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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 

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Volume 13

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Volume 15

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Volume 18

Volume 19

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Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
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Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

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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

THE KALACHURIS

Sankama | Bijjala | Rayamurari Sovideva | Ahavamalla 

No.131

(B.K. No. 86 of 1926-27)

MULGUND, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a broken slab lying in front of the Chavadi

Samkama, 1178 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1101, Vilambi, Vaisakha su 13, Monday, corresponding to 1178 A.D., May 1.  The Saka year was current.

It registers a gift of land to the god Vidiresvara by the Nagara-Mahajanas of Mulugunda, Pura and Panchamatha-sthana of Maddumambala and Five Hundred after washing the feet of Vamasakti-pandita, the acharya of the temple.

No.132

(B.K. No. 147 of 1926-27)

BELHOD, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the tempjle of Isvara

Samkama, 1178 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Vilambi, Vaisakha su. 13, Monday, corresponding to 1178 A.D., May 1.

It records a gift of land and house by Ammarasa and another gift comprising the income derived from the tax Bannigedere by Dandanayaka Dhannugi, the Herggade of Belvalanadu, along with other officials, to the tank called Devingere of Beluhade.

No.133

(B.K. No. 26 of 1930-31)

MANAGOLI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a broken slab lying in the Hanuman temple

Samkamadeva, 1178 A.D.

The record is dated the 3rd regnal year of king, Vilambi, Ashadha su.11, Sunday, Dakshinayana-samkramana, corresponding to 1178 A.D., June 27.  The weekday, however, was Tuesday.  This date is quoted from the published text.

This is the earlier unpublished portion of the inscription, the later portion of which is published in the Epirgraphia Indica, vol. V, pp.ff.  It states that the king was ruling from his nelevidu at Navile and mentions his subordinate Brahmadeva-valli.  The record is considerably damaged.

No.134

(B.K. No. 151 of 1928-29)

KATGERI, BADAMI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the front wall of Narayanadeva temple

Samkama, 1178 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1101, Vilambi, Sravana-paurnima, Mondy, corresponding to 1178 A.D.,  July 31.  The Saka year was current.

It records that while the king was ruling at Modeganur, and while his subordinates The Mahamandalesvaras Vira-Bajjala and Vira-Vikramanditya of the Sinda family were governing their chiefdom from rajadhani Erambaravi, the village Nuggivada situated in Hangarage Twelve, was bestowed to the Five Hundred Mahajanas of the agrahara Kadakere by Mahadeva-danadanayaka with the permission of Tikkarasa-dandanayaka who is described as gandhavarana of Senani Sovana.  The gift was made for the merit of Chavundarasa of the Sinda family on the occasion of Tikkarasa’s visit to Kadakere.  As in other records of this area the genealogical account of the Sinda chiefs is given in detail.

No.135

(B.K. No. 43 of 1926-27)

LUKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall of Virabhadra temple

Samkama, 1179 A.D.

This is dated 1100, Vilambi, Phalguna-punnami, Friday, eclipse, Samkranti.  This corresponds to 1179 A.D., February 23, when a lunar eclipse occurred.  The Samkranti was Mina.

It records gift of income from sales made by the One Hundred representatives of Maleyageri headed by Rudradeva, Kesavayya andothers, to the gods Abhinavaprasanna-Kesavadeva and Samkaradeva at Lokkigundi.  The earlier portion gives the genealogical account of the Kalachuris and praises Aichisetti who was responsible for the installation of the deity of Kesavadeva at Lokkugundi which was a renowned agrahara.

No.136

(B.K. No. 174 of 1926-27)

RON, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab leaning against the wall, right of entrance, of Somesvara temple

Samkama, 1179 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1102, Vikari, Asvayuja-amavasya, Monday, correspondingto 1179 A.D., October 1, Monday, f.d.t. 49.  The Saka year was current.

It registers the gift of lands to the god Chamesvara and mallesvara at Rona, by Mahamandalesvara Vikramaditya of the Sinda family who was administering Kisukadu Seventy, at the request of Baheya-sahani.  The gift was entrusted into the hands of Gurubhaktadeva of the Kalamukha sect.  Other gifts made by this chief in conjuction with his brother Vira-Bijjana are also recorded.

Published in Epigraphia Indica, Vol. XIX, pp.226 ff.

No.137

(B.K. No. 37 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Chandramaulisvara temple

Samkama, 1180 A.D.

This is dated the 5th regnal year of the king, Sarvari, Chaitra su. 11, Sunday, corresponding to 1180 A.D., March 9.

It registers a gift of money to the god Asitara Kesavaditya.

No.138

(B.K. No. 183 of 1926-27)

NAREGAL, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone set up in front of the village chavadi.

Samkama, 1180 A.D.

This is dated the 5th regnal year of the king, Sarvari, chaitra, su. 11 [Pushya-nakshatra], corresponding to 1180 A.D, March 9, Sunday.  Pushya-nakshatra however, was on the previous day.

It registers a gift of land for offering to the god Kedaradeva.  It describes a Mahapradhana, Herilala-Kannada-sandhivigrahi whose name is lost and Mahavaddabyavahari kesavayya. The record is damaged.

No.139

(B.K. No. 184 of 1926-27)

NAREGAL, RON  TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone set up in front of the village chavadi

Samkama, 1183 A.D.

This is dated the 4th regnal year of the king, Subhakrit, Magha su. 10, Monday the tithi corresponding to 1183 A.D., January-5.  The weekday, however, was Wednesday.

It records a gift to the god Revanesvara.  it mentions the acharya of the temple.  The epigraph is damaged.

No.140

(B.K. No. 11 of 1926-27)

GADAG, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the prakara wall of  the Trikutesvara temple

Samkama, 1184 A.D.

This is dated the 5th regnal year of the king, Krodhi, Margasira-amavase, Monday, solar eclipse, Uttaryana-sankramana.  The only solar eclipse of the year occurred in the month of Karttika, corresponding to 1184 A.D., November 5, Monday.  The recorded date corresponds to 1184 A.D., December 3, Monday, f.d.t. 96.  But the solar eclipse did not occur that day.  On neither of these days did Uttarayana-sankranti occur.

The epigraph registers a gift of land by Yogi-Sahajananda, disciple of Rudrasakti, to the god Svayambhu Madhavesvara of Kratupura, for worship and offerings and for feeding the Brahmanas.  The gift land was purchased from Sevent-two Mahajanas of the place who are praised for their learning and religious acts.  It also described Mahadeva-nayaka of Agastya gotra and registers a few more gifts to the same deity.  The inscription is partly damaged.

No.141

(B.K. No. 232 of 1926-27)

SUDI, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone in front of the Karasthala matha

Samkama

It praises Vikramadeva of the Sinda family whose genealogical account is given.  The chief is said to have been governing Kisukadu.  The record is multilated after the historical introduction.

Published in Epigraphia Indica, Vol.XV, pp.109 ff.

No.142

(B.K. No. 149 of 1928-29)

KATGERI, BADAMI  TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the front wall of Narayanadeva temple

Samkama

 After giving an account of the Kalachuri house, the epigraph recounts the genealogy of the Sinda Chiefs.  The Sinda feudatories, Vira-Bijjala and Vira-Vikramaditya, are stated to have been governing the areas of Bagadage Seventy, Kisukadu Seventy, Hamgarage Twelve and Nareyamgal Twelve from their capital Erambaravi.  The record describes the agrahara of Kadakere and its Five Hundred Mahajanas and registers a gift of land by Mahapradhana Teriraja-dandanayaka on the occasion of the visit of Mahadeva-dandanayaka.  On account of the damaged condition of the inscription, the details of the date and othr portions cannot be made out.

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