The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Text of the Inscriptions

Chalukyas

Kalachuris

Yadavas

Hoysalas

Kadambas

Sindas

Vijayanagara Kings

Muslim Rulers

Marathas

The East India Company

Miscellaneous Inscriptions

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

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Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

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Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

MISCELLANEOUS

No. 497 - 530 | No. 276 - 400 | No. 401 - 450 | No. 451 - 471 | No. 472 - 496 | No. 531 - 551  No. 552 - 572 | No. 573 - 593 | No. 594 - 614 | No. 615 - 640 | No. 641 - 665 | No. 666 - 690  No. 691 - 711 | No. 712 - 730 | No. 731 - 751 | No. 752 - 771

No. 497 to 508

(B.K. Nos. 20 to 31 of 1928-29)

AIHOLE, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Circa 9th century

These short inscriptions seem to mention the names of persons who were individually associated with the construction of the merlons of the fort wall.  The first one is descriptive.

497: On a wall in the Ladkhan temple, On the fort wall

No. 509

(B.K. Nos. 67 of 1928-29)

VAJHAL, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

Circa 9th century

This inscription seems to register certain regulations regarding the distribution of land in favour of the Gavundas.  It mentions Kisukadu.  The epigraph is fragmentary.

No. 510

(B.K. No. 165 of 1928-29)

NAGARAHAL, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On the south wall of the Naganatha temple at Naganathana-kolla

Circa 9th century

It seems to refer to some construction by Uru, Avuga and Chanda.  The epigraph is partly worn out.

No. 511

(B.K. Nos. 168 of 1928-29)

PATTADAKAL, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

In a balcony on the south face of the Papanasesvara temple

Circa 9th century

It refers to a teacher and devotion to god.  The record is damaged.

No. 512

(B.K. Nos. 169 of 1928-29)

PATTADAKAL, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

In a balcony to the erection of an image by a person whose name is not fully preserved.

No. 513

(B.K. Nos. 283 of 1927-28)

PATTADAKAL, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Virupaksha temple

Circa 9th-10th century

The following names are engraved below the scenes from the story of the Mahabharata sculptured on the pillar.  The damaged names are omitted.

No. 514

(B.K. Nos. 9 of 1927-28)

BELVANIKI, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a hero-stone lying close to the Kalamesvara temple

943-44 A.D.

This is dated Saka 865 corresponding to 943-44 A.D.  It records the death of a warrior.

No. 515

(B.K. No. 12 of 1928-29)

AIHOLE, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone pillar set up in front of the Huchchimalli-gudi

945-946 A.D.

This is dated Saka 867, Visvavasu, corresponding to 945-46 A.D. It records the performance of gosaharsa by a person named Keychaya.

No. 516

(B.K. No. 89 of 1926-27)

MULGUND, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On the dhvajastambha in front of the Narayanadeva temple

977 A.D.

 This is dated Saka 8[9]9, Isvara, Jyeshtha punnami, Monday, Rohini-nakshatra corresponding to 977 A.D., June 4.  The nakscatra, however, was Mula.

It records the erection of a manastambha.  The details are lost.

No. 517

(B.K. No. 97 of 1926-27)

MULGUND, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On broken slab on the tank bund

Circa 10th century

It states that the record was composed by Samiyanna and the inscribed slab was set up by Chavunda.  Only the last few lines of the epigraph are preserved, the earlier portion having been broken and lost.

No. 518

(B.K. No. 117 of 1926-27)

HOSUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a hero-stone near the local mosque

Circa 10th century

It seems to record the death of a warrior in a fight

No. 519

(B.K. No. 217 of 1927-28)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On the top of the cavern called Panchalingapadi near Cave No.IV

Circa 10th century

It praises Madide[va], a devotee of the god Somesvara and mentions Agastya-Pushpagiri.  The record is damaged.

No. 520

(B.K. No. 238 of 1927-28)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pillar inside the Bhutanatha temple

Circa 10th century

It states that the lamp-post was a gift of Kariya Sodiyamma.

No. 521

(B.K. No. 259 of 1927-28)

HALLUR, BAGALKOT TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a wall of the room on the way leading up the roof of the temple called Melgudi

Circa 10th century

It is an incomplete passage describing the virtues of a person.

No. 522

(B.K. No. 145 of 1928-29)

HANGARGI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the platform of the house of Sivaputri Govindappa Ganiger

Circa 10th century

It records the regulations laid down by Mahasamanta Dasavarmma in respect of the administration of the tract of Pengarage Twelve, such as concessions in land assessment and collection of fines for offences.

No. 523

(B.K. No. 83 of 1929-30)

BAGEVADI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone built into the south wall of the house of Vithal Singh Rajput

Circa 10th century

The epigraph in Nagari characters reads Dharadhari which may be a personal name.

No. 524

(B.K. No. 72 of 1929-30)

TUMBIGI, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone built into the left side of the northern gateway of the village

1014 A.D.

This is dated Saka 936, Ananda, Marggasira-Amavasye, Tuesday, Vrischika-sankranti.  On the said tothi occurred Dhanus-sankranti, when the weekday was Thrusday.  If, however, the month was Kartika, the details would regularly correspond t0 1014 A.D., October 26.

It records a gift of land to the Banarasi-matha by Nagadevayya, the  Urodeya of the agrahara of  Tumbige in Pagalatti-Three Hundred.  The gift was entrusted into the hands of the Hundred Mahajanas.

No. 525

(B.K. No. 52 of 1928-29)

KANDGAL, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a broken slab set up in the compound of the Hanuman temple

1014-15 A.D.

This is dated Saka 936, Ananda, corresponding to 1014-15 A.D.

It records a deed of settlement (samastha-patra) made in favour of the Urodeyas and the Gavundas of Kandagale by the chief Goyindapayyarasa.

No. 526

(B.K. No. 136 of 1926-27)

HUYILGOL, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a hero-stone set up in front of the Ramalingadeva temple

1016 A.D.

This is dated Saka 938, Rakshasa, Magha su. 5, Sunday.  This may be equated to 1016 A.D., January 17, the week-day being Thursday.  The Saka year was current.

It records the death in a fight of a gorava who seems to have encountered the enemy at the instance of the Two-Hundred.  It mentions Pombuchcha.  The inscription is damaged.

No. 527

(B.K. No. 44 of 1929-30)

MATHKAL-DEVANAHALLI, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab set up before the Ramalinga temple

Circa 1022 A.D.

This is dated Saka 943, Dundubhi, Paushya ba. 14, Sunday, Uttarayana-Sankranti.  The date is irregular. In Dundubi corresponding to Saka 944=1022 A.D., the Samkranti occurred on December 24, Monday, the tithi being Pausha ba. 13.  In the previous year, Durmati, Saka 943=1021 A.D., the Samkranti occurred on December 24, Sunday, the tithi being Pausha ba 2.

It records a gift of land and house-site to the god Kalideva of Savaligi by Tantrapala Vennamayya-nayaka.

No. 528

(B.K. No. 46 of 1927-28)

BARDUR, MUNDARGI TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the Bharatesvara temple

1032 A.D.

This is dated Saka 954, Angirasa, Ashadha, su.1, Sunday, corresponding to 1032 A.D., June 11.

It records a gift of land to the god Bharatesvara.  The gift land was purchased from the Two-Hundred Mahajanas of Bharatapura and was entrusted into their hands for protection.

No. 529

(B.K. No. 218 of 1927-28)

BADAMI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On the top of the cavern called Panchalingapadi, near Cave No. IV

1033 A.D.

This is dated Saka 955, Srimukha, Asvija su. 5, Sunday, corresponding to 1033 A.D, September 1.  The weekday, however, was Saturday.

It states that Perggade Kamachiya Chavayya, a subordinate of Nelagotemalla Kommaraja, had the image of Mallikarjuna consecrated on the southern side of the Bhutesvara temple at Agastya Pushpagiri.

No. 530

(B.K. No. 239 of 1928-29)

MORAB, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the Hanumantadeva temple

1059 A.D.

This is dated saka 981, Vikari, Kattika su. 2, Wednesday, Purvashadha-nakshatra.  The details correspond to 1059 A.D.  November 10, f.d.n. 50, if the month is Marggasira.

It records the death by Sanyasana-vidhi of the Jaina teacher Nagachandra-Siddhantadeva, in the Ghatantakiya-basadi at Moramba.  Nagachandra who is praised as a great scholar and advocate of the Jaina doctrine, was the disciple of Jaya-kirtti and belonged to Kareya-gana and Mailapa-titha of Yanniya-sangha.  The nisidige memorial bearing the epigraph was set up by his disciple Kanakasakti Siddhantadeva.  The epigraph is composed both in Sanskrit and Kannada verse, supplemented by prose.

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