I | BSomesvara
II | Vikramaditya
VI | Somesvara
III | Somesvara
No.19 of 1927-28)
RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT
a stone learning against the front wall of Somesvara temple
I, 1059 A.D.
inscription commences with the praise of Ahavamalla or Somesvara I who
appears to have been the reigning king.
It is dated Saka 981, Vikari, Vaisakha su. 1, Friday,
corresponding to 1059 A.D., April 15. The weekday, however, was Thursday.
registers a gift of money for maintaining a feeding house and for
worship and offerings, etc., in the temple of the god Babbalesvara by
Gangeya-jiya of Kadirmidi who were to utilise only the interest accruing
from the amount for the said purpose, The earlier damaged part of the
epigraph mentions a previous date, viz., Vilambi, Magha and solar
eclipse. This corresponds
to 1059 A.D., February 15. The
gift seems to have been announced formally on this occasion and it might
have taken effect actually two months later.