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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 516.

(A.R. No. 450 of 1920.)

On a rock to the west of Velpamadugu, Gooty taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1446, Tarana, Magha, su. 7, So[mavara], corresponding to A.D. 1525 January 30, Monday, in the reign of Krishnadevaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Lingarasa of Dharasura issued orders to Settis, Senabovas and local and foreign merchants residing in Velupadige, also called Krishnarayapura, fixing the rate of taxes in the new bazaar street opened in the name of the king as follows : no taxes are to be levied during the first three years ; then a varaha per oil-mill ; 3 panas for a weaving machine ; 3 panas for a stall ; if ten weaving machines are kept by a single family, only nine are to be taxes ; a pana  for a stall of minor articles ; all these are to be collected once a year.

No. 517.

(A.R. No. 431 of 1928.)

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

This is damaged and is dated Saka 1447 = A.D. 1525 (the details being lost), in the reign of Krishnaraya-Maharaya.  It states that while Vitharasa-Vodeya, son of Lakshminarayana-Karanika, was ruling the Barakura-rajya, Naranamunila of Chennavara, son of Tammimunila-Sankarasetti of the Paduvakeri of Basrur and Kupana-Setti caused the construction of a matha to Lakshminarayanadeva and endowed it with lands and interest-bearing grants of money outstanding on many persons (named).

No. 518.

(A.R. No. 97 of 1913.)

On a pillar lying in the outer prakara of the Mallikarjuna temple at Kambaduru, Kalyanadrug taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1447, Parthiva, Kartika, su. 12, corresponding to A.D. 1525 October 28, Saturday (not verifiable), in the reign of Krishnadeva-Maharaya.  It records the gift of the village Jaluvati to the temple of the god Mallikarujuna at Kambaduru in Kumdurupeya-rajay made by Rayasada Ayyapparasayya, for the merit of Rayasada Kondamarasayya.

No. 519.

(A.R. No. 76 of 1912.)

On a slab set up in front of the Bhogesvara temple at Konakondla, Gooty taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1448, Parthiva, Kartika, ba. 7, Mangalavara, corresponding to A.D. 1525 November 7, Tuesday, in the reign of Krishnadeva-Maharaya.  It records that, under the orders of the king, Kottanara ramaraja made a gift of land to certain persons (names lost) of Kondakundi for constructing a tank of the village and for its supervision.

No. 520.

(A.R. No. 368 of 1927.)

On a slab set up near the Ganapati shrine at Voderhobli, a hamlet of Coondapur, on the east side of the road, to Udipi, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1448, Parthiva, Phalguna, su. 1 Somavara, corresponding to A.D. 1526 February 12, Monday, in the reign of Krishnaraya-Maharaya ruling from Vijayanagari.  It records that Lingarasa-Vodeya, appointed as governor of the Barakura-rajya by the king, placed Etiraya-Vodeya in charge of the province and that the latter made a gift of the income derived from Kota in Kundapura  to Raghupatitirtha-Sripada and Srinivasatirtha-Sripada of Anegondi (Vyasaraya Matha), for the prosperity of the king, on the occasion of a lunar eclipse.

No. 521.

(A.R. No. 559 of 1915.)

On a pillar set up in front of the Virabhadra temple at Cheruvu-Belagallu, Kurnool taluk, Kurnool district.

This is damaged and dated the cyclic year Sarvajit, Ashadha, su. 6,  in the reign of Krishnadeva-Maharaya, corresponding to A.D. 1527 June 6, Thursday (if the month was Adhika) or July 5, Friday (if Nija).  The date is not verifiable.  The inscription records that Sunkana-Nayaka, son of Dadi-Nayaka, made a gift of a field in Kere-Belugallu in Adavani-durga under his amara, for the service of the god Virabhadra at Belugallu.  The gift was made for the merit of the king and of the donor’s father.

No. 522.

(A.R. No. 280 of 1918.)

On a pillar in the front mandapa of the Isvara temple at Gudihalli, Harapanahalli taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1449, Sarvajit, Sravana, su. 10 corresponding to A.D. 1527 August 7, Wednesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Krishnaraya-Maharaya ruling from Vijayanagari.  It records that while Rayasada Narayanappa, son of Chinna-Bhandarada Timmarasa, was ruling Nonabanarasikere in the volita of Kotura-sime and while his agent Nagarasaya had the parupatya over Kotura-sime, Timmarasa, son of Rangadasa, who was administering Arasikere under the orders of Nagarasaya, had the damaged sluice of the tank at the village rebuilt.

No. 523.

(A.R. No. 323 of 1925.)

On a stone planted in a field at Maraba, Kudligi taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1450, Sarvadhari, sravana, su. 15, Sukravara, corresponding to A.D. 1528 July 31, Friday,  in the reign of Krishnaraya.  It records that Mallapanna of Elabarige caused the construction of a shop or stall and made a gift of the same, together with the toll-revenue of the fair held in Malapura, and some land at Moraba to the god (?) Suryanarayanadeva, for the merit of his mother, Viramma.  Moraba is stated to have been situated in Pand[y*]a-nadu.

No. 524.

(A.R. No. 57 of 1904.)

On a rock to the south of the Basavesvara temple at Kurugodu, Bellary taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1450, Sarvadhari, Bhadrapada, ba. 1, corresponding to A.D. 1528 August 30, Sunday (not verifiable), in the reign of Krishnadeva-Maharaya. It records that Bagila Krishnaraya-Nayaka made a gift of land for offerings to the god Dodda-Basavanna.

No. 525.

(A.R. No. 411 of 1928.)

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

This is dated Saka 1451, Sarvadhari, Kartika, su. 1, corresponding to A.D. 1528 October 14, Wednesday (not verifiable) in the reign of Krishnaraya-Maharaya.  It records that, while Aliya Timmanna-Vodeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya under the king’s orders Sankarasetti, son of Sovanasetti, built a matha and that Mallapasetti, son of Sankarasetti’s first wife, and Sankamanayakiti, Sankarasetti’s second wife, and her sister, Deku Adeyiti, endowed the matha  with some plots of land for its maintenance.

No. 526.

(A.R. No. 619 of 1904.)

On the south, east and north walls of the central shrine of the Vedanarayanasvami temple at Nagalapuram, Ponneri taluk, Chingleput district.

This is damaged and dated the cyclic year Sarvadhari, Magha, su. 3, corresponding to A.D. 1529 January 13, Wednesday  (not verifiable), in the reign of Krishnaraya-Maharaya.  It records that the services of the god Vedagiri-Perumal should be conducted as detailed in the copper-plate document granted for the purpose and that the expenditure should be met from the income of the villages granted for the purpose.  It also states that the fine levied from the culprits who removed the boundary stones should be given to the temple.

No. 527.

(A.R. No. 626 of 1904.)

At the entrance into the second gopura of the Vedavalli-Tayar shrine in the Vedanarayanasvami temple in the same village.

This is a copy of A.R. No. 619 of 1904 above.

No. 528.

(A.R. No. 194 of 1904.)

On a stone in front of the Anjaneya temple at Havinahalu-Virapura, Bellary taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1450, Sarvadhari, Magha, su. 6 corresponding to A.D. 1529 January 15, Friday (not verifiable), in the reign of Krishnaraya-Maharaya.  It records that the people of the village of Dondavate made a grant of land to Malesani, son of Gundapa for repairing the tank at the village.   The gift is stated to have been made under the orders of Mundana-Nayaka to whom the king had given the village as an umbali.

No. 529.

(A.R. No. 216 of 1913.)

On a stone in front of the Anjaneya temple at Yalpi, same taluk and district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1451, Virodhi, Magha, su. 1[1],  corresponding to A.D. 1530 January 9, Sunday  (not verifiable).  It records that Danayakara Timmaras made a grant of varahas 36 payable out of the revenue of the village Yalape, which was granted to him by Krishnaraya-Maharaya, for feeding in the satra 12 Brahmans that may come to the village.  The charity was made for the merit of king Achyutaraya-Maharaya.

No. 530.

(A.R. No. 716 of 1922.)

On a slab set up in front of the Hanumantaraya temple at Kampli, Hospet taluk, same district.

This is damaged and the date is partly lost.  It mentions the cyclic year Virodhi (=A.D. 1529-30) in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya and records the gift made by him of the revenue raised in the bazaar street of Vijaya-Virupapura for the service of the god Mallikarjunadeva.

No. 531.

(A.R. No. 453 of 1920.)

On a stone lying in a field by the side of the cart-track of Vajrakarur from the village Pottipadu, Gooty taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1452, Vikriti, Chaitra, ba. 1, Somavara, corresponding to A.D. 1530 March 14, Monday, in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Basappa-Nayaka made a gift of some plots of land for the service of the god, Channakesava, at Karur.  The gift was made for the merit of the king.

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