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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 452.

(A.R. No. 429 of 1928.)

On a slab lying in a house-site south of the tank called Doddakere-Katte at Basrur, same taluk and District.

This is dated saka 13[7]3, Pramoda, Vaisakha, su. 13, Sukravara, corresponding to A.D. 1450 April 24 Friday, in the reign of Mallikarjuna-Maharaya.  It states that, under the orders of the king, Lingappa-Odeya was ruling the Barakura-rajya and records that Koteyaka-Nayakitti, wife of Koteya-Nayaka, and her son, Meravanna-Setti made a gift of land and gold for the worship of gods and feeding some Brahmans in the matha of the place.

No. 453.

(A.R. No. 24 of 1904.)

On a rock near the Kapilasrama at Nimbapur, Hospet taluk, BellaryDistrict.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1372, Pramathi, Pausha, ba. 6, Sukravara corresponding to A.D. 1450 December 25, Friday.  It gives the genealogy of the Vijayanagara kings from Sangama down to Praudhadeva-Maharaya who was ruling from Vijayanagara.  It records that, under the orders of the king, Rayapannayya founded a village called Somalapura  and that the king erected a temple, a lamp-pillar, and a Sandhya-mandapa and consecrated in the temple the god Saumya-Somesvara.  He is also stated to have made a gift of Kariyahalli  for the service of the god and placed it in charge of Nagannayya, son of Huligere Manganna-Ayya.  The writer was Virana, son of Muddanacharya.  The record is engraved in Nagari characters and Sanskrit and Kannada languages.

No. 454.

(A.R. No. 382 of 1928.)

On a stone set up in a field called Kallumaru at Bantwal-muda, Mangalore taluk, south kanara district.

This is much damaged and the preserved portion of the date is the cyclic year Pramoda in the reign of the Vijayanaraga king Praudha-Devaraya-Maharaya (=A. D. 1450).  It rfecords some gift for offerings on the Dipavali festival to a god (name lost).

No. 455.

(A.R. No. 366 of 1927.)

On a slab set up in the prakara of the Kundesvara temple at Coondapur, Coondapur taluk, same district.

This is much damaged and dated Saka 1373, . . . . . . . Sravana, ba. 10, Adivara corresponding to A.D. 1451 August 21, Saturday (not Sunday), in the reign of Mallikarjunadeva.  It records that, when the Mahapradhana Vallabhadeva-Danayaka was ruling the Brakura-rajya, a gift of 48 honnus, which was the income from salt pans in Kundapura, was made to Joyisa Hariyappa of Maudgalya-gotra and Rik-sakha.

No. 456.

(A.R. No. 412 of 1928.)

On a slab set up in the outer prakara of the temple of Mahalingesvara at Basrur, same taluk and district.

This is dated Saka 1374, Prajotpatti, Pushya, su. 1,  corresponding to A.D. 1451 December Friday (not verifiable), in the reign of Mallikarjuna-Maharaya.  It records that, under the orders of Devaraya-Maharaya, Bhanappa-Odeya, who was ruling over Barakura-rajya, made a gift of 121 kati-gadyanas out of the siddhaya of Basaruru, for the service of the god Nakharesvaradeva of the place.

No. 457.

(A.R. No. 405 of 1928.)

On another slab set up in the same prakara.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1377, Bhava, Magha, su. 5, corresponding to A.D. 1455 January 23 Thursday (not verifiable).  It refers itself to the reign of Mallikarjunaraya, son of Devaraya-Maharaya, ruling from Vijayanagari.  It records that Karjunaraya, son of Devaraya-Maharaya, ruling from Vijayanagari.  It records that, when the Mahapradhana Pandarideva was ruling overBarakura-rajya, under the orders of the king, an agreement was effected between the Settis of the two street, viz., Paduvakeri and Mudakeri in Basarur, regarding the boundary and the rights of their respective localities, and the paths through which the Settis of each locality had to take sheep and areca-nut trees to the temple of Devi on occasions of festivals.  The interest of the inscription lies in the amicable settlement made by the people themselves to avoid bloody religious feuds.

No. 458.

(A.R. No. 25 of 1915.)

On a pillar (north face) in the nandi-mandapa of the Mallikarjuna temple at Srisailam, Nandikotakur talum Kurnool district.

This is dated Saka 1379, Isvara, Magha, ba. 5, Gururvara, corresponding to A.D. 1458 January 19 Thursday, in the reign of Praudha-Devaraya-Maharaya.  It records that the lady reader of the palace named Honnammavva purchased a plot of land and made a gift of it for offerings to the god Mallikarjuna and for feeding five Jangamas in the temple.

No. 459.

(A.R. No. 406 of 1928.)

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

This is dated Saka 1387, parthiva, Vaiskha, ba. 5, Bu[dhavara] corresponding to A.D. 1465 May 15 Wednesday, in thereign of Praudha-Immadi-Devaraya Mallikarjuna-Maharaya.  It records that when Pandarideva-Odeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya under the orders of the Mahapradhana Ramachandra-Danayaka, he made a gift of the gold, which the Hanjamana community was paying, for the service of the god Mahadeva at Paduvakeri, on the occasion of a lunar eclipse.

No. 460.

(A.R. No. 376 of 1928.)

On a slab set up in a field near the Ammunajegutta in Polali Ammunaje, Mangalore taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1387, Pathiva, Simha-masa, 15, Budhavara, corresponding to A.D. 1465 August 13, Tuesday  (not Wednesday).  It refers itself to the reign of Praudha Mallikarjunadevaraya-Maharaya.   It records that when Ramachandra-Danaya was administering the kingdom under the royal seal and Vittharasa  was governing the Mangaluru-rajya, Allappa-Sekhara Chauta and his three brothers gave a land to Manjanasekhara and his sisters, for offerings to the goddess Polaladevi.

No. 461.

(A.R. No. 390 of 1927.)

On a slab set up near the Harihara temple at Kumbhakasi, Coondapur taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1389, Sarvaji, Prathama-Bhadrapada, su. 15 corresponding to A. D. 1467 August 15, Saturday with a lunar eclipse, as stated.  It refers itself to the reign of Virupaksharaya-Maharaya and records that Vitharasa-Vodeya, who was ruling over Barakura-rajya under the orders of the Mahapradhana Kachappa-Dannayaka, made a grant of gold for the service of the god Mahadeva at Kumbhasi (the present Kumbhakasi).  The gift was made for the prosperity of the king.

No. 462.

(A.R. No. 762 of 1916.)

On the north wall of the central shrine of the Govindarajaperumal, temple at Tirupati, Chandragiri taluk, Chittoor district.

This is dated Saka 1389, sarvajit, Pushya, su. 1, A[divara] corresponding to A.D. 1467 December 27, Sunday.  It records the order given by the Saluva Mahamandalesvara Narasingayyadeva-Maha-arasu that the worship in the Govindaraja-peruma temple at Tirupati must be conducted on the same lines as those of Tiruvengalanatha of the Tirumale hill and that Kandala Ramanujayya and his pupils should supervise the distribution of prasada to Srivaishnavas, both foreign and local, in the Govindaraja-sannidhi and in the Ramanujakuta (feeding-house) newly constructed at Tirupati by himself.  It also records that the king established a Ramanujakuta on the hill and fixed the scale of offerings to the god Tiruvengalanathan, to be supervised by the same Kandala-Ramanujayya and his disciples.

No. 463.

(A.R. No. 372 of 1921.)

On the east wall of the alankaramandapa before the Tripurasamhara image in the Tiruvirattanesvara temple at Tiruvadi, Cuddalore taluk, South Arcot district.

This inscription is dated Vikriti, Asvija, su. 13, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1470 October 8, Monday, and records the grant of the villages Satyabharananallur and Sunnauru by Annamarasayya, an officer of the Saluva Mahamandalesvara Narasingayyadeva-Maha-arasu, for offerings to the god Viratadeva of Tiruvadi during the early morning service and for conducting the car-festival in the month of Tai.  The villages are stated to have been situated in Naduvimandalada-venthe, a sub-division of Validilambatina-chavadi, granted to Annamarasayya by the king for amaranayakatana.  It also records the gift of some land to the person supervising the worship.

No. 464.

(A.R. No. 427 of 1928.)

On a slab set up in front of a house to the south of the tank, Doddakerekatte at Basrur, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1395, Nandana, Bhadrapada, ba. 8, Bu[dhavara] corresponding fo a.D. 1472 August 26, Wednesday, in the reign of Virupaksha-Maharaya ruling from Vijayanagara.  It records that, while Vittharasa was ruling over Barakurarajya, Duggana-Setti of Paduvakeri at Basurur  and his three nephews made a grant of land of Siriyappa on the laterís return from his pilgrimage to Benares, for his worship of the image of the god Kasi-Visvanatha which he had brought with thim.

No. 465.

(A.R. No. 428 of 1928.)

On another slab set up in the same place.

This is dated Saka 1395, Nandana, Bhadrapada, ba. 8, Budhavara, corresponding to A.D. 1472 August 26, Wednesday,  in the reign of Virupaksha-Maharaya.  It records that, when Vittharasa-Odeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya, Ballabali Duggana-Setti son of Narana-Senabova  of  Basarur, and his three nephews, built a matha and endowed it with some plots of land.

No. 466.

(A.R. No. 371 of 1921.)

On the east wall of the alankaramandapa in front of the central shrine in the Tiruvirattanesvara temple at Tiruvadi, Cuddalore taluk, South Arcot district.

This is dated Saka 1391 (mistake for 1393), Khara, Vaisakha, su. 10,  corresponding probably to A.D. 1472 April 29, Monday  (not verifiable).  It records the gift of the taxes collected from the village Mosukolattur, hamlet of Tirubhuvana-Mahadevipattana in Validilambattu-Chavadi, by Timmi-Nayaka, the agent of Annamarasayya, who was the deputy of Saluva Narasingayyadeva-Maha-arasu, for the expenses connected with the Vasantha-festivala of the god Viratadeva at Tiruvadi.

No. 467.

(A.R. No. 371-A of 1921.)

In the same place.

This is dated the cyclic year khara and records the gift of some plots of land by the same individual as the one mentioned in No. 465 for burning five perpetual lamps in the same temple.

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