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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 468.

(A.R. No. 393 of 1927.)

On a slab set up by the side of a house to theeast of the tank, Devarakere at Basrur, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1395, Nandana, Bhadrapada, ba 8, Bu[dhavara],  corresponding to A.D. 1472 August 26, Wednesday,  in the reign of Virupaksha-Maharaya.  It records that, while Vittharasa-Vodeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya, Ballabali Duggana-Settiti, and his nephews Sovana-Setti, son of Akka-Settiti, Nagana-Setti, son of Baliyakka-Settiti, qand Devu-Setti, son of Navakka-Settiti, made a grant of some plots of land to Siriyappa, son of Tirumalanatha-Setti, for the worship of the god Visvanatha, which he had brought from Benares, when he returned from his pilgrimage to that place.  The gift was made on the occasion of a solar eclipse.

No. 469.

(A.R. No. 380 of 1927.)

On a slab set up by the side of the eastern veranda in the outer prakara of the Kotesvara temple at Kotesvara, same taluk and district.

This is damaged inscription is dated Saka 1400, Vilambi, Kanya, 21, Adivara, corresponding to A.D. 1478 September 20, Sunday, in the reign of Devaraya-Maharaya-Virupaksharaya.  It records that, when Vittharasa-Odeya was government Barakura-rajya, a certain Madavayya made a grant of land for the service of some god (name lost).

No. 470.

(A.R. No. 403 of 1928.)

On a slab, broken in three pieces and lying in the choultry attached to the temple of the goddess Mukambika at Kollur, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1404, Plava, Magha, su. 15, Adityavara, corresponding to A.D. 1482 February 3 Sunday, in the reign of Virupaksharaya ruling from Vidyanagari.  It records a gift of land made by the Savanta banki-Arasa and Honnakambali for offerings to the goddess Mukambikadevi at Kolluru, while Pandarideva was governing Barakura-rajya under the orders of the Mahapradhana Singana-Dannayaka.  Singa-Odeya the Sthanakarta of the temple is praised for his ascetic qualities.

No. 471.

(A.R. No. 421 of 1928.)

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

This is dated Saka 1404, Pramoduta, Vaisakha, su. 1. Saka 1404 corresponded to the cyclic year Subhakrit in which year the details cited give the equivalent A.D. 1482 April 19 Friday (not verifiable).  It refers itself to the reign of Bhujabala-Narasingaraya-Maharaya and states that when Mallappa-Nayaka, brother of Somanna-Nayaka of Kurugod, was ruling over the Barakura-rajya, a number of residents of Basarur made gifts of land and money for theservice of the god Tirumaladeva at the Paduvakeri of Basarur.

No. 472.

(A.R. No. 710 of 1917.)

On the south base of the Ramasvami temple at Ramapuram, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur district.

This record is dated Saka 1407, Visvavasu, Asvija, su. . . . . . . . ( = A.D. 1485 September).  Rayaparaja, son of Bayarajadeva-Chola-Maha-arasu is said to have made a gift of land and the channel called Sankaradeva-kaluve to Narasimha-Somayaji, Prasanna-Somayaji and Lakshmana-Somayaji sons of Dasagranthi-Narasimha-Somayaji of Asvalayana-sutra, Kasyapa-gotra and Rik-sakha on the condition that they would convert the valley adjoinging the field into a tank and call it.  Narasambudhi after the name of king Narasingaraya-Maharaya and that they would allot a portion of the land for the midday offerings to the god Ramachandradeva. The land was situated in Agali in the Rayadurga-sthala.

No. 473.

(A.R. No. 391 of 1927.)

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

This is dated Saka 1409, Plavanga, Kartika, su. 5, Ravivara, corresponding to A.D. 1487 October 21, Sunday, in the  reign of Prataparaya-Maharaya son of Virupaksharaya-Maharaya.  It records that, while Virupakshadeva-Odeya was governing the barakura-rajya, Rudrakshi-Odeya, the guru of the Settikaras, built a matha at the Paduvakeri of Basarur and that the Settis endowed the matha with plots of land.  The boundaries of the lands and their annual income are given.

No. 474.

(A.R. No. 719 of 1917.)

On the south wall of the Sankaresvara temple at Agali, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1420, Pingala, Chaitra, su. 15, Sanivara, corresponding to A.D. 1497 March 18, Saturday.  It records the grant of the village Paliganahalli, surnamed Immadi-Kachapura, situated in Agali-sthala in Rayadurga-Chavadi, by Immadi-Kachapa-Nayaka, son of Kachapa-Nayaka of Adavani for the offerings of the god Sankaradeva at Agali.  The gift was made in the presence of the god Ramesvara at Setubandha-Ramesvara, whither ha had gone with Narasana-Nayaka.  It is stated that Kachapa-Nayaka held the division of Agali-sthala as a fief from Narasingaraya-Maharaya who had bestowed on Narasanna-Nayaka theRayadurga-Chavadi for his nayakatana.

No. 475.

(A.R. No. 10 of 1915.)

On a stone built into the floor of the central shrine of the Mallikarjunasvami temple at Srisailam, Nandikotkur taluk, Kurnool district.

This is not dated.  It records that king Vira-Narasingaraya-Maharaya  is serving at the feet of the god Mallikarjunadeva.  It is not possible to say whether the king to whose reign the inscription belongs was a Saluva or Tuluva.  Below this inscription, are written names of some devotees, in Devanagari characters.

No. 476.

(A.R. No. 423 of 1928.)

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

This is dated Saka 1428, Prabhava, Kartika, su. 15, Sa[nivara], corresponding A.D. 1506 October 31, Saturday Prabhava is a mistake for Kshaya which wwas Saka 1428 expired.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of Vira-Narasingadevaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Basavarasa-Vodeya raised, as subscription from the villagers of Badakere in Kandura, some money and made a grant of it to the temple of the god Tirumaladeva for burning a perpetual lamp before the god out of the interest on the sum.  It also states that some other persons made a grant of gadyanas 25, being the annual income of a garden, for the service of the same god ;  it further registers a gift made by the Halaru of Badakere of varahas 7 got as interest from the Brahmans of the place on a certain sum outstanding on them as a loan, for the service of the god.

No. 477.

(A.R. No. 703 of 1919.)

On a pillar in the Lakshmi temple at Gulya, alur taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1430, Sukla, Sravana, su. 10, Guruvara,  corresponding to A.D. 1509 July 26 Thursday ;  The Saka year, however, was 1431 expired.  The record refers itself to the reign of the Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya-Maharaya.  It states that Narasaraja, son of Goparaja and Kasavamamba, grandson of Nagaraja and Gavuramamba, of Kaundinya-gotra and of the Kamme sect of Brahmans, the chief of the town Yeturu in Gandikote-sime and the minister of Virana-Nayaka, son of the Senadhipati Karanada Somanna-Nayaka, caused the construction of the temple of Virupaksha consisting of the garbha-griha, sukhanasi and ranga-mandapa, had a well sunk and a mango-garden planted.  He also made a grant of land  in Virupasamudra for the service of the god.

No. 478.

(A.R. No. 27 of 1928.)

On a slab planted behind the Anjaneya temple at Belaguppa, Kalyanadrug taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated . . . . . .  . .. .  . Sukla, Pushya, ba. 2,  the Saka year being badly damaged.  It refers itself to the reign of Vira-Narasingadeva-Maharaya and records the Hadapada-Gaura-Nayaka made a grant of the village Beluguppe, surnamed Vira-Narasingadeva-Maharayapura,  situated in the division of (?) Buduguppe  in Kundurupe-sime to the ascetic Mallikarjunadeva  as a matha-pura.  The gift was made for the merit of the king.

No. 479.

(A.R. No. 410 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 1433, Sukla, Magha, su. 5 corresponding to A.D. 1510 January 14 Monday (not verifiable), in the reign of Bhujabala-Narasimga-Maharaya ruling from Vijayanagari.  It records that, under the orders of the king, Mallapa-Nayaka, younger brother of Sovana-Nayaka of Kurugod, who was ruling over Barakuru-rajya collected kanike from the merchants of Paduvakeri in Basarur  for offerings and other services of the god Mahadeva and himself made a grant of the village Paduva-Belatur in Haru-nadu and Muda-Belatur.  It also records that on Tuesday, ba. 8 of Chaitra, Iísvara, Sankamma-Modaliti, daughter of the grand-daughter of Bemmana-Bhandari, made a gift of 60 varahas had an yearly grant of a fixed quantity of rice for the service of the same god.

No. 480.

(A.R. No. 217 of 1913.)

On a stone near the Anjaneya temple at Yalpi, Bellary taluk, Bellary district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1431, Sukla, Magha, ba.14, Sivaratri, corresponding to A.D. 1510 February 7 Thursday (not verifiable), in the reign of Krishnaraya-Maharaya.  It records the abolition of the cess on marriages in the Yalape-sime, made for the merit of the king.

No. 481.

(A.R. No. 227 of 1913.)

On a stone lying near the Mallesvara temple at Moka, Bellary taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka [1431], Sukla, Magha, ba. 1[4], Sivaratri corresponding to A.D. 1510 February 7 Thursday (not verifiable).  It records that Krishnaraya-Maharaya made a gift of the village Malukana for his own well-being.

No. 482.

(A.R. No. 717 of 1917.)

On the south wall of the Sankresvara temple at Agali, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1432, Pramoda, Asvayuja, su. 12,  corresponding to A.D. 1510 September 15 Sunday (not verifiable), in the reign of Krishnaraya.  It records that in the districts of Ghanagiri, Gutti, Ghandikota, Siddhavatti, Siddhapura, Chandragiri, Nagamangala, Muluri and Rayadurga the king abolished the marriage-cess, irrespective of caste, for all time.  The record is partly in Sanskrit.

No. 483.

(A.R. No. 685 of 1919.)

On a stone set up by the side of the road to Alur at Hatti-Belagallu, Alur taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1432, Pramoduta, Magha, ba. 2, Guruvara corresponding to A.D. 1511 January 11 Thursday.  It records that Hanumappa, a servant of king Krishnadevaraya, set up Peteya-Basava, and mentions Hattiya-Belugallu and Jakke-Nayaka.

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