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

No. 48

(B.K. No. 10 of 1926-27)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Built Into The Prakara Of The Trikuttesvara Temple

The inscription belongs to the reign of Irivabedengadeva and records a grant of land at Malteyavada in Purigere-nadu made by his vassal Mahasamanta Sobhanarasa, who possessed the ‘five great sounds’.  He is described as a ‘bee at the lotus feet of Ahavamalladeva’ and is stated to have been governing over the Belvola Three-Hundred, Purigere Three-Hundred, Kunduru Five-Hundred and Kukkanuru Thirty divisions.  The great was made as vidyadana to Kalajnani Vakkhani-Jiya, the disciple of Koppina-Vakkahani-Jiya, who was the student (vidya-sishya) of Puliya-Pandita, of the temple of Svayambhudeva at Kardugu, i.e., the modern Gadag, which was an agrahara in the Belvola-nadu.  The inscription is dated Saka 924, Suhakrit, Chaitra, suddha 5, Sunday, which corresponds to A.D. 1002, March 22, Sunday.

Mahasamnta Sobhanarasa has been noticed in Nos. 45 ad 47 above.

No. 49

(B.K. No. 75 of 1929-30)

Tumbigi, Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Broken Stone Lying In The Village Chavadi

The inscription belongs to the reign of Akalankacharita Irivabedanga Satyasraya and registers gifts of land made to certain local religious institutions, by the King’s officer Setti Brahmayya who was administering Tumbagi, an agrahara in Pagalatti Three Hundred and by a lady named Aychakabbe, with rules for their management.

The record is dated in Saka 926, Krodhin, Ashadha, amavasya, solar eclipse.  The date corresponds to Thursday, July 20, A.D. 1004.


No. 50

(B.K. No. 62 of 1926-27)

Yalli-Sirur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up Near The Village Chavadi

The record belongs to the reign Irivabedanga Satyasraya, who is stated to have been halting at a place called Sitipstbsys (Sriparvata), at the time of the grant.  It mentions the chief Mahasamanta Sobhanarasa (already referred to) with the usual epithets: ‘kannana-banta,’ ‘Kataka-prakara’ and ‘a beet at the lotus feet of Ahavamalladeva.’  He is stated to have been governing over the Huligere Three Hundred, Beluvala Three Hundred and Halasige Twelve Thousand (divisions).  While his-subordinate Lenka Benayya was administering the toll-revenue (sunka) of Sirivura, Soratavura Sabbi . . (probably Sabbi Thirty) and the Two Six Hundred (divisions), Sobhanarasa gave, at the request of the Eight Gavundas and the Sixty Tenants of Sirivura, six mattar of land to Revabbe-Goravi of the temple of Mulasthana.  This charter which is dated Saka 926, Krodhin, Paushya, amavasya, Sunday, Surya-grahna, having been broken, the gift was renewed later in the thirteenth year of the reign of king Sarvajna-chakravartin Bhuvarlokamalla (mistake for  Bhulokamalla i.e., Somesvara III) in Kalayautkta, on Paushya, ba. 7, Sunday, vyatipata, Uttarayana-sankramana, by the Mahapradhana, Senadhipati, Pattalakarana, Dandayada-Heggade and Dandanayaka, Mahadevayya, at the request of his brother-in-law Padmarasa who was the Heggade of Sripura and a Pradhana and Kannada-sandhivigrahi, and at the request of certain Gavundas and the Sixty Tenants of Muluvalageri.  This later pratisasna was given to Amritarasi-Pandita, the then acharya of the Mulasthana temple.

The first of the dates agrees with Sunday (mistake for Saturday), January 13, A.D. 1005 and the second correctly corresponds to A.D. 1133, December 25, Sunday.

No. 51

(B.K. No. 63 of 1926-27)

Yali-Sirur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Hero-Stone Set Up Near The Village Chavadi

This inscription, which is damaged, records, the death of a hero named Lenka Keta, who fell in a battle at the fort of Unukallu (the modern Unkal) where he fought at the command of Sattiga (probably king Irivabedanga Satyasraya).

The date, Saka 9[2]7, Visvavasu, Phalguna, amavasya, Sunday (according to the Ephemeris, mistake for Saturday) corresponds to A.D. 1006, March 2, Saturday.

No. 52

(B.K. No. 28 of 1926-27)

Lakkundi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up Near The Jai Basti

The inscription composed in Sanskrit and Kannada refers itself to the reing of Ahavamalladeva, but, is dated Saka 929, Plavanga.  On account of the date of the record has to be assigned to the time of Irivabdeanga Satyasraya, who must have also had the surname or title Ahavamalla.  The inscription contains the interesting reference to the king’s conquest of the Gujara country.  It registers a gift of land, made by Attiyabbe, wife of the chief Nagadeva, son of Dhalla, of the Vaji family, to the Jaina temple constructed by her at Lokkigundi (modern Lakkundi), while her son Padevala (General) Taila was governing the Masavadi country.  The gift was mae into the hands of her preceptor Archanandi-pandita of the Surasta-gana and the Kaurur-gachchha.  The epigraph records certain interesting miracles connected with the life of Attiyabbe.

In Palvanga, corresponding to Saka 929, Phalguna, Nandisvarashtami fell on Tuesday=Feb. 17, A.D. 1008; but it fell on Thursday in the previous year.  The English equivalent  of the latter date would be A.D. 1007, February 27, Thursday.  According to the Pushpadantapurana, asvasa 6, verse 56, Nandisvarashtami corresponded to Phalguna, su. Asthami.

No. 53

(B.K. No. 29 of 1926-27)

Lakkundi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On Four Pieces Of A Broken Slab Lying In The Compound Of The Jain Basti

This inscription, which is very much multilated, is almost a copy of the foregoing record except in the last few lines.  It refers to Lokkigundi, Nagadeva, Padevala Tailapayya and Attiyabbe, who obtained the sasana from king Ahavamalla.  The portion giving the date is partly lost.  But Phalguna and Nandisvarashtami of the previous inscription find mention in this record also.  It is not improbable that the previous inscription was engraved in consequence of the breakage in the stone containing the present epigraph as in the case of No. 50, above.


No. 54

(B.K. No. 66 of 1928-29)

Tarival, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Standing In Front Of The Temple Of Hanuman

This inscription which is much damaged refers to the reign of king [Iriva]bedangadeva, who is stated to have been ruling over the Edadore country.  His minister (perggade) Chandima[yya] and (the gods?) Adityadeva and another are mentioned as donees.  The date is lost.

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