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Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI

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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XI - Part I

WESTERN CHALUKYAS

Bhuvanaikamalla Somesvara II | Ahavamalla Taila II | Irivabodanga Satyasraya Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya V  | Jagadekamalla Jayasimha II | Trailokyamalla Somesvara I


No. 107

(B.K. No. 40 of 1929-30)

Kuntoji, Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Built Into The Well Near The Isvara Temple

This inscription belongs to the reign of king Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and records a gift of land made by his subordinate Mahasahani Ballarasa who was prbably of the Nolamba-Pallava family, to the god Ballesvara of N[agira]-bhavi, at or near Kuntaji (modern Kuntoji, Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District)

It is dated Saka 990, Kilaka, Ashadha, ba. 8, Wednesday, Dakshinayana-sankranti, which regularly corresponds to A.D. 1068, June 25, Wednesday.

No. 108

(B.K. No. 103 of 1926-27)

Chinchili, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab In The Temple Called Karidevara-Gudi

The inscription belongs to the reign of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and records the gift of a flower-garden made to the temple of Sorkkayara Nagesvaradeva by Manasamdara Devanna.  The charity was left in the care of the Fifty-six Mahajanas of Chimchila, who had sold the land free of encumbrances.

The record is dated Saka 991 (in words), Saumya, Sravana, su. Padiva, solar eclipse which corresponds to Tuesday, July 21, A.D. 1069.

No. 109

(B.K. No. 236 of 1926-27)

Sudi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Set Up In Front Of The Village Chavadi

The inscription belongs to the reing of Bhuvanaikanalldeva (Somesvara II) and is much damaged.  It records a gift of lands made by the king’s feudatory named Bhuvanaikamalla Nolambadhiraja-Permanadi Singanadeva, who was governing the Nolamabavadi Thirty-two Thousand and the Kisukadu Seventy divisions, to Somesvara-Panditadeva, of the temple of Achalesvara at the rajadhani Sundi.

It is dated Saka 991 Saumya, Pushya, su. Ashtami, Uttarayana-snkranti, which corresponds to Thursday, December 24, A.D. 1069.

A second record, here, of the same king mentions his feudatory Dandanayaka [Kotti]mayya, who was administering Kisukadu Seventy and another district (probably called Chandravarti) and records certain grants made to the temple of Achalesvara by thejeweller (manigara) Maddi-Setti.  This is dated Saka 997, Rakshasa, Pushya (?),  . . . . Uttarayana-sankranti, which corresponds to Thursday, December 24, A.D. 1075.

No. 110

(B.K. No. 173 of 1928-29)

Pattadakal, Badami Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Set Up In A Field Near The Papanasesvara Temple

The inscription belongs to the reign of king Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and records a grant of land made by his subordinate Bhuvanaikamalla Nolamba-Permanadi Singanadeva “who possessed the five great sounds, who belonged to the great Pallava race, who was the Prithvivallabha and lord of Kanchipura” – while he was ruling over “Kisukadu Seventy and Kisuvolalu’ (modern Pattadakal) with its six suburbs-to the temple of Mulasthanadeva at Kisuvolal.  Kisuvolal is described as the chief of the towns in the whole country on account of its being the place of the festivities of coronations of the kings of the Chalukya dynasty and hence called Pattadakal.

It is dated Saka 992, Sadharana, Paushya, su. 5, Sunday, Vyatipata, Uttarayana-sankranti.  According to the Ephemeris, the sankranti fell on paushya ba. 5 and Friday and the English equivalent of the date would be A.D. 1070, December 24, Friday.

No. 111

(B.K. No. 79 of 1926-27)

Soratur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Lying In The Ruined Jaina Basti

The inscription belongs to the reign of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and records a grant of land made by his feudatory Mahapradhana, Heri-sandhivigrahi, Senadhipati, Kaditavergade, Dandanayaka, Baladevayya, to the temple of Baladevajinalaya at the agrahara Saratavura of his prabhu-samya. The chief is said to be the son of Aggaladeva of the Ganga family and Gojjikabbe and the younger brother of Beldeva.  The gift  was entrusted to Huliyabbajjike, a lady disciple of Sirinandi-Pandita who belonged to the Surastha-gana and the Chitrakut-anvaya.  The Two Hundred Mahajanas of Saratvura also made grants of land, oil-mill and house-site to the same temple.

The inscription is dated Saka 993, Virodhakrit, Magha, su. Padiva, Sunday, Uttarayana-sankranti, vyatipata.  The month is clearly a wrong citation for Pushya.  The other details being correct, the date corresponds to A.D. 1071, December 25, Sunday. 

Of the Chitrakut-anvaya, the following teachers are mentioned:- Chandanandi Siddhanta-Munisvara, Davanandi Siddhanta-Munisvara, Sakalachandra-Munindra, Kanakanandi-Saiddhantika and Sirinandi-panditadeva.

No. 112

(B.K. No. 33 of 1927-28)

Kuntoji, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Broken Slab Standing Close To The Temple Of Isvara

The inscription belongs to the reing of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and commences with the mention of Gurubhakti-Pandita of (the temple of) Nakaresvara.  It records the gift of oil-mills, house-sites and flower-garden to the temple of Nakaresvara at Kunte, (modern Kuntoji, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District) by the Nakaras (merchants), and of an oil-mill for the perpetual lamp in the same temple by Vemkapaiya, the sunka-vergade (Toll Superitendent) of Kumtige-Thirty thana.

The record isdated Saka 994, Paridhavin, Paushya, su 12, Sunday, Uttarayanasankranti. The corresponding English date is A.D. 1072, December 23, Sunday, on which day the sankranti actually commenced.

No. 113

(B.K. No. 45 of 1928-29)

Hungund, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Built Into The Celling Of The Middle Hall Of The Temple Of Ramalinga

The inscription belongs to the reing of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and records a grant of land made to Arya-Pandita, the disciple of Aruhanandi Bhattaraka, of the Surasta-gana and the Chitrakut-anvaya, for the benefit of the Arasara-basadi, at Ponnugunda, the rajadhani of the (Ponnugunda)-Thirty division, by the chiefs, Srikarana Devanayya-Nayaka, Pergade Nakimayya who was the chief officer of the state, Pergade Revanayya, the Karana Aychapayya-Nayaka and Pasayita (General) Katimayya, on the occasion of the Jina-puja conducted by all the Pradhanas.  Mahamandalesvara Lakshmarasa, who bore the epithet  ‘Sangrama-Garida’ was then ruling over Belvala Three Hundred and Puligere Three Hundred.

The record is dated Saka 996, Ananda, Pushya, su. Panchami, Sunday, Uttarayana-sankranti, which corresponds to A.D. 1074, December 24.

No. 114

(B.K. No. 237 of 1926-27)

Sudi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Set Up In The Compound Of The House Of Krishnaji Khando Kulkarni

The inscription consists of a main record of the reing of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and two supplements of which th second belongs to the reign of Vikramaditya VI.

The main inscription is dated in Saka 996, Ananada, Phalguna, possibly the tenth of the dark fortnight, which corresponds to Sunday, 15the  March, A.D. 1075  and records the gift of the town Musiyagere made to Somesvara-Panditadeva, for the benefit of the god Panchalingadeva, for imparting education and for feeding scholars and ascetics, by the king, who was then camping at Vikramapura (modern Arasibidi).

The first supplement records a grant of lands made by Chalukya, the Karana or Commissioner of Kisukadu, for the benefit of the temple of Chakesvara.  The second supplement records the list of lands which Kalyanasakti obtained from one Molleya Samka-Gaunda with the possession of which he was formally invested by king Vikramaditya VI.

No. 115

(B.K. No. 208 of 1928-29)

Annigeri, Navalgund Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In Front Of The Temple Of Purada-Virappa

This inscription which is very much damaged and mutilated appears to belong to the reign of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and to be dated in Saka 996, Rakshasa, Pushya, su . . . . . . . (=A.D. 1075-1076).  Reference is made to the Belvala country and its rajadhani Anni[gere] and to an agrahara in the Masavadi division.  Details of date are not enough for calculation.

No. 116

(B.K. No. 267 of 1927-28)

Kop, Bagalkot Taluk, Bijpaur District

On A Slab Lying Behind The Temple Of Durgavva

This inscription of the reign of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) is mutilated at the beginning where some lines are list.  It records the grant of the village of Badubbeyapalu in Kisukadu Seventy to Tatpurusha-Panditadeva, disciple of Tribhuvanasakti-Panditadeva of the Kalamukha school, by Ballavarasa, at the request of Manevergade, Dandayanaka Nimbanayya, for the benefit of the temple ofSvaymbha-Nagaresvaradeva at Vikramapura and for the feeding of the scholars and the ascetics of the matha attached to it.

The record is dated Saka 997, Rakshasa, Vaisakha, su. 3, Monday, Akshyatritiya, which corresponds to A.D. 1075, April 20, Monday.  The king is stated to have been camping then at Tangodage (modern Tangadigi, Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District) on the northern bank of Perdore i.e., the Krishna, in Karakuruva forty, a subdivision of Tardavadi country.  Grant of a flower-garden under the tank called Sindara-gere at Vikramapura, to the god Kalidevasvamin of the same temple, the gift of his Manneya-samya of Badubbeyapalu, made to the deity Svayambhu-Kalidevasvamin, by Chandarasa of Orkunda and the grant of land made to the god Govardhanesvara of Sivapura are also registered, in a supplement.

No. 117

(B.K. No. 202 of 1926-27)

Nidgundi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Inside The Temple Of Basavanna

The inscription belongs to the reing of Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and records the renewal of previous grant of money made by the Four Hundred Mahajanas of the agrahara of Nidugundi, for the entertainment (puja) of the Mahajanas arriving from other places.  In further registers(1) the gift of 10 gadyanas out of the 500 gadyanas of the agrahara of Nidugundi, made by Mahamandalesvara Singanadeva who was administering the Kisukadu Seventy division, for the pavitrarohana of the god Svayambu Kalidevasvamin of the same agrahara, and for the feeding and dakshina of Brahmanas who recite the religious texts (parayana), and (2) the gift of oil-mills and money, for the benefit of the temples of Mulasthana-Svyamabhu-Kalidevasvamin and Bhagavati, the village goddes (of Nidugundi), by Suggaladevi, the daughter of Ahavamalladeva and the younger sister of the king, who was then administering the agrahara of Nidugundi, in Kisukadu Seventy.  The sanction for the latter gift was obtained by her as a paramesvara-datti from the king while he was camping at Avagevadi.

The inscription is dated Saka 998, Nala, Bhadrapada, amavasya, Thursday, solar eclipse, which regularly corresponds to A.D. 1076, September 1, Thursday on which day there was a solar eclipse.

No. 118

(B.K. No. 229 of 1928-29)

Komargop, Navalgund Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Broken Slab Set Up In The Temple Of Siva

The inscription belongs to king Bhuvanaikamalladeva (Somesvara II) and is very much damaged and mutilated.  It seems to refer to a subordinate of the king, who bore among other titles the epithet ‘Sangrama-Garuda’ i.e., a ‘Garuda in battle.’  

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