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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

YADAVAS

No. 363 - 376 Yadavas

No. 377 - 388 Yadavas

No. 363.

(A.R. No. 552 of 1915.)

ON A BROKEN STONE LYING NEAR THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT PEDDAKOTTALIKI, ADONI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is very much damaged and date Saka 1125, Dundubhi, Pushya, su. [8], Brihavara.  The date seems to be irregular.  Pushya su. 8 in Dundubhi ended on Tuesday = 24th December A.D. 1202.  On  Thursday the tithi was su. 11, which was also the day of Uttarayana-sankranti ( = A.D. 1202 December 26).  This was probably the day ointended.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Yadava king Singana.  It records that the king’s miniter Basavarasa, who was ruling over Sindavadi one-thousand, made a gift of some plots of land for the service of the god Amritesvara-Gopinatha and Chenna-Somanathadeva and also to several Brahmans (named).

No. 364.

(A.R. No. 498 of 1915.)

ON A STONE LYING IN A FIELD NEAR DEVARABETTA, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the 12th year of the reign of the Yadava king Singanadeva, Pramoduta, Magha, su. 2, Adivara.  In Pramoduta, Magha su. 2 fell on Tuesday 9not Sunday) 18th January A.D. 1211.  If, however, magha is a mistake for Pausha the date would be equivalent to A.D. 1210 December 19 Sunday.  It records the gift of the toll-revenue oof Moladakallu by Bhilluva-Nayaka, who was in charge of the tolls of Sindavadi one-thousand in the manne of Jagadala Somaya-Nayaka, for the service of the god Mallikarjuna.

No. 365.

(A.R. No. 345 of 1920.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN A FIELD TO THE NORTH OF THE VILLAGE, NILURU, GOOTY TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the 6th year of the reign of the Yadava king Simhanadeva, Saka 1137, Yuva, Vaisakha, su. 10, Brihavara corresponding to A.D. 1215 April 10 Friday, not Thursday.  It records that the Mahamandalesvara Jagatapu Dandideva-Cholamaharaya, son of the Mahamandalesvara Madhurantakadema-Cholamaharaja, made a gift of some plots of land for the service of god Bhogesvaradeva and for the subsistence of the temple servants, when he was ruling at the nelevidu of Hambulige.  The writer of the prasasti was Senabova Bacharasa.

No. 366.

(A.R. No. 298 of 1926.)

ON A BLACK STONE PLANTED IN THE COMPOUND OF THE TEMPLE OF CHENNAKESAVASVAMI AT MADHURAPURAM, A DEPOPULATED HAMLET OF DAMPETLA, DHARMAVARAM TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is date Saka 1147, Tarana, Mgha, su. 11, Mangalavara corresponding to A.D. 1225 January 21 Tuesday, in the reign of th Yadava king Simhaladeva.  It records that Jaya . . . . . . son of Dhannayya-Rahuta, made a grant of land to the Mahajanas of Madhurapura for the service of the god Alahaperumaludeva of the village.

No. 367.

(A.R. No. 520 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB LYING NEAR THE TANK-BUND AT CHINNA-TUMBALAM ADONI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saks 1[15]1, Virodhi, Chaitra, su. 10, Budhavara.  “In A.D. 1229, Chaitra (lunar) su. 10 fell on Tuesday.  But in the solar month of Chittirai or Mesha, su. 10 commenced on Wednesday, 4th April = (11 Mesha) at .06 and ended at .04 on the following day.  The month of Chaitra in the inscription may perhaps have been meant for the solar month Chittirai or Mesha”.  The record mentions Murari Kesava, the minister of the Yadava king jaitugi as the lord of the desa (probably the Sindhuvadi-vishaya).  It records that Anantapriya, disciple of Ananta, who was a disciple of Jnanapriya, set up the god Yoga-Narasimhadeva to the north of the tank (made by?) Joyya and situated to the west of the village Tumbula, which was at a distance of a yojana from the river Tungabhadra and which was located in the Sindhuvadi-vishaya.  The Mahajanas of the village are stated to have made a gift of some plots of land for the service of the god mentioned.  It also registers other grants of land and tolls made for the service of the same god.

No. 368.

(A.R. No. 84 of 1904.)

ON THE THIRD PILLAR IN FRONT OF THE NARASIMHASVAMI SHRINE IN THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This record belongs to the reing of the Yadava king Kandharadeva and is dated in the 5th year of his reign, the cyclic year Sadharana, Pushya, ba. 30, Vyatipata and Sravana, corresponding to A.D. 1250 January 4 on which day Uttarashadha was current till .53 of the day and Sravana began after that.  It registers the gift of Singanahalu to the Mahajanas of Baguli by  Jannamarasa under the orders Chavudisetti.

No. 369.

(A.R. No. 732 of 1919.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT NAGARURU, ALUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1176, Ananda, Ashadha, su. 11, Somavara, corresponding to A.D. 1254 June 28 Sunday, not Monday, as stated.  It belongs to the reign of the Yadav king Kannaradeva.  His Mahapradhana Jogama-Rahuta, ruling over Sindavadi-nadu is said to have made a gift of some sotra (land) for god Somanathadeva’s satra (feeding house).

No. 370.

(A.R. No. 733 of 1919.)

ON THE SAME SLAB.

This is dated Saka 1177, Rakshasa, Ashadha, su. 11, Somavara.  The date is irregular; su. 11 of Ashadha in Rakshasa corresponded to A.D. 1255 June 17 Thursday, not Monday, in the reign of the Yadava king Kanharadeva.  Kamharashanangideva, the chief of Mahaghata, is said to have made a grant of land at Nagaruru to the chhatra (feeding house) attached to the temple of the god Somanatha.

No. 371.

(A.R. No. 525 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN FRONT OF THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT YENIGI, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is a little damaged and dated the 13th year of the reign of the Yadava king Kandharadeva, Saka 1181, Kalayukta, Pushya, Amavase, Somavara, Uttarayana,-sankranti, Surya grahana, Vyatipata.  “There is a curious error was Kshaya i.e., suppressed and there could have been no Pushya Amavasya in that year, nor did any Amavasya that could possibly correspond to ordinary Pushya Amavasya fall in that year on Monday.”  It records that, while the king was casmping at the nelevidu of Devagiri, the 120 Brahman Mahajanas of Puvina-Padangile, who are described as very learned in the Vedas and the Sastras, performing Aupasana and Agnihotra and as “ripukula-kadali-vana-kunjarar and sarangata-vajra-panjarar,” that is to say, destructive to enemies as elephants to the forest of plantain-trees, and mail-armour to those who seek shelter under them, made a gift of various plots of land of specified boundary, for the service of the god Kusmanatha at the village.  Puvina-Padangile is stated to have been situated in the Kogali-nadu, which was the eye of the Nolambavadi-nadu which again was, as itwere, the nose of Kuntala-desa.  It is no wonder that, as required by the times, the Brahmans of those days were ready to take up arms.

No. 372.

(A.R. No. 446 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB BUILT INTO THE WALL FO THE KOTESVARA TEMPLE AT KOTNAKALLU, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1185, Dundubhi, Kartika, su. 15, Somavara, vyatipata, Sankranti, grahana.  In Dundubhi, Karttika su. 15 corresponded to A.D. 1262 October 28 Saturday, not Monday, Vrischika-Sankranti; but on that day there was no lunar eclipse.  The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Yadava king  Mahadevaraya ruling from Devagiri.  It records that a certain Maduvaya of Kotiganuru obtained five mattars of land as a gift from the five hundred Mahajanas of the village Kauravagrama, known as southern Ayyavole in Masavadi one-hundred and forty, and made a gift of the same for the service of the god Kotisankaradeva on the right bank of the Tungabhadra river.  Chaovoja, son of Indoja, engraved this.

No. 373.

(A.R. No. 488 of 1914.)

ON A NANDI-PILLAR LYING IN A FIELD TO THE SOUTH-EAST OF THE VILLAGE HYARADA, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1184, dundubhi, Chaitra, ba. Amavase, Somavara, Surya-grahana.  The date intended was probably A.D. 1263 April 9 Monday; the cyclic year was Rudhirodgarin and there was no eclipse.  The record belongs to the reign of the Yadava king Mahadevaraya and seems to record that the Mahapasayita Dalavayya . . . . . Soyideva made a gift of the village Herada for the service of thegod Mallikarjunadeva at Sriparvata.

No. 374.

(A.R. No. 519 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT CHIMNAHALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated the 6th year of the reign of the Yadava king Vira-mahadeva, cyclic year Krodhana, Ashadha, ba.  Amavase, [So]mavara, corresponding to A.d. 1265 July 13 Monday; f.d.t. . 33.  It records that Soyidevarasa made a gift of the village Nelkudure.

No. 375.

(A.R. No. 309 of 1925.)

ON A PILLAR IN THE HALL BEFORE THE GARBHAGRIHA OF THE SIDDHALINGESVARA TEMPLE AT UJJINI, KUDLIGI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the 9th year of the reign of the Yadava king Mahadevaraya, cyclic year Vibhava, Kartika, ba . . . . .  Surya-grahana corresponding to A.D. 1268 November 6 Tuesday, when there was a solar eclipse.  It records the gift of a manya land for the service of some god (name lost).

No. 376.

(A.R. No. 717 of 1919.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALLARAYYA TEMPLE AT NERANIKI, ALUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1198, the 5th year of the reign of the Yadava king Ramachandradeva, cyclic year Dhatu, Chaitra, su. 1, Mangalavara corresponding to A.D. 1276 March 17 Tuesday; f.d.t. 18.  It records that Lahkumideva-Nayaka, agent of Vasudeva, made a grant of 4 mattars of land for the service of the god Kalinathadeva.  It also specifies the various articles of offerings to be made to the god.

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