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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XI - Part I

WESTERN CHALUKYAS

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


No. 78

(B.K. No. 459 of 1926)

Mugad, Dharwar Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up On The Tank Bund

The inscription refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalla Ahavamalladeva (i.e., Somesvara I) and records the gift of some lands at Mugunda in Mugunda-Thirty made by the Nargavunda Chavunda-Gavunda to the Samyaktaratnakara-chaityalaya, constructed in the village by hi, for repairs, etc., and for the feeding of visitors.  It also records the construction of natakasale (theatre) attached to the temple by Mahasamnta Martandayya, grandson of Chavunda-Gavunda.  Mahamandalesvara Chattayyadeva of the Kadamba family is said to have been governing Palasige Twelve Thousand and Konkana Nine Hundred. Mugunda was, according to the record, situated in Maharajavadi-nadu a subdivision of Palasige Twelve thousand. The inscription gives a long pedigree of he Jaina spiritual teachers of the Kumudi-gana.

The inscription is dated in Saka 966, Parthiva, Chaitra, suddha 5, Sunday.  It may be remarked that the year Parthiva corresponded to Saka 967.  The English equivalent of the date would be A.D. 1045, March 25, Monday; f.d.t. .18 Sunday is evidently a mistake for Monday.  A.D. 1007-8 was the only date for the chief Chattayya known so far.  This record, therefore, extends his period by 37 years.

No. 79

(B.K. No. 2 of 1929-30)

Alur, Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Hero-Stone In The Village

The record refers itself to the reign of a Trailokyamalladeva and is dated in Puthiva (Parthiva), Jyeshtha, su. 10 Tuesday.  It mentions a Mahamandalesvara named Gandabherunda manneya-vallabha Siddarasa, Chika-Sahani and Malleya-Sahani.  The details of the date correspond to A.D. 1045, May 28, but the characters appear to be too late for this date.  The date cited in the record is not correct for the reign of Trailokyamalla Taila III.  It is not therefore possible to say with any degree of certainty who the Trailokyamall of the record is.  The inscription is much damaged.

No. 80

(B.K. No. 38 of 1928-29)

Arasibidi, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Mutilated Slab Lying In The Suleragudi.

The records refers itself to the reing of Trailokyamalladeva (i.e. Somesvara I) and is dated in Saka 969, Sarvajit Chaitra, amavasya, Sunday, solar eclipse (=A.D. 1047, March 29, Sunday).  It registers a grant of land made by Akkadevi, while she was encamped at Gokage, to the Gonadabedangi-Jinalaya temple at Vikramapura (i.e. Arasibidi) and to Nagesena-Pandita of the Hogari-gachcha, the Varasena-gana and the Mula-sangha.

No. 81

(B.K. No. 157 of 1926-27)

Bentur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In Front Of The Hanuman Temple

The inscription belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalla Ahavamalla (i.e. Somesvara I).  It registers a gift of land and house by the Thirty-six Mahajanas of Benatavuru to Madimayya who died while rescuing cattle from one Madiraja who had captured them unjustly and was driving them to Annigere.

The record is dated Saka 970, Sarvadharin, Phalguna, su. 5, Monday.  The English equivalent of the date would be A.D. 1049, February 9, Thursday, the weekday cited being a mistake.  If, however, Sarvadhrin (=Saka 970 current) be assumed to be of the Northern cycle (which is not likely) the corresponding English date would be A.D. 1047, February 2, Monday; f.d.t. .120.

No. 82

(B.K. No. 92 of 1927-28)

Sirur, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up Near The Salis’ Shop

This record belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (i.e. Somesvara I) and is dated in Saka 970.  It is mutilated and damaged.  The object of the inscription seems to be to register some gift made by certain Gavundas for the benefit of the ascetics to a matha.  Mahasamantadhipati Dandanayaka Ma[di]nayya is stated to have been governing five villages in the Masiyavadi One Hundred and Forty and Mahasamantadhipati Dasarasa who is called the vajra of Madi (i.e. Madinayya) was administering Sirivura (i.e. modern Sirur)

No. 83

(B.K. No. 79 of 1929-30)

Bagevadi, Bagevadi Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Standing Near The Well At The Saranga-Matha

The record refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (i.e., Somesvara I ) and registers a gift of land in the village Honnavadi in Tardavadi Thousand made by the senior queen Mailaladevi in the presence of Billavarasa and others for repairs etc., to the temple of Somesvara belonging to the sthana of Jnanarasi Vyakhyanadeva of the Pasupata school.  The gift was made into the hands of Chandeya-Bhatta on the occasion of laksha-homa and was to be protected by the Five Hundred Mahajanas of Bagavadi.

At the time of the grant, the king is stated to have been residing in the nelevidu at Vagghapura in Karahada-nadu after the conquest of the Pallavas.  As the Pallavas of Kanchi had ceased to exist as a ruling power at this time, the Pallavas here referred to must be the Nolamba-Pallavas.  If so, we get for the first time in this record, the information of their being conquered by this Western Chalukya king.  The record furnishes for Mailadevi a date four years earlier than that given by Dr. Fleet viz. A.D. 1053-54 (Bomb. Gaz. Vol. I, part II, p. 438).

The inscription is dated Saka 971, Virodhi, Bhadrapada, su. Punname, Tuesday, lunar eclipse which corresponds to A.D. 1049, August 15, Tuesday on which day there was a lunar eclipse.

No. 84

(B.K. No. 144 of 1926-27)

Hombal, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In The Temple Of Sankaralinga

The inscription belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (somesvara I) and introduces his son Mahamandalesvara Bhuvanaikamalla Somesvaradeva II as governing the Belvola Three Hundred and Purigere Three Hundred divisions.  The latter is described as the lord of Vengipura.  The record registers a grant of land made by the Brahman Jakkimayya for the feeding of guests in the satra sala, attached to the temple of Vishnu, constructed by his ancestors and removated by him, at the agrahara village Pombulcha.  It mentions Baydumbagere among the boundaries of the gift-land.

The record is dated Saka 971, Virodhi, Paushya, ba. 12, Sunday, Uttarayana sankranti which regularly corresponds to Sunday, December 24, A.D. 1049.

No. 85

(B.K. No. 244 of 1927-28)

Shirur, Bagalkot Taluk, Bijapur Ditrict

On The South Wall Of Th Siddhesvara Temple

This inscription which is in Sanskrit and Kannada opens with the praise of the goddess Mahalakshmidevi of Kollapura.  It states that Prabhu Rajavarman was a votary of this goddess and his descendant Marasingha-prabhu, son of Gaurabbe, granted land and money to the temples of Siddhesvara, hatakesvara, Vishnudeva, Chandika, Hanuman, Bhairava, etc., situated at Sripura in Ponugunda Thirty division, for worshiip, offerings, temple repairs and feeding of students and ascetics in the matha attached thereto.  The gift-land was situated partly in Sripura and partly in Mulavalli in Bagadage Seventy division.  Prabhu Marasingha is stated to be the guru-vara of the mother of Liladevi, the queen of king Trailokyamalla (Somesvara I).  Liladevi is a new queen not known hitherto from inscriptions.

The date of the record is identical with that of the previous inscription.

No. 86

(B.K. No. 48 of 1927-28)

Korlahalli, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Lying On The Ruined Dam Across The River Thungabhadra

This damaged inscription in Kannada refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  It registers a gift of land to a god (name lost) by Akkadevi who was ruling over Kisukadu Seventy, Bagadage Seventy, Toragale . . . . . . . Masiyavadi One Hundred and Forty and other districts, from Pannavaleya-kote.  The gift was made in the presence of her subordinate Mahasamanta Ajjarasa, who bears the biruadas: Dvaravatipuravaresvara,  . . . .  Garudadhvaja and others.  He is evidently a Yadava chief and is described as having defeated the Chola, [An]dhra, Magadha, Konkana, Malava, Panchala and Lala kings.  This chief isnot known hitherto.  Akkadevi is evidently the paternal aunt of king Somesvara.

The record is dated Saka 97[2],  . . . . . .[Mar]gasira, su. Panchami, vyatipata, Uttarayana-sankranti.  The details are inadequate for verifying the date.  In Saka 972, corresponding to Vikrita, the Uttarayana-sankranti fell on Pushya, su. 8, Monday=A.D. 1050, December 24.

No. 87

(B.K. No. 231 of 1926-27)

Sudi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone In Front Of The Karasthala-Matha

This record belongs to the reign Somesvara I and is dated in Saka 973, Vikrita, Jyeshtha, suddha 13, Sunday (probably A.D. 1050, May 6, Sunday).  It records that “seven royal ministers and other administrative officials granted to the eight Settis and eighty households a renewal of their corporate constitution which had partly broken down in the stress of the war with the Cholas”, when had partly administering Kisukadu Seventy, Roragare Sixty and Masavadi Hundred and Forty from Pannaliya-kote.

No. 88

(B.K. No. 34 of 1928-29)

Arasibidi, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Standing On A Hill To The Right Of The Haina-Basti

The inscription is in Kannada and refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  It registers a gift of land made at Pampeya-tirtha to the forty-two learned Brahmans of the Brahmapuri at the capital Vikramapura by Akkadevi while she was governing the Kisukadu Seventy division.

The record is dated Saka 975, Vijaya, Marggasira, amavasya, Sunday, solar eclipse. This would correspond to A.D. 1053, November 13, if Margasira is taken as purnimanta.  The week-day was however, Saturday.

No. 89

(B.K. No. 161 of 1926-27)

Asundi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Broken Slab Set Up In Front Of The Temple Of Hanuman

The record is mutilated. It belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I) and registers a gift of land made, for the benefit of the god Somesvara, of the ascetics and of a sastra, into the hands of the disciple (name lost) of Devasingi-Pandita, while Maha [sahana]dhipati Sauchayya-Nayaka was administering (the village) Eleya-Pasundi.  Among the boundaries occurs the name Pombulcha.

The inscription is dated Saka 975, Vija[ya], . . . . . ka, amavasya, Sunday, solar eclipse.  The English equivalent of the date is A.D. 1053, November 13, Saturday, (.20), on which day occurred the only solar eclipse of the year.  The lunar month was evidently Karttika.

No. 90

(B.K. No. 141 of 1926-27)

Balaganur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In Front Of The Temple Of Virabhadra.

The inscription is much damaged and mutilated.  It refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I) and mentions a subordinate (name lost) of the king who bore the title ‘the lord of Bengipura’ and was governing over Purigere Three Hundred and another (name lost); probably belvola Three Hundred division.  It registers a grant of land and refers to Rudrasakti-Jiya, Ketimayya, the god Svayambhu-Trikantisvara and Tribhuvanasakti-Jiya.

The record is dated Saka 975, Jaya, . . . . ., Monday, Uttaryana-sankranti.  In Jaya, Uttarayana-sankranti occurred not on Monday but on the previous Saturday-December 24, A.D. 1054.  For the difference of two days,

The cyclic year Jaya coincided with Saka 976 (expired)

No. 91

(B.K. No. 230 of 1926-27)

Sudi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Pillar In Front Of The Temple Of Mallikarjuna.

The inscription is damaged and refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  It seems to register a gift of land made to the god Akkesvara of Sundi byPerggade nagadevayya and other officers assembled at the nelevidu Vikramapura, while Akkadevi was governing Kisukadu Seventy, Torgare Sixty and Masiyavadi One Hundred and Forty.

The record is dated Saka 976, Jaya, Jyeshtha, amavasya, Tuesday, solar eclipse, The date corresponds to Tuesday, 10th May, A.D. 1054.  The month Jyestha was purnimanta in this case.

No. 92

(B.K. No. 47 of 1927-28)

Tambragundi, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Lying In Front Of The Isvara Temple

The inscription belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I) and records a grant of god made to the temples of Kalidevasvamin and Vishnudeva for lamps, offerings, etc., by Dasimayya while he was administering the agrahara Kisugundi (modern Tambragundi) as a subordinate of Mahasamnta Madhavarasa of the Yadava family.  The gift was made in the presence of the Fifty Mahajanas of the agrahara and entrusted to their care.

The record is dated Saka 976, Jaya, Badubbe-amavasye, solar eclipse = A.D. 1054, May 10, Tuesday.  There was a solar eclipse on this day.

No. 93

(B.K. No. 229 of 1926-27)

Sudi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Pillar In Front Of The Temple Of Mallikarjuna

As the record is on the same pillar as No. 91 above 9No. 230 of 1926-27) and is dated only four years later, it is assigned to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  The object of the inscription is to confirm the grant made in No. 91 above.  It is dated Saka 980, Vilambi, Jyeshtha, punname, Sunday-A.D. 1058, May 10. Sunday; .93.  The month was Adhika-Jyeshtha.

No. 94

(B.K. No. 72 of 1927-28)

Dambal, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Fixed Overr A Gutter Near The Old Chavadi

This inscription is in Kannada and belongs to the reing of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  it registers a gift of gold made to the nagara-Jinalaya at Dharmavolal (i.e. modern Dambal) by Birayya-Setti, the son-in-law of Bachyya-Settin in the presence of the Mahanagara of the Sixteen Settis.

The record is dated Saka 981, Vikarin, Chaitra, suddha 13, Sunday = A.D. 1059, march 28, Sunday; f.d.t. .71.

No. 95

(B.K. No. 228 of 1926-27)

Sudi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Set Up Inside The Temple Of Jodukalasadeva

The inscription refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I), and records that Mahasamantadhipati Nagadevayya granted the village of Sivanur in Kisukadu Seventy to Somesvara-Panditadeva under the royal warrant, when the king was camping at Puliyappayanavidu in Sindavadi-nadu.  Nagadevayya of this incription must be identical with the homonymous minister of Somesvara figuring in No. 91 above (B.K. No. 230 of 1926-27).

The record is dated Saka 981, Vikari, Magha, punname, Monday, lunar eclipse.  The intended date must be A.D. 1061, January 8, Monday; .77, on which day there was a lunar eclipse.  The cyclic year was however Sarvarin (=Saka 982, expired).

No. 96

(B.K. No. 37 of 1928-29)

Arasibidi, Hungund Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Standing On A Hill To The Right Of The Jain Basti

This inscription belongs to Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  It records that Mahapradhana (and) Dandanayaka Chettimayya who managed the Vaddaravula revenue made with the sanction of the emperor a gift of one pana and 100 areca-nuts on every areca-palm garden to the Forty-two (Mahajanas) of the Brahmapuri at Vikramapura (modern Arasibidi).  The inscription is engraved below a record of Vikramaditya VI (No. 36 of 1928-29) on the same slab and must therefore be a later copy.

The record is dated Saka 982, Sarvari, Pushya, punnami, Monday, lunar eclipse.  The details regularly correspond to A.D. 1061, January 8, Monday; .77, when there was a lunar eclipse.  The lunar month was Magha and not Pushya as quoted in the inscription

No. 97

(B.K. No. 84 of 1926-27)

Mulgund, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up Behind The Nagaresvara Temple

The inscription belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  It registers a gift of land made to Dhruvesvara-pandita, a disciple of Gangarasi Panditadeva for the feeding, etc., of ascetics in the matha attached to the Nagaresvara (temple) by the Settis, the Gamundas, the One Hundred and Twenty Mahajanas and other public bodies (of the place) in the presence of Mahasamanta Sindara-Bhimarasa described as” the lord of mulugundapura’ and ‘”the ornament to the race of Kunnala”.  It is stated that Mahasamanta Aycharasa was then administering the Mulugunda Twelve division and Mahamandalesvara Per[ma]a-Mada]rasa who bore the title ‘the destroyer of Rajadhiraja-Chola’ and was ‘the champion of Mailaladevi’ was governing the Belvala Three Hundred and Purigere Three Hundred provinces.  Kunnala-vamsa is referred to in No. 47 above.

The record is dated Saka year Nine Hundred and eighty-four, Subhakrit, Pushya, su. 5, Monday, Uttaryana-snkranti.  The Uttarayana-sankranti in the given year fell on Pushya ba. 5 which was Monday, December 23, A.D. 1062. Su. 5 is evidently a mistke for ba. 5.

No. 98

(B.K. No. 85 of 1929-30)

Byakod, Bagevadi Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Stone Lying Near The Hanuman Temple

This inscription belongs to the reing of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I) and mentions his subordinate [Tai]lopadevarasa as “ruling the kingdom” in his place.  It registers a gift of land made to the gods Somesvaradeva and Mulasthana[deva] and for the upkeep of the tank (at Belkoda?).  Savalavadige and Pipparage are mentioned among the boundaries of the gift land.

The record is dated Saka 984, Subhakrit, Uttaryana-sankranti.  The date is not verifiable for want of the week-day.  But as can be seen from the previous inscription the corresponding English date would be December 23, A.D. 1062.

No. 99

(B.K. No. 245 of 1927-28)

Shirur, Bagalkot Taluk, Bijapur District

On The South Wall Of The Siddhesvara Temple

This damaged record is Sanskrit belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva and bears the date Sake 985, Sobhakrit (=A.D. 1062-63).  It registers that Prabhu Marasingha who was a votary of the goddess mahalakshmi (of Kollpura) granted into the hands of the Mahajanas of the big village Ayuvadaka, 2300 gadyanas for the renovation, etc. of the temple of Siddhesvaradeva and for the feeding of Brahmans.

No. 100

(B.K. No. 163 of 1926-27)

Asundi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up On A Platform Called Malladevikatte Outside The Village

This damaged inscription refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I) and registers a gift of land made by the king’s subordinate (name lost) to Santarasi-Pandita for lamps and offerings in a temple (the name of which is completely effaced). At the end of the inscription is the long prasasti of a certain Nakarasa who is described as a votary of the god Trikutesvaradeva.

The record is dated Saka [987], Visvavasu, Pushya, punname, Sunday, Uttarayana-sankranti.  The details are irregular.  In the year quoted, Pushya-punname fell on Thursday, 15th Decem, and the Uttaryana-sankranti occurred on Friday, the 23rd December A.D. 1065.  In the previous year (i.e. Saka 986=Krodhin), Pushya-punname fell on Sunday, December 26, A.D. 1064, three days after the sankranti (Thursday, December 23).  Since the gift was made on account (nimittam) of Uttarayana-sankranti the latter i.e. Sunday, December 26, A.D. 1064 appears to be the intended date.

No. 101

(B.K. No. 83 of 1927-28)

Alur, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In Themandapa Of The Nagesvara Temple

This damged inscription belongs to king Trialokymalladeva and states that, during the administration of [Maha]mandalesvara Saucharasa, Mahasamantadhipati Dandanayaks Vasudevayya, who was the son of Kalidasa, the Maneverggade of king Kirtivarma, and Makanabbe and belonged to the Srivatsa-gotra made an endowmentof land at Maladaluru in Masiyavadi One Hundred and Forty, which he had received from Ballesvarasa.

The record is dated Saka 989, . . . . Magha, amavasya, Monday, solar eclipse.  In Saka 989 which was Plavanga, Magha, amavasya with solar eclipse occurred on Wednesday, February 6, A.D. 1068.  The week-day is wrongly given in inscription as Monday.

No. 102

(B.K. No. 67 of 1926-27)

Yali-Sirur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On Three Faces Of A Pillar In A Field Near The Bhogisvara Temple

This incomplete record belongs to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I).  It stops abruptly after giving prasasti of his son Bhuvanaikamalla who bears the titles’Mahamandalesvara’ and ‘the lord of Vengipura’.

No. 103

(B.K. No. 171 of 1926-27)

Nandavadige, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Pillar Set Up In Front Of The Siva Temple

This much damaged inscription refers itself to the reing of Trailokyamalladeva and after eulogising his queen Mailaladevi, intrduces a Mahamandalesvara (whose names is lost).  It then states that a chief entitled Bhavanagandhavarna constructed several temples, mathas, tanks, etc., at Kalyana, the capital of the Chalukya-chakravartin, the rajadhani Annigere, Mulugunda, [Kolvu]ge, Nadapura, Kohalli, Mandaligere, Belgali, rajadhani Banavasepura, Karividi, Navile, Nandavadige and Peruru and renovated the Tribhuvanatikala-jinalaya, Mahasrimanta-basadi etc., at Ponnugunda, Vira-jinalaya at Puragur and a jinalaya, at Kundarage.  The inscription registers a gift of land made, aparently by this chief, to the piepers, sogsters etc., on the occasion of the Uttarayana-sankaranti in the month of Pushya.  Among the gifts is mentioned one for the pancha-mahasabda.  The details of the date are lost.  It is not known who this “Bhavanagandhavarana” was.  The Mahasrimanta-basadi mentioned above was orbably named after Mahasrimanta who was the governor of Belvola Three Hundred under the Rashtrakuta king Akalavarsha Krishna II (see Nos. 25 and 28 above).  The villages where the temples were erected are scattered over a wide territory of the Chalukya empire.  The name of the (temple) at Annigere, called Cholamgonda-Traipurushadeva is worthy of note.

No. 104

(B.K. No. 71 of 1927-28)

Dambal, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Fixed Over A Gutter Near The Old Chavadi

This damaged inscription refers itself to the reign of Trailokyamalladeva who, on palaeographic grounds of the record must be Somesvara I and gives the prasasti of his subordinate (name lost)’who possessed the five great sounds’.

No. 105

(B.K. No. 265 of 1927-28)

Bevur, Bagalkot Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Lying In Front Of The Somesvara Temple

This damaged and mutilated inscription registers a gift of land by Mahamandalesvara Nolambadhiraja. The date portion of the record is completely damaged except the details Bhadrapada, ba. 5 Sunday.  The date is not calculable, but on palaeographic grounds the inscription has been assigned to Somesvara I.

No. 106

(B.K. No. 61 of 1929-30)

Sarur, Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Mutilated Stone Lying In The Masjid

This mutilated record refers itself to Trailokyamalladeva.  From the alphabet it may be assigned to the reign of Trailokyamalla Somesvara I.  The stone is broken after the mention of the king’s name and no further details are avialable.

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