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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE CHALUKYAS

Somesvara III | Somesvara I | Somesvara II | Vikramaditya VI   

Jagadekamalla | Taila III | Somesvara IV

No.12.

(B.K. No.8 of 1930-31)

INGALESVAR, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall (left of entrance) of the Narayanadeva temple

Bhulokamalla (Somesvara III), 1128 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1054, Kilaka, Karttika-paurnima, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1128 A.D., November 8, Thursday.  The Saka year was, however, current.

It registers a grant of land and two oil-mills, made by Mahamandalesvara Hermadiyarasa of the Kalachurya family for the worship and offerings in the temple of the god Nilakantha, constructed by Nilakantha-nayaka, the Srikarana of Mahapradhana Sayipayya at the agrahara of Ingalesvara and for conducting a Purana khandika.  Hermadiyarasa is started to have been governing Tardavadi-nadu at the time of the grant.

No.13

(B.K. No.212 of 1926-27)

HIREHAL, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a broken slab leaning against the front wall of the temple of Ramesvara

Bhulokamalla (Somesvara III), 1130 A.D.

This is dated the 5th regnal year of the king, Sadharana, Magha-amavasye, Monday, Uttarayana-sankramana.  The date is irregular.  The week-day was Friday on the said tithi and Uttarayana-sankramana occurred on Pausha ba. 8, Thursday, in the said cyclic year, corresponding to 1130 A.D., December 25.

It registers a grant of land for feeding the ascetics, made jointly by the Eighty-four Mahajanas of the agrahara Kisuvavi and the Forty-two Mahajanas of the agrahara Honneyanur.  The gift land was entrusted into the hands of Somesvara-pandits, the acharya of Piriya-matha.

No.14

(A.R. No.461 of 1926)

SIDDHAPUR,DHARWAR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab lying in front of the Siva-mandapa

[Bhulokamalla] (Somesvara III), 1135 A.D.

The record contains two dates. The first is Saka 1056, Ananda, Pushya-amavasya, Solar eclipse, Sunday, corresponding to 1135 A.D., January 16.  The week-day, however, was Wednesday.  The second date is chalukya-Vikrama year 10, Dundubhi, Ashadha su. 8, Monday, corresponding to 1082 A.D., June 6.

The first section of the inscription containing the first date, recounts the Kadamba prasasti and states that Jayakesi II of the Goa Kadamba family along with his queen Mailala-mahadevi, was governing the kingdom from the nelevidu of Bhoguru.  While citing the date it makes a passing reference to Bhuloka, i.e. Bhulokamalla.

It registers a gift vrithis OWNED BY HIM TO THE GOD Mulasthana of Posavolal by Hallagavunda after washing the feet of Nagarasi-pandita, son of Devarasi-pandita. 

The second section coming at the end and citing the second date, registers a similar gift to the same deity.  This seems to be a renewal of an earlier transaction.[1]

No.15

(B. K. No. 9 of  1930-31)

INGALESVAR, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall (left of entrance) of the Narayanadeva temple

Bhulokamalla (Somesvara III), 1137 A.D.

This is dated the 12th regnal year of the king, Pingala, Bhadrapada ba. 8, Thursday, Madhyashtami, corresponding to 1137 A.D., September 9.

It registers a gift of gold by One Hundred Mahajanas of Donkanakeri for feeding the Brahmas.  It also records a similar gift by Senabova  Mayilana.  The interest accruing from the amount was to be utilised for the said purpose.

No.16

(A.R. No.450 of 1926)

MADANBHAVI, DHARWAR TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the Ramalinga temple

Bhulokmallla, 1138, A.D.

The inscription contains two dates.  The first is Chalukya-Vikama year 52, Kalayukti, karttika su. 10, Monday.  The date is defective.  The details correspond to 1138 A.D., October 15, the weekday being Saturday.  But, for Kalayukti, the Chalukya-Vikrama year would be 62.  The second is Pramadi, Magha-amavasye, Sunday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1134 A.D., January 27.  The week-day, however, was Saturday.  This date is earlier than the first one by four years. 

It records a gift of land to the god Svambhu Kalideva of  Mandur by Mahamandalesvara Jayakesi II of the Kadamba family of Goa.  Jayakesi whose usual Kadamba Prasasti is recounted and who is mentioned as Konkana-chakravarti, is said to have been ruling the kingdom from Bhoguru with his crowned queen Mailadevi, Yuvaraja Permadi and prince Vijayaditya.  The gift was made after visiting the said place as a consumption of his vow of observing the Mondays.

On the second date is registered a gift of income from the Pannaya tax on the god’s garden in favour of the above deity by Sunkada-pergade Sankarayaa-nayaka.  Some more gifts are mentioned  in the earlier lines of the epigraph which are much damaged.

No.17

(B.K. No. 125 of  1926-27)

KURTAKOTI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a Slab set up in front of the temple of Nasimhasvami

Bhulokamalla (Somesvara III),1138 A.D.

This is dated the 14th regnal year of the king, Kalayukti, Vaisakha-paurnima, Tuesday, lunar eclipse.  This date corresponds to 1138 A.D., April 26, Tuesday.

It records a gift of income from taxes made by Talara Boppa-nayaka with the approval of the Two Hundred for burning a perpetual lamp in front of the god Narasimha.  Kuritakote is mentioned as agrahara.  The inscription is damaged.

No.18

(B.K. No. 199 of 1926-27)

JAKKALI, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab in front of the temple of Virabhadra

Bhulokamalla (Somesvaa III)

Expecting the mention of amavasya, the date of the inscription is lost. It seems to register gifts of income from taxes, by Mahadeva-dandanayaka and others.  It mentions Jakkili which is evidently modern Jakkali.  The epigraph is much damaged.

No.19

(B. K. No.257 of 1927-28)

HALLUR, BAGALKOT TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab lying in front of the temple called Melgudi

Bhulokamalla (Somesvara III)

This seems to register a gift to the god Nagesvara made by Perggade Devarasa together with the local officials of Halluhara under the instructions of Mahapradhana, Dandanayaka Sovarasa, while Mahaprachanda-dandanayaka Tikkapayya was governing the Two Six-hundreds.  The inscription is much damaged.


[1] The donor is the same though there is a difference of 53 years.

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