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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE YADAVAS

Singhana | Bhillama | Jaitugi | Kannara | Mahadeva | Ramachandra

No.154

(B.K. No. 233 of 1926-27)

SUDI, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone in front of the Karasthala matha

Singhana, 1202 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1124, Dundubhi \, Sravana-punnami, Monday, corresponding to 1202 A.D. August 5.

It mentions a subordinate of theking bearing the epithets Khanderaya, etc., and Kisukadu-nadu 70.  It seems to refer to the remission of some taxes.  The inscriptions is badly damaged and worn out.

No.155

(B.K. No. 264 of 1927-28)

MANKANI, BAGALKOT TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab in the Siva temple called degula

Singhana, 1206 A.D.

The recordis dated Saka 1128, Krodhana, amavase, Monday, solar eclipse.  the name of the month is lost. The only solar eclipse in that year occurred in Phalguna, which corresponded to 1206 A.D., March 11, the weekday being Saturday.  The Saka year cted was current.

It registers gifts of land to the gods Lakshminarasimha and Sridharavasudeva in the triple-shrined temple constructed at Mankani by Kesava, brother of Sahadeva-dandanatha, who was governing the province of Tardavadi Thousand.  These brothers belonged to the Vatsa-gotra and Sahavasi family.

No.156

(B.K. No. 51 of 1928-29)

KANDGAL, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab in the compound of the Hanuman temple

Singhana, 1207 A.D.

This is dated the 8th regnal year of the king, Prabhava, Ashadha-amavasye Sunday, solar eclipse.  The date is irregular.  The only solar eclipse of the year Prabhava, corresponding to 1207 A.D., Occurred in Sravana on August 25, the weekday being Saturday.  There was an Adhika nor in the Nija Ashada did the tithi fall on Sunday.

It registers a gift of land and house-site by the Prabhus of Kandagale to the temple of the god Telligesvara constructed by Telliga-ayvattokkalu.  Further gifts to the deity comprising levies on oilmills, shares in the articles on sale, etc., were made by the Five Hundred Swamis of Ayyavale and others.  The representatives of this trading corporation are said to have assembled at Kandagale for this solemn occasion.  At this time Lakshmidevarasa, a subordinate of the king was governing the tract of Karadikal Three-hundred.

No.157

(B.K. No. 55 of 1928-29)

KANDGAL, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a fragment of a stone lying in the Sakaralinga temple

Singhana, 1208 A.D.

This is dated the 9th regnal year of the king, Vibhava, Ashadha su. 15, Monday, Sankramana.  In the cyclic year Vibhava corresponding to 1208 A.D., the details correspond to June 30, the tithi, however, being ba. 1.  The Sankramana occurred on June 26, Thursday.

It mentions Ayyavale Five Hundred Sramis and Bimmarasa.  The god Somanatha is referred to.  The epigraph is fragmentary and worn out.

No.158

(B.K. No. 62 of 1929-30)

SARUR, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone standing before the Basavasvara temple

Singhana, 1210 A.D.

This is dated the 11th regnal year of the king, Pramoduta, Ashadha-punnami, Monday, corresponding to 1210 A.D., July 8.  The weekday, however, was Thursday.

It records a gift of land and two houses to the god Mallikarjuna at Saraur after urchase from Sivagauda who installed the deity.

No.159

(B.K. No. 9 of 1926-27)

GADAG, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

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

Singhana, 1213 A.D.

The record is dated Saka, 1135, Angirasa su. 2, Saturday, corresponding to 1213 A.D., February 23, Saturday f.d.t. 41.  The year was current.

The inscription records that the Seventy two Mahajanas of Gadugu, situated I Belvala Three Hundred, made the gift of land, house and flower-gardens to the god Trikutesvara with 528 gadyanas as suvarnapuja.  The gift was entrusted into the hands of Kriyasakti-pandita, the acharya of the temple and the disciple of Chandrabhushana-pandita, whose spiritual genealogy is given.  The earlier portion record in Sanskrit contains description of the eminent Mahajanas the great agrahara of Kratuku (i.e., Gadugu) who are sid to have officiated as priests in tho Sarpayaa of Jamamejaya.

No.160

(B.K. No. 63 of 1928-29)

SANGAM, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pillar set up inside the Sangamesvara temple

Singhana, 1213 A.D.

This is dated the 14th regnal year of the king, Srimukha, Sravana ba. 2, Sunday corresponding to 1213 A.D., August 4, f.d.t. 38.

It registers a gift to the god Achesvara installed on the bank of the river Malahari.  Another gift consisting of incomederived from the sale of betel leaves by the One Thousand is also mentioned.  The inscription is damaged.

S.I.I. Vol. XV-52.

No.161

(B.K. No. 154 of 1926-27)

BENTUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the temple of Sambhulinga

Singhana, 1214 A.D.

This is dated the 15th regnal year of the king, Bhava, Margasira ba. 8, Thursday, Sankramana, corresponding to 1214 A.D., November 26.  The weekday, however, was Wednesday and the Sankramana was Dhanus.

It records a gift of land to the tank called Hiriyakere by the god’s servant Soma. The gift land was purchased for money from the sixty-four Mahajanas of Benaturu.

No.162

(B.K. No. 23 of 1926-27)

NAGAVI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Kodi-Basavanna temple.

Singhana, 1215 A.D.

This is dated the 5th regnal year of theking, Yuva, Chaitra 8, Monday.  The paksha is missing in the date portion.  The 8th tithi in the said month in both su.  and ba.  actually occurred on a Tuesday.  The date may be equated either with 1215 A.D., March 9, f.d.t. 59 or March 23, f.d.t. 53.

It records a gift of the wages due to him for the work done, to the god Mahabalesvara of Nagavi by the local blacksmith Bommoja.  The gift was entrusted into the hands of  Somesvara, the acharya of the temple.

No.163

(B.K. No. 46 of 1929-30)

NAGUR, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a stone near the Isvara temple

Singhana, 1218-19 A.D.

This is dated the cyclic year Bahudhanya in Singhana’s reign which corresponds to 1218-19 A.D. No other details are given.

It records a gift of land to the stone-mason Ketoja by the Gavundas of Nagahura, Keta-guru and Eight Hittus for his masonry work.  The details are not stated.

No.164

(B.K. No. 50 of 1928-29)

KANDGAL, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab in the compound of the Hanuman temple

 Singhana, 1220 A.D.

This is dated the 21st regnal year of theking, Vikrama, Jyeshtha-amavasye, Sunday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1220 A.D. ,June 2.  The weekday, however, was Tuesday.

It records that while Chakrapani-Dandanayaka was administering Kandagale in Karadikal Three Hundred, a gift of income from toll was made by the Five Hundred Svamis of Ayyavale, together with the Prabhus, Mummuridandas, Ubhaya-Nanadesis of Halasige Twelve Thousand and Banavase Twelve Thousand who had assembled as Mahanadu at Kandagale, the maligeyamane of Kannada Four Thousand, to the god Parsvanatha, whose temple was constructed by Nagasiriyavve, the disciple of Sakala-chandra-bhattaraka of Kanura-gana and Mula-sangha.

No.165

(B.K. No. 36 of 1927-28)

KALAKAPPANA-GUDDA, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a stone leaning against the wall at the left of entrance into the central shrine of Kalakalesvara

Singhana, 1220 A.D.

The inscriptions contains three dates which are as follows:

1.The 21st regnal year of the king, Vikrama, Karttika-punnami, Monday. This corresponds to 1220 A.D., October 12, Monday, f.d.t. 54

2.Angirasa, Karttika-punnami, Monday.  The king is not mentioned, but evidently it has to be referred to Yadava Singhana’s regin.  Thus it may beequated to 1212 A.D. November 10, the weekday being Saturday.

3.The 21st regnal year of the king, Pushya-amavasya, Sunday, Uttarayana-sankranti.  Pushya-amavasya in this year occurred on 1220 A.D., December 26, which was Saturday.  The said Sankramana took place on the previous day.

On the first date, Mahamandalesvara Vikramaditya, probably of the Sinda family, is said to have been ruling, when Sayimagavunda of Rajur made a gift of land to the god Svayambhu Kalakalesvara.  Other gifts to the deity are also registered on this date.  On the second date is recorded a gift of land to the deity by the six Gavundas of Karigitti and Lenkas.  On the last date is registered a gift of land to the deity by the Sixty-Four of Svayambhu Amritesvara of Annigere and the One Thousand.  All the transactions must have been incised on stone on the last date.

No.166

(B.K. No. 38 of 1930-31)

YALVAR, BAGEVADI TALUK,  BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in the Somesvara temple

Singhana, 1222 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1144, Chitrabhanu, Jyeshtha-amavasye, Monday, solar eclipse.  The date is irregular.  In the said year corresponding to 1222 A.D., there was no solar eclipse.  The given tithi occurred on June 11, the weekday being Saturday and not Monday as  cited.

It seems to register a gift by Mahapradhana Mallideva-dandanayaka, the Mahajanas of  Yelavura and others.  The gift seems to have been received by Gangesvara.  Yelavura is said to have been an agrahara created by king Satyasraya.  Theepigraph is badly damaged.

No.167

(B.K. No. 53 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the platform of Kasi Visvanatha temple

Singhana, 1223 A.D.

This is dated the 24th regnal year of the king, Subhanu, Chaitra-amavasye, Sunday solar eclipse, Uttarayana-sankramana, corresponding to 1223 A.D., April 2.  There was no solar eclipse on this date.  The mention of Sankraman is evidently a mistake.

It registers the gift of income from sales made by the local merchants to the god Madhusudana of Lokkigundi.  The inscriptions is partly damaged.

No.168

(B.K. No. 55 of 1927-28)

MEVUNDI, MUNDARGI PETHA, DHARWAR DISTRICT

At the entrance (left side) to the central shrine of Nilakanthesvara temple

Singhana, 1223 A.D.

This is dated the 13th regnal year of the king, Svabhanu, Ashadha su. 5, Monday, corresponding to 1223 A.D., June 5.

It refers to a meritorious act whose nature is not specified, by Hirubayi, wife of Sarvadhikari Purushottama-nayaka.

No.169

(B.K. No. 94 of 1929-30)

KOLHAR, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab standing before the houseof Bhojanayaka

Singhana, 1223A.D.

This is dated Saka 1145, Subhanu, Dvitiya Bhadrapada su. 5, Friday, corresponding to 1223 A.D., September 1.

It registers a gift of land andm oney income made by the Mahajanas and the four chief Prabhus of the agrahara Kolara, to the god Mallikarjuna installed by kuruba Seniga Dasagauda, Sivasaktiguru and Kottalis of the village.  It also records gifts made by the Five Hundred Svamis of Ayyavale and Mummuridandas.

No.170

(B.K. No. 96 of 1926-27)

MULGUND, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a pillar in the Andanasvami Matha

Singhana, 1224 A.D.

This is dated the 15th regnal year of the king, Tarana, Pushya su. 14, Wednesday, Uttarayana-sankramana corresponding to 1224 A.D., December 25, Wednesday, f.d.t. 45.

The inscription records that Adhikari Nagarasa made a gift of land to the god Svayambhudeva, after washing the feet of the teacher Siddhanti-vadi-Somesvara for burning a perpetual lamp in the temple.

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