su. 1, Su[kravara], corresponding to A.D. 1432 October 24, Saturday,  f.d.t. 38, in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.  It records that the king abolished the cess on marriages among all castes in Kotapi.  It also states that those who marry and go out, keeping the Basava (on the pillar on which the inscription is engraved) to their right, will be blessed with many children.

No. 444.

(A.R. No. 414 of 1928.)

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

This is dated Saka 1356, Pramadi, Kartika, corresponding to A.D. 1433 October-November, in the reign of Devaraya-Mharaya.  It records that while the mahapradhana Chandrasa-Odeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya a grant of land was made by Isara-Setti for keeping a perpetual lamp before the god Nakharesvara and feeding a fixed number of Brahmans in the temple on special days.

No. 445.

(A.R. No. 21 of 1904.)

On a rock near the Kalasapura-Anjaneya temple on the Hospet.  Kampili Road, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1356, Pramadicha, Magha, su. 10, Gu[ruvara], probably corresponding to A.D. 1434 January 20, Wednesday,  not Thursday.  It refers itself to the reign of Devaraya-Maharaja and records that the king made a gift of a (village ?) to Ramayya, manager of the temple of god Manumantadeva set up by [Sa]luva-Sankara[deva ?].

No. 446.

(A.R. No. 430 of 1928.)

On a slab lying in the rack-yard of the private house to the south of the tank.  Doddakerekatte, at Basrur, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1358, Nala, Asvija, su. 10 Gu[ruvara] corresponding to A.D. 1436 September 20 Thursday,  in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.  It records that, while the Mahapradhana  Annappa-Odeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya under the orders of the king, Balabijjana-Bemmasetti-Naranasetti of the Balegara community made a gift of some plots of land of specified boundary for feeding Brahmans in the matha at Paduvakeri in Basaruru.

No. 447.

(A.R. No. 18 of 1904.)

On the mandapa in the field called Papajagalura-Hola near Kamalapur, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated the cyclic year Siddharthi, Asvija, su. 10, corresponding to A.D. 1439 September 18, Friday (not verifiable), in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.   It records that the king’s servant Katigeya Ahamuda-Khana caused the construction of a rest-house and a well, for the merit of the king.

No. 448.

(A.R. No. 407 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 1363, Durmati, Phalguna, su. 10, Ma[ngalavara], corresponding to A.D. 1442 February 20 Tuesday, in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Kotiyanna-Setti made a gift of land for the service of the god Mahadeva at Paduvakeri of Basaruru, when the Mahapradhana Chandara-Vodeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya under the orders of the king.

No. 449.

(A.R. No. 417 of 1928.)

On another slab set up in the same prakara.

This is dated Saka 1366, Raktakshi, Ashadha, su. 10, Gu[ruvara], corresponding to A.D. 1444 June 25 Thursday, in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.  It mentions Timmanna-Odeya as ruling over Barakura-rajya under his orders and records that the several Settikaras of Paduvakeri in Basaruru gave lands to Narana-Setti for offerings and service in the temple of Nakharesvara.  Narana-Setti is also stated to have made a gift of land to the same temple.

No. 450.

(A.R. No. 404 of 1928.)

On another slab set up in the same prakara.

This is dated Saka 1366, Raktakshi, Pushya, su. 5, So[mavara], corresponding to A.D. 1444 December 14 Monday, in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.  It records that, when Timmanna-Odeya was ruling over the Barakura-rajya, the Nakharas and Settis of Dharmapattana agreed to pay to the temple of Mahadeva a portion of toll-revenue raised in the village and use it for repairing the gold pinnacle of the temple and that the balance, if any, would be used for the service of the god and for no other purpose.  The gift was made to expiate the sin committed by them in having murdered two men (named) of their community.

No. 451.

(A.R. No. 377 of 1927.)

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

This is damaged and dated Saka [1]36[9], Prabhava, Vaisakha, su. 15, corresponding to A.D.  1447 April 30 Sunday  (not verifiable), in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Ruppanna-Odeya who was governing the Barakura-rajya made a grant of the village, Karuvakunda, yielding 208 ˝ honnus per annum, in order to conduct some charities instituted by Gururaya-Odeya, in the name of the king, for the service of the god Kotinathadeva and for feeding ten Brahmans every day.  This income is stated to have been transferred from the accounts of Government revenue to the temple revenue.

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