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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS


 

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

YADAVAS

No. 377 - 388 Yadavas

No. 363 - 376 Yadavas

No. 377.

(A.R. No. 478 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT BASSARAKODU, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1200, Bahudhanya, Jyeshtha, su. 1, Guruvara.  The date is not regular; in Bahudhanya, Jeshta su. 1 corresponded to A.D. 1278 May 24 Tuesday, not Thursday as stated.  The record refers itself to in the reing of the Yadava King Ramachandradeva ruling from Devagiri.  The Mahamandalesvara Kavitadaka Bhimadeva-Raneyya, who was ruling over Adavani etc. in Sindavadi, made a sarvamanya gift of Basurukodu to the Mahamandalesvara Vira-bommarasa, son of Nagarasa.

No. 378.

(A.R. No. 243 of 1918.)

ON A PILLAR IN THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT KUNCHURU, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated the 10th year of the Yadava king Ramachandradeva, cyclic year Pramathi, Ashadha, ba. 10, Somavara.  In Pramathi A.D. 1279, Asshadh ba.10 fell on July 5 Wednesday, not Monday;  Somavara is probably a mistake for Saumyavara.  The inscription records that the Mahamandalesvara, Nava-khandeya-chakravarti Kheyideva-Raneya, also called Kandharadeva, together with Jagaddala Nachidevarasa, who was the Manneya of haluvagilu, Malliya, the Urodeya of the village Komchuru and other Manyakaras and people made a grant of a srotra land for the service of the god Svaaayambhu-Kalinatha.  It states that the violator of the charity would be excommunicated from the eighteen samayas.

No. 379.

(A.R. No. 205 of 1918.)

ON A PILLAR IN THE CENTRAL MANDAPA OF THE PAMPAPATI TEMPLE AT BENNEHALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated the 10th year of the reign of the yadava king Ramachandradeva, cyclic year Pramathi, Phalguna, su. 11, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1280 February 12, Monday.  It records the grant by the Rajaguru Vubhanayitavahi-Devaraneya of gadyanas 8 to the 12Mahajanas of Benneyahalli and 2 mattars to Kalajiya on account of the charity of Ramabayi for a water-shed in the samthe.

No. 380.

(A.R. No. 224 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT HALUVAGALU, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1204, Chitrabhanu, Vaisakha, su. 14, Somavara, Svati-nakshatra and Vyatipata.  In Chitrabhanu, Vaisakha su. 14 ended on Thursday which was combined with Svati and Vyatipata-yoga; = A.D. 1282 April 23, the week day is an error.  The record belongs to the reign of the yadava king Ramachandraraya, who is described as the rescuer of the earth from the depredations of the Turushka, the conqueror of the Hoysala soverignty etc.  It registers the grant of plot of land at Haluvagalu to the Sthanika Jogarasi for the service of the god Kalinatha in the village made by Vasudeva, the chief of the village, Nacharasa, the eight Hittu and other people.  The gift was made under the orders of Pavasariya, Harideva, the Adhikhari of Pandya-nadu and a subordinate of the Sainyadhipati Mahapradhana Kannaradeva, who was governing all the desas including Huligere.  It also records gifts made by the Nakharas and Mummuridandas for the same god.

No. 381.

(A.R. No. 247 of 1918.)

ON A HERO-STONE SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT KADATI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the 13th year of the reign of the Yadva king Ramachandradeva, cyclic year Chitrabhanu, Vaisakh, ba. 2, Adivara correspondint to A.D. 1282 April 26 Sunday.  It seems to record the death of a hero in a battle waged by Basavadeva, (son of ?) Bayirarasadeva.

No. 382.

(A.R. No. 486 of 1914.)

ON THE BASE OF HE PILLAR OF THE MUKHA-MANDAPA OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT MAILARA, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saka 1205, Chitrabhanu, Jyeshtha su. 1,  . . .  . corresponding to A.D. 1282 May 9 Saturday not verifiable), in the reign of the Yadava king Vira-Ramachandra. It records that Jannuva-Nayaka set up Nandikesvara before the god Kalinathadeva at Gungurachanda.

No. 383.

(A.R. No. 242 of 1918.)

ON A PILLAR OF THE MALLIKARJUNASVAI TEMPLE AT KUNCHURU, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated the 15th year of the reign of the Yadava king Vira-Ramachandraraya, cyclic year Sarvajit, Sravana, su. 15, Somavara.  In Sarvajit = 1287 the tithi cited fell on Saturday, not Monday as stated.  But in the previous year it fell on Monday = A.D. 1286 August 5, which was probably the intended date.  The inscription records that under the orders of Lingadeva-Raneya, son of Mandalika Jajjigideva, Sarvadhikari Jakkarasa made over the sotra (land) of the god Mallikarjunadeva of the village Mattavura to the chief priest Kalleyajiya-Haripajiya, in the presence of Jagadla Nacharasa, Mallanna, the eight Hittus and other people.

No. 384.

(A.R. No. 718 of 1919.)

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

This is dated the 17th year of the reign of the Yadava king Ramachandradeva, Saka 1209, Sarvajitu, Sravana, su. 15, guruvara corresponding to A.D. 1287 July 24 Friday. Not Thursday, the 15th tithi commencing about midday on Friday.  It records that Deva-Raneya, who was administering (Sindavadi-nadu ?) granted Nagaya-Nayaka, son of Srikantha-Nayaka, four villages viz., Neralike, Bembugudi,, Arakere and Holalugunda as vritti and that the chief Settis of Tumbulapattana granted a cess of 2 panas on every load of ten bullocks to the Nayaka.

No. 385.

(A.R. No. 225 of 1918.)

ON A HERO-STONE SET UP IN The KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT HALUVAGILU, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the 18th year of the reign of the Yadava king Ramachandradeva, cyclic year Sarvajitu ( = A.D. 1287-88), other details being lost.  It seems to record the death of other details being lost.  It seems to record the death of Semjiya-mallaya with laurels of victory in a battle field.

No. 386.

(A.R. No. 248 of 1918.)

ON A HERO-STONE SET UP IN THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT KADATI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated Saks 1214, Nandana ( = A.D. 1292-93), Phalguna, in the reign of the Yadava king Vira-Ramachandraraya.  It records that the Mahheyagoditi Chattarasa fought at the command of Kandharadeva, and died after beheading a number of enemies.

No. 387.

(A.R. No. 256 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE SITE OF A RUINED MATHA AT MANNERA-MASALAVADA, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated Saka 1219, Hemalambi, Margasira, su. 5, Guruvara corresponding to A.D. 1297 November 20, Wednesday, not Thursday, in the reign of the Yadava king Ramachandradeva.  It records a gift of some plots of land to Vinayachandradeva, disciple of Nemichandra-Ravula of the Postaka-gachchha, Desi-gana and Mula-sangha, by the Mahamandalesvara Bhairavadevarasa, a Vaishnava in faith, with the Gaudas and others for the Jina temple at Mosalevada, which was repained by Kesava-Pandita, son of Savanta-Pandita, the prime-minister of the Mahamandalesvara Saliveya Tikamadeva-Raneya.  It also records the grant of some other plots of land by the eight Hittus and the people of the village, with Parisa-Gauda of Hagaranuru at their head, to the temple of Parsvanathadeva constructed by Kannayi at Moasalavada.  Kannayi is stated to be the mother of Kesava-Pandita.

No. 388.

(A.R. No. 480 of 1915.)

ON A ROCK IN A FIELD AT SAMBUKALLU, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is badly damaged.  All that is preserved is the name of the Yadabva king Ramachandra.

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