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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE CHALUKYAS

Jagadekamalla | Somesvara I | Somesvara II | Vikramaditya VI | Somesvara III | Taila III | Somesvara IV

No.20

(B. K. No.210 of 1928-29)

ANNIGERI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the temple of Ulivi Bassappa

Jagadekamalla II, 1139 A.D.

The inscription is partially damaged.  The extant date portion contains the details, [Siddharthi], Uttarayana-sankranti, Monday. In the cyclic year cited, which fell within the regnal period of the king, Uttarayana-sankranti occurred on December 25, Monday, 1139 A.D.

The record registers a gift the details of which are lost.

No.21

(B.K. No.45 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On the wall of the Mallikarjuna temple

Jagadekamalla II, 1140 A.D.

This is dated the Chalukya Jagadekamalla year 3, Raudri, Uttarayana-sankramana.  Other details of the date are not given.  In the aid cyclic year falling in the reign of Jagadekamalla II, the Uttarayana-sankramana occurred on 1140 A.D., December 25.

It seems to registers a gift to the god Telligesvara, by a Dandanayaka (name lost) who was a local Heggade.  The epigraph is broken off on one side.

No.22

(B.K No. 233 of 1928-29)

KURHATTI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab lying near the temple of Hanuman

Jagadekamalla II, 1142 A.D.

This is dated the [4th] regnal year of the king, Dundubhi, Phalguna, eclipse, the other details being lost.  In the said cyclic year there was no eclipse in Phalguna, whereas in the previous year Durmati a lunar eclipse occurred on Phalguna su. 15, corresponding to 1142 A.D., February 12.

It registers a gift of land made by Mahapradhana, Srikaranad-adhishthayaka and Kaditaverggade Malapayaa for the worship and offerings to the god Malesvara and for feeding the ascetics.  Gifts to the Sun-god and other deities are also mentioned .  The earlier part of the record seems to describe the Sinda family and the king’s subordinate Permadi who belonged to it.  The inscription is very much damaged.

No.23

(B.K. No. 131 of 1926-27)

KOTUMACHIGI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the Somesvara temple

Jagadekamalla II, 1142 A.D.

This is dated the [5th] regnal year of the king, Dundubhi, Chaitra ba.  Further details being lost.  The date falls is March 1142 A.D.

It seems to register a gift of income derived from the toll, to the god Somesvara of the agrahara of Ummachige by Mahapradhana,  Dandanayaka Kesirajayaa.  Kudalasangama (line 9), the One-hundred and four Mahajanas of Ummachige and Muvattokalu are mentioned.  The inscription is very much damaged.

No.24

(B.K. No.109 of 1929-30)

MUTTAGI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab in the Siddharamayya temple.

Jagadekamalla II, 1142 A.D.

This is dated the 5th regnal year of the king, Dundubhi, Karttika su. 12, Monday, corresponding to 1142 A.D., November 2.

It registers a grant of land made by Sovisetti for worship, offerings, etc., in the temple of  Prasannakesava of the agrahara Muttage.  It is stated that the temple was originally constructed by Sovisetti’s father Chettisetti and that the former elevated it and adorned it with a golden pinnacle.  The genealogy of the Chalukyas from Tailapa II down to Jagadekamalla II is given.  Sovisetti is described as a rich merchant having dealing with the king’s Pattasahani Brahmadeva-dandhadhisa.  Other grants of land made by Chaudisetti and Madhavasetti to the same temple and the provision made for the vyakhyana in  the temple of the god are also recorded.

No.25

(B.K. No.64 of 1926-27)

YALI-SIRUR , GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into a wall of the Bhogesvara temple.

Jagadekamalla II, 1142 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year of the king, Raktakshi, Chaitra-purnima, Sunday, lunar eclipse.  The only lunar eclipse in the year occurred in Sravana.  So, if Chaitra is a mistake for Sravana, the details regularly correspond to 1144 A.D., July 16.

It registers a gift made by Perggade  Namiyanna, the Sarvadhikari of Mahamandalesvara Hermmadideva of Hattagara lineage and Kalasena family, for burning a perpetual lamp before the god Bhogesvara.  The gift comprised the income derived from the cess called biravana on the betel leaves and it was entrusted to Aghora-pandita, the priest in charge of the temple. 

It records another gift made by Davalara Santa-gavunda in conjunction with the Eight Gavundas and Aruvattokkalu.

No.26

(B.K. No. 115 of 1926-27)

HOSUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On two slabs built into a wall (left of entrance) of the Trikutesvara temple

Jagadekamalla II, 1144 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year of the king, Raktakshi, Chaitra-purnima Sunday, lunar eclipse.  The details of this date, which is identical with that of No.25 above correspond to 1144 A.D. , July 16, assuming Chaitra to be a mistake for Sravapa.

It states that Namiyanna-nayaka who was the Sarvadhikari of Mhamandalesvara Hemmadideva of the Kalasena family and Hattagaralineage, made a gift of the income derived from the cess on the betal leaves called biravana, for burning a perpetual lamp before the god Bhogesvara.  The gift was entrusted to Jnanansakti-pandita. the acharya of the temple.

No.27

(B.K. No.24 of 1927-28)

RAJPUR, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone leaning against the front wall of the Hanuman temple.

Jagadekamalla II, 1144 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year of the king, Raktakshi, Pushya-purnima, Monday, Uttarayana-Sankramana, corresponding to 1144, A.D. December 11, Monday, f.d.t. 17.  The Sankramana occurred on December 25.

It registers a gift of income from the Pannaya cess made by Heggade Chandapayya, the Kenikara of the Pannaya cess of Kumtige and Rajvur for worship, offerings, etc., to the god Mulasthana of Rajavur.  The gift was entrusted into the hands of Chandrabhushana-pandita. the acharya of the temple.  It is stated that Ananda –dandanayaka, brother-in-law of Dandanayaka Bachayya who held the office of Achchupannayad-adhishthayaka, was in charge of the Pannaya of the [Ba]hattarathana, under the orders of the Mahapradhana, Pasayita, Maneverggade, Hadapavala and Dandanayaka Bammanayya.  The last named officer also bore the titles, Mahasamantadhipati and Mahaprachanda-dandanayaka and was holding the offices of Antahpuradhyaksha, Karituragasahani, Heri-Kannada-sandhivigrahi, Srikarana and Senadhipati.  The inscription is partly damaged.

No.28

(B.K. No.194 of 1926-27)

KODIKOP, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up inside the temple of Mulabrahmesvara

Jagadekamalla II, 1144 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year o the king, Raktakshi, Pushya-amavasya, Monday, Uttarayana-samkramana, solar eclipse.  The date corresponds to 1144 A.D., December 25, Monday, f.d.t. 25.  The eclipse, however, occurred on Tuesday.

It describes the king’s subordinate Mahamandalesvara Jagadekamalla Permadi, son of Achugi-mandalesa of the Sinda family and states that when he was governing the tracts of Kisukadu, Bagadage, Kelavadi and Narayamagallu, gifts of income derived from the cess on betel leaves, oil-mill, etc., wee made for the worship and offering of the god Mulasthana Brahmesvara of Kirunarayamgal in Kisukadu-70 by the Tambuliga One Thousand, Ugura Three Hundred, and others.  It mentions the teacher Vamaskati as the family priest of Permmadi.

No.29

(B.K. No. 63 of  1927-28)

CHIKKAVADAVATTI, MUNDARAGI PETHA, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall of the Kalamesvara temple

Jagadekamalla II, 11456 A.D.

This is dated the cyclic year Krodhana, Vaisaka su. ­1­[5], Sunday.  The cyclic year cited coincided with the 8th regnal year of the king and in the said year there were two Vaiskhas.  As the given tithi fits in with Adhika Vaisakha, the date may be equated to 1145 A.D., April 8, f.d.t. 32.

The epigraph registers a gift of land made by Mahamandalesvara Hollarasa for the worship and offerings of the god Kalideva.

No.30

(B.K. No. 7 of  1929-30)

BELUR, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab in the Siva temple

Jagadekamalla II, 1145 A.D.

This is dated the 8th regnal year of the king, Krodhi, Pushya su. 13, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkramana.  The cyclic year cited seems to be a mistake for Krodhana.  The date is irregular in other respects also.  The above tithi may be equated with 1145 A.D., December 28, Friday.  The Sankramana took place three days earlier.

The inscription registers a gift of land and other incomes made by the Eight Hittu, Prabhu Revarasa and others to the teacher [Su]draka-jiya for worship and offerings to the god Mulasthana of Belur in Hagarattage-nadu, when Hiriya Heggade Handeya-Nayaka, the Mahapasayita and Sarvadhikari of Mahamandalesvara Hemmadi of the Yadava lineage and Sevuna family, was governing Hagarattage Three Hundred.  The record contains a large number of scribal errors.

No.31

(A.R. No.430 of 1926)

AMMINABHAVI, DHARWAR TALUK, DHARWA DISTRICT

On a slab lying in front of Jaina Basti

Jagdekamalla II, 1146 A.D.

This is dated the 8th year of the king’s reign, Krodhana, Phalguna-amavasya corresponding to 1146 A.D., March 14.

It states that on the occasion when the Tulapurusha ceremony was performed by the king at Kotitirtha on the Gautama-ganga river, Mahapradhana, Pattasahani, Kaditavergade, Kannada-Sandhivigrahi, Dandanyaka Bammanyaa, having made the gifts of Gosahasra, Prithvidana and Saptasagara, restored the agrahara of Ammayanabavi and donated a piece of land to the god Mulasthana of the place.  The Four Hundred Mahajans of  agrahara Ammayanabavi are praised.  It also records gifts to the same deity made by the Mahajans, Twelve Gavundas and the Nakhars of the place.  The epigraph is damaged and worn out.

No.32

(B. K. No. 96 of  1929-30)

MUTTAGI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall (left side) of the Samgamesvara temple

Jagadekamalla II, 1147 A.D.

This is dated the 10th regnal year of the king, Prabhava, Chaitra, ba. 5. Monday, Vishu-samkranti (wrong for Mesha-samkranti), corresponding to 1147 A.D., March 24.

It registers the grant of the village Nagavada in Hebbalu Twelve a Kampana of Tarddavadi Thousand, made by the king, at the request of Mahasamantadhipati, Mahapradhana, Hadapad-adhishthayaka, Manevergade, Senadhipati Bammanayya to the temple of  Sivalingadeva at the agrahara of Muttage, situated in Muttage Thirty, a subdivision of Tarddavadi Thousand.  The temple is stated to have been constructed by Sivaraja-champa who also built another temple at Vijayapura (modern Bijapur) called Jagadekapura. The gift is stated to have been made with the consent of Mahamandalesvara Kumara Bijaladeva, apparently of the Kalachuri family, thus showing that he was already holding a responsible position. The Religious establishment was placed in charge of Lakulisvara who belonged to a line of Saiva teachers hailing from Kasmira, that had settled at Vijayapura.   The genealogy of the Chalukyas from Tailapa down to Jagadekamalla is given.  A gift of one pon derived from Bannige tax is stated to have been made annually to the same temple by Herggode, Bammarasa, an officer of Dandanayaka Mailara who is described as the amatya of Bijala-nripa and governing Tarddavadi-nadu.  This is followed by some more gifts.

No.33.

(B.K. No.53 of 1927-28)

BUDIHAL, MUNDARGHI PERTHA, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab lying in the Isvara temple

Jagadekamalla II, 1147 A.D.

This is dated the Jagadekamalla year (not specified), Prabhava, Chaitra su.. Uttarayana-samkramana.  The date is incomplete and the said Samkramana is obviously a mistake.  Thee approximate equivalent of the date would be 1147 A.D., March.

It registers a gift of land for worship, offerings, etc., to the god Kalideva, when Mahamandaleswara Kuppadevarasa of the Yadava lineage was governing Masavadi Hundred and Forty.  Soma-gavunda who seems to have been connected with the benefaction is praised.  The inscription is damaged and some of the relevant details are lost.

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