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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 548.

(A.R. No. 549 of 1919.)

On the same wall.

This is a copy in Nagari of No. 541 of 1919 above.

No. 549.

(A.R. No. 178 of 1924.)

On the west wall of the third prakara of the Kalahastisvara temple at Kalahasti, Chandragiri taluk, Chittoor district.

This is dated Saka 1455, Nandana, Sravana, su. 12, Ravivasara corresponding to A.D. 1532 July 14 Sunday, in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records that the king, his queen Varadambika, and his son, Chika-Vemkatadri, severally performed the Mukta-tulabhara ceremony in the presence of the god Hari at Kanchi.  The record is written in Sanskrit verse.

No. 550.

(A.R. No. 182 of 1924.)

On the west wall of the third prakara of the same temple.

This is a little damaged and dated Saka 1454, Nandana, Sravana, ba. 10, Mandavara, Rohini-nakshatra, corresponding to A.D. 1532 July 27 Saturday in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records the gift made by the king on the day of his coronation in the year Virodhi, Kartika, ba. 5, corresponding to A.D. 1529 October 21, Thursday, in the presence of the god Kalahastisvara at Kalahasti, of seven and three-fourths villages (named) and the export and import duties from certain specified ports, for worship and offerings to the god on festival days.  It mentions the levy of tribute from Tiruvadi (Travancore), the subjugation of Tumbichchi and Salva-Nayaka, the taking (in marriage) of the Pandya princess, and the planting of a pillar of victory on the bank of the Tambraparni river by the king.  The king’s birth-star is stated to be Mrigasirsha.  The inscription is written in Nagari characters and Kannada language.

No. 551.

(A.R. No. 173 of 1924.)

on the same wall.

The date and the contents are the same as those of No. 182 of the same year published above.  The characters are Kannada.

No. 552.

(A.R. No. 546 of 1919.)

On the south wall of thesecond prakara of the Arulala Perumal temple in Little Conjeeveram, Conjeeveram taluk, Chingleput district.

This is dated Saka 1454, Nandana, Sravana, ba. 12. 12, A[divara] corresponding to A.D. 1532 July 28, Sunday, f.d.t.   .42 in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.  It records that, when the king went to Vishnu-Kanchi with his queen Varadadevi and son Chika-Venkatadri and made the tulapurusha and gosahasra gifts, he granted 17 villages with an income of gadyanas 1500 for offerings to the god Varadaraja.

No. 553.

(A.R. No. 51 of 1904.)

On the pedastal of the Nandi near the shrine of Virabhadra at Kudatani, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1454, Nandana, Adhika-Bhadrapada, ba. 30, Su[kravara], corresponding to A.D. 1532 August 30, Friday.  It refers itself to the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya and records that Kondapa, brother-in-law of Bhandarada Timmapa-Ayya,  made a gift of land, together with some toll revenue, for offerings to the god Virabhadra at Kudutani.  The gift is stated to have been made for the merit of Timmapa-Ayya.

No. 554.

(A.R. No. 492 of 1915.)

On the east wall of the Anjaneya temple at Kavutalam, Adoni taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1454, Nandana, Phalguna, ba. 7, So[mavara], corresponding to A.D. 1533 March 17, Monday,  in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.  It records the migration of the people of Kavatala-sime to Masaveya-sime to escape from the tyranny of the palace officials and their return, at the invitation of the Mahamandalesvara  Salakayadeva Chika-Tirumalaraja Mahaarasa, to Kavatala to promise to relief.  The terms of the order granting relief are set forth in detail.

No. 555.

(A.R. No. 422 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 1457, Vijaya, Ashadha, su. 11,  corresponding to A.D. 1533 July 2, Wednesday  (not verifiable), in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.  The king appointed to Sukanna-Nayaka as governor of Barakura-rajya and the latter in his turn appointed Konda-Vodeya to rule over the province.  The inscription records that Sunkanna Nayaka made a gift of the village, Hatiya-Kuduru, for the service of the god Tirumaladeva of Paduvakeri of Basrur.  The gift was made for the prosperity of the king.

No. 556.

(A.R. No. 745 of 1916.)

On a rock near the Ranganathasvami temple at Melavay, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1456, Vijaya, Asvayuja, ba. 12 corresponding to A.D. 1533 October 15, Wednesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records that the king made a gift of three villages, Anantapura . . . . . . male and Melavayi for the service of the god Tiruvengalanatha.

No. 557.

(A.R. No. 9 of 1904.)

On the north base of the central shrine of the Vitthalesvara temple at Hampi, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1455, Vijaya, Margasira, su. 11, Guruvara, corresponding to A.D. 1533 December 11, Thursday, in the reign of Achyutadevaraya-Maharaya.   It records the Sanskrit verse sun by Tirumalamma, about the gift of suvarna-meru made by the king in the presence of the god Vitthalesvara.  It is interesting to note that Tirumalamma was a Sanskrit poetess.

No. 558.

(A.R. No. 708 of 1922.)

On the north base of the central shrine of the same temple.

This is a copy, engraved in a different place, of No. 9 of 1904, above.

No. 559.

(A.R. No. 580 of 1912.)

On the north wall of the second prakara of the Virabhadra temple at Lepakshi, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged at the end.  The Kanarese statement at the beginning says that this is a copy of the copper-plate inscription registering the grant of certain villages for the service of the god Viresvara, i.e., Virabhadradeva of Lepakshi.  The rest of the record is in Sanskrit verse giving the genealogy of the Tuluva line of kings and mentioning their various conquests and gifts.  The numberous gifts made by king Achyutaraya to whose reign the record belongs are also mentioned.  The verse that was recited by Oduva Tirumalamma about the gift of suvarna-meru in Saka 1455,  Vijaya, is also found here.

No. 560.

(A.R. No. 789 of 1917.)

On three pieces of a broken slab lying near the Anjaneya temple at Chagaleru, same taluk and district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1455, Vijaya, Margasira, ba. 15, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1533 December 15 Monday.  It records that Kampadevarasa-Anna of Chagalera-Kanteri made a gift of a wet field, a khanduga in sowing capacity, for the service of the god Avubhaladeva at Chagaleru.  The gift was made for the merit of the king Achyutaraya-Maharaya.

No. 561.

(A.R. No. 179 of 1913.)

On a slab lying near a sluice of the tank at Bukkapatnam, Penukonda taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1455, Vijaya, Phalguna, su. 15, Sthiravara corresponding to a.D. 1534 February 28, Saturday, in the reign of Achyutadevaraya.  It records that Timmarasa, son of Bhandarada Apparasaya, restored the devadaya and brahmadaya lands below (the tank) Hosakere in the division of Penugonde, in accordance with the order issued by the king on the completion of the lakshahoma rite performed at Varadaraja-Ammana-pethe.

No. 562.

(A.R. No. 547 of 1919.)

On the south wall of the second prakara of the Arulala-Perumal temple at Little Conjeeveram, Conjeeveram taluk, Chingleput district.

This is dated Saka 1455, Vijaya, Phalguna, ba. 4,  corresponding to A.D. 1534 March 4, Wednesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.   It records that in the year Virohi, Kartika, ba. 5, corresponding to A.D. 1529 October 21, Thursday, the day of his coronation, the king made a gift of some villages (named) to the gods, Varadarajasvami and Ekambranatha, to be equally divided and that on finding that Saluva-Nayaka who was appointed for the purpose made unequal distribution, the king set it right.  It also records the manner of distribution of the offerings among the priests and officials of the temple.   The inscription is damaged.

No. 563.

(A.R. No. 548 of 1919.)

On the same wall.

This is a copy in Nagari characters of No. 547 of 1919 above.

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