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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 564.

(A.R. No. 16 of 1904.)

On the left side of the north gopuram of the Achyutarayasvami temple at Hampi, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1456, Jaya, Vaisakha, su. 13, Bha[nuvara], corresponding to A.D. 1534 April 26, Sunday,  in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records that the Mahamandalesvara Hiriya-Tirumalaraja-Vodeya, son of Salakaraja-Vodeya, son of Salakaraja-Vodeya, set up the god Tiruvengalanatha on the bank of the Tungabhadra and granted three villages for the service of the god and ordered that the offerings made to the god should be distributed among 14 persons (specified).

No. 565.

(A.R. No. 195 of 1913.)

On a stone built into a water-channel near the Anjaneya temple at Havinahalu-Virapura, Bellary taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1455, Jaya, Vaisakha, su. 15, corresponding to A.D. 1534 April 28, Tuesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.  It records that the king erected the simhasana of the god Bukkesvara to the west of the temple of Virupakshadeva and made a gift of the village Dondavati for the service of the god.  The gift is stated to have been made for the merit of his grandfather Isvara-Nayaka and grandmother Bukkaji-amma and that a copper-plate charter was granted to that effect and lingamudre stones set up on the boundaries of the village.  The village was given to Ramachandra-Dikshita for conducting the worship.

No. 566.

(A.R. No. 10 of 1904.)

On the western base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvami temple at Hampi, Hospet taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1456, Jaya, Sravana, su. 12, Bu[dhavara],  corresponding to A.D. 1534 July 22, Wednesday,  in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaja.  It records that Gandhada Tippasetti made a gift of gold for the worship of the Alvars, 13 in number, including Tirukachinambiyalvar, consercrated by himself.  The gift was made for the merit of the king.

No. 567.

(A.R. No. 72 of 1912.)

On the south wall of the prakara of the Lakshmidevi temple at Gorrepalle, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1456, Jaya, Sravana, ba. 8, Krishnajayanti, corresponding to A.D. 1534 August 1, Saturday (not verifiable), in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records that, at the suggestion of Virapannayya of Penugonde, Timmarasa, son of Bhandarada Apparasa of  Bharadvaja-gotra, Katyayana-sutra and Sukla-Yajus-sakha, made a gift of the village Muttakadahalli, surnamed Mahalakshmipura, for the service of the goddess Mahalakshmidevi at Haruhe-Lakkhanapura in Roddanadu, a sub-division of Penugonde-rajya.

No. 568.

(A.R. No. 729 of 1916.)

On a slab set up in front of the Anjaneyasvami temple at Anantapuram, Madaksira taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1456, Jaya, Asvayuja, ba. 12, corresponding to A.D. 1534 October 18, Sunday  (not verifiable), in the reign of Achytaraya-Maharaya.  It registers a gift for the service of the god Hiriya-Tiruvengalanatha of Mudanagiri.  The gift was made for the merit of the king.

No. 569.

(A.R. No. 527 of 1915.)

On a stone set up at the village-gate at Bhattarabommalapuram, Adoni taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1457, Jaya, Pushya, su. 3, Somavara, Sankramana, corresponding to A.D. 1534 December 7, Monday, which was not, however, a day of any sankramana.  It records that king Achyutadeva-Maharaya, who was ruling at Vidyanagara, made a gift of the village Bommalapura on the bank of the Tungabhadra and situated in the Satanuru-sime, a division of Adavani-rajya, to Bhatara Nagaya, son of Kadabura Redyapaya of the Bhat-anvaya.

No. 570.

(A.R. No. 4 of 1904.)

On the south base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvami temple at Hampi, Hospet taluk, Same district.

This is dated Saka 1456, Jaya, Pushya, su. 6, Gu[ruvara], corresponding to A.D. 1534 december 10, Thursday, f.d.t. 09, in the reign of Achyutadevaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Varadappa-Nayaka, son of Tiruvengala-Nayaka, made a gift of gold to the treasury of the Vitthalesvara temple for the daily offerings of the god.  The gift was made for the merit of the king and of Chikkaraya.

No. 571.

(A.R. No. 245 of 1913.)

On a stone in front of the Nandi-mandapa of the Doddapadesvara temple at Modalli, Kollegal taluk, Coimbatore district.

This is dated Saka 1456, Jaya, Phalguna, su. 5, Ravivara, corresponding to A.D. 1535 February 7, Sunday, in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.   It records that Madappayya, agent of Ramappayya, a minister to the king, made a grant of the income from arat-kanika and bedige for the service of the god Mallikarjunadeva in Hale-Modahalli near Modahalli in Hadinadu-sime, thus reviving the defunct service.  The gift was made for the merit of the king and of Ramappayya.

No. 572.

(A.R. No. 575 of 1912.)

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

This is damaged and dated Saka 1456, Manmatha (=A.D. 1535-36), in the reign of Achyutaraya.  It records that the king made a gift of a village (name lost) for the service of the god Virabhadra at Lepakshi.

No. 573.

(A.R. No. 681 of 1922.)

On a slab set up near the bridge on the road leading to the Sub-Collector’s bungalow at Hospet, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1457, Manmatha, Vaisakha, su. 1, corresponding to A.D. 1535 April 3, Saturday  (not verifiable.)  It refers itself to the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya, and records that Abbaraja Timmapa, agent to the Pradhana Tirumalaraja, made a gift of the mulavisa (cess) with the consent of the merchants of Tirumaladeviyara-pattana, Varadarajammana-pattana, and Krishnapura for the service of the god Tiruvengalanatha in Tirumaladeviyara-pattana.  Bisilahalli pass is mentioned.

No. 574.

(A.R. No. 5 of 1904.)

On the south base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvami temple at Hampi, same taluk and district.

This is dated Saka 1458, Durmukhi, Jyeshtha, su. 11, Bu[dhavara] corresponding to A.D. 1536 May 31, Wednesday in the reign of Achyutadevaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Hiriya-Tirumala-Nayaka made a gift of varahas to the temple-treasury for daily offerings to the god Vitthalasvami.  The gift was made for the merit of the king and Chikkaraya.

No. 575.

(A.R. No. 5-A of 1904.)

In the same place.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1458, Durmukhi, Jyeshtha, su. 11, Bu[dhavara],  corresponding to A.D. 1536 May 31, Wednesday, in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records that Tirumala-Nayaka made some gift by the order of the king.

No. 576.

(A.R. No. 99 of 1913.)

On a slab set up in a field to the west of the Mallikarjuna temple at Kambaduru, Kalyanadrug taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1458, Durmukhi, Jyeshtha, ba. 30, Adivara, corresponding to A.D. 1536 June 18, Sunday, in the reign of Achyutaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Baiyapa-Nayaka confirmed the grant formerly made of the 6 villages, Jalavati, Hosahalli, Ammakere, Tegegala, Gadidipara and Bandenahalli, and certain wet fields at Kambhaduru for the service of the god Mallikarjunadeva.

No. 577.

(A.R. No. 73 of 1912.)

On the south wall of the prakara in the Lakshmidevi temple at Gorrepalli, Hindupur taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1458, Durmukhi, Magha, su. 7, Budhavara, corresponding to A.D. 1537 January 17, Wednesday, in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records that, at the suggestion of Virapanna-Nayaka of Penugonde, Krishnapa-Nayaka, son of Sani Chinnapa-Nayaka, made a gift of the village, Goravanahalli, surnamed Lakshmisagara, in Guyyalura-sime, a sub-division of Rodda-nadu which was a district in Penugone-rajya, for the service of the goddess, Mahalakshmidevi, of Haruhe-Lakkhanapura.

No. 578.

(A.R. No. 381 of 1927.)

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

This is very much damaged and dated Saka 1458, Durmukhi, Magha, ba. 14, Guruvara, corresponding to A.D. 1536 February 8, Thursday, in the reign of Achyuta devaraya-Maharaya who was ruling at Vijayanagara.  It records a gift of land and gold made by Kondappa-Vodeya for the service of the god Kotinathadeva and the goddess Sankamadevi.  The king is stated to have appointed Sunkana-Nayaka as the governor of Barakura-rajya.

No. 579.

(A.R. No. 69 of 1912.)

On the south walL of the prakara of the Lakshmidevi temple at Gorrepalle, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1459, Hemalambi, Chaitra, su. 15, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1537 March 26, Monday, in the reign of Achyutadeva-Maharaya.  It records that Virana-Nayaka, brother of Penugonde Virapannayya son of Lepakshi Nandi-Lakisetti and Muddamamba, made a gift for the service of the goddess Mahalakshmidevi, of Lakkhanapura, of the kanike, gold and clothes, offered by devotees of the various countries to the goddess, on festival and other days.

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