XI - Part I
Satyasraya | Ahavamalla
Taila II | Tribhuvanamalla
Vikramaditya V Jagadekamalla
Jayasimha II | Trailokyamalla
Somesvara I | Bhuvanaikamalla
(B.K. No. 10 of 1926-27)
Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District
On A Slab Built Into The Prakara Of The
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,
Mahasamnta Sobhanarasa has been noticed
in Nos. 45 ad 47 above.
(B.K. No. 75 of 1929-30)
Tumbigi, Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District
On A Broken Stone Lying In The Village
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.
(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.
(B.K. No. 63 of 1926-27)
Yali-Sirur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District
On A Hero-Stone Set Up Near The Village
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
The date, Saka 97, Visvavasu, Phalguna,
amavasya, Sunday (according to the Ephemeris, mistake for
Saturday) corresponds to A.D. 1006, March 2, Saturday.
(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.
(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.
(B.K. No. 66 of 1928-29)
Tarival, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District
On A Slab Standing In Front Of The Temple Of
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.