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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - II 

DYNASTIES OF VIJAYANAGARA

No. 660.

(A.R. No. 304 of 1925.)

On a stone built into the tank-bund at Huligunta, Kudligi taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1478, Nala, Vaisakha, su. 3, corresponding to A.D. 1556 April 12, Sunday  (not verifiable).  Though the record does not refer itself to the reign of any king its date falls in the reign of Sadasivaraya.  It records, in addition to what has been stated in No. 593 the construction of the village Achyutammapura and of the temple of Bala-Krishna by Bayakara-Ramappayya for the merit of his daughter Achyutamma.  He is identical with Ramayamatya.

No. 661.

(A.R. No. 407 of 1920.)

On a stone set up near the Anjaneya temple at Chyabala, Gooty taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1478, Nala, Vaisakha, su. 15, corresponding to A.D. 1556 April 24, Friday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya ruling at Vidyanagara.  It records that Vipravinodi-Govindayya and his brother Titaraya, sons of Rudraya and grandsons of Pralayakala-Govindayya of Kasyapa-gotra, Apastamba-sutra and Yajus-sakha and Vipravinodi-Valabhayya, son of Viraya and grandson of Hirivallabhayya  of Vasishtha-gotra, Apastamba-sutra and Yajus-sakha made a grant of the income due to the Vipravinodins in the sarvaamanya-agrahara Tavaregola, surnamed Krishnarayapura, in Urvakonde, a division of Rayadurga-nadu, for the service of the god Channakesavadeva of the place.

No. 662.

(A.R. No. 212 of 1913.)

On a stone built into the mud wall in front of the Lakshiminarayana temple at Somasamudra, Bellary taluk, Bellary district.

This is incomplete and dated Saka 1478, Nala, Ashadha, su. 11, Gu[ruvara] corresponding to A.D. 1556 June 18, Thursday in the reign Sadasivadeva-Maharaya ruling from Vidyanagara.  It records that the Mahajanas of the sarvamanya-agrahahara Somasamudra made a grant of land for the service of the god Lakshminarayana in the village and that Naganatha-Somayaji granted also some vrittis.  Somasamudra is stated to have been situated in Kurugoda-sime, which was a sub-division of Muganada-venthe in Hastinavati-valita.

No. 663.

(A.R. No. 423 of 1920.)

On a slab set up in the Narasimhasvami temple at Pennahobilam, Gooty taluk, Anantapur district.

This is dated Saka 1478, Nala, Ashadha, su. 11, corresponding to A.D. 1556 June 18 Thursday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya, ruling from Vidyanagara.  It records that Konapadeva-Maha-arasu,  son of the Mahamandalesvara Ramaraja-Appayadeva-Maha-arasu, exempted to Mahajanas of the agraharas of Anadale, Nimbegalu, Rayapanahalli, Kalidevanahalli, Sirivara, Revinayakanahalli, Yaragudi, Tumbeganuru, Raganahalu, Tavaregola, Chikapepali, Timmapura, Hoturu, Benakanahalli, Antarasanahalu, and Kamalahalu,  situated in Uruvakonde-sime, a sub-division of Rayadurga-venthe, from such taxes, as talavarike, bedike, rayasadavartane, karanikara-varatane, talavarike-vartane, yeleya-pammu, maharnavami-ulupe, Henne-devara-ulupe, kammatada-kuli, soppe, birada, dandina-kanike, janasale and haralabitti.  The gift was made in the presence of the god Narasimhasvami of Henne-Ahobala on the bank of the river Pinakini, for the merit of the donorís father Appalarajayya and his brother Tirumalaraja.

No. 664.

(A.R. No. 94 of 1913.)

On a slab set up in the court-yard of the Mallikarjunasvami temple at Kambaduru, Kalyanadrug taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1478, Nala, Ashadha, su. 12 corresponding to A.D. 1556 June 19 Friday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivaraya-Maharaya.  It records that Virupana-Nayaka made a grant of varahas 50, enjoyed as manyagrasa by the Parapatyagara, to the temple of Mallikarjunadeva of Kambhaduru, for the merit of his father Tammapa-Nayaka.

No. 665.

(A.R. No. 1 of 1917.)

On a pillar set up in the court-yard of the Ranganatha temple at Pailabanda, Madakasira taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1478, Nala, Pushya, su 8 corresponding to A.D. 1556 December 10, Thursday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivaraya-Maharaya.  It records that, under the orders of the Mhamandalesvara Ramaraja-Tirumalarajayyadeva-Maha-arasu, the Mahanayakacharya Timmana-Nayaka of Nidugal, the Gaudas and Senabovas of Nidugalla-sime, together with the merchants, made a gift of the village of Tumukunte in Nidugal-rajya for the service of the god Tiruvengalanatha of Peyalabande in the presence of Guti-Tirumalarajayyadeva and Kemchappa-Nayaka.  The gift was made for the merit of Gutti-Tirumalarajayyadeva ; and the date on which it was actually made was Pusyha, su. 11.

No. 666.

(A.R. No. 270 of 1918.)

On a slab set up near the Anjaneya temple at Muttigi, Harapanahalli taluk, Bellary district.

This is dated Saka 1479, Pingala, Kartika, su. 11 Mangalavara corresponding to A.D. 1557 November 2 Tuesday, in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya ruling at Vidyanagari.  It records that the agent of the [Maha]nayakacharya  Krishnapa-Nayaka fixed the rate of the tax on sheep payable by the cultivators of the village Muttigi.  The record is damaged.  The writer was a Senabova of Gobaliyabavi and the engraver Demoja.

No. 667.

(A.R. No. 328 of 1925.)

On one of the pillars in the temple of Chennakesava in thedeserted fort of the village Rakatla, Rayadrug taluk, same district.

This is damaged and incomplete.  It is dated Saka 1480, Pingala, Magha, su. 12 corresponding to A.D. 1558 January 31 Monday (not verifiable).

No. 668.

(A.R. No. 7 of 1904.)

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

This is dated Saka 1480, Kalayukti, Phalguna, su. 15 corresponding to A.D. 1559 February 22, Wednesday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records that Nammaluvar made an exchange of a garden land in his enjoyment for another garden land, of specified boundaries, for meeting the expenses of the festivals of the god Vithaladeva when taken in procession to the Parankusamandapa.

No. 669.

(A.R. No. 705 of 1914.)

Same as A.R. No. 7 of 1904 above.

No. 670.

(A.R. No. 510 of 1914.)

On a slab in a field to the north of the village Chatradahalli, Hadagalli taluk, same district.

This is dated Saka 1481, Siddharthi, Jyeshtha, ba. 7 corresponding to A.D. 1559 May 28 Sunday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasiva-Maharaya.  It records that the Gaudas and others of the village Chhatradahalli, which was a manya of the god Malyavanta-Raghunathadeva, made a gift of a field in the village for filling up a charity water-trough with water by means of a charity water-lift.  It records also that the Uparas (named) of the village made a gift on the same date of a fixed quantity of salt for the man lifting water from the well for the charity water-trough.  It further records that the iron-smiths of the village (named) agreed to supply an iron bucket to bale out water for the charity water-trough.  Certain Gaudas (named) of the village are stated to have made a gift of the toddy-palm trees, in the area defined, to the person lifting water for the charity water-trough.

No. 671.

(A.R. No. 543 of 1915.)

On a slab lying in the court-yard of the Kesavasvami temple at Buduru, Adoni taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1482, Raudri, Vaisakha, su. 15 corresponding to A.D. 1560 May 9, Thursday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya ruling at Vidyanagara.  It records that Adavani-sime was the amaramagani of the Mahamandalesvara Venkatadriraja-Ayya, that Buduru in that district was the amaramagani of the Mahamandalesvara Goburi-Avubhalarajaya and that the latter made a gift of some plots of land for the service of the god Ahobala-Narasimha in the village.

No. 672.

(A.R. No. 739 of 1919.)

On a slab lying near the Kallesvara temple at Suluvayi, Alur taluk, same district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1483, Durmati, Sravana, su. 15 corresponding to A.D. 1561 July 26, Saturday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivadeva-Maharaya.  It records that the Mahamandalesvara Tirumalaraja-Ramarajaya-Maha-arasu made a grant of a fixed sum of toll-revenue of two villages (names lost) for the service of the god Kalinathadeva at Surluvayi.

No. 673.

(A.R. No. 385 of 1927.)

On a slab set up on the right side of the entrance into the Kotesvara temple at Kotesvar, Coonadpur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1484, Dundubhi, Chaitra, su. 10, corresponding to A.D. 1562 March 15, Sunday (not verifiable), in the reign of Sadasivaraya-Maharaya ruling at Vijayanagari.  It records that, when Sadasivaraya-Nayaka was governing the Tulu-rajya under the kingís orders and Kalleya-Yellappa-Vodeya was ruling over Barakuru under the latterís command, Chitusetti, son of Ganapasetti of basaruru, caused the construction of a matha and granted land for the service of the god Umamahesvara in the matha, for feeding 6 persons daily and for the service of the god Kotesvara, in whose presence the gift was made.

No. 674.

(A.R. No. 397 of 1928.)

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

This is dated Saka 1485, Dundubhi, Jyeshtha, su. [7], Adivara, corresponding to A.D. 1562 May 10 Sunday, in the reign of Sadasivaraya-Maharaya.  It records that when the king granted as amaramagani, to Yedavamurari, Kotekolahala, Paduvanasamudradhisvara Sadasivaraya-Nayaka of Keladi son of Chavuda-Gaunda of Keladi, the districts of Araga, Gutti, Tulurajya, and Barakuru and Mangaluru, 56 gavudas in length, Sadasiva-Nayaka constructed a matha for Virupakshadeva and having purchased some land from Kupara-Kesava-Hebaruva made a gift of it for bhiksha in the matha.  The gift was made in the presence of the god Sankara-Nayarana, a sacred place in the Tulu-rajya, for the final beatitude of the parents of Sadasiva-Nayaka viz., Chaudapa and Tirumamma.

No. 675.

(A.R. No. 387 of 1927.)

On a slab set up in front of the tank in the Harihara temple at Kumbhakasi, Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.

This is dated Saka 1485, Dundubhi, Sravana, su. 1, Gu[ruvara], corresponding to A.D. 1562 July 2 (Adhika-Sravana), Thursday, in the reign of Sadasiva-Maharaya.  It records that Kaleya Elapa-Vodeya who was ruling over the province of Barkuru-rajya under the orders of Sadasivaraya-Nayaka of Keladi who had been appointed governor of the Tulu-rajya by Ramaraja-Venkatadriraja-Maha-arasu made tax-free those plots of land which Mahabalalinga-senbova granted to the chhatra in the matha attached to the temple of Umamahesvara and Lakshminarayanadeva in Kumbhakasi.  The gift was made for the prosperity of the king, under the orders of Sadasivaraya-Nayaka.

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