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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 644.

(A.R. No. 149 of 1920.)

On two detached stones in the north wall of the sixteen-pillared mandapa in the Uttara-Viraraghava Perumal temple in the fort at Dharapuram, Dharapuram taluk, Coimbatore district.

This is dated Saka 1473, Virodhikrit, Bhadrapada, su. 12, Gururvara, corresponding to A.D. 1551 September (Nija-Bhadrapada), 10, Thursday, f.d.t. 68, in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records that at the suggestion of Nanjappayya, son of Kandachara-Timmarasayya, the Nayakas, Gollas, Bestas, workmen, and others of Dharapura agreed to pay a certain sum of money for the palanquin (pallakki) service of the god Raghavadeva of the village once a year.  The inscription is damaged.

No. 645.

(A.R. No. 29 of 1917.)

On a stone set up in the court-yard of the mailaresvara temple at Patasivaram, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1473, Virodhikrit, Asvija, su. 10 corresponding to A.D. 1551 October 9, Friday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Kondarajayya’s son (name lost) made a gift of land, free from all taxes, in the presence of the god Vithaladeva.

No. 646.

(A.R. No. 490 of 1915.)

On a rock at Yerigeri, Bellary taluk, Bellary district.

This is damaged and incomplete.  It is dated Saka 1473, Virodhikrit, Kartika, su. 12, corresponding to A.D. 1551 November 10, Tuesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasiva-Maharaya.

No. 647.

(A.R. Nos. 305 and 306 of 1925.[1])

On a broken pillar lying before the ruined temple of Vasanta-Mallikarjuna at Devalapura, a hamlet of Gajapura, Kudligi taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 147[4], Virodhikrit, Pushya, ba. 30, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1552 January 25, Monday, in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records the gift of the village pannula-Nunkanahalli to the god Vasanta-Mallikarjuna of Devalapura made by Ramappa-Nayaka son of Timmappa-Nayaka of Velu and agent to Krishnapa-Nayaka son of Bayyapa-Nayaka.  The village was to be enjoyed by the piper Musiya-Ravuta son of Konayya-Ravuta, for playing on two nagasvaras and two drums in the temple.  It also states that the goldsmith Siriyanna who engraved the inscription was granted a manya land in the village.

No. 648.

(A.R. No. 27 of 1904.)

On a slab set up to the east of the Pampapati temple at Kampili, Hospet taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1474, Paridhavi, Vaisakha, su. 1, So[mavara] corresponding to A.D. 1552 April 24, Sunday (not Monday).  It refers itself to the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya and records that Sankarasa, son of Sunkada-Banadarasa and head of Karibedu, caused the construction of a shrine in the temple of the god Virupaksha in Kampili, set up the goddess Hampadevi in it and made a gift of land at the village of Karibedu, for the service of the goddess.

No. 649.

(A.R. No. 787 of 1917.)

On a Nandi-Pillar set up in a field to the east of Chalivendla, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1474, Paridhavi, Kartika, su. 1 corresponding to A.D. 1552 October 18, Tuesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Vira-[Dhama]raya.  It records that the cess raised on marriages at Cheluvidli was granted for the service of a god (name lost).

No. 650.

(A.R. No. 775 of 1917.)

On a bounder near the dilapidated Isvara temple at Kanchisamudram, same taluk and district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1476, Pramadi, Sravana, ba. 5 corresponding to A.D. 1553 July 29, Saturday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records that Viranna-Vodeya’s pupil (name lost) made a gift of gold for the service of the god Somesvaradeva in the village of Kamchisamudra surnamed Pratapadevarayapura.

No. 651.

(A.R. No. 84 of 1912.)

On a slab set up in a garden at Kaggallu, same taluk and district.

This record is damaged and dated Saka 147[5], Pramadicha, Sravana, ba. 10, Su[kravara] corresponding probably to A.D. 1553 August 4, Friday,  in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records a gift for burning lamps before the god Mallikarjunadeva of Kaggallu, surnamed Timmasamudra, in Kokapura-sthala situated in Penugonde-rajya, a division of Rodda-nadu.

No. 652.

(A.R. No. 402 of 1920.)

On a stone set up behind the Anjaneyasvami temple at Ragulapadu, Gooty taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1476, Pramadi, Magha, su. 7, Mangalavara, Makara-sankranti corresponding to A.D. 1554 January 9 Tuesday, f.d.t. ’39, in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records that the Vipravinodi-Brahmans Padmanabhayya, Kesavayya and Madhavayya agreed to conduct the worship of the god Hanumantadeva in the village Raganahalu, surnamed Lingasamudra, in the Urukonde-sime a sub-division of Rayadurga-venthe in the district of Muda-nadu in Hastinavati-valita.  The worship was to be conducted for the merit of the Vipravinodins Govindayya, Kesavayya, mantramurti-Basavayya, Dakshinamurti and Sunkada-Vallabhayya.

No. 653.

(A.R. No. 13 of 1904.)

On the north base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvami temple at Hampi, Hospet taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1476, Ananda, Nija-Ashadha, su. 12, Guruvara corresponding to A.D. 1554 July 12 Thursday, in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records that Udagiri-Timmarajaya-Maha-arasu, son of Konetayadeva-Maha-arasu and grandson of Ariviti Ramarajaya-Kondayadeva-Maha-arasu, made a gift of the village, Tirumalapura, a suburb of Kondakundi situated in Puliyeru-magane, a division of Guttiya-sime, for mounting the god Vitthalasvami on the see-saw, in the mandapa erected by him for the purpose, on the Prathama-Ekadasi and Dvadasi festival days and for offerings to the god on those days.  The revenue of the village was gadyanas 600 per year.

No. 654.

(A.R. No. 14 of 1904.)

On the north base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvami temple at Hampi, Hospet taluk, bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1476 . . . . . . . Nija-Ashadha, ba. 2, So[mavara] corresponding to A.D. 1554 July 16, Monday, in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya ruling in Vidyanagara.  It records that a subordinate of the king (name lost), son of Ramaraja-Timmarajaya of Musalimaduvu, made a gift of the village Anantapura, together with some vrittis in Marukombanahalli and other villages, yielding 300 varahas per annum, for the services of the god Vithaladeva.  The record is stated to have been engraved by the orders of Aliya-Ramapayyadeva.

No. 655.

(A.R. No. 433 of 1928.)

On a slab set up on the road-side to the west of the tank called Sannakerekatte at Basrur, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1476, Ananda, Kartika, su. 1 corresponding to A.D. 1554 October 27 Saturday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivaraya-Maharaya.  While Mallapa-Vodeya was the ruler of Barakura-rajya, under the orders of Sadasiva-Nayaka (of Keladi), who had been appointed governor of the Tulu-rajya by the king, Timmayyasetti, nephew (aliya) of Hosabusetti, is stated to have purchased a plot of land, constructed a matha thereon and having purchased from Anna-Udupa a brahmadaya land made a gift of the same for the maintenance of the chhatra attached to the matha.  The record is incomplete.

No. 656.

(A.R. No. 796 of 1917.)

On a slab set up in the court-yard of the Anjaneya temple at Pulamiti, Hindupur taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1458 (mistake for 1478), Rakshasa, Jyeshtha, ba. 10 corresponding to A.D. 1555 June 14, Friday  (not verifiable) in the reign of Sadasivaraya.  It records that Timmaraja, son of Dombara-Timaraja, made a gift for theservice of a god (name lost), for the prosperity of his family.

No. 657.

(A.R. No. 468 of 1914.)

On a slab built into the platform of the Kallesvara temple at Timmalapura, Hadagalli taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1477, Rakshasa, Sravana, su. 5 corresponding to A.D. 1555 July 23 Tuesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivaraya ruling at Vidyanagara.  It records that Aliya-Ramaraja-Arasu made a gift of the village Hakahandiganuru in Guttavolala-sime which was in charge of Vithalappa-Odeya, for the service of the god Alvaru near Vithala.

No. 658.

(A.R. No. 340 of 1920.)

On a slab lying in front of the Anjaneyasvami temple at Avulampalli, Gooty taluk, Anantapur district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1478, Rakshasa, Sravana, ba. 5, Guruvara corresponding to A.D. 1555 August 7, Wednesday, not Thursday, in the reign of Sadasiva-Maharaya.  It records that Komaravira, son of Komaravirayya of Anegondi, made a grant of land for the service of a god (name lost) in Virupakshapura.

No. 659.

(A.R. No. 392 of 1927.)

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

This is dated Saka 1477, Rakshasa, Kartika, su. 1 corresponding to A.D. 1555 October 16, Wednesday  (not verifiable) in the reign of Sadasivaraya-Maharaya.  It records that while Sadasivaraya-Nayaka was the governor of Tulu-rajya under the orders of the king, and that under the latter’s orders Mallappodeya was ruling over Barakura-rajya, Kotisarasetti, grandson of Sankara Hadupale of Balabali, a resident of Basaruru, made a grant of land for maintaining the sattra attached to his matha.  The record is incomplete.


[1] There two numbers together form one inscription.

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