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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE CHALUKYAS

Somesvara IV | Somesvara I | Somesvara II | Vikramaditya VI

  Somesvara III  | Jagadekamalla | Taila III  

No.56

(B.K. No. 68 of 1929-30)

TALIKOTI, MUDDEHIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a pillar set up near the gateway of the fort

Somesvara IV, 1184 A.D.

The epigraph is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Krodhi, Vaisakha su. 13, Monday, corresponding to 1184 A.D., April 25.  The weekday, however, was Wednesday.

It records the gifts of  land, house-site, shop, gardens, oil mill, incomes from toll on certain articles of sale, and one gadyana each from all the villages in the district of Hagaritage-300, made by Mahamandalesvara Viruparasa.  The gifts were entrusted into the hands of Vira-Dasa for conducting worship and offering on behalf of the Ganas in the temple of  Vira-Baysesvara and for maintaining a Gana-matha.  These Ganas of Saiva traditions, who seem to have belonged to the new school of Saivism, are described as having established the glory of the god Siva by destroying the Buddhist and Jaina creeds, vanquishing the advocates of the rival faiths at Pariyalige, Anilevada, Unukallu, Sampagavi, Abbaluru, Marudige, Anampuru, Karahada, Kembavi, Bammukuru and other places in distant lands, demolishing the Jaina temples and enthroning Sivalingas with supreme valour.  Mention is made of Taliyakore (modern Talikoti) while descrbing the boundaries of the gift land.

No.57

(B.K. No. 68 of 1927-28)

DAMBAL, MUNDARGI PETHA, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the Doddabasappa temple

Somesvara IV, 1184 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1106, Krodhin, Ashadha-amavasya, Monday, solar eclipse, Sankranti, corresponding to 1184 A.D., July 9, Monday.  Neither Sankranti nor solar eclipse occurred on the said date.

It records the gift of income derived from the panaya tax on all the gardens excepting those endowed as sarvamanya to the deity Mailabesvara, made in the presence of the god Svayambhu at Dharmapura by Mahapradhana, Senadhipati, Dandanayaka Tejimayya and his subordinates Bakana-dandanayaka and Revarasa, for dredging and repairds in stone and wood to the sluice of the local tank called Gonadredging and repairs in stone and wood to the sluice of the local tank called Gona-samudra.  The gift was entrusted to the sixteen Sethis of  the village, who also made gifts of land to the same tank, in conjunction with the nakharas.  Dharmapura, also mentioned as Dharmavolal, was situated in Masavadi division.  The record which contains a few Sanskirt verses also, was composed by poet Nagadeva Bhatta, son of Bammarasa.

No.58

(B.K. No. 45 of 1929-30)

MINAJGI, MUDDEBIHAL TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab in the village chavadi

Somesvara IV, 1184 A.D.

This record is dated Saka 1107 (current), Krodhi, Karttika ba.amavasya, Monday, solar eclipse, corresponding to 1184 A.D., November 5, when there occurred a solar eclipse.

It registers gifts of land, house-site, oil-mill and toll incomes made by Manneya Viruparasaq of Baisa-Kula, his senior Heggade and Desiya-dannayaka Nannarasa, chief Karanas and other officers, Prabhu Somayya with the Muligas, eight Hittus, all the residents, and Mummuidandas to Amritarasi-pandita for repairs, worship; and offerings in the temple of Trikuta, consisting of Machesvara, Mallikarjuna and Madhava, constructed by Macharasa, the Prabhu of the mahagrama Mininjige included in Hagarittage-300, which was under the administration of Mahapradhana, Senadhipati Kumara Nara-Narasimha.  The gift is stated to have been made at the request of Mudrahasta Viththarasa-dandanayaka, while the king was camping at Mamjartirtha on the bank of the Godavari.  There is reference to Kalachuri Simha-bhupala in line 29.  The epigraph is partly worn out, particularly in the early portion of it. 

No.59

(B.K. No. 207 of 1928-29)

ANNIGERI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the temple OF Purada Virappa

Somesvara IV, 1184 A.D.

This is dated the 2nd regnal year of the king, Krodhi, amavasya, solar eclipse only on Karttika amavasya, corresponding to 1184 A.D., November 5, Monday.  But there was no sankramana on that day.

It registers a gift of 300 mattars of land by Kumara Bammarasa-dannayaka into the hands of Vira-Goggideva for worship, offerings, repairs and the feeding of the Mahesvaras in the temple of Virabrammesvara at rajadhani-pattana Annigere (also called Anyatataka) on the occasion of endowing a pura to the temple of Triku-tesvara at Gadugu.  The record gives a brief account of the restoration of the Chalukya empire after the overthrow of the Kalachuyas by Dandanayaka Bammideva.  It recounts the genealogical details and exploits of this Chalukya general and described the achievements of  the donee Goggideva who belonged to  the famous Sagara lineage and was a staunch advocate of Saivism and sworn enemy of the followers of the Jaina doctrine.  It is interesting to note that among boundaries of the land are mentioned five Jaina temples and Permadi which is known to have been a Jaina temple constructed during the Ganga rule inthis part of the country. 

No.60

(B.K. No. 40 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On two beams in the Chandramaulisvara temple

Somesvara IV, 1184 A.D.

This is dated the third regnal year of the king, Krodhi, Pushya su. 5, Monday, Uttarayana-Samkranti, If su 5 is a mistake for ba 5, then the date corresponds to 1184 A.D., December 24, Monday, 04.

It records a gift of money made by Basavarasa Siddhayya for the benefit of the god Ayistara Kesavaditya.  Basavarasa Siddhayya was the son-in-law of Dhannugi Dandanatha and is described as the dear son of the one thousand Mahajanas of Lokkigundi and Talabhogada-kenikara,   Lokkigundi is mentioned as a great agrahara created by Sri Rama.  A large number of gifts made to the same temple by several persons are also recorded.

No.61

(B.K. No. 51 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into a platform of Kasi Visvanatha temple

Somesvara IV, 1184 A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Krodhi, Pushya su.5, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti.  In the said cyclic year the Uttarayan-samkranti.  In the said cyclic year the Uttarayana-sankranti occurred on Pushya ba. 5.  Assuming su. 5 to be a mistake for ba. 5, the date may be equated with 1184 A.D., December 24, Monday 04.

It records a gift of money out of the income from minting transactions made by Achisetti in the presence of the One Thousand for worship and offering to the god Mallikarjuna, located in the temple of Madhusudana.  Anikara Mahadevasetti also made a similar gift.

No.62

(B.K. No. 39 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a beam in the Chandramaulisvara temple

Somesvara IV, 1184 A.D.

The record is dated the 3rd regnal year of the king, Krodhi, Pushya su.5, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkramana.  In the said cyclic year the Uttarayana-sankramana occurred on Pushya ba. 5 which corresponds to 1184 A.D., December 24, Monday. See No.61 above.

It records a gift of gold out of the income from his smithy made in the presence of the One-Thousand by Ayachi-setti, a devotee of the god Prasanna-Kesava, at the exhortation of Gunanidhi Kesavadeva, for worship and offerings to the god Asitara Kesavaditya.  A few more gifts to the same temple are also recorded.

No.63

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

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall of the Virabhadra temple

Somesvara IV, 1184-85 A.D.

This is engraved below No.135 and it is treated here as a separate record.  It is dated Saka 1106, Krodhi, other details being lost.  This date corresponds to 1184-85 A.D.

It records gifts including one of money to the god Prasanna-Kesava.  The inscription is damaged. 

No.64

(B.K. No. 101 of 1926-27)

CHINCHILI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall of the Mallikarjuna temple

Somesvara IV, 1185 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1107, Visvavasu, [Jyeshtha] su.[5], Monday, corresponding to 1185 A.D., May 6, Monday.

It registers a gift of land in the presence of the Fifty-six Mahajanas of the place made by Gundili Jakiyakka, wife of Sridhara-dandanayaka, to the god Mallikarjuna of Svayambhutirtha at Chinchakshetra in Belvala.  The recipient of the gift was acharya Gangarasi-pandita.  It also records a gift of land and a mata, made by the Fifty-six Mahajanas to the same temple.

The king is called Chalukya-Narayana and is described as thedestroyer of the Kalachurya family.

No.65

(B.K. No. 82 of 1928-29)

KONNUR, BILGI PETHA, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a broken stone set up near the village Chavadi

Somesvara IV, 1185 A.D.

This is dated the 4th regnal year of the king, Visvavasu, Ashadha su. 10, Sunday, corresponding to 1185 A.D., June 9.

It registers a gift made by the members of Ayyavale Five Hundred for the worship and offerings in a temple at Koniganur.  The Four Hundred Mahajanas of Jambukhandi which was a sarvanamasya agrahara are praised.  The lengthy prasasti of the above trading organization contains references to various trade guilds associated with it.  The epigraph is partly damaged and worn out.

No.66

(B.K. No. 16 of 1926-27)

GADAG, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

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

Somesvara IV, 1185 A.D.

This is dated the fourth regnal year of the king, Visvavasu, Uttarayana-samkramana.  In the said cyclic year the Uttarayana-samkramana occurred on 1185 A.D., December 25, Wednesday.

It records a gift of money made from income derived from minting transactions by Vishuvardhana Bischisetti, described as the worshipper of the feet of Sankaranarayana, for worship and offerings to a deity whose name is not fully preserved.

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