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Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI

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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XI - Part II

TRIBHUVANAMALLA VIKRAMADITYA VI

All the inscription in this part belong to the reign of king Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI of the Western Chalukya dynasty of Kalyana.

No. 161 - 181 | No. 119 - 139 | No. 140 - 160 | No. 182 - 202 | No. 203 - 211


No. 161

(B.K. No. 130 of 1926-27)

Kotavumachigi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In The Somesvara Temple

This damaged inscription refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and is dated Chalukya-vikrama year 37, Nandana, Pushya, su. [4, Tuesday],  Uttarayana-sankranti, corresponding to A.D. 1112, December 24, Tuesday.  It mentions a certain Vaanaraya and the village Umachige.

No. 162

(B.K. No. 3 of 1930-31)

Dindavar, Bagevadi Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Set Up Near The Lakkavva Temple

This inscription refers itself to the reing of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 35, Nandana, Pushya, su. 10, Sunday, Uttaryana-sankranti, corresponding to A.D. 1112, December 29, Sunday; f.d.t. .05.  The Uttaryana-sankranti, however, had occurred on the 24th December.  The epigraph registers a gift made for worship etc., to god Malesvaradeva by Mahamandalesvara [Bhi]shanadevarasa, while he was administering thevillage Dindavura, included in the six villages of Kempanakuli, situated in Tarddavadi-nadu.  He is stated to have been the subordinate of Yuvaraja Mallikarjunadeva, who was governing the Tarddavadi Thousand, and an ankakara of Kirttirajadeva.

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No. 163

(B.K. No. 219 of 1926-27)

Abbigeri,  Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Leaning Against The Left Wall Of The Village Chavadi

This damaged inscription refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and is dated Chalukya-vikrama year 37, Nanadana, Phalguna, amavasye, Sunday, Solar eclipse, corresponding probably to A.D. 1113, March 19,  Wednesday, when there was a solar eclipse; the week-day seems to be an error.  The record revives a lapsed grant of land made by Mahamandalesvara Acharasa at the request of Aycharaja, the pergade of Abbeyagere, the Eight Gavundas, the Sixty Families and others to the tank (called) Devimgere.  Abbeyagere is stated to have ben situated in Nareyamgal Twelve, which was a sub-division of Belvala Three-Hundrd.  The chief Acharasa seems to have belonged to the Sinda family as in line 35, the rule of a chief over Kisukadu is mentioned.  At the end of the inscription is recorded a gift of flower-garden and oil-mill for worship, etc., to god Chennakesava by Devaladevi, th wife of Mahamandalesvara Chandarasa, on Friday, the 14th tithi in the month of Magha.

No. 164

(B.K. No. 234 of 1926-27)

Sudi, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Standing At The Right Wall Of The Village Chavadi

The inscription is for the most part badly damaged and effaced.  It belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladev (Vikramaditya VI) and records the grant of 1000 mattar of land in Achalapura, made by Mahasamanta Dadiga, son of Gunda of the Bappura family and Bali race, who was ruling over Kisukadu, to some one, may be to kailayanasakti, who was attached to the nagaresvara establishement of the capital town Sundi for supplying food and giving instruction to ascetics.  A few minor gifts are further recorded of which the first is by a chief (name lost) of the Bali race.

The record is dated Chalukya-vikrama year 38, Vijaya, which corresponded to A.D. 1113-14.

No. 165

(B.K. No. 45 of 1927-28)

Kakkuru, Mundaragi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In Front Of The Maruti Temple

This inscription belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI), who was ruling the kingdom from his nelevidu at Kalyana and introduces his subordinate mahamandalesvara Permmadiyarasa, the governor of Masavadi Hundred and forty, who sprang from the Yadava family, was the lord of Dvaravatipura and an ankakara of Martandadeva.  It records the gift of land made by Kaligavunda with the sanction of Permmadiyarasa to the temple of Mallikarjunadeva built by Perggade Jogisetti at Kakkuru in Masavadi-nadu included in Kuntala-desa.

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 38, Vijaya, Paushya, paurnami, Wednesday, Uttaryana-sankranti, vyatipura = A.D. 1113,
December 24, Wednesday.

No. 166

(B.K. No. 197 of 1926-27)

Jakkali, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Leaning Against The Front Wall Of The Temple Of Kalamesvara

This inscription which is badly damaged refers itself to the reign of Chalukya king whose name is completely obliterated on the stone, but who must be, from the date given, no other than Vikramaditya VI.  It seems to register a gift of land, the details of which are lost.

The record is dated Cahlukya-Vikrama year [40], Hemalambi,  . . . . . . . .. . Uttarayana-sankramana, vyatipata.  In the given cyclic year (=Saka 1039), Uttaryana-sankramana fell on Monday, 24th December A.D. 1117, on which day the tithi was Pausha amavasya, which commenced at .03 and ended at .99 of the day.

No. 167

(B.K. No. 61 of 1926-27)

Yali-Sirur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up Near The Village Chavadi

This inscription belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramditya VI) and records the gift of one arecanut garden made by the eight Gavundas and the Sixty Families of Eleya-Sirivura to the temple of Bettesvara, when Mahapradhana, Dandanayaka Nagavarmayya-Nayaka was governing Belvala Three-Hundred, Puligere Three-Hundred and Banavasi Twelve-Thousand provinces at the command of Mahapradhana, Senadhipati, Maneverggade, Danadanayaka Sayipayya.  Nagavarmayya-Nayaka was administering the same provinces in A.D. 1115-16 and 1117-18

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 42, Vijambi, Jyeshtha, su. Punnami, Thursday.  In the given year which corresponded to Saka 1040, the tithi ended at .51 on Wednesday, 55th June, A.d. 1118, which is probably the English equivalent of the date.  The week-day quoted is apparently wrong citation.

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No. 168

(B.K. No. 196 of 1926-27)

Jakkali, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Standing In Front Of The Sangamesvara Temple

This damaged inscription belongs to the reing of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) who was ruling the kingdom form the nelevidu of Jayantipura and introduces his subordinate, a Mahamadalesvara who was governing certain specified tracts including Kelavadi Three-Hundred and the agrahara Jakkili.  It records the gift of land made to the temple of Somesvara attached to the matha outside the villae, by the officer in the presence of the Two-Hundred Mahanasa of the place.

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama [year 43, Sarvari], Kartika, su. 1, Sunday, solar eclipse, which regularly corresponds to Sunday, 24th October, A.D. 1120.  The tithi was actually Asvina amavasya on which day Kartika su. 1 commenced at .21 and ended the next day at .17.  A solar elcipse occurred on this day.

No. 169

(B.K. No. 2 of 1928-29)

Aihole, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Built Into The Wall Of The Temple Called Chrantigudi

This inscription belongs to the reing of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and introduces a certain kesavayya-Setti, son of Jemaparyya and Jatiyakka, as a ‘son’ i.e., servant of the Five-Hundred Svamins of Ayyavole.  It records that Kesva constructed a hall (pattasale), the eastern and western basadis and a well, consecrated the Lokapalas and granted land, house-sites and oil-mills for the worship of the deities.

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 44, Vikari, Vaisakha, su. 3, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1119, April 14, Monday; .93.

No. 170

(B.K. No. 193 of 1926-27)

Kodikop, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up Inside The Temple Of Mula-Brahmesvara

This inscription belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladev (Vikramditya VI) and mentions his capital Jayantipura.  It records a gift of twelve mattar of land made for the benefit of the god Mollesvaradeva of Kiru-Nareyamagal, attached to the temple of Sobhanesvaradeva of Hiriya-Nareyamgal, by mahamandalesvara Acharasa of the Kusuva family, who was governing the Kisukadu Seventy division and several town including nareyamgal, the chief of the Twelve (villages), Abbagere and others in Belvola Three-Hundred.  The gift was maintained by his eldest son Hemmadideva.  Among the boundaries of the gift land occur the names of Hiriya-Nareyamgal (modern Naregal) and Ummachige (modern Umachgi)

The inscription is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 45, Subhakrit, Chaitra, su. 8, Monday, Uttarayana-sankranti.  In Subhakrit (= Saka 1044), Chaitra su. 8 fell on Friday, March 17, A.D. 1122, while in the previous year, i.e. Plava (= Saka 1043) the cited tithi occurred on Monday = March 28, A.d. 1121.  The latter is probably the intended date.  On neither of these days was there a sankranti.

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No. 171

(B.K. No. 241 of 1928-29)

Navalli, Navalgund Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up In Front Of The Temple Of Kalamesvara

This inscription which is very badly damaged belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramditya VI) and introduces an official (name lost) as the governor of belvala Three-Hundred and Puligere Three-Hundred districts.  It states that Dandanayaka Sayipayya visited the temple of Svayambhu Kalideva at the request of ballarasa and granted in conjunction with the Karanas, the agrahara village narppole as Paramesvara-datti, for the worship of th god, repairs to the temple, students stipends and the maintenance of the Bala-sikshe.

The record is dated Chalkya-Vikrama year 46, Plava, Chaitra, punnami, Monday, lunar eclipse, which regularly correspond to A.D. 1121, April 4, Monday.  On this day there was a lunar eclipse.

No. 172

(B.K. No. 68 of 1926-27)

Sirol, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Lying In Front Of The Siva Temple

The inscription which is damaged and utilated belongs to the reing of Tribhuvamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and refers to the rule of Mahasaanta Mallarasa of the Sinda family and Kunnula race, who is described as the lord of the city of bhogavati and the champion of his father (Ayyan-ankakara).  It registers the gift of a garden made by three Gavundas to the god Mulasthanadeva, of cess by the Five Hundred Meerchants and the Nakara, the Doni One-Thousand and Ugura Three-Hundred (bodies).  It also records similar gifts made to the same god by the toll officers, karanas, and the betwl-leaf merchants (Tambuliga Settis).

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikarma year 46, Plava, [Jyestha, su.] 8, Thursday which regularly corresponds to A.D. 1121, May 26, Thursday; .68.

No. 173

(B.K. No. 84 of 1927-28)

Alur, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Built Into The Wall Of The Nagesvara Temple

This inscription belongs to the reing of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and itroduces the Danadanayaka Surigeya Hermmadiyarasa, son of Madiraja, a “moon to the Karnata family’, as administering the Mahapradhana Pasayita, Surigeya Nagarasa, son of Vasudeva and grandson of Chamarasa, granted a piece of land together with some gold, house-sites, etc., to the Mahajanas for the maintenance of asatra, a school for the study of Rigveda, a tank and a water-shed, etc.

The record is dated Chalukya-vikrama year 48, Sobhakrit, Magha, punnami, Friday, lunar eclipse, vyatipata.  The English equivalent is A.D. 1124, February 1, which was a day of lunar eclipse.

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No. 174

(B.K. No. 86 of 1927-28)

Alur, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Built Into The Wall Of The Virabhadradeva Temple

This damaged inscription in Kannada interspected with a few Sankrti verses belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and introduces his officer, Mahamatya, Antahpuradhyaksha, Surigeya permmadiyarasa, son of Sureigeya Madhava and Muddiyakka, as administering Mala[daluru] by the favour of the king.  It records the gift of land and money made by the latter officer to the Two-hundred Mahajanas of the place for the worship of a goddess (name lost) and the maintenance of the Rigveda khandika (School for teaching Rigveda).

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year [49], [Krodhi], Sravana, punnami, [Sunday].  The punnami quoted in the inscription commenced on Sunday, 27th July A.D. 1124 at .13 and ended the next day at.20 of the day.  There occurred, howevr a lunar eclipse on the latter day, i.e. Monday.

No. 175

(B.K. No. 69 of 1927-28)

Dambal, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On The Back Of The Image Of The God Maruti In The Maruti Temple

This inscription belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and introduces his subordinate Permadbhupa as the governor of Masavadi-nadd.  It states that certain Ajjaya, Nayaka, son of Rebbarasa and Bavikabbe, constructeu a temple of Siva at Dharmavolal to which Mahamandalesvara Hermmadiyarasa granted land after purchase from the Sixteen Settis and the Nagaras of Dharmavolal.  Mention is made of Nirvanasakti-Panditadeva and of his disciple whose name is lost.

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 49, Krodhi, Magha, punnami, Monday, Uttarayana-sankranti, vyatipata, probably corresponding to A.D. 1126, January, 11, Monday.  The Uttarayana-sankranti had, however, occurred on 24th December, A.D. 1125.  Both the Chalukya-vikrama year and the cyclic year were expired ones.  In krodhi (= Saka 1046), Uttarayana-sankranti occurred on Wednesday, following Monday, the purnima of the month Pausha and not Magha as cited in the inscription.  The English equivalent of the date would in this case be Wednesday, December 24, A.D. 1124.

No. 176

(B.K. No. 218 of 1926-27)

Abbigeri, Ron Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Stone Set Up In Front Of The Temple Of Sutta-Basappa

This badly damaged inscription belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and seems to record gift of land made by Mahamandalesvara Acharasa on the representation of Sixty Okkal to Mallikarjuna Pandita for the benefit of the temple of Somesvara at Abbaygere in [Narayamg]alias-Twelve.  Mention is made of Kisukadu.

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 50, Visva[vasu], Vaisakha, amavasye, Monday, solar eclipse, vyatipata.  The English equivalent of the date is probably Monday, 4th May, A.D. 1125.  There was, however, no solar eclipse on this day.

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No. 177

(B.K. No. 458 of 1926)

Mugad, Dharwar Taluk, Dharwar District

On A Slab Set Up On The Tank Bund

This inscription refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and his dated Saka 1047, Visvavasu, Pushya, su. 5, Friday, Uttaryana-sankranti.  The date appears to be irregular.  Uttarayana-sankranti in Visvavasu fell on Friday, 25th December, A.D. 1125; but the tithi was ba. 14 and not su. 5 as stated.  The record states that Mahasamnta Bammadeva had the grant of land previously made by his uncle Mahasamnta Martandayya for the upkeep of a tank inscribed on stone.  Bammarasa and his cousin Nakarasa were descended from Chavundaraya, the Nargavunda of Muguda Thirty, situated in Maharajavadi-nadu, a sub-division of palasige Twelve-Thousand.  Tribhuvanamalla Guvaladeva of the Kadamba family is stated to have been governing Palagise Twelve-Thousand and Konkana Nine-Hundred at the time of the grant.  The record was composed by the poet Nagarjuna-Pandita.

No. 178

(B.K. No. 62 of 1927-28)

Chikkavbadavatti, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Built Into The Wall Of The Kalamesvara Temple

This damaged inscription belongs to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI) and states that Mahamandalesvara Kakkarasa was administering Suruka-Twelve and Avagavadi-Twelve, etc.  It records the gift of land made by this officer for the benefit of the temple of Kalidevasvamin at Odavaddi, to Ruvari-Bammoja and to Brahmapuri Narana-Bhatta.  Odavaddi which is evidently the modern Chikkavadavatti, is stated to be the capital of Mahamandalesvara kakkarasa.

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 51, Parabhava, Magha, su. 5, Wednesday, which regularly corresponds to A.D. 1127, January 19, Wednesday; .68.

No. 179

(B.K. No. 39 of 1928-29)

Arasibidi, Hungund Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Mutilated Slab Lying In Suleragudi Temple

The inscription is incised on another fragment of the slab containing the inscription pubished by Dr. Barnett in Epigtraphic Indica, Vol. XVII.  It records the gift of money derived from taxes made by Sunkaverggade Mantara Barmmana, an officer under barmmadevarasa, son of Sindarasa of the Sinda family, described as the lord of the city of Bhogavati, for the feeding of Rishis and the Ajjis (nuns) attached to the Jaina temple called Gonada Bedangi Jinalaya of the capital city Vikramapura (modern Arasibidi)

The record is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 10, Krodhana, Ashadha, su. 1, Wednesday, Dakshinayana-sankranti.  The date regularly corresponds to Wednesday, 25th June, A.D. 1085.  the lunar month was Nija Ashadha.

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No. 180

(B.K. No. 268 of 1927-28)

Kop, Bagalkot Taluk, Bijapur District

On A Slab Lying Behind The Temple Of Durgavva

This mutilated record belongs to the period of Vikramaditya VI and mentions Perggade Muddarasa, who is described as endowed with the office of the Mahamatya (a great minister).  It mentions rajadhani Vikramapura.  We know from inscriptions that Arasibidi in the Hungund Taluk of the Bijapur District, was knows as Vikramapura and as the secondary capital of the Western Chalukyas.  Since a portion of the inscription is chiselled away, it is nt possible to make out the object of the record.

The inscription bears the date Chalukya-Vikrama year 10, Krodhana, Ashadha, su. 1, Wednesday, Dakshinayana-sankranti.  Its English equivalent is A.D. 1085, June 25, Wednesday; .82.

No. 181

(B.K. No. 77 of 1927-28)

Doni, Mundargi Petha, Dharwar District

On A Slab Built Into The Siddhalaingadeva Temple

The inscription registers the gift of certain annual taxes made by Pannayada-sunkavergade Vittarasa, at the comand of Sarvadhikari, Manevergade, mahaprachanda Dandanayaka, Mahadeva-Bhatta to Saktisiva-Pandita, for the benefit of the temple of Siddhesvaradeva, in the presence of the Sixty Mahajanas headed by the Urodeya of Dronapura and of the several Settis.  A gift of money made by the tol officer Madiraja and Mulihi-Setti is also recorded.  Further, after praising the Body of Ugura Three-hundred, it records gifts of certain duties made by them to the same Saktisiva-pandita for the benefit of the temple.  Saktisiva was the disciple of Lakshmidhara-Pandita and the acharya of the temple.

The inscription is datd Chalukya-Vikrama year 19, Bhava, Pushya, su. 5, Sunday, Uttarayana-sankranti, vyatipata.  The sankranti occurred not on su. 5 (which was Friday), but on su. 15 which was a Sunday = A.D. 1094, December 24, on which day it commenced at .67.

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