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Chalukyas

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The East India Company

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Annual Reports 1935-1944

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Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

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Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

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Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE YADAVAS

Singhana | Bhillama | Jaitugi | Kannara | Mahadeva | Ramachandra

No.171

(B.K. No. 65 of 1929-30)

TALIKOTI, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Ramasvami temple

Singhana, 1225 A.D.

This is dated the 26th regnal year of the king, Parthiva, Ashadha, su. 5, Monday corresponding to 1225 A.D., June 12.  The weekday, however, was Thursday.

It records a gift of land to the god Svyambhu Somanatha of Taliyakote by Mahamandalika Magaramurari Jayitapalanayaka and Manikadevi.  The gift seems to have been made in the course of an expedition in the Hagarattage-nadu.

No.172

(B.K. No. 79 of 1927-28)

DONI, MUNDARGI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in front of the Donikkavva temple

Singhana, 1226-27  A.D.

This inscription states that the Sibara, i.e., pillar, whichwas not in existence for the past 770 years, was erected by Madavari Basavayya in the cyclic year Vyaya, the 16th year after Simhana entered the country.  The cyclic year Vyaya in Simhana’s reign correspondd to 1226-27 A.D.

No.173

(B.K. No. 89 of 1929-30)

HEBBAL, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab standing before the Virabhadra temple

Singhana, 1229 A.D.

This is dated in the 42nd regnal year of the king, Virodhi, Karttika-amavase, Monday.  The said tithi of the cyclic year Virodhi faling in the reign of Singhana corresponds to 1229 A.D., November 17.  But the weekday was Saturday.  The renal year 42 as engraved on the stone appears to be a mistake for 32.  The date portion also mentions eclipse and Sankramana, which are superfluous.

It records a gift of land to the god Mulasthana by Devarasa, the Mahaprabhu of Hebbala.

No.174

(B.K. No. 30 of 1927-28)

KODAGANUR, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone built into the wall of the Virabhadra temple

Singhana, 1232-33 A.D.

This mentions the cyclic year Nandana which corresponds to 1232-33 A.D. in the reign period of the king.

It refers to Doddesvara of Muduvalal and the teacher Balla-guru.  It also mentions Kodaganur.  The inscription is damaged and the details are lost.

No.175

(B.K. No. 11 of 1929-30)

DHAVALGI, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone lying near the village chavadi

Singhana, 1235-36 A.D.

This is dated the 26th year, Manmatha, other details being lost.  As the 26th regnal year of the Yadava king Singhana corresponded with Manmatha the inscription may be assigned to his reign.  Its equivalent would be 1235-36 A.D.

It seems to record a gift of land at Dovalage by Hemmadideva.  The epirgraph is damaged.

No.176

(B.K. No. 58 of 1926-27)

HARTI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Isvara temple

Singhana, 1236 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1158, Durmukhi, Vaisakha-paurnami, Monday, corresponding to 1236 A.D., April 21, Monday f.d.t. 90

It records a gift of specified income to he god Mulasthanadeva, after laving feet of acharya Somesvara-pandita by the Twelve Gavundas of Harati, Ugura Three Hundred and Doni Thousand, headed by Chavundayya.  The Twelve Gavundas of Harati and Aruvattokkalu also made another gift to the deity on the occasion.

No.177

(B.K. No. 68 of 1928-29)

BALGI, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a wall of the of Kesavadeva

Singhana, 1242 A.D.

This is dated the 45th rengal year of the King, Subhakrit, Dvitiya-Bhadrapada-amavasya, Friday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1242 A.D. September 26.

It records the gift of land, garden, oil-mill, shop, etc., for the enjoyment of the god Vikramaditya-Kesava of the excellent agrahara of Badige made in the presene of Virarasa, son of Mallarasa, and others by Janardhana-bhatta and his grandfather whose name is not clear.  The inscription is damaged.

No.178

(B.K. No. 24 of 1926-27)

NAGAVI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Kodi Basavanna temple

Singhana, 1244 A.D.

This inscription refers itself to the reign of Singhana and is dated Sobhakrit, Pushya ba. amavasye. Monday, Sankramana.  This date corresponds to 1244 A.D.,January 11. No Sankramana occurred this day.

It records that the 104 Mahajanas of the place made a gift of land to the god Kodi Mahabala after washing the feet of Rajaguru Kedaradeva.  The name of the place which is referred to as agrahara is lost.  But it must evidently be Nagavi itself.  The epigraph is partly damaged.

No.179

(B.K. No. 427 of 1926)

HUBLI, HUBLI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar to the right of the entrance into the central shrine of Jambukesvara temple

Singhana, 1244 A.D.

The King’s name is damaged but judging from thedate it appears to have been Singhana.  The epigraph is dated Saka 1166, Krodhi, Bhadrapada su.  Friday, lunar eclipse.  The lost tithi must su be. 15.  This date corresponds to 1244 A.D., August 19.  There is reference to the Kali year also, but it is lost.

It seems to register the gift of one young bull and five bullocks to a deity.  The income derived from hiring these animals for carrying the merchandise was perhaps to be utilized.  The place is mentioned as a time honoured centre of commercial activities.  As the inscription is much damaged, it is not possible to make out all the details.

No.180

(B.K. No. 200 and 201 of 1926-27)

NIDAGUNDI, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up inside thetemple of Basavanna

Singhana, 1233 and 1244 A.D.

The first section of the record which is registered in the Annual Report on South Indian Epigraphy for 1926-27 as No. 200 of App. E., is dated Saka 1152, Vijaya, Chaitra-paurnami, Sunday.  Saka 1152 corresponds to the cyclic year Vikriti when the other details of the date do not agree.  If we fix upon the cyclic year Vijaya which corresponds to Saka 1155, the details cited regularly correspond to 1233 A.D., March 27.  The second section of the record, registered in the same Report for 1926-27 as No.201 of App.E, is dated in the cyclic year Krodhi, Jyeshtha-punnami, Monday.  As no king is mentioned as there are no palaeographical differences therecord may be assigned to the reign of Singhana.  The cyclic year may thus be equated with Saka 1166. when the above details correspond to 1244 A.D., May 23.

The first section registers a gift of land made by the chief Karana Vamadeva to the god Svayambhu Kalideva when Mahapradhana, Mahapasyita, Sarvadhikari Vasudevanayaka was governing Kisukadu Seventy from its capital Erambarage.  The gift was entrusted into the hands of the Four Hundred Mahajanas of  Nidugundi.

The second section records a gift of land for offering flowers to the same god, by Kheyya Thakkura-nayaka at the instanceof Bhaskaranayaka who bore the epithets Nara-Narasimha-khandeyaraya and Mandalika-pitamaha.  The gift was entrusted to the above Four Hundred Mahajanas who also made a gift of land to the mason Kalloja who built the temple of Kalideva.  Further gifts to the god Patalabhairava and other deities are also recorded.

No.181

(B.K. No. 26 and 201 of 1926-27)

NAGAVI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Kodi Basavanna temple

Singhana, 1246-47 A.D.

This is dated the 48th regnal year of the king, Parabhava, amavasya, Monday, Sankramana, the month and tithi being lost.  The cyclic year Parabhava falling in the reign period of the king coincided with 1246-47 A.D.

It seems to record a gift by a toll officer at the instance of a Mahapradhana to the god Mahabala of Nagavi after worshipping the feet of the teacher Rajaguru Kedaradeva.  The inscription is damaged.

No.182

(B.K. No. 53 of 1928-29)

KANDAGAL, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On the fragment of a stone lying outside the compound of Hanuman temple

Singhana.

This fragmentary record breaks off after mentioning the king whose prasasti it recounts.

No.183

(B.K. No. 10 of 1929-30)

BIJJUR, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone pillar lying in a field near the Krishna

Singhana.

After referring to the reign of the king, it praises Bhutayya Rahuta, a subordinate of the king.

The inscription is damaged and fragmentary.

No.184

(B.K. No. 15 of 1929-30)

GUNDKARJIGI, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a nandi pillar lying in the Hanuman temple

Singhana.

This inscription commences with the well known vachana of Siddharama and recounts the prasasti of the king.  This is followed by the description of Rama-danda-dhipa.  The rest of the epigraph is lost.

No.185

(B.K. No. 95 of 1929-30)

KOLHAR, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone lying near the Digambara-matha

Singhana.

Barring the mention of the month Vaisakha, the other details of the date are lost.  The record is badly damaged.

No.186

(B.K. No. 232 of 1928-29)

KURHATTI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab lying near the Hanuman temple

Singhana.

The epigraph is damaged and mutilated.  Only a portion of the prasasti is preserved.

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